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03/12/2012

Ian can’t face going to Ben and Jay’s sentencing; should he have told Ben to retract his statement? Sharon accompanies Phil. Jay won’t let Abi go with him. Ben’s sentenced to four years and Jay to community service. Later, finding Jay in the Arches, Phil assures him he couldn’t have stopped Ben. Phil’s blaming himself; if only he’d got Ben help. He doesn’t want to ruin Jay’s life too. In tears, Phil tells Jay ‘I’m sorry son’. They hug. Returning to the B&B, Jay embraces a relieved Abi. Sharon assures Phil that he can put right the mistakes he made with Ben with Lexi. A voice breaks in from behind ‘how sweet’ – Shirley’s back.

Alfie and Fatboy return from Germany laden with decorations and festive snacks. Discovering Kat’s out, a paranoid Alfie phones her repeatedly. Fatboy and Alfie plan to set up a Christmas stall in competition with Derek and Tyler. They decide on a wager; the losing stall gives up their Christmas Eve takings. Kat eventually returns and presents Alfie with a framed photo of them with Tommy. She feels terrible when Alfie gives her a necklace with stones similar to her mum’s ring.

Lauren returns to Cora’s with booze but Cora sends her away. Cora looks at her silver bracelet. She joins Patrick in the Vic and learns he’s going to stay with Anthony for Christmas. Drunk, Lauren joins Lucy and Whitney in R&R. She’s rude to Joey who refuses to serve her. Later, finding her slumped on the stairs Joey’s tender but then checks himself leaving Lauren confused and tearful.

Bianca promises the kids a Christmas tree. She does well at her Booty trial as does Lola. Impressed, Tanya offers them both jobs but for tips only.

Poppy’s thrilled with the snow globe Fatboy brings her from Germany.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 3 Dec 2012 22:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Shirley CarterLinda Henry
Phil MitchellSteve McFadden
Sharon RickmanLetitia Dean
Alfie MoonShane Richie
Kat MoonJessie Wallace
Ian BealeAdam Woodyatt
Lucy BealeHetti Bywater
Jay MitchellJamie Borthwick
Abi BranningLorna Fitzgerald
Tanya CrossJo Joyner
Poppy MeadowRachel Bright
Lola PearceDanielle Harold
Bianca ButcherPatsy Palmer
Carol JacksonLindsey Coulson
Cora CrossAnn Mitchell
Patrick TruemanRudolph Walker
Arthur 'Fatboy' ChubbRicky Norwood
Derek BranningJamie Foreman
Jack BranningScott Maslen
Lauren BranningJacqueline Jossa
Joey BranningDavid Witts
Whitney DeanShona McGarty
Jean SlaterGillian Wright
Roxy MitchellRita Simons
Liam ButcherJames Forde
Morgan ButcherDevon Higgs
Executive ProducerLorraine Newman
DirectorTim Mercier
WriterRob Gittins

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