Hollyoaks: Lindsey is forced to flee after Mercedes accuses her of being the Gloved Hand Killer

4-8 April 2016: Plus Esther shows Kim the confession letter that was supposedly written by her


Monday 4 April


Darren is hiding stacks of bank notes in a drawer at the garage. Nancy finds a bag of cash in the glove compartment of his car and accuses him of gambling again. He lies that a customer left it behind so she demands that they take it to the police. Joe offers to help Darren get the money back for half the cash. Darren agrees, but Nancy catches them both with the winnings. Joe covers that the money is all his and he’s spending some of it on an engagement ring for Lindsey, which gets him thinking. He tells Darren that he wants to marry Lindsey.

Lindsey is annoyed by Esther, Tegan and Celine’s protest to ‘Free Kim’. Esther talks secretly to Mercedes about their discovery. Mercedes goes to speak to Cindy who is shocked that Mercedes thinks Lindsey is the killer. Lindsey continues to frame Kim and gives Esther a keep-sake box apparently belonging to her sister. Esther is horrified by a confession letter from ‘Kim’ that she conveniently finds inside. Freddie overhears Lindsey and Mercedes joking about who Lindsey’s baby daddy is. He breaks into Lindsey’s office for more answers, while Mercedes, Lindsey and Cindy get ready for a night out. However, when Mercedes finds more evidence against Lindsey, the cogs start turning and she accuses Lindsey of being the hospital killer…

Tegan and Celine continue to fight for Liam’s attention. They both set up dates with him but end up bumping into each other at The Dog.

Tuesday 5 April

Mercedes reels off the evidence against Lindsey, while Esther shows Kim the confession letter. Elsewhere, Esther tells Kim that Lindsey thinks she’s guilty. Joe practices his proposal on Darren…and Freddie walks in. Joe prepares a romantic setting for his proposal unaware he’s being watched by a haunted Lindsey, armed with her kill kit…

Tegan and Celine plan to get their own back on Liam and steal his clothes while he’s in the hot tub.

Wednesday 6 April

Lindsey is stunned by Joe’s shock proposal. She agrees to marry Joe as long as they leave Hollyoaks, now.Tegan and Celine head back to the McQueen’s after their conquest over Liam. Mercedes rushes out of the McQueens’ to tell Joe about her suspicions and gets to the Roscoes’ as he’s packing to go away with Lindsey. There’s a flicker of doubt across his mind about whether he should believe her.

The police turn up at the McQueens’ to question Tegan and Celine about Liam’s stolen clothes. However, it turns out the fake police officer is actually Liam’s brother, Jesse closely followed by other brother, Adam. Elsewhere, Lindsey has realised that Joe is on to her. She manages to escape by hitting Joe over the head with a vase and races to the garage to see Freddie. Mercedes comes back for Joe and finds him on the floor after Lindsey’s attack, but Lindsey has taken JJ.

Lindsey makes a run for it. She hitches a lift in the next passing car, which is being driven by Frankie!

Thursday 7 April

The Osbornes are waiting for Frankie to return. However, Frankie’s hire van has been abandoned with faint cries just about audible from inside. Esther has been cancelling Frankie’s calls. When she tries to call her back, it’s Lindsey’s voice on the other end of the line… Esther goes to meet Lindsey in a carpark. Lindsey reveals tied up Frankie in the back of the van and tells Esther to help her, otherwise she’ll kill Frankie.

Friday 8 April

Simone is still giving Louis the silent treatment over Joanne. Zack finds out that it’s fake Lisa’s real birthday and decorates the tugboat with birthday paraphernalia. She’s grateful but sad that her whole life is one big secret, which prompts Zack to tell her he loves her. Cindy overhears Louis confiding in Dirk that he thinks his marriage is over. She goes to see Simone who, in an effort to prove that her marriage is fine, invites Cindy and Dirk over for dinner. However, it ends with Simone and Louis in a heated row throwing plates of food at each other.


Esther is back at the boarding house trying to hide the fact that Frankie is in danger. Esther is stealing Kath’s passport so Lindsey can use it to escape. Lindsey drags Frankie through the undergrowth to meet Esther. Esther gives Lindsey the passport. Lindsey has disguised herself and is trying to walk confidentially through the airport, surrounded by police.