Freddie spots Eddie trying his luck with a metal detector in Marney’s. They chat about how quiet Grey Gables is, giving Freddie more time to focus on his Christmas show. Eddie’s been waiting confidently for his nod, but discovers Freddie has no plans to include him in the cast. Lynda’s radio appeal filled the parts quickly. Eddie’s shocked, and reels off his credentials. He’s not impressed with the people Freddie’s chosen, but Freddie puts his foot down – the casting is done, he’s sorry. Later however, Lynda recommends Freddie reconsider and hand Eddie a part. He might be troublesome, but he’s often the glue that holds the cast together. Freddie’s lost a valuable member. Freddie’s gutted. He’s really upset Eddie. Lynda declares that’s Freddie’s problem to solve.
Alice and Chris tell the doctor about the events surrounding her confinement to the bathroom, and her hallucinations. Alice is desperate to get well and will do anything. The doctor explains gently that Alice won’t be able to come off alcohol suddenly. He suggests reducing her intake slowly, in a safe way. It would be a two-week residential medical detox. Alice doesn’t like it, and considers refusing. The doctor warns her that if she continues as she is, Child Services may need to be involved. After a mental tussle, Chris makes Alice see sense, and she agrees to the programme. Chris suggests private treatment, to speed things up. Afterwards Chris reminds Alice of their time in Las Vegas and his promise to love her forever. She’s worth the fight.