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Aidan heads to the top of the tower block he went to with Mandy to think. Mark and Shelley come face-to-face with each other again. Nadia gets Phil drunk.

Arthur gives Pauline a Christmas present he has bought her - she is grateful for his kind gesture.

Nadia gives Phil a Christmas present to thank him for everything he has done for her.

Mandy cannot find Aidan anywhere - she heads over to Number 45 and tells Shelley she knows that she and Mark like each other and they should stop dancing around each other just because he has HIV.

A syringe gets stuck in Aidan's hand.

Ricky sees Bianca at the Vic and kisses her on the cheek. She shockingly admits to him that she fancies Tricky Dicky.

Alan wants money back from a botched glow-in-the-dark dinosaur set Nigel sold him.

A basket containing rotten fruit arrives at Number 45 and Pauline feels herself starting to let the Chapmans get to her. Arthur encourages her to be the stronger woman and not let them get to her.

Kathy hosts a Christmas party at her flat.

Frank keeps ruining Ricky's Christmas jokes over at Number 41.

Phil kisses Nadia whilst drunk.

Cindy leaves the hospital to spend time at the Christmas party but is anxious to get back to the hospital for the twins.

Aidan contemplates suicide.

Michelle goes to phone the Chapmans and give them a warning, but is stopped by Pauline.

Phil notices money troubles are playing on Frank's mind and tells him about the time a "friend" of his set fire to a venue to get insurance money.

Gita and Sanjay arrive at the Christmas party. Sanjay kisses Michelle under the mistletoe as Gita watches them. She confronts him over the kiss but he insists he would have kissed any woman he spotted under the mistletoe.

Mandy notices Aidan at the top of the tower block and sprints up there to be with him.

Arthur tells Pauline he is going to make sure he is going to put things right in 1994.

Mandy stops Aidan from jumping from the building and then hugs him tightly.


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  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public
  • 3A Albert Square - Kitchen, living room and hallway
  • 41 Albert Square - Living room and dining room
  • 45 Albert Square - Kitchen and backroom
  • Turpin Way
  • 14B Walford Towers - Living room/kitchen
  • Unknown tower block


  • Janine Butcher (Alexia Demetriou) is uncredited despite having dialogue.
  • This episode was broadcast on a Saturday at 7.30pm as an extra episode for Christmas Day.
  • Radio Times synopsis: The Fowlers are determined not to rise to the Chapman's bait. Phil is late for Kathy's party, and Mandy and Aidan are left out in the cold.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 23,040,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).