Despite assuring Mo (Laila Morse) that she hadn’t been drinking, it was obvious that Hayley was – at that moment in time – in no fit state to care for her daughter.
After heading to the bathroom, Hayley ended up putting Cherry in the empty tub while she sat down on the lavatory seat.
But a cliffhanger scene then saw the Slaters break down the locked door to find Hayley passed out – or maybe even dead – on the toilet and having left Cherry in the potentially dangerous situation of being unattended in the bath.
Viewers will now have to wait until Thursday at 7.30pm to discover how the Slaters react to this latest drama and whether Hayley will make it through her current crisis…
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