Mums. Where would we be without them? They cook for us, clean for us and forgive us our foibles.
Hollyoaks mums are no exception. Though they can occasionally come a cropper (sorry about that, Heidi and Mummy Valentine), they are generally the glue than holds wayward 'Oaks families together.
This week we've seen three of them in action, but which one rules the roost? Let us compare and contrast...
Points for: With a seemingly bottomless well of forgiveness, Myra will let you off the hook for just about anything: growing cannabis in her loft, sleeping with your sisters' fellas, murder...Just DON'T GRASS, okay?
Points against: If asked by her psychotic long lost son to choose which of her children should die she might pick YOU. Which could be quite awkward.
Points for: Ever chipper, she's the Mum you need if you're feeling down - on hand with a kind word and "fit" pancakes. That doesn't mean she's a pushover though - she's not afraid to go toe to toe with the local hard nut family if she needs to. Cross her at your peril.
Points against: You social status might take a nosedive when she's spotted dishing out free condoms to the local student populace. Oh, and if she doesn't approve of your boyfriend she will let you know. Loudly. A LOT.
Points for: More mate than Mum, she'll take you out shopping then drag you down to Chez Chez for shots afterwards. Would you find other Mums dancing provocatively on a bar? Not likely.
Points against: More mate than Mum, she'll bring home randoms called Roger and turn to a bottle of Shiraz in times of crisis. Don't expect any help from her come revision time either.
So who wins the Mum-off? You decide, vote below!