As Fiz prays that today’s scan will yield good news for Hope, Tyrone opens a letter from the loan company, forcing him to dip into the garage’s petty cash. Kevin catches him and is shocked by Tyrone’s desperation. When Sophie then blurts out that she and Kevin are taking a holiday before the builders start work, Kevin’s embarrassed. Later, Tyrone is forced to admit that his debts run to £10K.
Johnny calls Rob and informs him he’s told Carla the truth so his blackmail plot has failed. At the factory, Aidan celebrates winning the O’Driscoll contract and heads off to tell Carla. Meanwhile, Roy and Nick implore Carla not to distress Aidan and Kate with the truth in her bid to punish Johnny.
Billy senses Emily’s yearning to volunteer in Peru and encourages her to go for it. Her mind made up, Emily announces she’s off to Peru.
Ken grudgingly allows Tracy to move back into No 1. Nessa persuades Ken to throw a New Year’s Eve party, but Audrey questions whether Ken really wants to host a party and wonders if Deirdre would approve of Nessa.