Monday, 16 May
When Will asks Mia how her revision’s going, assuring her she’s going to smash her exams, Mia says she’s been having a think about stuff. She reminds him of how stressed she got after her mum died and says with her exams coming up, she’s started feeling like that again. Will’s relieved she’s told him, and wants to help. When she explains her fears about letting everyone down if she doesn’t get her grades, Will’s reassuring; they’re so proud of her, she could never disappoint them. When he suggests taking her for a fancy afternoon tea at Lower Loxley as a treat, Mia agrees, telling him it’s really thoughtful of him.
Chris, Alice and Brian meet with the forensic accountant to discuss the valuation of the Home Farm partnership and its businesses. Brian’s incensed when Chris tries to bring the three Home Farm cottages and Spiritual Home into the equation. When Chris accuses Brian of trying to hide assets, Brian says he should’ve trusted his instincts; Chris was never good enough for Alice and is a parasite. Chris retorts he’s only after what he’s entitled to. Alice tries unsuccessfully to calm them both down and Chris turns on her, accusing her of letting Brian kick off on her behalf. Chris storms off telling Brian that he’s not going to push him around anymore. After he goes, Alice says how awful it was and Brian tries to comfort her by saying it was never likely to be plain sailing. When Alice notices Brian’s shaking, she asks whether it has to be this painful.