Gail invites Nick for Christmas dinner but Janice invites Leanne. Leanne tells Nick there's no way she's going to Gail's house and says that he'll have to tell her they're going to Janice's house. Gail refuses to change her plans and orders Nick to stand the Battersbys up. Alec is impressed by Vicky's plans for her new business. Fearing squatters, Audrey asks Maxine to move into the salon flat over Christmas. Maxine holds out until Audrey agrees to her moving into it permanently. Maxine is thrilled to finally have a place of her own. Greg is interested to hear that Maxine has her own flat. Alec suddenly has a change of heart and tells the Duckworths that they're welcome to spend Christmas in Blackpool.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Alec Gilroy: "Now I know I'm a cynical old beggar, but believe me, there's very few people you can trust. The world's full of sharks."
Vicky McDonald: "I know, Grandad. Don't worry, I still love you!"

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