Drama for Luke & Mandy Hol­lyoaks

WILL Luke’s Tragic past Threaten his fu­ture – and could it push him off The Wagon?

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Luke Mor­gan’s made a mess of his and Mandy Richard­son’s re­la­tion­ship. His booze binges even­tu­ally caused their happy fam­ily unit to fall apart, with Mandy’s daugh­ter, Ella, hav­ing to be taken into care be­cause of Luke hit­ting the bot­tle.

But Mr Mor­gan is try­ing to clean up his act and he hasn’t given up hope they could try again.

Mandy re­cently got her­self back in the game with a dat­ing app, but she didn’t re­alise the guy she’d been mes­sag­ing was ac­tu­ally Luke! If that’s not a sign, we don’t know what is. But as it turns out, things are not quite that sim­ple.

this fort­night

Mandy con­sid­ers get­ting back with her ex, but her fears that he’s drink­ing again prove cor­rect when he fails a home breathal­yser test. Surely, he wouldn’t jeop­ar­dise a po­ten­tial re­union with his child­hood sweet­heart?

The es­tranged cou­ple put their woes to one side when they visit Ella at her foster car­ers in Ch­ester. But the day takes an un­ex­pected turn.

‘Af­ter say­ing good­bye to Ella, Luke and Mandy take a walk along the river,’ be­gins our Hol­lyoaks in­sider. ‘But Mandy is con­fused when Luke sud­denly rushes off – and pan­ics when he doesn’t come home

that night.’ What’s spooked Luke? He later re­turns to the vil­lage trau­ma­tised, beg­ging for­give­ness. But there’s more go­ing on here…

What next?

Luke is still plagued by hor­ri­fy­ing flash­backs from his rape or­deal back in 2000, which is one of the deep-rooted rea­sons be­hind his al­co­holism.

Hol­lyoaks have con­firmed that his at­tacker, Mark Gibbs, will be back to re­visit the ground­break­ing male rape sto­ry­line. Could Luke have spot­ted Gibbs in Ch­ester, freaked out and fled the scene?

Or what if Luke thinks he saw him, but it’s ac­tu­ally a drink-fu­elled hal­lu­ci­na­tion from his past? Can he con­front his demons be­fore they tor­ment him even more and de­stroy his chances of hap­pi­ness?

Re­united! Af­ter re­con­nect­ing via a dat­ing app, Luke and Mandy en­joy a day out... We are fam­ily! Mandy and Luke meet up with Ella at her foster car­ers in Ch­ester

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