Susan’s concerned Keira isn’t feeling so happy about moving house. Keira admits to Emma she was pretending. She thinks Grandma Clarrie is sad that they won’t be living with her anymore. She was worried Susan would make Clarrie even sadder if she told her how excited Keira was.
Shula asks Alistair how he’d feel if she went to speak to Jim herself. Alistair thinks Shula would be lucky if Jim lets her through the door. Later, Shula arrives at Greenacres to find Jim alone. She won’t leave until they’ve had a proper conversation about him and Alistair. He should take his anger about the party out on her, she organised it and did the invitations. He asks if she invited a man called Harold Jayston. Shula says he’d come with an elderly neighbour and had invited himself. Shula only shared a few words with him, but he played some tunes on Jim’s keyboard. Jim breaks down, why did no one stop Harold going near the keyboard? Now his keyboard is spoiled, tainted. He throws it to the floor and smashes it. Shula tries to ask what the matter is, but Jim tells her he’s fine. He just wants to be left alone.
Ed comes into the Tea Room with some good news for Emma. A man from the Three Counties has called to make another offer on Peppa the ram. Later, they tell Clarrie that this man is offering them five thousand pounds. Clarrie thinks they should take the windfall before it disappears. Emma agrees, they need the money for their house deposit. They should sell Peppa. Later, Emma shows Clarrie the furniture they’re going to get for Keira’s new room. Clarrie reminds Emma to think of Poppy too. Poppy loves Peppa, they’ll have to break the news to her very gently before Peppa goes.
Jill, Shula and Lynda meet for a discussion about the fete. Jill reports that Fallon wants some younger members on the committee. Lynda and Shula don’t think there will be much interest. Jill asks Ben if he’ll be their youth advisor, but he says he’d be too humiliated if his mates found out. Later, Shula tells Jill how awful she feels about Jim’s behaviour hurting Alistair. Jill warns her not to make things even worse. Shula decides she’ll have to take that risk, there must be some way she can help.
Alistair packs up his belongings at Greenacres. He tells Shula and Jazzer that he’s still set on moving out. If he gets desperate, he’ll stay in Jakob’s spare room. Jim’s due back today; he’s been gone for ten days now.
Tom asks Pat if she can help him. There’s a big cocktail stain on the carpet from the party and they don’t want their friendly landlord to find out. Pat and Tony discuss the post-nup. Tony still thinks it’s a bad idea, but he’s outnumbered by Helen’s support for Pat. Later, Tom bumps into Jazzer at the Tea Room. Jazzer tells Tom his job news. They both agree there’s no hard feelings between them.
Jim arrives back at Greenacres. He had a fascinating visit to Aldborough. Jazzer comes in with a bottle of sherry and boxes of coffee and walnut cake, Jim’s favourite. Over a sherry they try to find out how Jim’s really feeling. He tells them he doesn’t want to talk. Is this some kind of interrogation? He gives Jazzer and Alistair their marching orders. He’s had enough of both of them.
Tom and Natasha’s Cuban-themed party is going down well. Pip and Alice have a poke around the bedroom. They wonder how Natasha stays looking so young. Pip finds the answer in a drawer: a leaflet for dermal fillers. Natasha persuades Susan to take one last cocktail for the road. Susan’s particularly taken by Pepe, the barman, who’s been giving her tips in case she ever visits Cuba. Natasha hopes Susan won’t be disappointed, Pepe’s never set foot in Havana. He’s called Malc and lives just outside Felpersham.
Pat has managed to persuade a reluctant Tony to join in the party and forget about Peggy’s proposal for the evening. She does think they should consider the future of the farm, though. They need to protect Tom’s stake in the business. Pat thinks the best option is for Tom and Natasha to sign a post-nup to protect the future of the farm. She’s sure Natasha will understand, she’s a businesswoman after all. She’s convinced it’s the best option for the whole family.
Adam tries to help Ian overcome his arachnophobia by showing him pictures of spiders on his phone. Ian thinks Adam should conquer his aversion to risks for their bucket list challenge.
A very nervous Jazzer arrives at Home Farm for his job interview. He thanks Adam and Ian for deciding to name the baby after him. An awkward Adam explains it was a mistake, but Jazzer knows a ‘text all’ scam when he sees one. Later, Jazzer visits Ian with his tarantula, Webster, in a travel box. Ian screams, knocking the box to the floor and Webster escapes. Ian finds her in the kitchen and traps her in a bowl. Now Ian’s taken the first step to conquering his fear, he persuades Adam to take a risk and put in a pitch for Peggy’s project. As Jazzer and Webster leave, Adam offers him the job.
Tony visits Peggy and says that Bridge Farm won’t be putting in a bid and implores her to change her mind. Peggy thinks Tony’s being short-sighted. If he’s concerned about the family money, there’s one way he can make sure they don’t lose it: by coming up with the best bid.