Roy and Hayley are finishing Phoebe’s room, confident that their efforts will please their daughter. Kate then calls with the unsettling news that Phoebe will not be joining the Tucker family as planned, but will stay and enjoy her summer holidays in South Africa. Roy and Hayley raise their concerns with Kate and are adamant that Phoebe should return to Ambridge immediately. However, once Roy hears how excited Phoebe is about staying for the summer, he can’t deny her request. When Josh hears the news he is really disappointed and expects he won’t have a fun summer without Phoebe.
David and Ruth are enjoying working side by side once again. However, David’s relationship with his sister is still frosty. When Elizabeth drops Josh and Ben back at Brookfield she makes her feelings perfectly clear about David’s involvement in the trial. Elizabeth thinks this is yet another wrong decision from a man who can’t be trusted to make them.
Protective mother Hayley suggests to Roy that Kate may have brainwashed Phoebe into not wanting to return to Ambridge. Roy responds with the voice of reason, reminding Haley how excited Phoebe is to be with her friends.
WRITER: Joanna Toye