|BBC transmission date||28 November 2013|
|Created By||Julia Smith and Tony Holland|
|Executive Producer||Lorraine Newman|
|Previous episode||26 November 2013|
|Next episode||29 November 2013|
It’s Dexter’s twenty first birthday. After opening his presents, Dexter heads to a pool hall with Sam, enjoying having his Dad around on his birthday. Ava’s left feeling a bit excluded. As Sam teaches Dexter to play pool he asks about Dexter’s love life. Sam gives Dexter club tickets and reveals he’s booked him a taxi for later. Meanwhile, Cora and Ava laugh over Ava’s disastrous birthday cake and Cora helps Ava get ready for Dexter’s party. Jay, Abi and Lola arrive at the pool hall and Lola plays pool with a boy at another table. Sam leaves, claiming he needs to help Ava but when Dexter returns home there’s no sign of him. Ava’s anxious but it transpires Sam’s been to the hospital to invite the nurse who liked Dexter, Laura, to his party. Ava and Laura chat and Laura mentions Sam having been on the transplant list for a long time. Suspicious, Ava looks through Sam’s medical paperwork. After sending Dexter and Laura to the shop, Ava confronts Sam – she’s discovered he knew he needed a transplant before he came to Walford.
After watching Sadie and Jake in the café, Lauren’s drawn to the salon. As Sadie does Lauren’s nails, Lauren asks about her marriage. Lauren rushes out when Bella and Jake arrive and a rattled Jake casually asks Sadie if Lauren’s okay. Later, after a confrontation with Jake, Lauren sits alone in the Square Gardens. Joining Lauren, Joey assures her she’ll get through this and find someone who really deserves her; Lauren smiles.
Having seemingly got over their argument about Christmas and Terry’s ex, Bianca and Terry are taking advantage of the empty house; to David’s annoyance, they’re undeterred when he interrupts. In the Vic, Shirley introduces herself to David explaining she was married to his cousin Kevin. David joins Terry, explaining he’s just protective about Bianca. Terry assures David he’s crazy about Bianca and if he messed up she’d be the first to kill him. David buys Terry a drink.