Sylver meets his real mum in Hollyoaks – will she expose killer Breda ?

The net is closing in on the village's serial slayer

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Is the game up for Hollyoaks serial killer Breda McQueen (Moya Brady) next week? It certainly looks that way when she receives threatening messages from someone who knows she murdered Louis Loveday, and adopted son Sylver McQueen (David Tag) tracks down his birth mother – will she reveal Breda killed his abusive father?

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Confessing to her stunned son at Christmas he is not her biological child, Breda left out the vital detail that not only did she take him when he was three years old from the violent dad she was childminding for in order to protect him, she actually killed the evil parent in cold blood!

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When Sylver starts rooting around the family photo albums for a picture of his real mum, Breda panics the trail could lead to her catalogue of crimes being exposed – in addition to Louis she’s notched up three other murders in the last year, all of them fitting her victim profile of bad fathers who put their kids in danger: gangster Glenn Donovan, alcoholic Carl Costello and cheating Russ Owen.

Finding a snapshot of the woman he thinks gave birth to him with her name written on it and a pub in the background as an extra clue, Sylver and Mercedes play detective and eventually locate a woman called Harriet living at a nursing home – it’s her!

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With Mercy at his side, an apprehensive Sylver is reunited with his parent, but what will she tell him about his past?

Who knows Breda killed Louis?

Meanwhile, Breda tries to think of ways to get to Harriet first to stop her saying too much, but the nanny is distracted when she gets a text saying ‘I know what you did to Louis Loveday’ before an anonymous letter arrives with a picture of the dead teacher’s burnt belongings she torched at the pig farm where she held him hostage.

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Viewers saw a mysterious hooded figure at the scene of the crime steal a sim card from a discarded phone shortly after Louis was killed, but their identity is still unknown – could we find out who it is next week?

And what will Sylver’s mum Harriet tell her long-lost son when they finally come face to face?

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