Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street's Nick Tilsley has an upsetting conversation with his mum Gail next week, privately accepting that Leanne Battersby's battle for Oliver is doomed to fail.
Nick (Ben Price) has tried his best to support Leanne as she has challenged the hospital's decision that nothing more can be done to help Oliver. However, his true feelings are about to be revealed after a difficult few days.
In upcoming scenes, Nick's ex-partner Natasha Blakeman (Rachel Leskovac) tells him that she'd like to donate £20,000 to Oliver's fund.
The family has been collecting donations to help finance their legal fight and any upcoming private treatment. Even though the £20k donation would be a huge help, Nick chooses not to tell Leanne (Jane Danson) about Natasha's offer.
Later, Nick is put on the spot when Natasha mentions the money to Leanne. Leanne is flabbergasted and demands to know why Nick has kept this quiet.
Leanne strongly suspects that Nick refused the money because he has already given up on Oliver. She urges him to accept the cash, as Natasha's help would pay the legal fees.
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Once alone with Gail (Helen Worth), however, a downbeat Nick confides his fears that Leanne is fighting a losing battle when it comes to Oliver.
Nick admits that he can't tell Leanne how he feels as she'd see it as a betrayal, but Gail thinks he'd be better off taking an honest approach.
Next week's episodes also see Oliver's dad Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) fly to Germany for a meeting with the doctors who previously considered the young boy's case.
Steve hopes to regain their support to help with the court case. Sadly, when he returns home to Weatherfield a few days later, he confirms that he failed to secure the help of the doctors.
Coronation Street airs these scenes on Friday, October 23 at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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