Ruby (Anna Shaffer) was recently suspended by headteacher Patrick Blake for her relentless bullying of Esther Bloom, who made a suicide attempt in January as her torment became too much to bear.
Although Ruby tries to get back to normal in the coming days, it's clear that some of her fellow students aren't ready to forgive and forget her appalling behaviour.
Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill) is the first to warn Ruby that nobody will be making life easy for her when she returns to college.
Following some advice from John Paul McQueen (James Sutton), a remorseful Ruby tries to make amends by organising a bake sale at college - but her posters are soon defaced with abuse directed towards her.
John Paul continues to help out Ruby when she burns all of her cakes, joining forces with new love interest Doug Carter (PJ Brennan) to salvage the situation. Can Ruby win a second chance from her peers?
Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
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