Joe's on the scrounge for carrots for Bartleby, but Tony's not keen to donate them, even in return for an IOU. Joe admits he's running out of options for replacing Bartleby tomorrow. He might have to accept Alistair's offer after all.
Pat tells Tony not to lose his temper when he goes to see Brian, but Tony knows exactly what he's going to say. Brian, however, is intransigent. He's not interested in buying Tom out. He thinks Tom should fulfil his obligations, and that there's an element of sour grapes where Tony's concerned; Brian recognised Tom's potential and invested in him when Tony didn't. Things get heated but Brian's immovable. He's made his position absolutely clear. Pat and Tony agree they can't afford to buy Tom out. Brian's pulling the strings once again.
Alice and Chris decide to go for a meal together after his diploma ceremony. Susan's savouring the occasion, and embarrassing her family into the bargain. She's loving every minute and is disappointed when Neil suggests they make a move homeward. He reminds her it's another big day tomorrow, and she's delighted once more. What a week!
Episode written by Carole Simpson Solazzo.