Ruth tells Jill that she and David are going out for a meal tomorrow. Jill’s really pleased and offers to babysit, but Pip’s already agreed to do it.
Hayley’s delighted with the new car (care of Lower Loxley), and she’s thrilled that she and Roy are now working at the same place. Elizabeth congratulates Roy for bringing a fresh approach to his work at Lower Loxley.
Grateful for David’s hard work, Elizabeth lays out a beautiful picnic for their lunch. He remarks on how good Elizabeth is looking; it’s clear that Roy is a great asset to Lower Loxley. As they sit back and relax, Elizabeth is full of praise for David. However, as Elizabeth gets increasingly emphatic, the burden of guilt weighs heavy on David’s shoulders until he can’t take it any more; David admits that going on the roof was his idea. Furious, Elizabeth cannot believe that David has lied to her for so many months. As she storms off, Elizabeth warns David to stay away from her and the children. David is devastated.
WRITER: Carolyn Sally Jones