In tonight's - Thursday 05 March 2020 - EastEnders, Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) was given a hefty ultimatum by Kirsty Cotton (Milly Zero).
During the Colin Wyatt episode, Kirsty learnt of Phil's plans - via Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) - to temporarily close Mitchell's Autos leaving Kirsty without a job to fund her through college.
Less than sympathetic Shirley told Kirsty to lock-up after the finished maintaining a vehicle which caused Dot Branning's granddaughter to panic.
Later, Kirsty discovered some unanswered phone calls on The Arches' business phone and delightfully informed the caretaker manager of how many clients The Arches could have and that they would be "quids in".
Shirley gave Kirsty the benefit of the doubt and told her to pursue the potential clients for Ricky Champ's daughter's favourite.
As Kirsty trawled through the voicemails, she stumbled across one from Dennis "Denny" Rickman (Bleu Landau) begging Ian for forgiveness when he was imprisoned in a locker room by the Walford Councillor in the barge during EastEnders' 35 Anniversary week on the River Thames.
It was not long before Kirsty figured out what Ian had done.
Kirsty wouldn't be "Nasty" Nick Cotton's daughter for nothing so formulating a plan, she marched over to Walford East to confront Ian about her discovery.
Ian tried to brush it off at first, reminding her of the warning he gave earlier in the epidode. Ian told Kirsty that no-one would believe a petty criminal's daughter over a local councillor.
Mr. Beale thought he got away with it until Kirsty explained what a "pocket dial" is before pressing speaker phone and playing the damning voice message Dennis left on the phone.
It was in the closing moments of the episode where Kirsty gave Ian an ultimatum of her own.
Reminding Ian that Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) is his brother, she demanded Ian get Ben to sign The Arches over to her.
Viewers will have to wait to discover what Ian's answer will be.
EastEnders continues on BBC One.
Andy Gibson for AndyGibsonTV.com