Tuesday, 12 October
Johnny spots Chelsea the bus stop, and shares that Lily had mentioned her in conversation. Chelsea jumps on this – Lily should mind her own business. Johnny points out Lily had just wanted to put them in touch in case he could help Chelsea with her dyslexia. They arrange to meet later to chat. Chelsea wangles a lift on Jazzer’s bike, which she’s appalled that he’s selling. She reckons her mum’s behind it, but he assures her it’s his decision. When Johnny agrees with Jazzer that bikes, and biker chicks, aren’t that great, Chelsea instantly rows back and announces she thinks bikes are unsafe and she’s not interested any more. Jazzer’s gobsmacked. And when Johnny laughs at Chelsea’s helmet hair, she declares she doesn’t want to bother with him, either.
Ruth tries to persuade Lilian away from offering a dessert for the Harvest Supper. Lilian’s unwilling to swap courses; she feels she’s been singled out as the ‘dead wood’ in the village. She’ll stick to desserts thank you – and she wishes people had more faith in her.
Amy’s with Alan, ploughing through career change literature. She asks if Alan’s still buying Jazzer’s motorbike. He affirms he is, and reluctant Usha’s on board too after his explanation that the ideal number of bikes is always ‘N plus one’. Jazzer arrives with the news that he’s not selling after all due to Chelsea’s change of heart. Alan takes this well, remembering the trials of bringing up a teenage daughter. Jazzer just wonders what Chelsea will get up to next.