Brian and Will discuss the shoot. Bird numbers are dwindling due to the bad summer weather. Brian comments that this might not make a huge difference, since bookings are down anyway. Ruairi wishes he didn’t have to go back to school as he likes watching the shoot.
George is bored by the Apple Day celebrations until Will offers to buy him a toffee apple. Fed up, Emma tackles Will about splashing the cash, accusing him of undermining her. Will thinks this is an overreaction and refuses to ask her permission for everything he does for George.
Joe starts the cider making demonstration, removing his teeth to relieve his sore mouth. Panic ensues when Eddie tells him to put his teeth back in and Joe realises they’re lost, probably in the apple scratter*… Joe’s worried about how he’ll manage with no teeth. Eddie just tells him not to open his mouth as he doesn’t want this getting out.
The atmosphere at the Dower House is still icy. Lilian and Matt bicker over Matt’s attitude to James and his reluctance to go to the hospital. Lilian says that, whatever Matt thinks, James will come straight to the Dower House when he’s discharged, and will be staying until he’s better.
WRITER: Carole Simpson Solazzo
DIRECTOR: Rosemary Watts
* Used in cider making: a type of rotary mill operated by hand or by motor power, which crushes and shreds or chops the fruit between spiked or toothed rollers.