Lily and Michelle tease Heston for his over enthusiasm for Christmas. Lily happens upon an article about becoming a foster parent. She phones to make enquiries and puts her name down to attend an information evening the following day. She takes Heston to dinner to tell him about it and is very excited. Heston seems to be but his face betrays the slightest of misgivings.

Ruth takes a message for Jimmi from a mystery caller hoping his course went well and that they miss him on the radio.

Also, Cherry’s old friend is a woman on the edge driven to take drastic measures to protect a past indiscretion.