The student's latest humiliation comes when George Smith (Steven Roberts) asks his friends to help out with his new drama project, which is an homage to Roman Holiday.
Lacey Kane's contribution is to bring along her sister Ash's motorbike for the short film, but when bitchy Maddie Morrison (Scarlett Bowman) is cast as Audrey Hepburn, Esther makes the mistake of trying to outdo her rival on the bike.
While taking the vehicle for a ride, hapless Esther (Jazmine Franks) manages to crash and makes a fool of herself by accidentally flashing her underwear. It's not long before footage of the incident subsequently appears online…
Later in the week, the teen group prepares for the autumn fancy dress ball, and Maddie looks set to be the centre of attention once again by dressing as Marilyn Monroe.
Determined to stir up some trouble, Ruby (Anna Shaffer) suggests to an unknowing Esther that she should go as Marilyn - well aware that it will lead to more clashes between her and Maddie.
Maddie is shocked when she and Esther turn up for the event in identical outfits, and Ruby betrays her friend further by telling Maddie that Esther did it on purpose.
If that wasn't bad enough, Maddie's sidekick Sinead O'Connor (Stephanie Davis) is also involved in targeting Esther after she discovers a personal letter written by her.
Concerned teacher Jen Gilmore (Amy Downham) has convinced Esther to boost her self-esteem by writing a list of things she loves most about herself, but when Sinead later finds the private note in the bin, she cruelly keeps hold of it to show to the other teens.
With the malicious behaviour of Maddie, Sinead and Ruby intensifying, it seems that things will get worse for Esther before they get better - will she be able to cope?
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.