EastEnders star Shiv Jalota has said that his character Vinny will have a rare heart-to-heart with his mother Suki (Balvinder Sopal) this week.
In nerve-wracking scenes, Suki sets her plan in motion to run away from the square to start a new life with secret lover Eve (Heather Peace), reporting her controlling husband Nish (Navin Chowdhry) to the police and preparing to leave.
Before she goes, however, she takes a moment to spend some time with her son, who is oblivious to what she is about to do.
"Her main point here to Vinny is to stress that he's enough as he is and to stop trying to be a person that Nish wants him to be," said Jalota.
"He's different from his other siblings and family members so she just wants him to be his own man."
He continued: "It's a really beautiful moment between them. He really loves his mum and he knows they'll always be connected, and it feels reciprocated in this moment.
"You get the sense here that she really has his back and that he'll always have a sense of belonging with her."
Before Suki gets the chance to make her French exit, Nish returns home unexpectedly and angrily confronts Vinny, accusing him of shopping him to the police.
"There's an incident in the house and Vinny is unsure of the truth behind it, so he has to make a decision," Jolata teased.
"Is his dad all he cracks up to be? Is his mum at risk? Vinny's illusion that they're a happy family perhaps isn't true."
EastEnders continues Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and from 6am on iPlayer.