Hollyoaks’ fans have finally discovered the reason why Mercedes McQueen was shot by Grace Black and James Nightingale.
Fans of the hit E4 soap discovered watched as Grace tried to justify shooting the outspoken barmaid by claiming it was justice for her brother Liam Donovan.
In nail biting scene, Grace explained how she went to the village nightclub in a fit of rage.
Grace said: “When I arrived at The Loft I was ready to take her apart.
“I saw your [Liam] gun and I knew what I had to do.”
Looking at Liam, she continued: “I did this for you.
“You said yourself she needed to die. I got you justice.”
Not buying into her spin, the crook hit back: “What did you do? You slept with Silver.
“The only reason you did this was because you are in love with her husband.”
Explaining his part in the fateful night, James continued: “I didn’t know how I was going to do it, I just knew I wanted to.
“When I got to The Loft I saw that Grace had beaten me to it by seconds… until she had her wobble.
“Her first shot missed so I helped, we did it together.”
Smiling the bent lawyer added: “And this time we hit her.
“I didn’t do this for justice, I did this for good old fashioned revenge. She killed Harry.”
Hollyoaks continues weekdays on Channel 4 at 6.30pm and E4 at 7pm