The end is nigh for Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks this coming fortnight, and what an exit it is set to be!
We reported back in January that Emmett J Scanlan had quit his role as the double hard, double B moustached monster that is Brendan Brady, and after months of speculation about just how this ‘epic’ exit would play out, it has now been confirmed to us by Scanlan himself that the next two weeks on the hit Channel 4 soap are to be Brendan’s last!
So, without further ado, we give to you Brendan Brady’s exit…..
Fans of the hit show will already be aware how Brendan is being set up for a sexual assault charge against Kevin (Elliott Balchin), his arch-nemesis Walker’s (Neil Newbon) puppet.
However, Kevin is showing rather more signs of being human than Walker by not going ahead with murdering Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson) when ordered to, and when Walker discovers this he decides to step in and take control of the situation himself.
As we have already reported, Brendan (Emmett J Scanlan) is set to discover that all his recent bad luck has been at the hands of Walker and, after getting his one true love, Ste (Kieron Richardson) and his sister, Cheryl (Bronagh Waugh) to safety, he discovers Walker holding his father Seamus (Fintan McKeown) to gunpoint.
Aware of the sexual abuse that Brendan suffered at the hands of Seamus, Walker goads Brendan to join him on the dark side and kill his evil father. A terrified Seamus starts apologising to Brendan for what he put him through as a child, pleading with him to spare his life which, the new and improved Brendan Brady accepts, and father and son make a dash, managing to escape Walkers twisted clutches.
However, later that week spiteful Seamus mocks his son once again in Chez Chez, delighting in telling him that he didn’t mean a word of his apology, he was just trying to save his own skin, and then starts to make another move on Brendan.
Brendan is frozen with fear, a million horrific memories flooding his mind as he comes to the brutal realisation that his father is about to abuse him once again, but then Seamus collapses to the floor having been shot dead from a gun outside the club, with the shooters identity a mystery.
Police soon surround the club forcing Brendan to step out on to the balcony, with his gun in hand, where he proceeds to confess to every murder he had ever committed, as well as that of Seamus.
However, when Brendan lifts his unloaded gun as if to fire the snipers surrounding the club open fire on him…
This still leaves several questions unanswered. Who shot Seamus? Why would Brendan take the blame? Will Brendan survive?
One thing that is almost certain is this is the way Brendan leaves Hollyoaks, and the only question that matters? Does he leave in a body bag, or handcuffs?
Hollyoaks can be seen weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD.