Back from Marrakech, Alan and Usha speculate about Amy’s new man Carl. Usha teasingly reassures a worried Alan. At breakfast, Amy tells them her weekend away with Carl was wonderful. Usha and Alan say they’re keen to meet him. So is Alice, whom Amy calls on to distract her from research work. Alan wonders why Amy’s being so secretive.
Jennifer’s peaceful swim is interrupted by an update from Lynda on Leonie and James’ break up. Jennifer says that, while she’s not defending her nephew, she suspects that Leonie is rather temperamental. It seems that their book has also been abandoned. Jennifer wryly observes that every cloud has a silver lining…
Adam is planning to steer clear of the district council planning meeting, as the committee remains undecided about the mega dairy. Those opposing the project could have a good speaker in the form of the rather ‘alternative’ Hattie Marshall. Meanwhile, veteran councilor, Esther Sutton, has come out in favour of the dairy. Jennifer wonders if the DVD persuaded her.
Brian learns from Bryn that the Environment Agency still hasn’t submitted its report and assessment of the pollution risks. Brian thinks they’re deliberately dragging their feet, but he’s also aware that the planning committee could still turn down the proposal. Brian’s confident, but not a hundred per cent sure they’ll get the go-ahead.
WRITER: Caroline Harrington