The following article contains discussion of sexual abuse that some readers may find upsetting.
Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Summer Ranger plans to use Brody Hudson's childhood abuse as part of her revenge plot in Hollyoaks.
Tuesday's (July 13) first-look episode on E4 set the stage for next week's wedding disaster, as Liberty begged Summer to let her out of captivity.
"Please, just let me go," she begged, with Summer sneering: "The thing is, there's just this incessant need with you to tell the truth, and I just can't risk you ruining my wedding plans."
Summer insisted she wouldn't be releasing Liberty for obvious reasons, explaining: "I shot your sister, and then I snogged her. Now, I'm tricking her ex into marrying me just so I can drop him from a great height.
"Now, do you really think you can keep that quiet?"
Summer tried to put off Liberty by insisting nobody in the village was "that bothered" by her disappearance, including Damon and Sienna.
The schemer then set off on her task to convince Brody to move ahead with the wedding, getting him to alienate Damon by convincing Brody that Liberty was unlikely to ever actually return.
In shocking final scenes, Summer returned to Liberty to reveal everything was going to plan with her attempts to get even with Brody.
Her next step would be to get in touch with Buster, the former football coach who'd groomed and sexually abused Brody when he was a child.
Summer gleefully called up Buster on the phone to invite him to walk her down the aisle, as Liberty gasped in horror.
Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations including The Offside Trust can offer help and support. The NSPCC (www.nspcc.org.uk) has also opened a free helpline, supported by the Football Association. Anyone sexually abused in football as a child is encouraged to call 0800 023 2642 for support.
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