Thursday, 2 June
Ruairi’s home, and Brian suggests a drink in Borchester if he’s up for it. It’s the anniversary of the death of Ruairi’s mum Siobhan, and Brian wonders if he’d like to chat. Ruairi hesitates before agreeing. His friend Julianne calls him and requests that he attends a charity auction with her this evening in Birmingham. There’ll be a bonus in it for him. Ruairi accepts, fobbing off Brian with an excuse about old school friends. Julianne flatters Ruairi and hands him a key to a superior suite for the night. She successfully bids on a prestige lot and gifts it to Ruairi. He gets an alert on his phone; unimpressed Julianne reminds him it should be switched off.
Jazzer’s attempting to cook everyone dinner at Greenacres. Alistair and Jim quietly wonder what the occasion is. After a false start Jazzer duly serves up a meal to his hungry housemates, and drops his news that he’ll be moving in with Tracy. Alistair’s delighted for him, but Jim reacts badly.
Despite being on leave and promising not to work, Brian’s in the office late into the evening. Now that he’s not seeing Ruairi, he’s got work to do. He tells Stella to go and enjoy the Lakey Hill beacon with Alice and Jennifer. She does so. However when they arrive back later they’re surprised to see the office light still on. They find Brian inside, slumped over in great pain. Stella entreats Alice to stay calm and call an ambulance – she thinks he’s having a heart attack.