Over breakfast, Elona admits she had her suspicions about Matt in the past. However, she notes that Matt has been fair to Darrell lately. They have been able to afford a keyboard for Ana with the addition of Matt’s wages, and Elona is extremely excited about giving it to her this afternoon. Darrell doesn’t seem very happy, but covers his true feelings with a big grin. Elona can tell Darrell is withholding something, but when Darrell says he has had enough of this particular job, Elona assumes he is simply tired.
Brian is feeling good about this year’s harvest, but Jennifer is not so optimistic. Brian has further cause for celebration as he has first option on the buildings at Valley Farm. Already looking into the legal implications, Annabelle interrupts Jennifer and Brian’s conversation with some information about Gerry. Apparently Gerry is looking into Home Farm’s arable contract with Borchester Land for the Estate. Annabelle thinks Brian should take Gerry’s meddling more seriously, but Brian isn’t worried.
Hayley shows Jennifer around Phoebe’s redecorated room. She receives a message from Phoebe that says she is sorry to let them down by not coming home. When alone, Hayley replays the text and sobs uncontrollably.
WRITER: Joanna Toye