The soap’s bosses have been determined to show every single painstaking aspect of the recovery process following Ross’s ordeal, particularly because of how current the issue is in the media at the moment it seems.
Friday’s latest development saw Ross faced with the upsetting truth that his facial wounds were so shocking his toddler son Moses was too afraid to come near or even look at him.
As his own perceived ugliness became too much to bear, Ross started to become more and more depressed, leading to concerns from his brother Pete (Anthony Quinlan).
Determined to lay in bed with the curtains drawn, Ross tried to push his brother away but Pete was having none of it in tonight’s instalment.
Ross then decided to hit his older brother exactly where he knew it would hurt, seemingly trying to drive away everyone that cared about him.
“Look Debbie [Charley Webb] said sorry about bringing Moses, I don’t know what she was thinking springing him on you like that,” Pete tried to reason.
Too distraught to listen to his sibling’s words of support, Ross snapped: “What are you some flipping expert, why should I listen to you?”
He then used the ultimate betrayal and told Pete in no uncertain terms how worthless he thought he was.
“Mum should have done us all a favour and shot you instead,” he cried, as the farmer began to cry.
Ross was referring to the harrowing October scenes that saw Emma Barton (Gillian Kearney) eventually get rumbled for killing her husband James Barton (Bill Ward) the year before.
Before Moira Barton (Natalie J Robb) killed her by pushing her off the bridge viaduct however, an on-the-run Emma accidentally killed her son Finn Barton (Joe Gill) by thinking she was shooting an unknown figure in the forest.
While Pete was clearly reeling from the seemingly unforgivable words, he made sure to tell Ross that he still loved him, no matter what.
Following the deeply hurtful confrontation between the pair, Ross has nearly succeeded in alienating everyone following the acid attack.
Yet if the depression doesn’t take over, it seems that only one thing might heal a traumatised Ross – seeking revenge on the person who did the attack. But what will that mean for Debbie?