Hollyoaks’ Merdeces McQueen’s hopes of white wedding end up smeared in blood and tears after she discovered groom Russ Owen dead.
The character, played by Jen Metcalfe, sobbed uncontrollably as she stood over her new husband’s lifeless body in the workshop, still wearing her ivory gown.
Her scream lead Sylver McQueen to discover her amid the turmoil, and the feisty character could not hold back her emotion.
The iconic McQueen sibling then turned on him over Russ’ death – her first husband whom she was marrying for a second time.
She eventually believes his protestations of innocence, yet fails to realise he was the victim of a punch from Russ shortly before his death.
The deceased husband had his suspicions about Mercedes bedding Sylver, and she eventually confessed she did the dirty with him during a rowdy trip to Magaluf.
Russ then hunted him down and hit him, before branding Mercedes “the biggest slag that has ever lived.”
As the police arrest her, fans were initially led to believe she was the culprit.
Sliver later broke the news of Russ’ death to Max and Bobby before Breda McQueen stepped in to comfort them.
It was only then the realisation becomes clear that she was in fact responsible.
She dropped the mallet after hitting Russ on the head, then swiftly stole a button from his jacket which she knitted onto a teddy bear.
She then gave the stuffed animal, complete with the button, to Max for comfort.
Hollyoaks continues at 6.30pm on Channel 4 every weeknight.
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