Could this moment be what sparks the tragic series of events that lead up to the huge wedding day bus crash in Hollyoaks next week?
We reported how a mini bus driven by Maddie (Scarlet Bowman) carrying the sixth formers to Gretna Green for the wedding of Jono (Dylan Llewellyn) and Ruby (Anna Schafer) careers off the road and explodes right in the middle of a double wedding ceremony, after Esther (Jazmine Franks) gets Bart (Johnny Clarke) to try and run it off the road in order to stop the wedding.
The result of this crash is reported to be the biggest death toll the award-winning Channel 4 soap has ever seen in one hit, with two so far confirmed dead by producers.
The consequences of the crash are quite self-explanatory, but there was a big question hanging over why Esther was so desperate to stop the wedding, and why Bart, who was originally going to drive Ruby and Jono to Scotland in the first place, agreed to help her!
Well, this may be the answer!
As these pictures show, scheming Maddie is set to betray her friend Ruby by kissing her fiancée on the eve of her wedding to him.
Fans of the Channel 4 soap will know how Ruby and Jono got engaged this week in a bid to not be separated when Jono joins the army, but when Ruby does not get the permission of the Osborne’s to tie the knot, the love-struck couple decide to elope.
But not before they have a join stag and hen do in the village.
The party is in full swing celebrating the happy couple, who Maddie herself orchestrated back together in recent weeks, but things get a bit emotional for the Queen Bee when her ex, Callum (Laurie Duncan) turns up at the party.
Upset by his presence, Maddie turns to Jono for comfort, but before he knows it she has locked lips with him, right in view of Esther.
When Maddie realises that Esther has seen everything she issues her a grave warning, tell anyone and she will ruin her life (more so than she has already).
Esther is a strong willed girl, and despite being treated like rubbish by Ruby recently, we are sure that she would put her friend before Maddie’s threat and vow to tell her the truth and stop her friend from making the biggest mistake of her life.
Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Monday, November 12 at 6.30pm on Channel 4, the week of the wedding day bus crash, Enjoy The Ride (watch promo clip for disaster below).
Watch out for exclusive interviews with the cast involved tomorrow!