Jennifer takes Peggy to the antiques fair at Lower Loxley. Elizabeth is anxious to know if everything is set up for the publicity shoots. Nigel reassures her that Brenda will have everything in hand.
Later, Nigel finds Elizabeth on her laptop checking the long-range weather forecasts. To alleviate her concerns, Nigel gently reminds Elizabeth there are both indoor and outdoor activities.
Helen attempts to cheer Annette up with invitations to the antiques fair and to supper with Leon. Annette declines, saying she's got plans. Helen puts it down to Christmas being a family time, plus the news that Annette's going to lose her job at the shop.
To escape the flat, Annette makes an unplanned visit to Home Farm and is disappointed to hear that Alice will be out until late. Annette returns later to wait for Alice; Jennifer rather reluctantly offers Annette supper.
At 10 o'clock and with no sign of Alice, Jennifer firmly offers Annette a lift home. Annette insists on walking, saying the fresh air will do her good. Once alone Annette, dials Sonja's number and asks - and then begs and pleads - to be allowed to stay with her for Christmas.
Episode written by Carole Simpson Solazzo.