Paul breaks his mobile phone and is terrified that he can't get hold of his protection team. In a panic, he rushes home to collect his car keys to leave, but Patrick refuses to give them to him, terrified of what his son might do. Outside, Paul bumps into Carter, a grass, who threatens to harm his family. With his family in danger Paul decides he has to face the consequences for going to the police if he wants to protect his family. Paul gets in the car with Carter and leaves Albert Square for good.
Desperate to help Phil, Sam considers selling the Vic to Den but, when he hands over the money, she realises that it's not enough and has to decide whether to back out of the deal or to sell the Vic for less cash. Sam meets with Marcus who packs the money in a case and wishes her luck. Sam takes the money and goes to meet Phil. When he does not turn up, Sam goes through her case and sees that the money is gone. Marcus then calls Sam, telling her that he is too old to keep doing what he does. He then leaves for the airport, with all the money from the Mitchell empire.
Elsewhere, Andy lends Dennis some money so that he and Sharon can disappear together. When Sam returns home and tells Andy what has happened, Andy admits to Sam that he only married her for her money. Now with Sam having sold all of her businesses and having no money, Andy kicks her out and tells her that he owns the house and she now own nothing.
Meanwhile, Marcus meets with Den at the airport where Den pays him for getting Sam to sell the Vic. Then back in his car, Chrissie gives Den an early Christmas present - the licence plaque to the Vic.moreless