The tension is really mounting in Hollyoaks this Christmas period as the twisted love triangle between Trevor Royle, Grace Black and Mercedes McQueen explodes in a rather dramatic way.
Fans of the hit Channel 4 soap will know how Trevor (Greg Wood) and Grace (Tamara Wall) recently revealed their true love for one another, and planned to escape the village together before Grace’s father, Frazer (Jesse Birdsall) could find out.
Unfortunately for them he already knows, and has well and truly warned Trev away from his little girl, instructing him instead to woo Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) in order to con her out of her £500k inheritance from her late husband’s insurance policy.
But like any plan in Hollyoaks (especially those involving Trevor we have noticed) things are set to take a dramatic turn as both women in Trevor’s life end up in grave danger!
After a drug deal goes horribly wrong, Frazer’s arch nemesis, Ray McCormick, sends in the big boys to kidnap Grace and demand cash from Frazer for her safe return.
Knowing the only way to get hold of that sort of cash is to speed up the proceedings with Mercedes, Trevor goes in a little heavy handed and tracks down his victim at a spa where she is enjoying a little luxury with Cindy Cunningham (Stephanie Waring) and goes in for the kill, almost quite literally.
In the meantime Freddie Roscoe (Charlie Clapham) has discovered the plan and tries to get word to Mercy and Cindy, but doesn’t quite get to them in time, unlike Trevor who finds them first and orders Mercedes to transfer the money over, whilst pointing a gun at her head!
Will Mercedes hand over the cash? Jennifer Metcalfe, the actress who plays her, has been explaining to Inside Soap that her character will not go down without a fight:
“She wants the cash for herself. Even when Mercedes has a gun pointed at her, she refuses to give any money to Trevor.
“She only pretends she is doing the bank transfer. But he catches her out by ringing her while she is meant to be calling the bank.
“There is no way Mercedes will go down without a fight. She knows what Trevor is capable of, but that won’t stop her pushing his buttons. Mercedes has waited a long time for this cash – and she’s not prepared to give it up.”
Meanwhile, as desperate as Mercy is to keep her hands on the money, Trevor and Frazer are just as desperate and will go to very extreme measures to get it, as Greg Wood who plays Trevor has been explaining to TV Times:
“Initially Trevor and Fraser hatch a plan to befriend her and con the money out of her. But things get a bit more tense and the stakes are upped.
“Trevor wants the money put into the bank, but as Mercedes would know what had happened, that problem needs to be buried.”
Watch all the drama unfold this Boxing Day on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD.