A tragedy drives Ronnie to desperation

Ronnie returns to the Square the proud mum with her new baby James, while Kat is resting in bed smitten with her tiny son. Kat loses some blood and is taken to hospital. Kat is going to be fine, but she is weak and needs to stay in. Kat wants baby Tommy with her so Alfie heads back to get him.

Back in Jack’s flat, Ronnie checks on baby James and he’s not breathing! A desperate Ronnie takes James out into the street, but her cries for help are drowned out by the New Year party in the Vic. Ronnie gets into the Vic through the back door and when she hears baby Tommy crying she mechanically climbs the stairs, baby James body still clutched in her arms. Ronnie peers into Tommy’s cot as the countdown to New Year begins…

Carol feels forced to babysit for Ricky and Bianca so they can go to the New Year party. Carol cancels seeing Connor and he’s upset. Whitney finds Connor in the cafe and tells him she’s going to tell Bianca and Ricky that they’re back together. Connor tells her they’re just mates, but Whitney doesn’t want to hear it. Connor sneaks back to see Carol and see in the New Year in her arms.

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