Mercedes McQueen, played by Jennifer Metcalfe, has decided to sell up her pub and leave the Hollyoaks village behind.
The landlady decided to hand over The Dog to evil Fergus Collins (Robert Beck) in a bid to get rid of her estranged husband Sylver’s (David Tag) debt.
Channel 4 viewers were shocked when their favorite landlady left the village.
Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: “Our Mercedes deserved a better exit!”
Another added: “Mercedes will come back with another long lost relative I bet.’
A third person posted: “Ummm please tell me Mercedes is coming back!”
While a fourth social media user penned: “Mercedes should not have gone.”
Mercedes originally wanted to stay in the village to look after step-daughter Cher (Bethannie Hare) but things didn’t stay like this for long.
Wednesday’s episode of the soap saw the McQueens faced with a difficult situation as little Bobby Costello admitted that he was Cher’s online friend ‘Jade’.
Mercedes tried to find out the truth, but Bobby wouldn’t let her in. This led to Cher running away.
However, she soon did manage to get the truth out of him as Bobby explained that he knew Cher was alone and he was just trying to be her friend.
He admitted it to her, and she was humbled.
Mercedes wanted to be there for her son and wanted to take him to Alicante.
Cher stated that she felt she had enough support by her family and suggested that Sylver travel to Alicante together with Mercedes.
Sylver agreed to this and started to pack up his stuff.
Mercedes, in her iconic red dress, appeared and took one last look at the pub before setting the keys to the side. She then grabbed her purse and walked away.
Cher began to say goodbye to the trio and then apologized for all the drama. Mercedes replied that she shouldn’t apologize and that she should be happy.
The three of them got in a taxi and began their new life together in Alicante. It is unlikely that Mercedes won’t return to Hollyoaks.
Hollyoaks continues Friday on Channel 4 at 6.30pm followed by first look episode on E4 at 7pm
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