Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street airs Faye Windass' final scenes next week as Ellie Leach bows out from the role.
Show bosses are lining up a bittersweet ending for Faye, who leaves Weatherfield with Jackson Hodge and their daughter Miley.
In upcoming scenes, Jackson and Miley prepare to leave the area to start their new life in Slough.
The father-daughter duo invite Faye for a final family outing, but she's too heartbroken to face it.
Faye breaks down in front of Gary Windass and admits that she wants to be with Jackson, but feels that she can't leave her current boyfriend Craig Tinker because he knows something that could land her back in prison.
This refers to Craig covering up Faye and Emma Brooker's hit and run, which killed elderly man Ted Spear in January 2022.
Later in the week, Faye does her best to contain her emotions as Jackson and Miley come round to take some family photos before their departure.
Craig senses how upset Faye is, so he suggests that if she wants to leave for Slough with Jackson and Miley, she should go for it.
Faye appreciates that Craig is setting her free, so she packs her bags and leaves with Jackson and Miley.
Craig feels powerless as he watches on, clearly heartbroken to lose Faye.
Ellie Leach's departure from the role of Faye was first revealed in April.
Speaking to Digital Spy and other media about Faye's big decision, Ellie explained: "Faye does love Craig, but she's not in love with him anymore. Jackson has come in and said: 'This is what I want, I want you, I want this family. Come and move with us and we can be a family together'.
"It's hard for Faye because it's a question of – do you go with your head or heart?
"In the final scene, Faye is in the taxi leaving and Craig is walking up the street. Faye asks for them to stop the car and she goes back to Craig, telling him that she loves him, she always has and she always will.
"It was just so, so emotional. You see there are two people here who do love each other, but there are so many other factors. Love isn't always enough, and you can definitely see that in the final scene."
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
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