Drama at the Christening!

It’s baby Esther’s Christening and Amelia is touched by Noah’s support. Lydia’s disappointed when Samson refuses to accompany her. Chloe and Amy are confrontational around Chas and Charity and soon rub Charity up the wrong way when they argue. When Chloe and Amy arrive at the Christening at Chas’ invitation, Charity is less than impressed.

As Charles begins Esther’s christening at the church, Charity’s feud with Amy threatens to put the service in jeopardy. The Christening is derailed when Charity and Amy can’t refrain from arguing and soon it gets physical and PC Swirling witnesses the debacle. Before long Amy and Charity give their statements to PC Swirling, he places Charity under arrest.

The next day, Amy nurses a bruised wrist from her run in with Charity and Chloe conflicted about how things escalated. Having been released from prison pending further investigation, Charity puts on a strong front to Mackenzie. Mack attempts to coerce Chloe into changing her statement. And Chloe attempts to get Amy to see reason in regards to her false police statement worried Charity could go to prison.

Amy suggests she once again moves out. Chloe knows she now has nowhere to live over Christmas and Nate becomes increasingly suspicious on seeing Mackenzie’s reaction when Chloe leaves.

Will Nate put two and two together and figure out Mackenzie is the father of Chloe’s baby?

Will Kyle confess to Al’s murder?

Moira and Amy discuss bringing Kyle and Isaac to the choir event as Amy worries about letting Kyle out of her sight. At the village hall, Moira and Amy arrive with Kyle and Isaac and get into the festive spirit. Amy and Moira manage to lose sight of Kyle and see him speaking to

PC Swirling about Cain. They swoop in before anything is revealed but PC Swirling catches on that there’s something between Amy and Moira; and he is troubled by their behaviour.

Back at Butlers, Amy and Moira try to find out what Kyle revealed to PC Swirling but only end up further upsetting him.

Moira tries to reassure Amy that if she gives Kyle the best ever Christmas it will help with returning his life back to normal.

But as Amy struggles to pull herself together; the pressure also begins to mount on Moira.

Cain’s secret….

In his prison cell, a prison officer hands Cain some letters from someone who has been writing to him frequently. Once the prison officer is out of sight, Cain stares at the letter for a moment then rips it up.

Meanwhile, at Butlers, Isaac and Kyle receive two Christmas presents from an unknown person. Moira’s curious to know who sent the presents and visits Cain in prison in order to find out where the mysterious presents came from. Cain hides his concern. Moira informs Cain she’s left Faith’s Christmas card to him with the guard.

Later, as the guard enters Cain’s cell, he hands Cain Faith’s letter. Cain ignores it, not ready for its contents. Cain asks for a phone call but he’s left on edge when the guard tells him he’ll see what he can do.

At home, Moira watches Kyle play, daring to hope they can have a relatively normal Christmas. In the prison corridor, Cain is on the phone to a mysterious person. The prison officer looks over at Cain who lowers his voice. Hearing the refusal from the person on the phone, Cain slams down the phone.

Also this week:

Charles’ choir event is raising money for a stroke charity. At the village hall, the members of the choir begin singing as everyone enjoys the music, food & drink.

It’s an emotional time as Sam and Lydia are heart broken when Rhona informs them their last pig will have to be put down.

Nate’s gutted to learn he won’t see his daughter Frankie until New Year. 

Jimmy invites Liam to spend Christmas with him and Nicola given he will be spending it alone.

Leyla hides she will be alone this Christmas.

Marcus is alarmed to hear Greg is coming for lunch and makes an excuse. Later Marcus has a change of heart and joins him but could he regret this? Later, Ethan and Marcus continue looking for their own place. Amelia suggests they buy Harriet’s house. And despite it being out of their budget, Ethan convinces Marcus to put a bid in for it. Soon their excitement is dashed.

Emmerdale airs scenes on ITV1 from Monday December 19