Lynda and Jazzer fill Tracy in on the latest meeting of the ReBulls. They have to think of ways to hit them where it most hurts: their profit margins. Ed’s concerned that the ReBulls' actions will hurt more than just Kenton and Jolene.
Tracy asks Lynda why she raised drug use at yesterday's staff meeting. Lynda has no evidence it was Freddie, but she believes he's dealing again. Tracy agrees to keep an eye on him. Lynda's disheartened to find that The B's Valentine's event has had glowing reviews, and a number of people have refuted the comment she left in Dylan Nells' name. They'll have to think bigger to persuade Jolene and Lillian to restore its name to The Bull.
Freddie confronts Johnny: thanks to him, Lynda thinks he's dealing again. Freddie implores Johnny to give up the steroids; they'll screw him up. Johnny breaks down and says he can't stop taking them: they're not steroids, they're for his hair loss. He feels so low about his appearance he can't even look in a mirror. That's why he's been wearing a hat. He's sure it's why Bella dumped him, and it's only ever going to get worse. Johnny tells Freddie he'll come clean to Lynda, but Freddie’s confident she’ll forget all about it in time.
Writer, Adrian Flynn
Director, Dave Payne
Editor, Jeremy Howe
Jill Archer ….. Patricia Greene
David Archer ….. Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer ….. Felicity Finch
Ben Archer ….. Ben Norris
Kenton Archer ….. Richard Attlee
Jolene Archer ….. Buffy Davis
Alice Carter ….. Hollie Chapman
Chris Carter ….. Wilf Scolding
Emma Grundy ….. Emerald O'Hanrahan
Shula Hebden Lloyd ….. Judy Bennett
Tracy Horrobin ….. Susie Riddell
Alistair Lloyd ….. Michael Lumsden
Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling
Freddie Pargetter ….. Toby Laurence
Johnny Phillips ….. Tom Gibbons
Lynda Snell ….. Carole Boyd
Robert Snell ….. Graham Blockey
Jakob Hakansson ….. Paul Venables
Tracy tells Emma about the amazing afternoon tea she had for free at Grey Gables, thanks to Lynda. She can't wait for her complimentary Valentine's meal at The Bull either. Emma asks which side Tracy's actually on, the pub's or the ReBulls'. She says she's on the right side - her own. Emma tells Tracy she'll be meeting Gavin for a drink next week. Neither of them is interested in dating, but Emma still feels odd about meeting up. Tracy gives Emma her best dating advice and encourages her to go ahead.
David's pleased that the cow's test results for contagious diseases were all clear. Alistair recommends checking their feed storage is air-tight, as he suspects the cow had a fungal abortion. David tells Alistair he’s decided to pay for the dairy herd health plan, as he'd never hear the end of it from Ruth and Pip otherwise.
Jakob seems agitated and forgetful when tending to one of Shula's horses. He explains that it's just down to a bad night's sleep. He's decided to offer a weigh-in to the surgery's horse-owning clients, followed by a clinic for the really obese animals. Jakob points out that Amir and Aziz both have weight issues. Shula and Alistair can't help but notice that Jakob's been particularly rude today. Alistair's determined to get to the bottom of it.
Ben arrives home early from college as his tutor's off sick. He finds Jill in the orchard checking the hen house roof. She congratulates Ben on his three university offers. Ben realises that it's been ten years since Phil died, and shares his memories of him with Jill. She tells Ben that when Phil suggested she keep some hens, she finally felt that Brookfield was going to be her home. Ben likes hearing about his family history, but Jill is cautious of maundering on and asks Ben about his Valentine's plans and university choices. He explains that there would be loads of advantages in going to Felpersham university, like living at home and working with Bess. Besides, he'd miss Jill's cakes and biscuits.
Jakob diagnoses Cranford Crystal with laminitis and recommends putting her in a smaller stable as soon as possible with another pony for company. Jakob thinks the most plausible explanation for her condition is that she's been over-eating, as she's showing other signs of obesity. He puts her on a strict diet. After Jakob's finished treating the horse, Chris offers him his congratulations on becoming a father. Jakob is stunned - Kate's told Alice and not him. Now he understands her cryptic messages. He's going to become a father.
It’s another quiet night at The B at Ambridge. Emma agrees to work on Valentine’s Day, it’s not like she has other plans. Jolene’s cynical about the event, but Kenton is confident it’ll be a success. They notice Emma has spent a long time talking to Gavin. Jolene assures Emma that’s fine, she was just demonstrating good customer relations.
Jolene’s pleased that they’ve got Tracy acting as a double agent. She’s promised to keep Jolene in the loop about any planned disruptions in exchange for a free meal.
Shula fills Freddie in on her meeting with Alan, in which they decided on a theme for the Lent appeal. As Ambridge is feeling fractured right now, they are going to ask parishioners to say positive, complimentary things to one another. Freddie raises his concerns about Johnny. Shula thinks Johnny's probably still hurting from the break up.
Robert wants to talk llamas with Jakob. Jakob asks if Robert is angling for some free advice. He sends Robert packing with instructions to check over the llama himself before phoning Alistair and paying him for his time. Shula’s intrigued by the special news Kate wants to impart to Jakob, but Jakob's less taken in. She's probably just bought a nice new dreamcatcher.