Tuesday, 25 January
At Brookfield, David and Ruth recover from their car accident. Despite still feeling sore and nursing their injuries, they both admit they would rather be helping Pip out on the farm, in the cold and rain, than be stuck indoors – despite being waited on hand and foot by Leonard and Jill. David advises Ruth to relax; they need to trust Pip and Josh to look after things.
Pip and Josh get stuck into farm work, and by the end of the day, they’ve managed to work as a team and they share their list of tomorrow’s tasks. Josh mentions that the garage thinks Ruth and David’s car might be a write off.
Beth asks Pip if Iris can visit David and Ruth – Iris feels terrible that they crashed coming home from Vince’s party. Beth will come too – she wants to see how Ben’s getting on with his nursing placement.
Later, Jill’s edgy when Iris and Leonard discuss their mutual love of bonsai trees. Beth notices Jill’s looking annoyed and asks if she’s ok. Jill says she’s fine – she just doesn’t share the same passion for bonsais as Iris. And Leonard’s never mentioned this interest to her before. When Beth says Iris is just being friendly, Jill retorts she couldn’t have sat any closer to Leonard if she’d tried! Beth becomes defensive and Jill apologises. As she’s leaving, Iris says it was a pleasure to meet Leonard and he replies the pleasure was all his. Iris invites him over to look at her bonsais whenever he wants.