Monday, 4 July
Vince is frosty with Steph as he worries about Beth. He tells Steph he’s going to a meeting and will be back late, but Steph persuades him to come over for dinner. She’ll cook and they can celebrate the builders finishing. Vince agrees and Steph thanks him – she knows she’s let him and Beth down, but she’ll make up for it. She’s not proud of herself. Vince suggests she tells Beth that. Steph insists she doesn’t have feelings for Ben – but she feels he’s always been flirty and may have had an ulterior motive the night of the kiss. She begins to heavily bend the truth about events leading up to it, but Vince advises she tell the truth to Beth. It might be her last chance.
Tom and Helen discuss Natasha’s mum’s upcoming visit. It’s made such a difference knowing she’ll be there to help. Tom hopes Pat’s ok with it. Helen reassures him, before they move on to discussing strategy for the online cheese venture. They have to be bold and turn the Grey Gables setback into something positive. Helen picks Susan’s brains, and believes her Post Office know-how will be vital. Tom takes Lynda a veg box. Oliver joins them with a proposal for tonight’s fete meeting. Lynda cuts him off, suggesting he attends the meeting. She’s still annoyed with him over Grey Gables. Later at the meeting Oliver offers to put money into the fete, to give back to the village. Susan’s interested, but Lynda snubs him – it’s a definite no.