Published Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Hayley gets a visit from her estranged son Christian. (© ITV)
Since dealing with the devastating news that she has terminal cancer, Hayley wants to make things right with her son before she dies.
"Hayley feels it is something she needs to do. So she calls Christian, but he doesn't turn up the first time they arrange to meet," explained actress Julie Hesmondhalgh.
The last time Hayley tried to reach out to her son, Christian was unable to deal with the fact that she is now a woman and, confused and angry, he punched her and ran away.
"Hayley would like a reconciliation and to know that her son accepts her for who she is now," said Julie.
"She would also love to meet her grandchildren."
Hayley is worried that her son will behave differently if he knows she is ill, and so she decides to keep her diagnosis a secret from him.
Julie explained: "She doesn't want him to reconcile with her just because he thinks she is dying, so she keeps it to herself."
Hayley also makes a list of all the things she wants to do with Roy while she is still well enough to do them.
"Hayley is determined to fit as many things as possible into her life before it is too late.
"She decides to write a wish list of everything she wants to do. It's a really varied list like setting off 99 red balloons, riding on a Harley Davidson, going on a camping trip, visiting the boating lake where she and Roy first kissed and teaching Roy to drive".
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