Hollyoaks’ Marie gets suspicious in Cleo and Abe abuse story

Note: This article contains discussion of coercive control and domestic abuse.

Hollyoaks spoilers follow.

Marie Fielding will become suspicious of her son Abe Fielding in next week's Hollyoaks, as the mother of three begins to notice some worrying patterns.

Hollyoaks announced a coercive control storyline involving Abe and his girlfriend Cleo McQueen, which has recently taken a darker turn. Viewers have seen Abe displaying jealous, controlling and gaslighting behaviour towards Cleo, even becoming physically abusive.

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In a recent episode, Marie walked in on the pair after Abe had attacked Cleo with flowers, though he lied and pretended everything was okay.

Sensing something was up, Marie asked Cleo for a chat alone, but Cleo also played down the situation.

In scenes that will air next week, Cleo tries to avoid Abe to prepare for a promotion at work. This leads to Abe feeling put out as Sally suggests John Paul should help her instead.

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Meanwhile, Marie is struggling with her youngest son Arlo, who becomes violent with her. Bruised Marie asks Arlo to apologise, but he refuses to and calls her a liar.

Later Cleo spots Marie's bruise and, when Marie confides that her son did it, Cleo assumes it was caused by Abe.

Marie notices this mistake and her suspicions are aroused. Will she realise the extent of Abe's abuse?

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.

Read more Hollyoaks spoilers on our dedicated homepage

You can find further help and support on the #ENOUGH Campaign website.

Organisations including Women's Aid can provide further support and information on coercive control or coercive behaviour.

If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, organisations including Refuge (www.refuge.org.uk) and Women's Aid (www.womensaid.org.uk) can provide further support and information. The 24-hour, freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline is 0808 2000 247. The US National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or text LOVEIS to 22522.

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