Hollyoaks fans will know how Brendan Brady’s spell of recent bad luck is no coincidence!
Ever since returning from Dublin basking in the happy domestic bliss he finally found with his one true love, Ste Hay, Brendan Brady (Emmett J Scanlan) has seen almost every aspect of his world slowly come creeping down around him.
First of all there was the return of Amy Barnes (Ashley Slanina-Davis) to reclaim her kids from Ste (Kieron Richardson), having found out that he was back together with the moustached monster.
Then there was the drugs raid at the club which Brendan managed to intercept, finding the stashed loot before the police could and saving his license. Of course, whilst one disaster was averted, he walked straight into another when Ste found the drugs on him and assumed that he was back to his old tricks again.
The drugs were planted by new barman, Kevin (Elliot Balchin) who, as fans will know, has been taking orders form Brendan’s most recent arch-nemesis, Walker (Neil Newbon).
Walker was almost knocked off his perch when Carl Costello returned to have him killed as an act of revenge for killing his son last week but, after a desperate TV appeal from Mitzeee (Rachel Shenton) telling him that the baby she was carrying was his son, Riley’s, Carl thought better of his plan and instead opted to move back to America with Mitzeee to start a new life.
Mitzeee, still wanting some sort of justice for Riley, left the envelope containing Walker’s whereabouts to her sister, Maxine (Nikki Sanderson) to deliver to Brendan.
Before she had a chance to make the delivery, however, Maxine got the fright of her life when Walker turned up at her flat and demanded the envelope, claiming to be an undercover policeman trying to get Brendan Brady behind bars, forcing her to hand it over before she had a chance to see exactly who was in the pictures.
Now things are set to go from bad to worse for Brendan when Kevin is forced to up his game somewhat, with rather unfortunate consequences!
After talking to Walker about Brendan’s past, Kevin turns to his new boss trying to gain his trust by opening up about his own, untrue, abusive childhood.
Kevin tells Brendan that he was abused as a child by his uncle Robert, which obviously stirs a lot of emotion in the Irish club owner who reaches out to the young bar man in sympathy and hugs him, a scene that is witnessed, jealously, by Ste.
With his relationship hanging in the balance yet again, Brendan really loses the plot when he discovers the next day that Kevin was lying, and demonstrates his anger by attacking him.
However, it seems that Brendan really is trying to change, as he comes to his senses before the violent attack has the chance to go too far. But when Walker hears what has happened, he sees an opportunity and really goes to work beating Kevin up himself then sending him off to the police sporting some pretty horrible injuries, to make a complaint about Double B, saying that as well as the violent outburst, he was sexually assaulted by him too!
Brendan is subsequently arrested, but Ste doesn’t believe what his partner is being accused of and so confronts Kevin, but clever Kev manages to make him think twice about his relationship with Brendan – could this be the end of Stendan (again)?
Watch all the drama unfold in Hollyoaks on Wednesday, February 27 at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD.
Watch Brendan and Walker in action in the clip below: