Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Hollyoaks has revealed the truth about John Paul McQueen's New Year's Eve flashforward.
Fans have been waiting for a whole year to find out why last year's flashforward scenes showed a grief-stricken John Paul (James Sutton) crying over a body bag outside The Hutch.
It was revealed last week that Ella Richardson (Erin Palmer) stabbed drug dealer Jordan Price to death in a fatal misunderstanding, though Charlie Dean (Charlie Behan) has taken the blame.
However, John Paul was led to believe someone else was killed in Tuesday's (December 29) first-look episode when PC George Kiss (Callum Kerr) insinuated on the phone he'd got involved in a "big operation" at The Hutch.
John Paul rushed to the scene to find out what happened, and spotted that PC Kiss's badge was next to the body bag.
Little did he know that George had placed the badge there deliberately, and was gleefully watching his boyfriend break down safely from the overhead bridge.
It was only after John Paul thoroughly believed PC Kiss was dead that George arrived to explain that nothing was wrong.
"When I thought that something had happened to you, it made me realise that I love you," John Paul tearfully told him.
PC Kiss reacted coldly to John Paul's confession, telling him he needed to be convinced he was John Paul's "priority".
There have already been signs of PC Kiss trying to coercively control John Paul in their relationship, having only agreed to help him with the blackmailer if he promised to never speak to ex-boyfriend James Nightingale again.
PC Kiss has also been shown sadistically taunting his former partner Dean over their break-up, after Dean accused him of wrecking his life with his controlling behaviour.
Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4. Classic episodes, titled Hollyoaks Favourites, air on Fridays at 7pm on E4.
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