Pat thinks Christmas Day went as well as they could have hoped. She and Tony are disappointed Helen didn't stay longer, but at least they didn't have a row. Tony suggests putting together the cot they gave Helen tomorrow. Tom reports that it appears Jennifer had a great time at Susan's party despite her misgivings.
Over coffee later Pat says Helen's refused Tony's offer about the cot; she's arranged to see Kirsty tomorrow. Tony thinks that's an excuse. He's hurt. Pat tells him they'll just have to be patient and see Helen at Adam and Ian's do.
Nigel's buoyant from his 'No-Mercy Nigel' highwayman role, but Lizzie tells him they've got to get on. It's a busy time. So Nigel and Kenton store the highwayman gear in the attic and hunt out the Happy New Year banner. Kenton suggests putting it on the roof; the ball guests will love it! But when Elizabeth sees them on the roof she just wants them to get down before the children get any ideas.
On their way back through the attic, Nigel stumbles upon an art deco brooch, which he recognises as his mother's. He decides to have it cleaned up as a New Year present for Elizabeth.