As Nick and Leanne exchange gifts, they’re taken aback when Toyah pulls up in her car and announces that Christmas is off. She soon admits to Leanne that her marriage is over and she’s been having an affair.
Later, when Nick spots Peter heading out, he’s immediately suspicious. Realising the Bros tape is missing from the drawer, Nick confronts Peter and is still convinced that he’s after Leanne. Nick punches Peter and the two men are soon brawling in the street.
Afterwards, Nick grabs the Bros tape from Peter’s pocket and thrusts it at Leanne, ordering her to open it. Leanne is horrified as she reads the message. What is Peter’s game?
Meanwhile, Gary, Anna and Faye join the Platts as they open presents. Bethany is thrilled with her smart watch, but she’s snappy towards Gary and Sarah is embarrassed by her behaviour. Bethany soon assures Faye that she no longer fancies Gary. However, when Sarah reads a text on Bethany’s phone from Faye telling her she’s glad she’s over her crush on Gary, Sarah is stunned and Bethany is mortified.
As Sarah explains to a shocked Gary that Bethany has been carrying a torch for him, they realise with horror that she’s gone missing. After swallowing a ruck of diet pills, Bethany collapses in the ginnel. Watching events unfold, Shona’s ex Nathan finds Bethany and picks her up.
Elsewhere, aware that Billy is missing Christmas at the church, Todd insists he should attend the service with the new vicar. Having enjoyed the service, will it rekindle Billy’s passion for his calling?
Later, as Billy is about to leave, he comes across Shona drinking wine in the vestry. Shona admits that she’s fallen out with Nathan, her ex, and she’s homeless. Billy insists she comes back to Number 11 with him. Unbeknown to them, Nathan watches on. What trouble is Billy bringing to the street?
Also today, Norris makes peace with Mary and insists she joins himself Roy and Brian for Christmas dinner in the café. But as they sit down to eat they’re interrupted by the arrival of a young man.
Finally, Tim is forced to admit that Sally’s new tv was actually meant for Michelle, Andy mixes the stolen painkillers with gin and orange to make a lethal cocktail, while Aidan is unimpressed when Eva presents him with a kitten.