Thursday, 30 September
Beth’s commandeered the Brookfield kitchen to make a practise cake for Jill’s birthday. Ben defends her efforts when Josh annoyingly picks holes which wobble Beth’s confidence. Beth is desperate for Jill to like her and she wants the cake she makes for Sunday to be perfect. She also wants to win the bet she has with Josh. Ben marvels at her competitive spirit.
Josh tries some of the cake Beth has left with Ben and thinks it’s great. Ben asks why his brother was being mean to Beth earlier and then suddenly realises that Josh fancies her. Josh refutes this completely but Ben isn’t convinced. Josh diverts Ben’s attention by suggesting that Beth’s cake might be too good and may make Jill jealous.
Lynda and Robert both try unsuccessfully to hide their nerves about Blake coming to stay with them. After discovering he’d been discharged from hospital yesterday, Lynda invited him to Ambridge Hall. When Blake learns that Lynda and Robert run a B&B he explains he can’t pay for his stay there. They assure him there’s no charge. Over dinner, Lynda discovers Blake likes the film Singing in the Rain, but Robert hits the wrong note when he suggests Blake could take up dance lessons. After spilling some water, stressed Blake goes to his room. Later, they discover Blake has gone, along with his bag, and Robert wonders if they over did it with him. Lynda’s desperate to search for him but Robert warns that Blake may not want to be found.