Mike's dreading spending Christmas alone, but after Rachel's invitation, he might not have to. Meanwhile, the festivities give Charlie and Ash a chance to show some goodwill towards each other. But tidings of comfort and joy are absent for a girl who's brought in to casualty after being violently sick by a railway line. Has she just had too much to drink, or is it something more serious. The shift starts off badly with the death of two young boys and the death of a policeman causes heartbreak for his wife and lover. Two young girls arrive and the staff have to deal with their problems. One of them is pregnant and the other has an eating disorder, leaving both sets of parents are shocked.