Pip returns home. Afraid of anyone finding out of his suspicious behaviour, he sits down. He attends church with Joe, while excluding Mrs Joe as she goes to church vicariously. Everyone is getting ready for Christmas dinner. Pip accidentally fills the brandy with tar water. Mr Pumblechook launches into a coughing fit after having tried the brandy. Everyone is confused of the tar water in the brandy. After his sister cuts into the pork pie, Pip cant take it any more and runs for the door. He ends up running into party soldiers at the doorstep.