Rana Nazir is forced to take drastic action in Coronation Street in order to have a chance of saying goodbye to her ailing dad Hassan – so she lies to her mum Saira that she has split up from Kate Connor.
Since her dad suffered a stroke, Rana has been kept away by Saira, who refuses to allow her to see Hassan and it is devastating poor Rana who feels that she will lose her father without ever having any kind of closure.
Desperate to see him and knowing that time is running out, Rana is in pain and Kate sees that so suggests that she pretends they are no longer together in order to appease a stubborn Saira. Later, Billy Mayhew is on board to help distract Saira while Rana sneaks in to see her dad in hospital and Saira is left furious.
However, believing that Rana has called time on her romance with Kate, she allows her in to see Hassan and tells her husband that their daughter has seen the error of her ways. As Rana lies to her dad that she thinks her parents were right all along, he squeezes her hand before then passing away.
But Rana feels horrific about herself as she knows she deceived her dad and lied about who she is on his deathbed. Is this set to make the grief of her dad dying even heavier as she is rocked by how much she has been ostracised from her family just because she fell in love?
One to watch: Friday 17th August at 7:30pm on ITV.