Last night (October 29), E4's first look airing saw Brendan (Emmett Scanlan) seek guidance from Father Des, and he spends even more time trying to ease his guilt with help from the priest early next week.
Camped out at a parochial house and also visiting church, Brendan has time for reflection and ends up bonding with a cheeky 7-year-old girl named Daisy, who is seriously ill with kidney disease.
When Brendan confides in Daisy about some of his problems, she surprises him with some wise advice - pointing out that he can't be all bad if he genuinely loved Ste (Kieron Richardson).
Later, Brendan catches up with Cheryl (Bronagh Waugh) but is devastated when a wedding invite from Ste and Doug falls out of her bag.
Seeing the invite is enough to help a crushed Brendan concede that he loves Ste and is scared of losing him forever, but will he ever be brave enough to say this directly to Ste?
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.