As Janine prepares for her perfect Christmas, a conflicted Pat wrestles with a secret that could destroy her marriage. Ryan struggles to contain a volatile Whitney.
Pat is preoccupied and wonders what to do, should she tell Janine what she saw? She receives a call from Simon, who invites her to New Zealand for Christmas. Stacey and Ryan plan to go away for the weekend together. Janine forces Pat into shopping for a Christmas tree as a surprise for Ryan. In the Launderette, Stacey tells Kat she is going away for the weekend. Dot overhears and later mentions to Pat that Stacey is having a weekend away. Janine happily decorates the tree she has bought to make their first Christmas together perfect. Ryan tells Whitney he is having an affair with Stacey. Whitney is shocked that he’s throwing everything away. Ryan lies to Janine that he has to go away for the weekend for work. Janine tells Pat, who realises he is going away with Stacey. Pat tells Janine that she saw Ryan kissing Stacey, she won’t see Janine made a fool of. Janine is devastated and initially cries on Pat’s shoulder, but then she hardens, she won’t cry any more tears over Ryan. She’s going to kill him.
It’s Peter’s birthday and Jane is planning a party for him. Peter’s annoyed, he didn’t want one. Ian gives Peter £100 for his birthday. Peter tells Jane he wants to spend the rest of his life with Whitney, and later buys a ring from the pawn shop.
Ian sees Glenda in the Vic and suggests they go back to hers, surely he’s entitled to something as he’s paid her rent? Glenda is initially affronted, but relents when Ian flatters her and leads him back to her place. Glenda criticises Ian’s performance in the bedroom.
|Janine Malloy||Charlie Brooks|
|Pat Evans||Pam St Clement|
|Ryan Malloy||Neil McDermott|
|Stacey Branning||Lacey Turner|
|Glenda Mitchell||Glynis Barber|
|Ian Beale||Adam Woodyatt|
|Jane Beale||Laurie Brett|
|Peter Beale||Thomas Law|
|Whitney Dean||Shona McGarty|
|Dot Branning||June Brown|
|Kat Moon||Jessie Wallace|
|Billy Mitchell||Perry Fenwick|
|Executive Producer||Bryan Kirkwood|