Archie encourages Jack to seduce Sam as he continues his efforts to undermine the Mitchells. Gawd, will someone just bump him orf already. Must we wait 'til Christmas?! Janine and Ryan, meanwhile, set each other a challenge of their own. He should just impregnate her, that way they might have something of substance to think about. Christian persuades Syed to call his blackmailer's bluff (the blackmailer being bloody Lucy Beale) after he receives a text demanding £300, and Libby thanks Denise for giving Owen a chance.