Sunday, 22 May
Fallon and Lily tell Stella about events for the picnic on Jubilee field, including human chess and the perfect pudding competition. Having decided any child under twelve can judge, Fallon is more worried about Harrison wanting to enter. For all his enthusiasm, Harrison is not cut out for baking. Stella suggests running an “Unsung Hero” competition. Fallon and Lily agree it’s a great suggestion, but who is Ambridge’s unsung hero?
Tracy thinks Roy deserves having “Judas” sprayed on his car; he doesn’t give a damn about the rest of the Grey Gables staff. Jazzer reassures her he’ll have extra money rolling in soon. But Tracy’s got to get to some temporary agency cleaning work. She won’t sponge off Jazzer. Later, despairing Tracy tells Jazzer her car’s broken down, and she’s lost the job – she’s drowning in bills and now needs to fork out for her car.
Brian confronts Chris about taking cash in hand for his farrier work. Chris protests it all goes through the books, but Brian turns the heat on, and asks if Chris would be happy for the forensic accountant to take a look? Chris demands to know who Brian has been talking to. He’s earned every penny himself – unlike Alice. Furious, Alice reveals Brian gave them money when Chris was behind on payments on The Forge even though she’d told Chris they were a work bonus. Chris is crushed, and leaves defeated. Alice feels awful, but Brian reminds her Chris started the war. They just need to hope it doesn’t get worse.