Paddy agrees to accompany Rhona to the scan, but there's a sense she feels Marlon should be there. Rhona's overwhelmed with joy during the scan but panics when the doctor asks for a word. Arriving back in the village, she's bereft and shaken over some unexpected news and Paddy decides to tell Marlon what's happened. Opening the door to a grave Paddy, Marlon knows it's bad news and is in turmoil when Paddy hands him the scan picture and reveals the baby is at a high risk of Down Syndrome. Meanwhile, Chas tells Charity that she's worried her plans are going to ruin everyone's Christmas and thinks Carl may have genuinely changed. However, when she spots Carl talking to his mistress in the street, her anger is quickly reignited and she wonders whether the affair could still be on. Elsewhere, Andy is unhappy to see Katie and Henshall on a date, and Zak reluctantly agrees to consider Jai's offer following some encouragement from Lisa.


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  • A husband and wife are both uncredited despite each having a line of dialogue.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 8,690,000 viewers (15th place).
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