Scott recently returned to the capital for the Easter break and is soon joined by fellow student Barney Harper-McBride (Tom Scurr), who is currently on bad terms with his own family.
Barney enjoys catching up with Scott, but quickly realises that his best mate is hiding something. After discovering that there's a turbulent history between Scott and an old friend named Mitchell, Barney is keen to learn more…
Digital Spy recently caught up with Calvin Demba, who plays Scott, to hear about the storyline.
How did you feel about delving into Scott's background?
"I've really enjoyed the experience. It's a chance for us to show what Scott's about and let the viewers find out a bit more about him. Hopefully it will look good on screen - we'll see!"
How does the storyline begin?
"It's the Easter break at university, so the Freshers have all gone their separate ways to be with their families. Scott's parents and little sister are on holiday abroad, so it's just him and his nan. Scott has mentioned his nan a few times in previous scripts, but now you get to see her and what she's like.
"The story begins when Barney turns up to see Scott in London unexpectedly. Scott knows that that Barney is having a tough time with his family, so he's told him previously that he's welcome to pay a visit. He mainly said it in jest, but then the geezer turns up on his doorstep! Scott's over the moon to see him, though."
"Scott and Mitchell go back a long way. They both grew up on the same estate in London, and they were almost like brothers. They did a bit of thieving, which is completely different to what the viewers know of Scott.
"Since he's joined the show, Scott's always been seen as quiet, sensitive and a little bit shy. But in these episodes, the viewers might have a different opinion of him, because they find out that he's been involved in petty crime."
Why did things go wrong for Scott and Mitchell's friendship?
"Mitchell got caught for stealing some laptops, when Scott was supposed to be there as a look-out. But Scott didn't show up! He wanted to go on the straight and narrow, because he had a future in graphic design and things to look forward to in his life. He didn't want to be tied down with a criminal record.
"However, Scott didn't tell his mate any of this beforehand, and this led to Mitchell getting caught and going to prison. Scott hasn't spoken to Mitchell for so long, because he fears that he'll hate him. Mitchell is actually fuming - he thinks that Scott deserted him when they were good friends."
"Well, when Scott's at home, his nan keeps telling him that he needs to sort it out with Mitchell, who's now on probation. Barney hears this name Mitchell over and over again, so he becomes a bit inquisitive. At first, Barney starts to mention Mitchell's name in conversation, but he can see that it's making Scott really edgy.
"In the end, though, Scott tells Barney a bit about where he's come from. You'll see Barney look at Scott in a slightly different way, but not necessarily a negative way."
Scott later decides to track down Mitchell. What happens next?
"They decide to sort it out in the boxing ring, as they both boxed as kids. It was quite nice to film, as I have boxing experience and so did the guy who played Mitchell.
"When we were shooting the scenes, we wanted them to look as realistic as possible, so we had a mutual agreement where we said that we didn't mind being caught with one or two little digs. We wanted to give it a lot of effort and make sure that it looked really good on the day."
What can you tell us about the fight?
"It takes place at their old gym, where they both trained as kids. It's also refereed by one of the gym trainers, so it's all sweet and above board. It's not that they want to bash each other's lights out, they just want to show each other who is the classier opponent.
"However, secretly Scott doesn't want to give the fight his full effort, because he doesn't want to hurt Mitchell any more than he has done already. He's already done it mentally, and doesn't want to do it physically! But Mitchell really wants to show Scott up, because he's so angry. You'll have to wait and see what happens and whether Scott will throw the fight."
Were the Hollyoaks writers inspired by your boxing background, or was it just a coincidence?
"I think the writers did take note of my boxing background. I'm happy with that, as I've got a storyline out of it, so I can't complain! It was quite a pleasure to do, because boxing and acting are two of my passions, so to combine them together was an opportunity that I couldn't turn down."
Did you film any scenes on-location in London for this story?
"It was a mix. We filmed some of the indoor scenes here in the studio in Liverpool, but me, Tom Scurr and the director all went to London to get a few shots and do a few scenes."
"That'd be telling! But I will say this - what happens to Scott when he's back in London does give him a different attitude towards life. It feels like he needs to man up and start facing his problems head-on. He really needs to seize the day, so when he does come back to Chester, he's meaning business. He's going to try and sort this out once and for all…"
Isn't he worried about what Rob will think?
"I think Rob is always a factor that looms in Scott's head, and it must be the same for Annalise. But this has gone on for quite a while now. There's been lots of looks between Scott and Annalise, and they've flirted quite outrageously at certain points! I think it's going to have to come to a head.
"Scott knows that Rob's not going to be too happy about it, but sometimes you have to ruffle a few feathers! Scott sees that something is out there for him, and if he's got to upset Rob a little bit, then that's just how it's got to be."
If he did get with Annalise, would Scott be a good boyfriend?
"I think he'd be the sort of boyfriend who would be quite relaxed. I don't know if he's very dominant, and I don't know if he'd wear the trousers!
"But when Scott returns to Chester from London, there's a few events that have taken place - and his attitude towards life is not the same. If Scott has to pull up his socks for a girl, he will!"
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Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with a first look screening at 7pm on E4.