Thursday, 30 June
Helen’s excited to hear all the gossip about Adil from reluctant Kirsty, and when they meet up later Kirsty gives her the lowdown on the previous evening. She explains how Adil had to spend the night on their sofa as he missed locking up time at Ambridge Hall. Helen can tell Kirsty likes Adil and gently teases her before remarking how nice it is to see her happy. She and Adil clearly have chemistry. Kirsty agrees it felt effortless, and that if he’d have made a move she would have responded.
Elizabeth asks David how Ben’s doing. He admits Ruth’s worried about him. Elizabeth can’t see Ben doing what’s he’s been accused of. She comments Vince is worried too about his daughters, and doesn’t know what to do. She offers to talk to Ben, who arrives having been sent home for falling asleep on the ward. Ben declares to Elizabeth that his relationship’s over – whatever he does or says he’s always going to be the bad guy. Elizabeth’s concerned Ben seems to have given up, and suggests to David someone should keep a close eye on him.
Alice and Chris negotiate an agreement for Kate to have Martha overnight after a toddler gym session, and discuss plans they each have for taking Martha on holiday. They can’t believe how easy this all seems now they’ve called a truce. They discuss trying to bring their families back together – both sides are struggling to adjust to this new friendship. Alice suggests another christening for Martha. Chris thinks it’s a great idea.