Hollyoaks’ Tegan Lomax braces herself for a legal battle next week, as she fights to have a say in Dee Dee Hutchinson’s treatment.
Tegan (Jessica Ellis) is the biological mother of Dee Dee, who’s been raised by Tony and Diane due to a baby swap mix-up at the hospital when she was born in 2013.
Next week’s episodes see Dee Dee’s loved ones receive distressing news, as the doctors reveal that her medication isn’t working and she’s now running out of options to tackle her illness.
The tragic situation becomes all the more emotional when Dee Dee later doesn’t recognise Tegan due to her condition, leaving Tegan devastated.
Doctors later decide that Dee Dee should be treated with a type of chemotherapy, but tension mounts when Diane (Alex Fletcher) is more in favour of the idea than Tegan is.
Diane is quick to remind Tegan that she won’t be having any influence over Dee Dee’s treatment, which means she’ll be going ahead with the chemotherapy.
Vowing not to take this lying down, Tegan consults James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) and hires him as her lawyer, wanting to fight for some parental rights. How will Diane react to Tegan’s shock move?
Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Thursday, September 20 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.