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Michelle shows signs of thawing towards Robert as she brings him a cup of coffee in the bistro van on Christmas morning. Jenny collects Rita from the hospital. Gary finds the furniture shop door ajar and the gun and ammo missing. He suspects the thief had a key as there's no sign of forced entry but his and Fiz's keys are accounted for. The Barlows have Christmas dinner at the bistro. Michelle implores Vicky to call a truce with Robert. Vicky thinks she's pathetic. Shona prepares a treasure hunt at the Winter Wonderland for David's birthday. Gary hunts down the thief on his own, refusing to get the police involved. He thinks he's found the culprit when Maria tells him that Ali was hinting that there's more to the furniture shop than meets the eye. Fiz is concerned that Hope took her key when she went missing yesterday and opened the shop door. Hope throws a tantrum when Fiz asks her if she did. Bethany says hello to Daniel in the street and gets short shrift. Michelle tells Robert that Vicky has agreed to hear him out provided Michelle is with him. Robert discovers Vicky is moving to Ireland tomorrow with Tyler and the baby. Gary demands Ali hand the gun back. Ali doesn't know what he's talking about. From his car, Derek aims the gun at Gary but is thwarted when he enters the Rovers. At the Winter Wonderland, Shona hides inside one of the Christmas boxes carrying David's present, with David having to find her. Robert excitedly tells the Connors that he's moving to Ireland as well to be near his son. He goes out to the van to pick up the baby's present. The Connors throw a private party at the pub in Rita's honour. Tracy is furious when Steve presents Emma with a £500 phone for Christmas. Gary collars Ali in the gents as a half-cut Derek enters the pub, demanding whisky. When he doesn't get served, he takes out the gun and calls for Gary. Gary finds out what's going on when Steve hides Emma in the gents. Derek goes on about his marital problems as he waits for Gary to show his face. Gary ventures into the public and tells Derek that the gun is an antique and doesn't work. Derek shoots at the front door, showing that the weapon works perfectly. Outside, Robert stumbles to the ground, having been shot through the chest. Ali leaps at Derek and is hit in the face with the gun. Gary goads Derek, calling him a loser, and flees through the back with Derek giving chase. Gary escapes through the ginnel and Derek finds Robert dying on the pavement just as Aggie and James exit No.3. Derek forces Aggie at gunpoint to help Robert but loses interest when he spots Gary heading for the Winter Wonderland, where the Platts are busy with the treasure hunt. They're trapped there when Derek pursues Gary. At No.1, Michelle believes Robert has stood her up. Carla is disapproving when she tells her that she helped Vicky fake her death. They hear what's happened to Robert from James. David, Sarah, Adam and Harry hide from Derek. David rings Shona to warn her there's a gunman on the loose but she thinks it's a trick to get her to reveal her location. Bethany and Michael walk in, oblivious to the danger, and take refuge as well. Shona lifts the box's lid and sees that she's in real danger. Harry wanders out in front of Derek, prompting Gary to leave his hiding place and usher the boy back to safety. Derek takes a shot at Gary, grazing him on the arm. An armed response team arrives outside, along with the police and ambulance. As they hide, Adam tells Sarah they should get married. She whispers yes. Derek fires at Gary again but misses. The partygoers are not allowed to leave the Rovers. Gary calls Fiz to ask how many bullets the gun takes. Fiz thinks it's four but isn't sure. Derek climbs the helter-skelter to get a clear view of the area. As the armed response team move in, he leaves a message for his ex-wife telling her he's going away for a bit and has left presents for the kids. Gary sneaks up on him and attempts to wrest control of the gun. In the struggle, the gun goes off, hitting the box Shona is hiding in. It then discharges again, hitting Derek, who hangs off the top of the tower. Gary attempts to rescue him but he falls to his death. Shona has been shot. Daniel momentarily fears that Bethany was hit. Michelle sits with a conscious Robert in hospital. At his request, she rings Vicky to explain why he missed their rendezvous. Vicky's number has been disconnected but Michelle pretends she's speaking to her for Robert's benefit. Robert tells Michelle he never deserved her as he goes into shock. She is removed from the room as the doctors try to save him. At the residents reel from the day's events, Sarah tells Gary he's the bravest man she ever met for saving Harry. Shona needs surgery but has avoided major injury. Max blames himself for what happened as he wished Shona dead. Gary sees firsthand the misery he has brought to his neighbours. The residents decamp to the bistro as the Rovers is cordoned off. Seb tells Emma he's no longer in love with Alina. Ed leads the residents in a sing-song at the bistro. Claudia suggests Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. They raise their glasses to Shona and Robert as Michelle is told that Robert has died.

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December 2019 episodes
Mon 2nd (1 2) • Wed 4th (1 2) • Fri 6th (1 2) • Mon 9thWed 11th
Fri 13th • Mon 16th (1 2) • Wed 18th (1 2) • Fri 20th • Mon 23rd (1 2)
Tue 24thWed 25thThu 26thFri 27th • Mon 30th (1 2) • Tue 31st
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