Hollyoaks star James Atherton has revealed that there is a "dark" direction ahead for his character Will Savage as he frames Texas Longford for his upcoming fall from the Chez Chez stairs.
Fans already know that Will is left seriously injured shortly after confessing to his recent one-night stand with Texas later this week, but Atherton has now admitted that the scheming student sets up the dangerous incident himself.
When Texas pushes Will in an argument outside the club, he makes the rash decision to throw himself down the stairs when she turns away. Will is then rushed to hospital, while Texas is guilt-ridden as she fears she is to blame.
Atherton told Inside Soap: "Will makes some terrible decisions, but throwing himself down those steps is one of the worst."
Discussing the consequences for Will, he continued: "It's touch-and-go for a while. He's in a very severe state. When Will eventually wakes up in hospital, he allows Texas to believe that she pushed him, which is pretty dark! It allows him to manipulate her to get what he wants.
"He uses his injuries to guilt Texas into looking after him. Will's family hate her because he's allowed her to believe that she pushed him. But Will is like the gallant knight as he tells them to let her stay, and reels her in. He wants Texas to be completely subservient to him."
Atherton added that it may not be the last time that Will resorts to shocking measures to get what he wants.
He said: "Will's dark side is going to spiral completely out of control. We'll have to see how much he can get away with. He used to be such a sweet bookish character, but that weird side was always there. We might have a new Silas on our hands!"
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