When Phil suddenly starts acting kind, Ben and Louise are highly confused. Soon afterwards, Phil visits the launderette and Dot urges him to carry on fighting, but he admits that he’s had enough now and is ready to die.
Later, Sharon catches Phil as he’s about to sneak off and go without saying goodbye. Phil insists that he can’t spend Christmas with his family and goes ahead with his plan to leave, ignoring a devastated Sharon’s protests.
Meanwhile, the Walford Christmas Show goes out on stage for its second night. Will it go to plan?
Elsewhere, Whitney is reaching breaking point over Lee’s strange moods and turns to Mick for help. When Mick confronts his son and they have a heart-to-heart, will Lee reveal all?
Also today, Dot’s retirement party at the launderette is fast approaching.