George takes Emma and Chris to see Will’s scarecrows. They are most impressed with the Billy Goats Gruff and the water feature and Emma’s no longer convinced theirs will win.
Chris tells Emma he’s looking forward to Alice’s graduation but not the prospect of spending the day with Brian and Jennifer.
The problem at Bridge Farm is affecting Tom’s trade. He assures Vicky that the E.Coli is contained to the ice-cream. Vicky can’t imagine how Bridge Farm has got infected, and tries to find out more from Susan.
Everyone agrees there are some really good imaginative scarecrows – from Bo Peep to Little Miss Muffet. Susan and Vicky also agree that Carinthia Hart is a disappointment. She doesn’t look up to writing such a raunchy book. Vicky is amazed when she learns that “Mistress of the Paddocks“ was based on Brian’s affair with Mandy Beesborough.
Lewis steps up to announce the results of the scarecrow competition. First prize goes jointly to the Billy Goats Gruff at Rickyard Cottage and Casa Nueva. George is delighted to be a double winner and Vicky insists everyone joins together for a winners’ photo.
WRITER - Caroline Harrington