Kenton is trying to catch up with his last minute Christmas cards when Pat turns up at Lower Loxley to deliver some yoghurt. Elizabeth is worried as she hasn’t yet received Lily’s main present - a mobile phone with internet – which she ordered on-line. Elizabeth has set up a shot of Kenton as the highwayman surprising some children. It looks great and will be featured in the Echo. Next year she hopes to use the picture in their own publicity.
Tony brings over a replacement present for Helen. It’s a beautiful mobile for the baby. Ian really likes it and suggests that Tony waits to give it to Helen personally. Despite Tony saying he would love to, he leaves it with Ian instead.
Later on, when Helen opens the gift, she thinks it’s pretty. However, still feeling hurt, Helen tells Ian that Pat must have put her dad up to it. Helen doesn’t ring Tony to thank him. When Pat suggests Tony might phone his daughter, he thinks it best to wait for her to ring him when she’s ready. As time passes, Tony is sad to realise Helen has no intention of phoning him.
WRITER: Joanna Toye
DIRECTOR: Julie Beckett