Hollyoaks confirms death story for Rafe

Rafe Harcourt (Chris Gordon) is set to be rocked by death in Hollyoaks next week, opening up about his feelings in the wake of the sad news.

The Earl, as viewers know, made his debut in the Channel 4 soap earlier this month after he crossed paths with Sienna Blake (Anna Passey) at the Chester races.

Sienna was instantly taken with him, taking his advice in a gamble that ultimately lost her her entire life savings, before setting out to scam the newcomer out of his fortune.

Rafe, however, soon discovered that Sienna wasn’t who she said she is, but despite her lies he remains infatuated with her, having moved to the village in a bids to get close to her, with upcoming scenes seeing him offer her a job.

Sienna is overwhelmed at the prospect of working for him, hopeful of making her dreams come true by making enough cash to buy her dream home, but she’s soon upset to find out the position in question is actually a cleaning one.

John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) is on hand to offer some advice, recommending that Rafe be brought down a peg or two, with Sienna subsequently making it her mission to do just that.

Knowing that the Earl has some business at Dee Valley Law, she sets about finding out just what it is that he’s after, planting her mobile phone in Maxine Minniver’s (Nikki Sanderson) handbag, leaving the device recording so that she may overhear Rafe discussing his legal matters.

Sienna and Ethan Williams (Matthew James Bailey) listen in, overwhelmed when they find out that Rafe is set to inherit £35 million from his dad, who has died.

There is, however, one clause in the contract, which is that Rafe must be married in order to get his hands on the money. Ethan reckons Sienna should tie the knot with the newcomer in a bid to get his cash, which leaves the former teacher outraged.

Subsequent scenes see Sienna ask Rafe how he’s feeling in the wake of his dad’s death, which leaves the Earl touched, as he reveals that she’s the first person to ask such a thing.

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Rafe admits that he doesn’t want anything from his father, revealing that there were always strings attached where he was concerned.

But despite Sienna offering thoughts of kindness, she later decides to follow through on Ethan’s plan, setting in motion a plot to make Rafe think that they’ve split up in a bid to get her hands on his fortune.

Lady Sienna in waiting.

One to watch: Monday May 29 at 7pm on E4.

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