Hollyoaks' Lucas Hay manipulated further by dangerous newcomer Declan

Hollyoaks spoilers follow from Monday's episode on Channel 4 streaming, which doesn't air on E4 until Tuesday.

Hollyoaks’ Lucas Hay will be manipulated further by the dangerous Declan Hawthorne, as the newcomer continues his deceit.

Lucas has been troubled over the past few months, with headteacher Carter Shepherd exploiting the teenager as part of the conversion therapy storyline.

Declan, the brains of the operation, recently arrived in the village to take matters into his own hands, with the pair setting their sights on Lucas as they sought to manipulate him.

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Tonight’s (March 25) first-look episode saw Lucas and half-sister Leah return to school, with the pair being greeted by Freya and Dillon.

The reunion was brief, however, as a brainwashed Lucas reiterated that he didn’t want anything to do with Dillon, urging him to stay away.

Dillon didn’t heed this, however, as he approached Lucas in the corridor as he was sitting on the floor, with the pair having a frank conversation.

Dillon persisted by remarking that the pair shared a connection, imploring him to ask him to kiss him, but Lucas didn’t budge as he walked off after insulting Dillon with a homophobic slur.

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The exchange was heard by Carter, who was recently embarrassed after Maxine rejected his proposal of marriage, resulting in the headteacher bringing the student into his office for a chat.

Carter, who was reckoning with his own doubts, showed his vulnerable side as he intimated that he should give into his desires for Dillon, but quickly reverted to type as he ordered Lucas to continue with his therapy.

The latest meeting saw Lucas read out a message, with Declan ‘rewarding’ his protégé by giving him a necklace, leaving Carter to confront his actions as he remained behind…

Hollyoaks streams first online via Channel 4 each weekday at 7.30pm. Episodes then air on E4 the following day, before getting their YouTube premiere a week after that.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

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