Cathy wakes to find Roy cancelling the church. Disappointed, she hints at a change of heart, but Roy doesn’t take the bait. Cathy is aghast to realise that Roy’s rash has vanished and assumes he’s relieved. Roy cancels the flowers and the reception, and calls on Ken and Anna to explain that the wedding is off. Anna is secretly relieved she won’t have to leave the flat.
Later, Alex is annoyed at Nessa for causing chaos. Unrepentant Nessa blames Roy for going back on his promise to Cathy. Roy listens, his conscience pricked.
Sensing Cathy’s regret, Roy points out it was she who called off the wedding. Exasperated Cathy explains she was merely seeking comfort from him. With the misunderstanding aired, will Roy decide the wedding must go ahead after all?
Meanwhile, seeing Nick’s paranoia, Robert urges him to confront Peter to warn him off Leanne. Leanne and Peter arrange to throw an early Christmas Day celebration so that Peter can see Simon open his presents. Nick visits Number 1 and tells Peter to stay away from Leanne.
Elsewhere, Eileen is upset by the letters flooding in from angry customers, out of pocket due to the development scam. At the same time, Andy is enraged as he watches Phelan cheerily going about his business.