We knew it would be hard for Brendan Brady to play happy families with his sexually abusive father, Seamus, this Christmas in Hollyoaks, but now it would seem that it has driven him to murder, according to the Daily Star newspaper.
Fans of the hit Channel 4 soap will know how it was revealed that Brendan (Emmett J. Scanlan) was sexually abused by his father, Seamus (Fintan McKeown) during this year’s Hollyoaks Later, so when he turned up on the Brady doorstep this Christmas ,we knew it wasn’t likely to end well.
Blissfully unaware about her brother’s abused past, Cheryl (Bronagh Waugh) welcomes their daddy back with open arms, and forces Brendan to play happy families, despite it being more than obvious that he is uncomfortable with the situation at best.
He does try his best, for Cheryl’s sake, but when Cheryl tells Seamus that Brendan is gay, despite pretending to her that he is ok with it, the news shows viewers the real Seamus – but unfortunately for him, he hasn’t realised the other side to his son is far, far from timid!
After enduring a Christmas nightmare at the hands of his twisted Da’, Brendan finally snaps and seeks help from Joel Dexter (Andrew Still) to help him get rid of him once and for all.
A Hollyoaks insider said: “Brendan realises the only way he’ll ever get over everything his dad put him through is to have him killed.
“He turns to Joel Dexter to do it after he helped him get rid of his stepdad Mick. Joel is reluctant but Brendan doesn’t give him a choice.
“He follows him out of the bookies and hits him over the head with a baseball bat, before dragging his body into a disused shed and setting it alight.
“Viewers will feel for Brendan and understand why he is the way he is. His dad is one of the nastiest characters we’ve ever had.”
See all the drama unfold on Channel 4 in the first week of January.