Drama for Luke & Mandy Hollyoaks
WILL Luke’s Tragic past Threaten his future – and could it push him off The Wagon?
story so far
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.
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…
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