For a woman whose relationships end either with her killing her lovers, or them wanting to kill her, Tracy has great success in her lust life. At the start of the week the deed with Tony ( below) has been committed, but both regret it. The cat may be out of the bag, though, when Todd (the Devil Incarnate) spots them, and catches Tony lying.
Gary rows with the family on Christmas Eve and storms off, telling them he’ll spend Christmas elsewhere (to every cloud...), and Callum tempts Kylie with a huge bag of cocaine. Given that he clearly makes tons of money from drugs, couldn’t he hang out in a better place than that awful Dog and Gun? Let’s hope Kylie used caster sugar for the Christmas cake icing, and didn’t get her bags mixed up.
Callum is back on Christmas Day – this time with a bag of speed for Kylie an and a brand new bike for Max ( I guess th that’s what they call a speed bike). All hell br breaks loose when Callum reveals his id identity to David.
Boxing Day becomes Batting Day for Ro Roy when, finding Gary robbing him an and not realising who he is, he attacks him wi with a cricket bat. Howzat! Also on Boxing D Day, it seems Liz’s friend Erica might be ha hanging around a bit longer, when Sean an and Eva tell her Nick’s a different man si since he met her. Really? One who’s not st stiff with rigor mortis for a change? The festive season takes its toll on Mondo when he’s faced with a saga involving a Christmas present for Juliet. The young dad is shocked but probably not very surprised to learn that Juliet is a chip off the old block – she’s been playing Ray by giving him a long list of gifts she wants and telling him her dad has no money.
Juliet is showing some serious spark – when Mondo has a word with her about her manipulative behaviour with Ray she outs Mondo by revealing he told her to suck up to John. Yip, it’s a very busy week of industrial relations for Mondo.
It’s more troubled relations among the oncehappy couples of Carrigstown. Will Yvonne’s recently heavy-handed revelations mean the end of the road for Carol and Dan (below)?
There’s a nod to how uncomfortable Christmas can be for many people as Charlie struggles without Esther. He makes excuses to avoid the company of other people and spends Christmas morning in Ragnall Place to just the sound of a ticking clock. When he meets the Faheys later in the park they get him to waltz around the bandstand. With a lifted mood, Charlie turns on the Christmas lights and calls everyone for carols.
WISE MEN FROM THE EAST? CERTAINLY NOT THE EAST END
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS... Remember these plots that had us hooked?
Tom King’s fiancée Charity Dingle is having an intimate chat with her former lover Zoe Tate (above left, with Charity) – little realising his wicked daughter-in-law Sadie is listening in, and plotting to tell Tom about his brideto-be’s racy past.
When a young patient dies on Christmas Day, nurse Martin Platt comforts colleague Rebecca Hopkins (above) and they end up in a hospital bed together. Back at home Martin feels guilty – all the more so when his wife Gail starts getting amorous.
The Sharon, GrantG and Phil love triangle finallyf reaches its conclusion. After months of m making Sharon suffer for s sleeping with his brother Phil, Grant Mitchell gets his w wife to sign divorce papers o on 25 December and she m moves to the US.