Hollyoaks claimed 726k (4.6%) at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and 124k (0.7%) on +1 as Maxine’s attempt to escape from Patrick failed, while the shocking developments on the couple’s wedding day brought 736k (4.2%) to E4’s first look at 7pm and 213k (1.1%) to E4+1 an hour later.
[Source: Digital Spy]
I think it will be the truth about Peri being revealed.
I don’t think so.
I’m not sure, sorry.
I loved tonight’s episode! I’m so glad it’s all out in the open now!
Patrick Blake’s true colours were finally exposed in Hollyoaks' E4 first look episode on Tuesday evening (July 29) as his wedding day took a dramatic turn.
Viewers have watched a sad storyline unfold over the past year as Patrick (Jeremy Sheffield) has targeted his partner Maxine Minniver with a long campaign of emotional abuse and domestic violence.
Show bosses had kept tight-lipped about exactly what would happen at the couple’s wedding, providing an element of surprise for fans in the latest premiere airing on E4.
In tense scenes, a terrified Maxine went ahead with marrying Patrick after he broke down in tears and promised to change his ways just before the ceremony. However, it wasn’t long before he returned to his controlling behaviour.
When Patrick urged Maxine to eat some wedding cake during their reception at The Dog, she was struck by bad memories of him forcing her to over-eat as a sick ‘punishment’ last week.
Finally realising that Patrick would never change, Maxine attempted to walk out of the pub - but when her abusive husband angrily grabbed her, he sealed his own fate as her dress ripped and revealed her many bruises.
Maxine then found the courage to reveal the devastating truth by telling everyone: “It’s Patrick - Patrick beats me!”
The show’s next episode will pick up with the immediate aftermath of the shock revelation at The Dog.
The official synopsis for the episode reads: “The village is in horror after the revelations in the pub, but who do they believe? Patrick is desperate to regain control - with shocking consequences.”
[Source: Digital Spy]
"That’ll be a banging party, won’t it?!"
One the one hand, I want everyone to throw Patrick into the river and drown him.
On the other hand, I want to see him face up to what he’s done and be locked up forever.
— Maxine Minniver.
Why does Freddie even exist?