Tuesday, 26 July
Tom shares the responses he’s had to his past about the birth of the twins. He hopes the good will turns into orders. Tony says it’s just nice that people care. He jokes he feels done out of a job now Caitlin’s arrived – it must be great for Natasha to have her mum around. Tom concedes that it is. His anxiety about the farm, and his assertion that he’s not needed at home, concern Tony. Tom admits he feels like a spare part at home. Everything he does is for the girls, and right now he feels excluded. Tony reassures him: he’s still tired, it’s been a lot and it’s early days. But Tom’s come a long way, and Tony’s really proud of him.
Susan’s dumbfounded when Clarrie says Jean’s article is already on the Echo website. But it’s positive and about how Ian saved Jean’s life. George reminds Susan that she’s never liked Jean. Susan sends him off to sort stock, and admits to Clarrie that she’s already posted a note to Jean saying if she didn’t make the article go away people would hear about her affair. She’s put it in the post box. She panics when she realises the post’s about to be collected. Quick-thinking Susan tells Clarrie to ask the postman to give her letter back but Clarrie’s refuses; it’s Susan who’s got them into this mess. As they quickly try to think of ways to fish the letter out, they’re stopped in their tracks when they notice the post box is on fire!