Meanwhile, Alfie and Fatboy arrive back from Germany in good spirits. However, Alfie isn't best pleased when an oblivious Jean jokes that Kat has gone out after receiving a call from her mystery lover. When Kat finally returns, she shows Alfie that she has been out organising a welcome home present - a framed photograph of them with Tommy. Alfie is slightly suspicious over her excuse but presents her with a gift of his own - a necklace with similar stones to her mother's engagement ring, which she was forced to pawn. Kat is touched.
Elsewhere, Cora confides in Lauren about her reasons for giving up Ava as they share a few drinks together. Later, Lauren heads to the R&R and gets annoyed when Joey refuses to serve her. She questions why he's suddenly behaving so coldly towards her, but Joey advises Lauren to just forget about him.
Also today, Bianca is annoyed to see that Lola has also been given a trial at Booty's, Patrick leaves Walford to spend Christmas with his son Anthony, while Derek decides to have a festive wager with Alfie and Fatboy - whoever takes the least on their market stalls by Christmas Eve has to hand over that day's takings.