ALI Shahzas stands trial this week as Misbah Maalik’s rape storyline is revisited.
The hospital consultant reported her attacker last year. Get the lowdown on all of the upcoming Hollyoaks drama.
1. Misbah faces her rapist
Misbah Maalik (portrayed by Harvey Virdi) was overwhelmed with the traumatic memories of her rape upon Ali Shahzad’s (Raji James) in die dorp.
It was revealed soon after that Misbah had been raped by Ali at the age of eighteen, when she was still in medical school.
Misbah bravely reported her attacker to the police and Ali was subsequently questioned and sent to prison – which hasn’t stopped from wreaking havoc in Misbah’s life.
Hierdie week, egter, Ali could face the consequences of his horrific actions as he stands trial.
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Misbah prepares herself to face him, ready to stand her ground but Verity Hutchinson (Eva O’Hara) could deter her with a warning about Ali’s difficult lawyer.
The big day comes along but Verity has another piece of shocking news for Misbah following the opening statements – what will she learn?
While facing the man who attacked her may be difficult for Misbah, Yazz Cunningham decides to take matters into her own hands.
When she sees Ali get the front cover spot in the paper, she decides to give the spotlight to his victims.
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2. Sienna plans her revenge on Warren
Sienna enlists the help of terrifying criminal Norma aka The Undertaker who makes her move on Warren fast.
But she’s disappointed with the outcome as Warren returns with a job offer.
Sienna is back to square one when it comes to her revenge plan but this only adds fuel to the fire for her.
Once she fails to convince Warren to give up his new position with The Undertaker, she hatches a new, more elaborate scheme.
What will she come up with?
3. Ste has financial issues
Elders, Ste Hay (gespeel deur Kieron Richardson) is in for serious money woes this week as a hidden letter in Leela’s bag reveals the shocking reality of his family’s finances.
Coming up, he even finds out he runs the risk of having his home repossessed.
Determined to save it, Ste begs Leela not to give up and hides the truth from the rest of the family.
He later comes up with a dangerous and desperate plan to rob cash from The Dog.
Ste has been used to Ethan Williams and The Undertaker scheming their way through Chester but is it enough preparation for him to take such a risk?
4. Nadira can’t hide from the truth
Elders, Juliet’s shocking confession rattles Nadira Valli (Ashling O’Shea) and she has a decision to make – but will she call off her engagement to Shaq?
Speaking of which, the character portrayed by Omar Malik confesses to Nadira that he spotted kissing Juliet, highlighting the importance of honesty in a relationship.
When she’s confronted with questions about her sexuality, Nadira makes a surprising decision to prove her feelings for Shaq.
The pair spend the night together and Shaq makes a point to show off the strength of their relationship in front of Juliet.
But the latter doesn’t retaliate and only leaves Nadira with some words of advice… as tension builds up with Peri.
Will Nadira listen to her?
5. Romeo and Donna-Marie are at loggerheads
Romeo Nightingale (Owen Warner) has a lot on his plate when Prince cancels his appearance on their radio show at the last minute.
He soon turns to his mother Donna-Marie (Lucy-Jo Hudson) who agrees to make a guest appearance.
Egter, she gets cold feet when Romeo asks her to read a flirty message from one of the listeners on air.
But in a surprising twist, Romeo appears convinced Donna-Marie will do the trick as he later offers her a regular slot on the show.
Romeo is thrown when he invites her for dinner with him and Theresa McQueen and she gives a less than enthusiastic response.
When he confronts her, Donna-Marie makes a surprising revelation to Romeo.
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Will their bond survive?
Hollyoaks airs on Channel 4.