Last night, viewers saw Theresa (Jorgie Porter) give birth to her first child in the final episode of Hollyoaks Later. However, she was soon left distraught when Carmel turned up and vowed to go through with her plan to report her to the police over Calvin's death.
Next week, there is another twist in store as a thoughtful Carmel offers the waitress a lifeline, explaining that she will keep quiet over what she knows as long as Theresa lets her keep the baby for herself.
Speaking to Soaplife about Carmel's ultimatum, Merna explained: "In Carmel's mind, the baby is hers. It's Calvin's baby, therefore it is her baby because they were supposed to be the ones who were going to have a child together."
The actress added: "She's really angry and wants to make Theresa pay for ruining her life. But she also dearly wants to bring the baby up.
"She believes she can give Angel a better life than Theresa, who's young and still wants to go out and have fun."
Merna also hinted that there will be further turmoil in store in the weeks to come, predicting that Carmel's plan is "bound to unravel".