Thursday, 14 July
Oliver surprises Eddie and Clarrie by hiring a telehandler for their haymaking – it’ll speed things up. When they say it’s too much, Oliver says it’s a selfish gesture really; it’ll save his back. Later Eddie checks that George didn’t put the idea into Oliver’s head, but George denies it, saying Oliver has a heart of gold.
When Pip returns Poppy’s school clothes to Clarrie, Clarrie senses that Pip’s upset. Pip admits she’s checked, and Rosie is overweight, but she can’t understand why when she eats so healthily. Clarrie says it will even out as she gets older and mentions that she kept giving Poppy treats after Nic died and in the end Poppy needed fillings. Will gave her a right talking to. Pip’s thoughtful and thanks Clarrie for being reassuring.
When Chelsea questions why Oliver’s at the haymaking at all, Brad says it’s George who’s the pain. Oliver’s a laugh. Chelsea calls Brad a traitor for having fun with the man who gave Tracy the sack. Tracy’s grateful that Chelsea has her back, but says Brad’s got no choice who he works with. When Tracy tentatively asks how Oliver is, Brad plays it down, saying he’s a boring old duffer. Later Chelsea warns Brad that family is family – if you cross one of them, then you cross them all. Oliver Sterling’s the reason they’re in this mess. Brad’s defensive: Oliver really cares about Tracy and all of them. But Chelsea’s having none of it – Brad had better work out which side he’s on.