There is never a dull moment in the Hollyoaks village, and this autumn is no different.
Fans of the show need to be prepared for a season of spontaneous weddings, potential deaths and medical emergencies as the Channel 4 show takes us on a dramatic journey into winter.
Filmed in Liverpool , the soap has just celebrated its 20th anniversary after its first broadcast in October 1995 and there has been no let up in the explosive and ground-breaking story lines over the years.
So here is everything you need to know about the next few weeks…
1. Kim Butterfield DEAD?
Esther is convinced the Gloved Hand Killer gave up on their relationship and ran away from the village as she’s been missing ever since the wedding drama.
But was Kim secretly murdered?
That will be the chilling question on everyone’s lips when the police arrive at Esther’s door with a bin bag packed with Kim’s burned clothes.
2. Cancer shock
Jade was set to make a full recovery from her cancer battle but in upcoming scenes, she will discover another lump.
At first she tries to carry on as normal but eventually confesses all to Alfie.
Heartbroken, he asks her to marry him so they can spend the rest of their lives together – however long that may be.
3. Wedding bells
Nathan oversees Alfie and Jade’s wedding and they become husband and wife.
Knowing they might not have much time together, the young couple attempt to live out 50 years of marriage in the space of a few weeks.
Adorably, they pay James 50p to buy his shack which they set up as their first tome before imagining honeymooning in the Gobi desert – which in reality is a sandpit. The determined pair even attempted to stage a marital row to seal the deal.
4. A new beginning
Ste hasn’t had the best luck so far this year.
But that may all change when he decides to pursue a new business idea – a mobile tanning salon,
His first client is Scott – and he is sent home a very happy customer.
Could Ste have finally found his true calling in life?
5. Millionaire McQueen
Diego is embarrassed after discovering Myra’s latest plan to make some quick cash.
In a bid to get rich quick, she tricks a TV crew into thinking she’s pregnant with octuplets and claims Jesse is the father.
But Diego has a little secret – his family are absolutely minted!
6. Mercedes’ horror
The McQueen legend is back in the village and wants to sort things out with Joe.
However, Joanna is obsessed with her man and is desperate to win his affection so decides to surprise Joe by slipping into some sexy lingerie and draping her body across his bed.
Awkwardly, when he gets home to find his half-naked present, Mercedes is with him!
7. Family secrets
Grace is fuming when her mother Tracey arrives in town.
Adam and Jesse on the other hand feel quite the opposite and vow to help her after finding out she’s on the run from baliffs.
Behind their backs, Grace offers Tracey a cheque to leave and it emerges there’s a huge bombshell the mother and daughter are hiding from the boys.
Neeta gets the shock of her life when she arrives at The Dog and finds its hosting a wedding – HER wedding.
Mac asks if she will marry him there and then, and of course she says yes.
But it looks like this will end in tears as his violent side begins to creep out again.
Marnie is devastated when Neeta marries Mac, and all hell breaks lose.
The groom is gobsmacked after finding out James is at the centre of the drama.
And John James makes an unsettling discovery when he turns up in the midst of the chaos and witness more than he should have.
10. John Paul’s health
he McQueen sweetheart is given devastating news about his worsening sight.
When James finds out, he tries to help by leaving him an envelops stuffed with cash to pay for the treatment.
But will John Paul accept the gesture?
*Hollyoaks is on Channel4 , weekdays at 6pm