The pair's relationship has recently seemed stronger than ever, but as pressure builds on Brendan (Emmett Scanlan) in upcoming episodes, he does the unthinkable by returning to his old ways and lashing out at Ste (Kieron Richardson).
Brendan's latest meltdown is revealed in this fortnight's All About Soap magazine, which confirms that the bad boy has to make a court appearance after Kevin Foster falsely accuses him of sexual assault.
Viewers will see that Brendan is determined to clear his name and pleads not guilty to the charges he is facing. However, as things aren't looking good for him, he quickly hits the bottle after his day in court.
After arriving at Cheryl and Nate's engagement party drunk, Brendan's frustrations finally boil over when a fed-up Ste declares that the nightclub owner is just like his father Seamus.
Ste is still oblivious to the extent of Seamus's dark side, but Brendan is disgusted at being likened to his evil dad and becomes uncontrollable as he beats Ste to a pulp.
Despite hitting such a low point again, it seems that the drama for Brendan is only just beginning as he soon discovers that Walker (Neil Newbon) is back on the scene when Maxine fills him in.
Brendan's immediate thought is to secure the safety of his loved ones, so he gets Cheryl and Ste into a car and agrees to meet them later.
Tracking down Seamus at the flat, however, Brendan is shocked to find his father tied up with a gun-wielding Walker standing over him…
Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
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