Elizabeth asks Shula if Freddie can go hunting with her. Elizabeth gets nostalgic over a photo of Nigel in Shula’s office. They discuss how alike Freddie is to his father, even down to his mannerisms when riding.
Tom has lost his best customer. He wishes his parents had handled the E.coli situation better and believes it’s now up to him and Helen to save the business. Tom makes his opinion known, informing Pat and Tony that he’s reverting back to the Tom Archer brand and removing Bridge Farm from his labels. His parents are dismayed, but Tom’s adamant it’s for the best.
After the difficult conversation, Tony feels Tom is wrong to blame them, especially given how much they have sacrificed over the years for their children. Pat insists they must not give up but, demoralised, Tony thinks the dairy business is over.
Helen also thinks Tom is being too hard. She suggests that he underestimates how shocking recent events have been for their parents. Pat joins them. She’s worried about how Tony has been affected by Tom’s outburst. Pat tells Tom that he must do whatever he sees fit, but she’s not going to have him speaking to his father like that again.
WRITER: Graham Harvey