Hollyoaks aired sad scenes tonight, as Darren (Ashley Taylor Dawson) and Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox) continued to argue over Nancy's desire to foster young Brooke Hathaway (Talia Grant), the daughter of Nancy's sister Becca's murderer Fran.
Becca's son Charlie Dean (Charlie Behan) finally discovered the truth about his mum's death as Brooke told him who she is.
And although he was clearly distraught, after a chat with Nancy about how she's forgiven Fran for what she did, he decided to do the same.
As well as being shocked by how much older Charlie looks recently, fans praised him for his mature reaction to the bombshell:
The actor that plays Charlie is really starting to shine... Got another Ellis on our hands here! #Hollyoaks- corey seville (@coreyseville) July 12, 2018
there’s more maturity in Charlie than there will ever be in Darren. #Hollyoaks- Lauryn (@laurynxwilson) July 12, 2018
But the same couldn't be said for Darren... after another argument with Nancy, he stormed out and bumped into an upset Mandy Richardson (Sarah Jayne Dunn), who was devastated after finding Luke Morgan (Gary Lucy) drunk once again.
And when Mandy asked Darren to leave the village with her, it didn't take him long to agree.
Meanwhile, poor Nancy was suffering from pain while cooking dinner for the kids and she ended up having an MS attack and collapsing.
Viewers were desperate for poor Nancy to get a break from all her suffering – and they've got no love for Darren:
Darren is such an idiot! He just let the best thing that has ever happened to him go. #hollyoaks- UNION J ARE BACK (@inmyblccd) July 12, 2018
Poor Nancy man, suffering another MS attack while Darren wants to run off with Mandy, fool #Hollyoaks- Timothy (@Timothy68251551) July 12, 2018
Nancy deserves none of the stuff Darren puts her through #Hollyoaks- Becka Hainge (@BeckaHainge) July 12, 2018
Thankfully there was some light relief early in the episode when The Hutch was reviewed by The Cheshire Foodie.
Mandy was struggling to crack the very tough critic but thankfully Luke – who was sober at this point – managed to make the uptight journalist laugh with a dodgy joke about balls.
Viewers were cracking up over the unfortunate balls incident:
Hollyoaks continues tomorrow (July 13) at 7pm on E4.
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