The main drama is set to take place away from the village as the day dawns for Jim, Alistair and Jazzer’s road trip. In an attempt to distract Jim from what he’s about to face, many jokes are made at Alistair’s expense. But can Jim put his past demons where they belong?
Back in Ambridge, the proposed changes at The Bull lead to vocal protests. Lilian digs her heels in but faces serious competition, while Jolene is torn in two.
And with Kirsty still struggling, a concerned Philip falls on his sword and makes a controversial suggestion to make her happy. But when Helen discovers what the pair are planning, she’s quick to offer Kirsty some tough love.
Thanks to fleetingeileenm of ‘The Archers in Mustardland’
Actually, on the subject of Grey Gables, it is making me exceedingly cross that this ‘team building’ (something which makes me cross in itself, but that’s another multi-volume tirade) day has been conjured up with not the slightest nod to the logistic difficulties such a thing would entail. Possibly it’s ‘shift building’ and Kate has taken Oliver for two, or even three, fees.
Oh, and the other thing that makes me cross: Oliver is not actually an idiot. Although I suppose he has been letting the Grundys have the run of Grange Farm at a ridiculously disadvantageous rent (to him) for what seems like aeons, so presumably the personality transplant happened a long time ago and, sadly, has not been rejected.
I suppose one can be a soft touch without being an idiot. Do we discount the non-hilarious scene where he took over as a waiter in a not-very-clever salute to Fawlty Towers, I suppose. I don’t know why they think making sly references to something is clever, but apparently they do. There were quotes once snuck in from ‘Withnail and I’ one time resulting in great salutations to the writer in question of Twitter.