Victor died in a shocking showdown (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Victor Brothers (Benjamin o’Mahoney) met a shocking end in Hollyoaks after his escape plan went sideways, resulting in shots being fired from his own gun.

The convicted criminal, who made a surprise return to screens last week, got in touch with County Lines victim Sid Sumner (Billy Price) in a bid to convince him that he was a changed man.

Sid, being the kind-hearted soul that he is, wanted to see the best in his former drugs boss, and thus gave him the benefit of the doubt, agreeing to attend his mum’s funeral with him.

Victor, however, was up to no good, manipulating Sid like he did so two years ago, as he plotted his escape.

After his mum’s service was at an end, Victor attacked the guards and took Sid hostage with a gun, instructing him to do as he was told or Juliet Nightingale (Niamh Blackshaw) would die.

Juliet, worried about her best mate, tracked Sid and Victor down in the woods, and Victor held her at gunpoint, threatening her life once more.

Victor threatened to kill Sid (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Sid was forced to carry out a drugs deal in the eponymous village in order to protect the lives of those he holds dear.

Problems arose, however, when Lizzie Chen-Williams (Lily Best) spotted him mid-deal and insisted on calling her policeman brother Sam (Matthew McGivern).

He pulled a gun on both Sid and Lizzie (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Sid was left with little choice after the deal went awry, and thus he pulled the wool over Victor’s eyes, making him believe that everything went as planned. Victor, however, soon discovered that this wasn’t the case, and he pulled a gun on both Sid and Lizzie!

Juliet, having witnessed the tense scenes unfold, tackled Victor to the floor, where a struggle ensued, and shortly afterwards, a shot was fired.

It was subsequently revealed that Victor had taken a bullet from his own gun.

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Victor was shot amid the struggle (Picture: Lime Pictures)

With his final breath, he was determined to remind Juliet and Sid that they ‘took the money’ when under his influence (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Victor subsequently died (Picture: Lime Pictures)

As he bled out on the floor, the criminal sinisterly reminded Juliet and Sid that they both ‘took the money’ when they were under his watchful eye, attempting to make out that they were no better than him – a sentiment that stayed with Sid as Victor died.

Truly stunning work from all the actors involved. We’ll certainly miss the Benjamin O’Mahoney, who turned in a chillingly brilliant performance as the sinister Victor over the years.

Victor, as fans will recall, was the primary antagonist of the acclaimed County Lines storyline.

He made his debut in the show back in June 2020, when he rocked up to have a word with foot soldier Jordan Price (Connor Calland).

Victor was the primary antagonist of the County Lines storyline, and terrorised Juliet and Sid for almost a year between 2020 and 2021 (Picture: Lime Pictures)

The drug lord liked what he saw and thus decided to stick around, grooming a number of the eponymous village’s youths

Sid, having had enough of his treachery, decided to fight back, and devised a plan to acquire evidence to prove that Victor had groomed Juliet, who was serving a prison sentence at the time.

Victor, however, found out what he was up to and retaliated, stabbing Sid.

Ollie Morgan (Gabriel Clark), meanwhile, carried on with the mission, and with some assistance from James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) and Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson), he ultimately succeeded in bringing Victor down.

Hollyoaks continues Friday September 23 at 7pm on E4 or stream the next episode on All4 from Friday midnight. 

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