Brian drops some drinkers off for Tom. As per Peggy's instructions, Brian's showing he's prepared to bury the hatchet. Brian doesn't particularly agree with the wetland system but he chats to Tony about it. He also mentions Annette, who's spent the morning with Alice. Tony reckons Brian's just got too much time on his hands.
Annabelle feels Borchester Land is paralysed while Matt and Chalkman stubbornly cling on. They'll get Matt out, one way or another, and she thinks Brian should consider replacing him as Chair. After plenty of flattery, Brian admits he's not opposed to the idea. Annabelle will sound out the other board members' feelings - discreetly.
It's Helen's birthday. She and Annette have supper with Pat and Tony, who fire questions at Annette. Apart from expressing a keenness for Tom, she gives little away. Out in the kitchen, Helen angrily asks Pat to stop the interrogation. Pat insists they're only thinking of her - Annette can't stay forever on a freebie. Helen tells her it's none of their business. She believes they're still trying to push Greg under the carpet as if he didn't exist. Helen drags Annette off - she's had enough so they're going home.
Episode written by Nawal Gadalla.