Tracy shocks the Barlows and McDonalds by announcing she's been released. Back at no.1 she reveals that the forensics expert from her trial has been discredited, throwing all his cases into doubt. She has appealed and is out on bail, pending a retrial. Desperate to see Amy Tracy heads to the pub but when the McDonalds refuse to wake her she trades insults with Becky. Hearing the row Amy appears at the door where Tracy envelops her in a hug. As Tracy tells Steve and Becky that she wants to spend Christmas with Amy another row brews, but it's curtailed by the arrival of an incensed Gail. Tracy tries to play down her treachery but Gail lunges at her and a catfight ensues. Will Tracy reclaim her daughter?