Tuesday, 14 June
Justin’s caught out when Hannah calls him out on his visit to Berrow; it must be due to Brian’s resignation. Hannah and Neil are suspicious as Justin talks about his attitude towards Berrow. He appears to be setting the scene for him to return to the B.L. role there. Martyn arrives and asks for a word with him.
Tony and Natasha watch a new-born Angus get to its feet. Natasha’s using her time away from Summer Orchard’s day-to-day running to assess the future of the operation. Tony’s grateful for all the effort she, Tom and Helen are making with Bridge Farm’s businesses. Tony’s bemused by Natasha and Tom’s compromise over finding out the sex of their babies – Natasha will know, but Tom won’t. Natasha explains Tom doesn’t want to tempt fate after his and Kirsty’s experience of a late miscarriage. Tony hopes Natasha will share what she learns with him and Pat.
Hannah shares with Neil the difficulties she has with her mum, who has dementia. She acknowledges that Neil also has it hard with the stress of Chris’ divorce. She expresses her annoyance at Brian’s departure and remarks that anyone but Justin would be better as their new boss. Meanwhile, Justin presents to Martyn his case for taking up the reins again at Berrow. Martyn explains that he and the rest of the B.L. board have agreed that while they think Justin would be adequate, they’ve decided that Martyn himself should take the position. All he needs to do now is break the good news to the staff.