The war between Alya Nazir and Carla Connor for control of Underworld is about to be slapped with a healthy and much needed dose of perspective in Coronation Street when Alya is given the opportunity to reflect on how much Aidan loved his family.
For weeks, Carla has been scheming to oust Alya from the factory while Alya has been stubbornly digging her heels in, refusing to give up her new empire as it is what Aidan demanded in his will.
Despite having to deal with the consequences of Carlas plot with Beth Tinker to sabotage the smooth running of the business, Alya is enjoying some success and she is delighted when she lands a huge order.
But later, she is given something sobering to watch when a student drops off a copy of a DVD interview conducted with Aidan where he spoke about his role as a kidney donor. As Alya sits down to watch it, she becomes emotional and moved as it becomes clear to her just how much Aidans family meant to him.
But will it give her food for thought regarding the factory and his decision in the will to leave the company to her? Could she be about to build bridges and make a compromise with Carla?
Recent spoilers have suggested that Peter Barlow will use his money from the sale of the Rovers to buy Alya out of Underworld. So could the future of the empire have #Carter written all over it?
One to watch: Friday 10th August at 8:30pm on ITV.