Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Sally St. Claire has begged her son John Paul McQueen to help her escape from prison in dramatic Hollyoaks scenes.
Sally has been serving time in prison for killing John Paul's abusive boyfriend George Kiss, but currently is hospitalised after being targeted in a transphobic attack by fellow prisoners.
In Tuesday's first-look episode, Misbah broke the news to John Paul and Nana McQueen that she wouldn't be able to let them visit Sally because a guard was outside her door.
When Misbah pointed out that Sally is safe, John Paul shot back: "As soon as she's feeling better, they'll send her straight back to that snake pit and we won't be able to help her."
And right he was, as Sally awoke to find PC Smith at her bedside with a threat that she'd be back behind bars with her tormentors as soon as she's able.
"The sooner you get better, the sooner I can deliver you right back to your new friends in jail."
Later, Sally opened up to Misbah about the shame she felt over seeming like a "terrified child" because of the abuse she'd received in prison.
Urging Sally to file an official complaint, Misbah insisted: "You don't deserve to be harassed by those bigots!"
Sally explained to Misbah that there's "nothing anyone can do" because if she's sent back to prison, the gang will kill her.
Misbah was ultimately able to keep Sally in hospital a bit longer by telling PC Smith she needed to carry out "further tests", but this would only delay the inevitable as PC Smith confronted Sally with the news that he'd got her tests covered at the prison hospital instead.
Sally was left with no other option, so she called John Paul on her contraband phone to ask for him for a crucial favour.
"They said if I go back, they're going to kill me, so I've got no choice," Sally explained to a horrified John Paul. "[I'll do] the only thing I can do. I have to escape John Paul. And I need you to help me!"
Will John Paul help Sally bust out?
Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
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