Sunday, 28 November
Peggy’s horrified. Kate’s been giving Hilda the cat CBD oil to calm her down. They’re interrupted by a call from Hazel Woolley. After some small talk Peggy asks Hazel to cut to the chase – what does she want? Hazel reports she’s been quite ill, and it’s made her realise how much she misses Ambridge. She’s coming to stay at Grey Gables on Tuesday. Kate’s less than impressed given Hazel’s past behaviour, but Peggy insists Hazel sounded warm, genuine and different. They have to give her a second chance.
Chelsea visits Blake at The Elms, and shows him an interview in the Borchester Echo; someone else has been found who worked for Philip Moss. She helps Blake read the article, and they discover the interview is with Jordan, who’s found out that Philip was claiming his benefits. Blake reserves judgement, unable to believe Philip would do this, but as Chelsea reads on it becomes apparent that Philip has put the blame for the Grey Gables explosion firmly with Blake. At first Blake explodes with rage at Chelsea, accusing her of lying about what’s written. But gradually the scales fall from his eyes and he sees the reality. Philip was always going to drop him in it, and split up the three lads. He wishes he’d died in the explosion. Shocked Chelsea encourages Blake to talk to someone who can help, and to trust them if he can.