The EastEnders pair grew up together as children, but in new spoiler photographs, the Walford duo seem to be getting even closer.
On the day of Mel Owen’s (played by Tamzin Outhwaite) club opening, a new form of tension arises after Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) tells Sharon (Letitia Dean) that he won’t be attending.
Hunter (Charlie Winter) pokes the fire and increases Phil’s concerns over security at the club.
He suggests that Phil should monitor the CCTV from his mobile phone.
Despite the tension between their parents, Hunter and Louise (Tilly Keeper) continue to grow closer and the couple share a passionate kiss.
But are Hunter’s feelings genuine or does he have other motives?
Meanwhile, Louise will tell Bex Fowler (Jasmine Armfield) that she’s now “ready” to sleep with Hunter, but Carmel Kazemi (Bonnie Langford) overhears and offers some advice that makes Louise question Hunter.
The episode will air this Friday and will no doubt leave viewers shocked.
Fans will remember learning the link between Hunter and Louise back in February.
Hunter’s murderous father Steve Owen (Martin Kemp) died after a car chase that ended with him crashing into two petrol tanks while carrying Louise in his car.
Louise had been kept in the dark over her childhood and told Hunter that his dad died of a heart attack in a nightclub.
As the pair were embroiled in the heist scandal’s comeuppance at the time, Ciara Maguire (Denise McCormack) interrupted with: “I know that’s what your mum told you, but it’s not true.
“She hasn’t exactly been honest with you. You know the story about half the east end turning out for his funeral?
“The streets lined? All their Sunday best? That’s just what it was. A story. You see your dad…”
Mel then ran in-between Hunter and Ciara, shouting: “Hunter! Get away from him!” as Ciara replied: “I warned you!”
Fearing the truth had been exposed, Mel shouted: “Whatever she said is not true!”
Ciara continued: “He didn’t [die here]. Just like he wasn’t a hero. What are you going to do? Your dad was scum. He was a vicious thug.
“Steve Owen was burnt alive in a car. It gets worse. He was trying to steal a baby at the time. Lies? If you don’t believe me, ask her,” before pointing to Sharon.
“Saskia Duncan? God rest her soul. Oh, you don’t know who she was? She was an old friend of your father’s. Well, until he killed her. What mother would let their child know their dad was a murderer?” she snarled.