Leaving Nick overjoyed.
Please note these spoilers are for the week commencing Monday 3rd January
Nick leaves Sam in the cafe watching Mary play a game of chess and as he listens to Hope chatter away over the walkie-talkie, Sam still doesn't talk.
When Mary suggests Sam might like to come back tomorrow and have a lesson, Sam smiles and nods.
The next day, as Sam settles down to a game of chess with Mary, Nick watches, pleased to see his son enjoying himself at last.
Having borrowed Hope’s walkie-talkies, Nick plays chess with Sam in the bistro and Sam talks to him for the first time since his Mum’s death leaving Nick overjoyed.
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