Ronnie and Charlie hand Nick the cash and ferry tickets, hoping to finally see him on his way. Heartbroken, Dot says goodbye to her no-good son as Charlie gets ready to drive him away from the Square.
At the Vic, Ronnie is rattled when Phil is sure Charlie hasn’t got it in him to get rid of his dad. Sure enough, when Ronnie returns to the Cottons’ she finds Nick settled down with the family. Yvonne tells Ronnie that the ferry was cancelled. When Charlie finds it difficult to look Ronnie in the eye, she’s suspicious that he’s lying.
Meanwhile, at the Carters more lies are exposed and the Christmas chaos continues.