An upcoming episode sees the villagers gather to pay their last respects to Rhys following his tragic death in the recent mini-bus disaster. However, emotions are still running high for Jacqui (Claire Cooper) due to the affair that her late husband had before his passing.
After the funeral service is held, everyone heads to The Dog in the Pond for the wake, but Jacqui struggles to cope with the high praise that everyone seems to have for Rhys.
Deciding that some brutal honesty is needed, Jacqui gets up to give a speech revealing what Rhys was really like - but Tony (Nick Pickard) intervenes just in time by carrying her out of the pub.
Outside on the jetty, Tony and Jacqui then share a surprise kiss - but fans will have to wait and see whether it's just a one-off.
Meanwhile, Rhys's funeral brings his mum Suzanne (Suzanne Hall) back to the village - which leaves Nancy feeling unsettled given the returnee's history with Darren.
Nancy loses patience when Suzanne starts reliving her sexual encounters with Darren - but will Darren be able to convince his wife to keep her cool?
Hollyoaks airs Rhys's funeral episode on Wednesday, December 12 at 6.30pm on Channel 4. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad