Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Mandy Richardson has discovered Nancy and Darren's secret passion on the eve of her wedding in Hollyoaks.
The revelation came out in the cliffhanger scene of Thursday's (March 11) E4 episode, as Mandy (Sarah Jayne Dunn) scrambled to contain the truth about Ella's (Erin Palmer) involvement in Jordan's death.
Mandy was frazzled because she couldn't get the jail to approve her having a phone call with Charlie, leading to a blow-up where Ella insisted it was time for her to take responsibility for what she'd done.
"I killed Jordan. I stabbed him! I should be the one who's punished," she insisted.
Her mum ordered her to her room, where she would "stay out of sight" and "keep [her] mouth shut" until she sorted the matter. Mandy resorted to nicking Nancy's phone from her purse, hours before a planned video call with Charlie.
Mandy then sent Nancy out to get new shoes for the wedding, so she'd be the one to answer the phone for Charlie's call. In a tense call, Charlie revealed that he was being bullied and assaulted on a nightly basis.
Rather than finally deal with reality, Mandy twisted the situation to encourage Charlie not to "grass" on Ella, arguing that Nancy and Darren couldn't handle another investigation.
"Do the right thing. Say nothing. It is best for everything," she demanded.
Her meddling had dire consequences as Nancy would later learn that Charlie had been brutally beaten by the bully. As she begged Mandy to help her get in contact with Darren, Mandy insisted it was best to wait until after the wedding to tell him.
That's when Jack Osborne overheard part of the conversation and assumed Nancy was confessing about trying to make "a silly, misinformed pass" at Darren a few weeks back.
"A moment with Nancy pales in comparison to a lifetime with you," Jack insisted.
Nancy urged Jack to stop, but a furious Mandy interrupted: "I want to hear everything!"
The incident leaves yet more doubt over whether Mandy and Darren actually make it down the aisle — especially with spoilers hinting at Mandy's own secret being revealed before the couple exchange vows.
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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