Phil's pleased to see Shula - at least she doesn't think he can't cope. Shula's considering resigning as churchwarden. Phil doesn't think she should but Shula feels Alan no longer trusts her. She notices the water in the washing machine is bright red but Phil explains he's left a gardening glove in a trouser pocket.
Tony and Pat receive confirmation that if Matt gets planning permission they'd have to move their packhouse elsewhere. There's nowhere vacant locally, and they know the cost of renting commercial property so they've no idea where to go from here. Reassuring Pat that the report is a worst case scenario, Tony knows they need to convince the planning authority that they can't manage without the packhouse.
Usha's dad calls. Satya's told him of her concerns and he's on his way to see her. When he hears of Shula's involvement, he recalls that it was she who called them after the racial attack, and can't understand what's gone wrong. Usha explains how their friendship was shattered when Shula took Richard. Usha's dad feels strongly that Alan's failing to protect her. Privately, to Alan, Usha thinks Satya's set this up. Even though things are tricky, Alan hopes it works in their favour.
Episode written by Caroline Harrington.