Monday, 16 August
Adam has received a text from Ruairi saying that Niamh has taken him to Cork. Ian misses having him around. Adam announces he’s been offered the job at Danforth Barton Farm. They both appreciate the change of job will make things more difficult with Zander’s care; the farm’s some distance away. Ian thinks if it’s what Adam wants, they’ll make it work. Adam’s worried the long hours will put a strain on their relationship. With Ian’s support Adam decides to negotiate a good deal but he’s more concerned about how to tell the rest of the family.
Jennifer tells Shula Alice has checked herself back into rehab. She’s also sent a letter apologising for her behaviour and urging Jennifer to speak to Shula. Shula explains that Alice turned up and asked Shula to sell Banjo for her so that she could cover the cost of returning to rehab. Shula agreed but decided to lend Alice the money in advance, so that she could return to rehab immediately before she changed her mind. Alice swore Shula to secrecy as she wanted to take control of her life. Jennifer’s sad that Alice didn’t feel she could approach her but thankful that Shula was there for her. Jennifer tells Shula she owes her a debt of gratitude. Shula confides in Jennifer that she understands addiction, but that she also really believed Alice when she said she wanted to get better. Jennifer hopes she’s right.