Tuesday, 24 May
Justin’s firm as he says no to Lilian’s kitchen sales rep visit; they have a perfectly good kitchen and he likes knowing where everything is. Lilian reminds Justin they’re not buying a new kitchen, just helping out Jazzer and Tracy by agreeing to the visit. Justin insists neither of them have time, and he thinks Lilian’s too impressionable to handle the rep on her own. Justin relents when Lilian tells him the rep’s already on her way. Fern is utterly persuasive and flattering as she gets Justin under her spell, pointing out how vintage their kitchen is. Justin’s soon taken in looking at new kitchen designs, but Lilian’s unimpressed as Fern outstays her welcome. Eventually an exasperated Lilian goes, leaving Justin to talk kitchen islands with Fern.
Shula asks Jakob how Denise is, but a preoccupied Jakob says Denise mentioned something to him about Martyn Gibson being involved in upgrading the Stables. Shula clarifies it’s Justin who’s working on the expansion plan; Martyn just has a course designer contact. Jakob and Shula spot Denise coming out of the surgery, and Shula notices her hair’s different. While Lilian and Jakob are checking over Amir, Chris confronts Lilian – she must have told Brian about taking cash-in-hand. Lilian protests her innocence and Jakob is forced to confess it was he who Brian spoke to after he heard Chris settling up with a customer last week. Chris is dismayed; if he gets done in court the record would be used to stop him keeping Martha. Jakob’s supposed to be a mate. Not anymore.