Monday, 27 June
Vince has two daughters on his hands to deal with after yesterday. Elizabeth sympathises and brings him lunch while the builders continue to work in his kitchen. She says she’s spoken to Ben, and tries to put his point of view to Vince. She emphasises how unlike Ben it would be to do something like kiss his girlfriend’s sister, but Vince is able to focus only on Beth and Steph and how they’re feeling right now.
Tom and Helen joke good naturedly about name suggestions for the twins, before Adil arrives to be shown round the farm. Tom’s determined he should see the thick of the action around their beautiful veg, as Helen points out to Adil that losing Grey Gables as a customer wasn’t something they were expecting. Adil’s impressed with the farm, reassuring them they’ll have the Grey Gables business back in eighteen months. He further suggests a mutually beneficial relationship – Grey Gables could lease them some grazing land to allow Bridge Farm to diversify into other cheese varieties. After he’s gone Tom and Helen can see possibilities, but Helen’s keen to guard against empty promises. They agree it’s worth exploring some options.
Alice is taking Martha to a Borchester park. Envious Chris has tedious paperwork planned, so Alice suggests he joins them. She admits the trip is to take her mind off today’s social services assessment result. Chris is worried too. Alice reads the email when it arrives. There will be no further action regarding Martha’s accident. They’re both elated; they’ve been handed a clean slate.