Who did Silas kill in Hollyoaks and what happened to him?

22 October 2020, 08:46 | Updated: 22 October 2020, 09:03

Silus was one of Hollyoaks' most iconic villains
Silus was one of Hollyoaks' most iconic villains. Picture: Channel 4/Lime Pictures

Who did Silas Blissett murder when he was on Hollyoaks? And is the villain dead? Find out everything...

Creepy pensioner Silas Blissett is one of the most iconic villains in Hollyoaks history, and went on to brutally murder a string of women in the village - including his own daughter.

And now he is back on our screens to get his revenge on the McQueen family, having blackmailed them for weeks.

But who exactly did Silas kill and what happened to him? Here’s everything you need to know…

Silas is back on Hollyoaks
Silas is back on Hollyoaks. Picture: Lime Pictures/Channel 4

Who was Silas and who did he kill in Hollyoaks?

Silas (Jeff Rawle) joined Hollyoaks in December 2010 as a ‘mystery man’ but he was later revealed to be Heidi Costello's (Kim Tiddy) father and the grandfather of Riley Costello (Rob Norbury), Seth Costello (Miles Higson) and Jason Costello (Victoria Atkin).

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The character ended up murdering six women - including his wife Joan Blissett who he pushed down a flight of stairs and strangled prior to his arrival in Chester.

These were: Joan Bissett, India Longford, Jenny, Rae Wilson, Heidi Costello and Lindsey Butterfield.

Silus tried to kill Texas in Hollyoaks
Silus tried to kill Texas in Hollyoaks. Picture: Channel 4/Lime Pictures

His killing spree began with India Longford (Beth Kingston) after he contacted her sister Texas on an internet dating website under the secret identity of a man called Cameron.

After arranging to meet her, Silas murders India and took the ring from her finger before burying her body in the woods.

He then moved his attention to a woman named Jenny (Daisy Turner) after they met on a social networking site.

In a Hollyoaks Later episode, Silas also murdered Rae Wilson (Alice Barlow) and framed Brendan Brady (Emmett J. Scanlan) for it.

In a shock twist, he accidentally murdered his daughter Heidi after mistaking her for Lynsey.

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Silas also kidnapped Riley's pregnant fiancé, Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) in 2011, who went on to confess she had an affair with Riley's father Carl Costello. But after being held captive, Mercedes managed to escape.

Silas left Hollyoaks on 4 November 2011, but returned for a stint on 19 July 2012, in an attempt to murder India’s sister Texas, but failed.

He was then seen boarding a bus full of women who attended a hen party, before making a surprise return on 5 February 2016.

His return storyline saw him curious about the ‘Gloved Hand killer’ who turned out to be Lindsey Butterfield.

On 18 May 2016, Silas murdered Lindsey himself after Mercedes told him about her adulterous past.

Lindsay was killed by Silas on Hollyoaks
Lindsay was killed by Silas on Hollyoaks. Picture: Channel 4/Lime Pictures

What happened to Silas?

Silas left the village again after he killed Lindsey.

Hollyoaks viewers have been calling for his return for years, and now he is finally back.

Speaking about his return to the soap for Hollyoaks' 25th anniversary, Silas actor Jeff Rawle revealed: “I am thrilled to be returning to be a part of Hollyoaks’ 25th anniversary – I think Silas has had a big following over the last ten years, and even when Silas has not been onscreen, we always know he’s out there somewhere…”

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