Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.
Hollyoaks fans will see Sinead Shelby make an emotional return to screens tonight (June 19).
Sinead (Stephanie Davis) has been absent from the show over the past few weeks after being locked up for assaulting her evil husband Laurie.
As the dark storyline is revisited in Wednesday's E4 episode, the big question for Sinead is how she'll plead at her upcoming court hearing.
Sinead's lawyer Sami Maalik (Rishi Nair) advises her that her best move is to plead guilty, as witnesses saw her attacking Laurie.
Despite this, a struggling Sinead understandably still wants to prove what Laurie did to her and vows to plead not guilty, hoping it will provide a proper chance to reveal her side of things in court.
This increases the chance of Sinead staying locked away as she'll have to wait for a trial date, so Sami is determined to change her mind. He even encourages Diane to take Sinead's daughter Hannah to the prison to remind her of what she stands to lose.
Sinead is outraged by Diane's tactics, as she has already warned her to keep Hannah away from the jail.
Can Diane manage to talk Sinead around to her way of thinking, or will her efforts all be for nothing?
Kyle Pryor, who plays Laurie, has previously told Digital Spy that there's still a chance his villainous character will get his comeuppance despite recent events.
Speaking to us last month, Kyle said: "I think that it would be very unreasonable to think that there isn't an amount of just desserts coming.
"The sort of life that Laurie is living sees him try to manipulate and exert control over others. But there's only so much you can control before it spirals out of control and breaks apart, exposing him."
Hollyoaks airs these scenes tonight (June 19) at 7pm on E4 and tomorrow (June 20) at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
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Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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