Thursday, 10 March
Tracy’s appliance misfortunes continue when her washing machine breaks down. Susan bails her out, and stressed Tracy shares her money worries over a cup of tea. She also mentions she nearly lost her job, without divulging the detail. She admits that without Jazzer’s financial help she’d be struggling. Susan’s dubious about Tracy relying on him so much, but manages not to say why. Instead she suggests Tracy comes to her if she’s strapped for cash, rather than her boyfriend.
As Phoebe prepares to leave Ambridge, she takes the opportunity to tell Kate how impressed she is with her for allowing Kirsty to take the rewilding post unopposed. She also informs her that Kirsty wants to incorporate some of her ideas into the scheme; that way the rewilding will still have Kate’s stamp on it. Kate thinks it’s sweet and doesn’t mind at all. Later Roy and Kate reassure one another that Phoebe will be alright, and agree they haven’t done a bad job with her. Phoebe declares she wouldn’t be where she is without their encouragement; they’re amazing parents. When she’s gone Kate and Roy find she’s left them each a gift of a goldfish. The fish are named for them, and each has to look after the other’s namesake. Roy hates fish but can see Phoebe was being thoughtful. Kate reckons they’re stuck with them. They challenge one another as to who can keep their fish alive the longest.