Jack wants to buy Vera a decent Christmas present after last year's fiasco. He sees an advert for artists' models and decides to apply in order to get himself some spare cash. Gail gives Phil a set of keys to No.8. Audrey insists Keith and Craig must have Christmas dinner at Gail's with her. Craig's crying on Rosie's shoulder having visited his mum in prison. Phil has a cup of tea at Eileen's house. They chat and he realises how much he enjoys her company. Hilary Sanders interviews Jack for the artists' model job. She likes the fact he looks "lived in" and pays him £200 up front. Jamie's put out when Frankie announces she's got a date with Nathan. Carol sees this and thinks he's jealous. Vera continues to work extra shifts as she needs the money to buy Jack the Christmas present she has in mind. Rosie tells Kevin how sorry she feels for Craig with his mum in prison and how lucky she feels to have her mum and dad at home. Kevin's touched. Jamie worries about Frankie while she's out with Nathan which annoys Carol. Jack shows Tyrone the Edward VII figurine he's bought for Vera. Frankie arrives home after a lovely evening with Nathan. To Jamie's disgust Carol accuses him of being jealous of Nathan and insinuates he fancies Frankie.


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