Hollyoaks spoilers to follow.
Hollyoaks‘ Eric Foster has Tony Hutchinson eat out of the palm of his hand, despite being caught rudely animating Cindy Cunningham online.
In tonight’s first episode on E4, Tony stuck his stepbrother incel and demanded to know what he saw on Eric’s laptop.
Fumbling to explain himself, the recent invader of Cindy’s home came back with, “Tony, I came across this website, it was a complete accident…”
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“Website? I’m talking about that weird cartoon that was on your computer. The 3D doll was called Cindy. What was that, Eric?” Tony questioned, before being interrupted.
At home, while setting up a meeting, Eric wanted to clear the air with Tony.
“Look, don’t worry about it,” Tony told him. “What you do on your laptop is up to you. Just be nice to Cindy, yeah? She’s been through a lot.”
However, after spying on an ideal opportunity, Tony searched Eric’s laptop and found an entire folder piled high with photos of Cindy.
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Off-screen, Eric claimed he simply had a crush on Cindy and used her likeness for a dating site, which Tony revealed at the party shortly after.
“He loves you,” he told a stunned Cindy. “He told me he was on this new dating site and he asked him to create an avatar of his dream woman – guess who he used for inspiration.
“He doesn’t want a gamer Cind, he wants you…”
How far will Eric go in this dark obsession?
Hollyoaks airs first on All 4, with new episodes dropping every weekday morning. The show airs Monday to Friday at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and 7pm on E4.
Some omnibus episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video.
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