Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street's new arrival Elaine Jones makes an emotional phone call to Alya Nazir tonight (July 29).
Elaine fled from the cobbles earlier this week following the surprise revelation that she's the biological mum of Tim Metcalfe.
The bombshell and Elaine's subsequent departure cast doubt on the chances of her testifying at Yasmeen's attempted murder trial. However, in Wednesday's episode, we discover that she's not willing to turn her back on the situation after all.
This evening's scenes see Elaine call Alya (Sair Khan) to check on how Yasmeen is doing after her heart attack.
Although Yasmeen has every chance of making a full recovery, a frightened Alya can't help fearing that her gran could give up fighting altogether if she feels she has no hope at the trial.
This tragic possibility seems to strike a chord with Elaine, who doesn't want her abusive ex-husband Geoff to triumph again.
Weighing everything up, Elaine confirms that she's prepared to give evidence against Geoff after all.
Elaine wants to do everything she can to help Yasmeen and clear her name, leaving Alya hugely grateful that things are looking up for the trial.
However, with a long time to wait until the all-important court date arrives, it soon becomes clear that the fight to keep Elaine around may not be over just yet…
Paula Wilcox, who plays Elaine, recently explained: "Elaine had been married to Geoff and she was Tim's mother, but she has been shut out from their lives by Geoff for nearly 50 years. She hadn't seen Tim since he was a baby, but she was absolutely devoted to her baby and there was no doubt about that.
"But Geoff became so scary. I think maybe we haven't seen how scary he can be up to now, although he has been pretty frightening already. It's very real, what he was doing to her. I think that for Elaine, it was absolutely terrifying to have a baby in danger as well as yourself in danger.
"What happened in the end was that Elaine had to save herself."
Coronation Street airs tonight at 7.30pm on ITV.
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