The dog was mentioned a couple of weeks back, I think: Will was telling her to jump in (to the car, assumed).
She opened her remarks with, “Brian! Hang on a minute! I need to talk to you!” And when Brian said, "What about? she said “What do you think?” That set the tone: accusation and rudeness from her, Brian doing his best to tell her (repeatedly) that he didn’t yet have any information for her: when she demanded a guarantee from him that it wasn’t going to get into her drinking-water (not terribly likely, is it? unless she drinks from the Am) he replied, “All I can say is I hope to have more information soon.” – to which Emma graciously replied “Soon? That’s just not good enough Brian.” (So he did tell her that he had no more idea than she did about what was actually happening.)
My mental comment was “where does she think she gets off, talking to him as if he were a naughty child?”
And at that point Will intervened, as I would have done too if I had heard the way Emma was talking to Brian, whom I already knew to be depressed. She was well out of line.
Emma is now going to go round the village telling all and sundry that Brian had her thrown off his land, refused to answer questions, and was shifty about it, while Will was rude and aggressive to her – none of these true, all calculated to stir up the maximum trouble for everyone except her.