While Jennifer is on tenterhooks waiting to see if Alice got her MSc, Brian focuses on the interviews for a herd manager. One good prospect has dropped out because she’s had a better offer abroad. Of the five remaining candidates, all male, an experienced practitioner named Rob Titchener was by far the best. He’s been offered the post, but wants to talk it over with his wife, so it’s not resolved just yet. Brian suggests to Jennifer that they go out for dinner to forget their preoccupations. He confiscates Jennifer’s phone as he doesn’t want her checking it all night.
Lilian is chatting with Arthur about Joyce’s discharge from hospital when her phone rings. James has been in an accident. Getting only voicemail responses from Matt and Jennifer, Lilian heads to the hospital alone. She discovers James is conscious but has a badly damaged leg. When she finally does get through to Matt, Lilian anxiously asks him to join her. Matt advises her to calm down and says that there’s not much he could do there that the doctors aren’t already doing. Furious, Lilian ends the call and promptly dials Paul’s number.
WRITER: Joanna Toye
DIRECTOR: Kim Greengrass