Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Hollyoaks' Cher Winters (Bethannie Hare) may finally be seeing romance blossom with Romeo Nightingale (Owen Warner) after they made things official, but all is not rosy as she has been hiding a dark secret.
The McQueen family have been battling Silas Blissett's (Jeff Rawle) blackmail for some time now, and in tonight's (November 26) episode, Sylver (David Tag) was left fearing that his daughter's secret would be revealed as the 'Sin of Envy'.
In a desperate attempt to protect her, he tried to find the money to pay off the blackmailer, and turned to Felix Westwood (Richard Blackwood) for help.
Watching their encounter, Sylver's wife Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) was determined to find out what lead him to turn to such desperate measures and in doing so discovered Cher's long-hidden secret.
"You're not acting like you, you're scaring me," Mercedes declared as she interrupted Felix about to hand over an envelope of money.
Sighing and resigned to telling his wife the truth, Sylver declared: "The secret, it's Cher's. She was a kid at the time, she didn't mean for it to happen."
"Didn't mean for what to happen?" Mercedes queried, clearly confused.
"Her sister who died. It was Cher's fault."
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After explaining to Mercedes what happened and led to Cher's younger sister Liza's death, she said: "If we pay, it looks like she did something wrong when from what you're saying she clearly didn't".
As time ran out on the disturbing doll being used by Silas, Mercedes decided she wanted to outmanoeuvre him and realised that if they weren't ashamed of their secrets then the blackmailer had no leverage.
Turning to the locals sitting in the The Dog, and just as Cher and Romeo walked in after changing their Facebook statuses to being in a relationship, Mercedes declared that Cher had killed her sister.
What will this big reveal mean for Cher? And is this the end for her romance with Romeo before it has even begun?
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