Will he make a recovery though?
Yep David Easter has made a dramatic return as the Max Nightingale, but is he about to make a full-time return?
Hollyoaks bosses have kept the storyline under wraps but have teased us with a clip of the monstrous man in the latest spring trailer.
Mac was last seen in hospital as he was diagnosed with locked in syndrome, where his brain fully works and he understands everything that is going on, apart from the fact he can’t communicate or move.
But what’s caused James to go back and see his abusive father?
And more importantly, could Mac be making a recovery and return to the village?