Friday, 12 August
Pat and Joy pack Summer Orchard juices ready for the weekend’s food and drink festival. Pat has some flyers and samples of Helen’s cheese to take. When Pat asks after Joy’s daughter Rochelle, Joy admits they’ve fallen out. The letter and photos she’d sent as an olive branch have gone up in flames with the post box fire. Pat’s comforting; Joy’s very much part of the Bridge Farm family.
Russ pops into The Orangery to see how Chelsea is and puts her out of her misery by explaining that after his chat with Freddie last night, Freddie and Trent have agreed to keep Chelsea on. Chelsea’s delighted and hugs Russ. When Russ warns Chelsea that this is her last chance, Chelsea says she’s learnt her lesson. He advises her to admit to the police that she was responsible for scraping Gemma’s car. Chelsea reluctantly agrees but asks if Russ will go with her. At the police station Harrison says Chelsea’s doing the right thing. When Chelsea’s out of earshot Russ is keen that Harrison knows Chelsea had nothing to do with the other recent incidences of vandalism in Ambridge. Harrison agrees he’ll keep an eye on Chelsea’s case to ensure the waters aren’t muddied. Changing tack, he asks reluctant Russ if he’ll help him practice for the ‘Beat the Goalie’ stall at the fete. At a kick-about later, Russ passes on to Harrison that Chelsea might get a conditional caution. She made a mistake that she’s going to put right, and Russ has every faith in her.