Episode 7991 | Airs Monday, 10 Dec 2018 at 18:00 GMT on Channel 5
Sonya resists temptation, despite the withdrawal effects that Alice has wickedly caused. She walks into the hospital – somewhere she knows she can be protected from her own temptation – and begs the staff to take care of her. Overwhelmed with relief, Toadie rushes to her side.
Toadie can't dismiss the fear that Sonya may be in this state because she's fallen off the wagon. Sonya is completely honest by explaining that she hasn't started drinking again – or worse – but she's been tempted. Moved, Toadie promises to support Sonya through this.
Overhearing their declaration of faith and love, Alice is furious that her plans to fracture the couple have failed. She resolves to take even more drastic action.
Meanwhile, Gary is surprised to see Kev, his ex-criminal mate, turn up at the coffee hut on an apparently random visit. It's not long before Kev starts digging into Gary's financial situation and Gary sees through him, prompting him to spill his agenda.
Kev has a not-quite-legitimate job offer for Gary, but is disappointed when he claims he's on the straight and narrow. His resolve doesn't last long after he learns of Xanthe's efforts to help him pay back Amy's loan. Guilty, Gary signs up for the role as a 'removals man' to a group of Kev's mates.
Elsewhere, Susan is keen to visit Libby, after learning that she's broken her leg in an accident and faces a long recovery. But the conditions of her bail mean she's not allowed to leave the country. A special request for her to go to China is denied, leaving Susan feeling guilty.
Also today, Bea feels terrible as she knows that her decision to talk to Finn's ex-wife and lure him back kicked off the terrible chain of events they're now all facing. She suspects that Karl is harbouring the same thoughts, so decides to face his repressed anger head on and try to clear the air. But will Karl find it within himself to forgive her?