Brian and Jennifer go to the otter sanctuary with Alice, Ruairi, Amy and Phoebe. They have a wonderful day. Alice tells them she is going to do voluntary work in the office at the drugs centre in Felpersham but also do chamber-maiding at Grey Gables as she needs money. She is still focused on getting into the RAF. Brian asks if having a job will be a distraction but Alice thinks it will help. They offer Alice an allowance instead but she politely refuses.
Usha tells Alan that her parents were very quiet after receiving the news of their impending marriage. Shiv is, as expected, very happy for them. Usha is anxious about telling Satya. Alan feels it would be better to tell Mabel on his own.
When Alan picks her up from the station, Mabel immediately senses something is on his mind. Alan tells her his news but Mabel is far from happy. She says that it has nothing to do with her daughter, Alan's former wife. But whilst Usha is lovely, she is not a Christian. As they worship different gods, she believes it cannot work. When Usha arrives, Mabel tells her there's no way she can approve of the marriage. Not at all.
Episode written by Mary Cutler.