Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Shaq has finally discovered that new arrival Ali is his father in Hollyoaks.
The revelation came about in Wednesday's (September 29) E4 first-look episode, after Misbah warned Shaq to stop searching for his father or else. Yazz tried to intervene to no avail.
Verity started to have suspicions when she and Shaq witnessed Misbah arguing with Ali at work, then she put the pieces together at The Dog when Cleo revealed the two had known each other for decades.
At the same time, Misbah was explaining to Shaq why she'd hid the news from him that his father was supposedly dead — which viewers know isn't actually the truth.
"I did what was right for my family. If I thought about me, I'd have never let you go," she tearfully added.
It looked like Misbah's talk had managed to convince Shaq to drop his search, until Verity shared the new information that Misbah had known Ali for years and even helped him get his PhD.
"They were close," she insisted.
When Shaq asked whether Verity thought Ali is his dad, the attorney hesitantly nodded to the affirmative. Shaq grappled with the possibility of Verity's suspicions in the cliffhanger.
While Shaq has finally learned the truth about Ali, Harvey Virdi has already hinted that the full extent of Misbah's secrets have yet to be revealed.
"Misbah is keeping quiet about something else – and I'm sure that will come out at some point!" she teased. "But for the moment, she is hoping that things calm down and that the drama subsides..."
Hollyoaks airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look screenings at 7pm on E4. Selected omnibus episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video.
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