The gang arrive in Vegas, but news of Charlie getting close to Jasmin is on Ferne's mind. A girl's night out to the strippers has big consequences for Ricky and Jess as their relationship comes to an end. With Lucy considering reuniting with Mario, she discovers he's recently kissed Lauren. Jess' cousin, Elliot arrives in Vegas to surprise her, and Joey and Arg get competitive at a casino.
Sam and Elliot's kiss has people talking, and Arg notices a connection between the pair during a meal together. Worried at how Joey would react, Arg questions Elliot over his future with Sam. Ferne forces Charlie to choose between herself and Jasmin, and it all ends in tears after she discovers he's seen her again. Ricky and Jess call a truce as he surprises her with a helicopter tour of Vegas, and news of Tom and Lucy getting together spreads, but she admits she's still in love with Mario.
Christmas special. With rumours going round that Lucy has spent the night with Mario, Tom is still left confused and has doubts in his mind. Ferne invites Pascal along to a group trip causing awkwardness for Lucy. Tom's flirting with Pascal affects Lucy, and she ends up back in Tom's arms again. The rivalry between the Bloor's and the Wright's continues, and there's tension between Gemma and Bobby as he spends the day with Chloe and Lauren despite Gemma's disapproval. Jasmin confides in Danielle over her feelings towards Dan. Back home, Tom and Mario discover that Lucy has been playing them both. A confused Lucy has a heart to heart with Mario before sharing one last kiss with him and leaving Essex.