Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
The coercive control storyline in Hollyoaks has intensified, with PC George Kiss cruelly manipulating both his former partner Dean and current boyfriend John Paul.
Earlier this week, John Paul left a drunken voicemail for George where he lied about seeing his ex-boyfriend James Nightingale because he assumed George had hooked up with his own ex Dean.
In actuality, George had teamed up with the McQueen women as part of a sting to run Seth Costello out of the village once and for all.
As the episode opened, John Paul awoke from his drunken night with an angry George standing over him, playing the voicemail message.
"Nice to know how much you trust me," George grumbled.
George exploded with rage, but the two were interrupted by Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) urging them to kiss and make up because the McQueens were throwing the PC a party.
First though, he'd have to deal with Dean because his ex was camped out in the car park. The two went outside, where George acted compassionate and told Dean he'd moved on.
Later, his true colours showed after he spotted John Paul sharing a moment with his former flame James Nightingale, though John Paul was none the wiser.
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George's next manipulation was complaining to the other McQueens about John Paul's closeness with James, so they'd encourage him to stop seeing his ex.
Mercedes told John Paul not to lose "the best thing" that had ever happened to him, so he went to find his boyfriend.
At the same time, George had invited Dean to the Folly, where he also secretly called John Paul, so his partner could listen to the two of them hooking up.
John Paul was horrified over the betrayal, while the evil George relished in once again manipulating the teacher.
Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
Organisations including The Mankind Initiative (www.mankind.org.uk) provide support and advice to male victims and survivors of domestic abuse, domestic violence and coercive control. Its confidential helpline, open weekdays between 10am and 4pm, is 01823 334244.
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