Oh Janine, did nobody ever tell you you can't trust your step brother? David reassuresher that he won't tell anyone her secret, so she visits Phil to finalise the deal to buy the Vic - only to be informed he has received a better offer. Peter and Lola plot to bring their families together on Christmas Day - much to the horror of Ian and Phil - while the Butcher-Spraggan household is thrown into chaos with the arrival of Nikki. Carol receives an oncology appointment for Christmas Eve, prompting Morgan to confess to David that he thinks there's something wrong with his grandma, and Patrick lets Denise know he thinks Ian is going to propose to her.