It's Kathy's birthday and having had a lovely meal with Kenton last night she's planning a quiet family tea with Jamie later. Elizabeth presents her with a lovely birthday cake from everyone at Lower Loxley, and offers her one of the new china model shire horses, ordered to coincide with the arrival of Cranford Crystal, for Jamie. Kathy thanks Elizabeth for how wonderfully she dealt with the terrifying situation with Taylor. Elizabeth's touched by Kathy's gratitude.
Ruth's staying busy to keep her mind off tomorrow's operation. David reminds her that she can still pull out but Ruth insists it's what she wants. Heather arrives, admitting she's been in touch with Jim and arranged to meet up once he's had his plaster off. She thinks he's a lovely man.
Jennifer's keeping Lilian company while she gets her nicotine fix. Lilian admits to feeling raw and disappointed with Matt but refuses to go crawling back to him after what he's done. Jennifer tells her not to leave it too long - there's a possibility she could lose him forever. She offers her a room at Home Farm but Lilian's fine at The Bull, and until Matt makes amends she's staying right there.
Episode written by Mike Barrington.