Wednesday, 29 December
The Aldridges gather for a Christmas Day with Ruairi. Adam thanks Ruairi for his generosity with his gifts. Alice opens a travel voucher from Ruairi. He says she can use it to get a long way from Ambridge. Jennifer thinks it’s been a perfect day and Alice and Adam agree. Later, Alice tells Ruairi how much it means to her that he’s forgiven her. Calmly he tells her he’s done nothing of the sort. He says he will never forgive her and that his behaviour in front of the rest of the family is all an act. Alice pleads with him but Ruairi is steadfast; he’s being working out who he wants in his life and Alice is not included.
At Kirsty’s request, Alan speaks to Harrison who is feeling overwhelmed by playing Jesus in The Passion, the second of The Ambridge Mystery Plays. Alan explains that while people believe in Jesus’ divinity, he was also an ordinary, fallible human being. Harrison is keen to know more about what the Bible says about Jesus.
Harrison tells relieved Kirsty that Alan has helped him see he can portray Jesus. Being part of The Ambridge Mystery Plays has made them both think about what they believe in. While they may not subscribe to a formal religion, Kirsty believes in the power of love and kindness while Harrison believes in trying to do the right thing. Harrison hands over a Christmas card for Kirsty that was sent to Borchester Police Station, it’s from Blake and Jordan. Kirsty takes it as a sign that she and Harrison are doing something right.