But when Kelly turns to drugs, will she have anyone she can turn to? And can a Christmas miracle from Seb help take Abi's mind off Kelly?
Please note these spoilers are for Monday 20th to Friday 31st December
When Kevin finds out from Debbie that Kelly is now living at No.7 and working at the barber’s, he decides it's best to warn Abi before she bumps into her. But it's too late as Abi clocks Kelly, leaving her unsettled.
Having been on a high after being offered an apprenticeship by Maria, Kelly is in a bad way and found by Nina who later tells Abi that although she can’t forgive her for what she did, it’s time to put a stop to all the hatred.
But when Aadi finds Kelly packing, she explains that for Abi’s sake, she needs to find somewhere else to live. When Aadi urges her to talk to Abi. Will she take his advice?
Meanwhile, Kevin and Jack are delighted when Abi asserts they need to get in the Christmas spirit as it’s what Seb would have wanted. But when Tyrone hands Kevin a few of Seb’s things that Emma found in the flat, his jaw drops as he reads a letter.
When Kevin shows the letter to Tyrone, he asserts that Abi mustn't find out and when he later takes a phone call, Kevin's face is etched with worry.
Having read Seb’s letter Kevin pulls out all the stops for Abi who thanks him for the best Christmas present ever, revealing that it was actually Seb who was behind it.
On Boxing Day, having found flowers in Seb's memorial, left by Kelly, Abi is furious and spotting Kelly enjoying a meal in the bistro with Dev and Aadi, she plonks herself at a nearby table, staring at Kelly with pure hatred.
With Kelly feeling unnerved, Dev messages Kevin about Abi’s behaviour who tries to reason with her, pointing out that terrorising Kelly will do no good. Abi however is unrepentant, vowing that soon she won’t have to worry about Kelly.
As Abi bars Kelly on her way into the barbers Imran watches concerned and she tells him she just wants Kelly out of her life for good. But when Imran reminds her she’s done some pretty shameful things herself, Abi slaps him across the face!
And when Maria asks Kelly why she failed to turn up to work, with Abi’s eyes boring into her, Kelly lies that she couldn’t be bothered and Maria tells her she’s fired.
Later, Craig finds Kelly in a state having taken some spice and at the police station, Craig urges her to get help before she ends up back in prison. But does Kelly have anywhere to turn?
Listening to Aadi railing at Dev for making Kelly homeless again, even Abi is taken aback when she hears that Kelly’s turned to drugs.
At her drugs support group, Abi shoots Kelly a look of pure hatred as she describes her troubled upbringing. Talking about how she’s done some terrible things and used drugs as an escape route. Feeling a flicker of empathy, Abi then bears her soul to the group.
Back on the street, Gary suggests to Maria that they could offer Kelly a roof over her head. Will Maria agree? And when Maria offers Kelly her old job back, Kelly’s thrilled and Gary’s grateful for her kindness.
Meanwhile, as Kevin implores Abi to stop obsessing about Kelly and move on, can she finally move forward?
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