Thursday, 21 April
Freddie directs the volunteers he’s drafted in to staff his mum’s surprise birthday party. Roy is impressed with what Freddie’s managed to pull off. Roy then explains they might be able to challenge Adil and Oliver’s decision to fire everyone at a tribunal.
Elizabeth is stunned by the surprise and Vince credits Freddie for making the party happen. Elizabeth shows off the platinum bracelet Vince had bought her. Then, Vince says he has something for Freddie as a way of thanks. Freddie struggles to hide his disappointment when Vince hands him a CD of classic 1980s music.
Behind the bar Jolene tries to chat with Kathy about village news. Adil approaches and recognises Jolene. He asks if Jolene and Kenton took over The Bull from Kathy. The two women awkwardly explain their relationship histories with Sid and Kenton. Lynda interrupts to ask if they’ve seen Freddie. Adil is keen to make her acquaintance but Lynda is set on finding Freddie. She finds him in the Grey Gables kitchen, the place that Freddie rescued her from in March 2020. Freddie feels low after not securing investment from Vince for his DJ business. Lynda tells him to have faith in himself.
Roy loses his cool with Adil and tells him that the Grey Gables staff will be taking him to a tribunal. Adil says he and Oliver plan to give everyone an extra bonus plus eventually there will be jobs at Grey Gables again. Roy says he’ll be lucky if anyone ever sets foot in there again.