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Nick returns to work for the first time since Oliver's death. Chesney and Gemma don't know how they're going to fund Christmas presents for five children. Paul feels guilty for lying to Billy. Todd suggests he do something special for him. David assures Shona that he's forgiven her for breaking into the bistro but it's clear he's at the end of his tether. Adam is kept sedated while he's treated for a possible infection. DS Willets questions Sarah about the watch Bernie sold her. Nick asks Toyah if he's left Leanne on her own too soon. Toyah thinks it'll do her good. In the flat, Leanne starts packing away Oliver's toys but is soon overcome with emotion as each one holds memories of her son. Natasha alerts Nick when Sam goes missing. Sarah tells DS Willets that she bought the watch as a present for Adam but threw it in the bin when they split up. She confirms the inscription on the back. Gemma tries to sell her make-up products at the fitness centre after getting the gym bunnies interested last week. She discovers they've already bought them from Michael. Gemma rows with him as she was counting on the money to pay for the kids' Christmas. Todd offers his contact more work. Paul plans a quiet night in with Billy. Sam is found with Gail, having lied to his gran that Natasha dropped him off. A panicked Will calls Paul again and begs to meet up. Paul agrees and accepts an offer from Todd to cover for him with Billy. Maria hears Bernie and Brian discussing the watch in cafe and that Gary was very keen to get his hands on it. Ray threatens to show the police the CCTV footage from the bistro showing Shona and Simon helping themselves to his booze unless David drops his opposition to the development. David unhappily agrees. Todd tells Billy that Paul's gone to see a mate who's been hurt in a car crash. He turns down Billy's invitation to have a takeaway with him and Summer. Natasha admits to Nick that she's overseeing the opening of a salon in London and is moving there with Sam.


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  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this episode made with social distancing rules being observed by both cast and production crew, even when they were playing family members or people who shared residences.
  • TV Times synopsis: Nick learns that Sam is moving to London with Natasha; Shona's actions leave David at Ray's mercy; and Paul agrees to meet a distressed Will.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 6,850,894 viewers (5th place).
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