During the big pre-Christmas shop, Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she had to take the new headship. Gillian’s mounting guilt over Eddie’s death drives her to make a life-changing decision. It’s the night of Celia’s play,and a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears.
Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who’s consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she’s being haunted by Eddie.