Hazel is still upset over the situation at Dale Head. Later, in the village carol service, she becomes irritated as Ashley talks about Christmas miracles and, as her anger rises, she demands that Ashley just be honest - there are no miracles and if there is a God, he's cruel and unforgiving. As Ashley tries to calm her, she becomes more agitated and decides to leave, throwing a collection bucket at the nativity scene. Seeing the mess she's caused, Hazel is finally overcome with grief and resentment and breaks down. Meanwhile, Marlon tells Rhona that the decision over the baby is not just hers to make. As she explains her fears over caring for a special needs child, Marlon realises she's just scared and asks Paddy to assure her that he will always be there for her and the baby - insisting the three of them are in this together. Elsewhere, Leyla fears Alicia is using Jacob to score points with Justin; Holly is touched at Roz's solidarity when she tells her that she's knocked the drugs on the head too; and Mia enjoys making Adam squirm when he discovers she's caught him out.


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  • Two builders who greet Cain in the café are both uncredited despite each having a line of dialogue.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 7,910,000 viewers (10th place).
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