Hollyoaks' Tony Hutchinson has made a crucial choice over forgiving his wife Diane.
Tony (Nick Pickard) finally learned the truth about her affair earlier this week, when a backstage microphone at the medical soiree broadcast Diane (Alex Fletcher) telling off Edward (Joe McGann).
Thursday's (March 19) first-look episode on E4 picked up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation, with Edward telling a heartbroken Tony that both himself and Diane had been "nothing but respectful" ever since he'd come home.
"Just get away from me. Go," Tony demanded.
After his father walked off in a huff, Tony didn't want to give Diane a chance to explain herself, so he stormed off as well. At home later on, Diane got a chance to tell her side of the story.
"I needed [Edward]," she recalled. "Tony, there was so much going on. He helped me with Harry's funeral, and after work, he'd still find the time to read stories to Ant. Take Rose and Dee Dee swimming.
"It felt like having you around."
Tony taunted Diane by revealing he thought that his "loving, loyal" wife was standing by him, admitting: "I can't believe you've done this to me. I wish I'd never come home."
Yet, Tony got some food for thought when Luke Morgan (Gary Lucy) reminded Tony about his affair with Sinead, and explained that Diane was in "a terrible state" when he'd been kidnapped.
Luke's words drove Tony to make a major decision – and when Edward and Diane returned home later, they were confronted with packed bags. Diane begged her husband not to leave.
"I'm not going anywhere," Tony insisted, before telling Diane: "I'm giving you a choice. You can take your suitcase, leave, and start a new life with my dad. Or, you can take it back into the bedroom, unpack and we can try and rebuild our marriage."
A tearful Diane chose to stay with her husband, leaving a disgruntled Edward's plans foiled once again. He asked for forgiveness from his son, only for Tony to slam the door in his face.
But is Edward ready to give up on winning over Diane?
Hollyoaks airs Mondays through Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look episodes airing on E4 at 7pm.
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