Alice finds Adam loading sheep pen hurdles on to the trailer. She advises him not to overdo it now he’s back full-time. Adam assures Alice he’s fine. He’s happy and looking forward to a birthday meal out with Ian. Brian is horrified when he sees Adam; he knows it will be him in the doghouse with Jennifer if Adam does himself a mischief. They discuss Noah, a new casual labour prospect who’s keen to get combine experience. When Adam tires, they stop for a break. Brian advises him to take the afternoon off, but Adam insists he’s got his second wind.
Amy and Alice stake out Carl’s workplace. A rattled Carl is clearly not pleased to see Amy. He tries to put her off, but Amy persuades him to stay and listen. She apologises for appearing too pushy and keen, and claims that of course she knows Carl needs time. He remains stony faced. When she mentions his wife and daughter, he’s angry and scornful. Would Amy really imagine he’d leave Rochelle for her? He cruelly bats away Amy’s proclamations of love, and finally the scales fall from her eyes. A patiently waiting Alice picks up the pieces. “How could he do that to me?” wails the heartbroken Amy.
WRITER: Carole Simpson Solazzo