A stunning double death wraps up Hollyoaks’ stunt sequence but the insanity has just begun! Neeta Kaur Kaur (Amrit Maghera) and Frankie Osborne (Helen Pearson) are both dead following a horrific turn of events set off by enraged Mac Nightingale.
Now that we know who perished in the wake of Mac’s (David Easter) inferno, the collateral damage promises to make the coming days and weeks just as heart-stopping and epic for viewers.
Fans were afraid that Neeta would be hurt in Mac’s act of revenge, but no one foresaw the deranged man actually taking her life with his own hands.
But there he was in all of his mad glory, dropping her to her eventual death. It’s not a consolation for her losing her life, but Neeta’s death resulted in the gift of life as well: ailing Yasmine Maalik (Haiesha Mistry), was given Neeta’s donated heart.
The second death occurred not in the fire-ravished school, but as the beginning of the collateral damage. Frankie Osbourne died from a stroke at home whilst her husband Jack (Jimmy McKenna) survived the fire.
Jack will be crazy with grief, as will be Neeta’s squeeze, student Hunter (Theo Hunter). Hunter was able to say goodbye to Neeta before she passed, but only after Mac was allowed to see his partner. In an unnerving scene, the amoral Mac called poor Neeta an evil epithet.
In an ironic twist, Hunter was given a love letter Neeta had written to him, but afterward faced the brunt of Mac’s wrath who blamed the teen for what happened.
What happens now? Will Mac be brought to justice? In the meantime, the fallout from his crime will reverberate for many.
The Osbourne family will have to come to terms with Frankie’s death. Luke (Gary Lucy) revealed that he has a wife and kid; will we soon see them pop up? How will Hunter deal with his grief?
And now that’s gotten away with murder, what will Mac do next?