The following article contains discussion of themes including eating disorders that some readers may find upsetting.
Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Toby Faroe has decided not to leave the village after all in Hollyoaks.
Previously, Toby had packed a bag and booked a train ticket out of Hollyoaks after splitting up with girlfriend Cleo McQueen because he feared he's a bad influence on her.
In Tuesday's (June 30) first-look episode, Toby was writing a letter to mum Martine about his plan to secretly leave the village, calling it "the hardest decision" he'd ever had to make.
At the same time, Nana was trying to comfort Cleo when she discovered her granddaughter had relapsed in her bulimia the night before.
"Luvee, mending things with [Toby], it won't make the real problem go away," Nana explained, with Cleo acknowledging: "I know.
"Having bulimia is like climbing Mount Everest. Somedays I reach the top, and breathe in the fresh air, and life's good. And other days I'm crushed by the avalanche."
"If you ever get crushed again, I'll strap up my snow boots, and come up and dig you out. That's a promise," Nana assured her.
Later, Toby was sneaking around the village to deliver his secret letter to Martine, when Cleo confronted him over his plans to secretly leave.
"I need to get out of this place before I cause more damage," he insisted. "I planted the seed in your head to get revenge on Pete."
With Cleo begging Toby to stay, he started to rethink his plan when Martine fainted outside of the shop right in front of their eyes.
Toby rushed to Martine's side, with the two having a heart-to-heart about his split from Cleo after he was able to get his mum stable once again.
"You haven't had a normal relationship, and it's not your fault," she insisted. "Look at you now, Toby! You're caring for your mum. You have a good heart."
His mum's encouragement finally convinced Toby to stay in the village. He even reunited with Cleo to ask if they could make a new start.
"Leaving you must have been the most foolish thing I've ever done in my life," he insisted.
The two agreed to start over, this time being honest with one another about their feelings. Together, they stared out over the bridge overlooking the village — smiling.
Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
Beat (www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk) is a charity which raises awareness and understanding of eating disorders, and supports those affected by them. Beat now has a one-to-one secure messaging service. Its phone helpline for those aged 18 and over is 0808 801 0677, and there's also a dedicated Youthline for those under 18 – 0808 801 0711.
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