Cheryl's thrilled to see her relative and wastes no time in telling Malachy and Mercedes that she'll make sure Brendan will "want for nothing" for the duration of his stay.
As Cheryl quizzes Brendan about the reasons for his visit, he explains that his marriage is in crisis and he's keen for time out from his everyday life.
However, with Brendan being billed as the soap's new bad boy, does he have other motives? And what kind of impact will he have on Cheryl's life?
Hollyoaks airs tonight at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
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