Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) is to be left in a critical condition during next week's episodes when he overdoses after drinking a cocktail of vodka and drugs.
Ste is to make the rash move after learning that his extended family - barring him and Leela - are moving to New Zealand in order to be free of Peri's dad Cameron. But the drama takes an even more unexpected turn when Leela finally decides to reveal to Peri that she's really her mother.
Leela's revelation proves to be too much for Ste, who ends up in intensive care after turning to booze and drugs. "Leela turns up at Ste's house to talk to him and notices a leak coming from the ceiling," actress Kirsty-Leigh Porter, who plays Leela, tells Inside Soap. "She and John Paul race upstairs and burst into the bathroom - and find Ste drowning in the bath! Leela's utterly heartbroken to see her brother like that. Her world just falls apart there and then , and she feels like she's losing everyone she loves."
Find out whether Ste pulls through when Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Wednesday 6 August.