Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Last week, Hollyoaks viewers saw Tony (Nick Pickard) suffer a seizure after Edward (Joe McGann) spiked his drink during a family lunch. After being taken to the hospital, Edward insisted that his son have a brain scan and ended up telling Tony that the scan showed he had a brain tumour.
In tonight's (May 11) E4 first-look episode, Tony was left with a big decision to make when Edward told him that he needed to have surgery immediately.
"Am I in danger?" Tony asked Edward. "If I have the surgery is there a risk involved? To my life?"
"In a small percentage of cases," Edward admitted. "If you don't have this operation then you're going to go through the rest of your life with the sword of Damocles hanging over you.
"You won't know from one day to the next whether it's going to be your last."
Although Tony ultimately decided that undergoing the surgery wasn't worth the risk, he ended up changing his mind when Ant later asked him to take part in a dad's penalty shootout.
After an emotional heart-to-heart with Luke Morgan (Gary Lucy), who is facing his own life-altering diagnosis, Tony realised that he needed to have the surgery for his family.
"My fears, they're nothing to what I'm going to put you lot through if I refuse this help," Tony told Diane (Alex Fletcher).
"You, the kids, your happiness, means everything to me."
But while Tony was weighing up the pros and cons of the surgery, the scene shifted back to the hospital, where it was revealed that Edward had been fiddling with medical records and that Tony didn't have a brain tumour at all.
With Tony confirming to Diane that Edward has booked him in for the surgery tomorrow, will he end up going through with the unnecessary procedure?
Hollyoaks airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look episodes airing on E4 at 7pm. Wednesdays through Fridays on E4 will feature classic episodes called Hollyoaks Favourites to compensate for the soap suspending filming.
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