Jennifer sees Annette trying to hitch a lift into Felpersham. She has an interview with a job agency and she's missed her bus. Jennifer offers her a lift. En route the brakes fail and they nearly crash.
Matt's eager to go out but Lilian's feeling apprehensive about Chalkman. Matt persuades her to ring Jennifer and invite her over. When Jennifer tells her about the accident, Lilian is convinced it's Chalkman; he's after her family now. Jennifer tries to assure her that the mechanical failure was her fault. She'd missed a service and the brake fluid had been leaking.
Helen's eager to find out about Annette's interview. It didn't go well. Annette blames the accident for her late arrival. Annette's disappointed that Tom's not coming over for dinner. She tells Helen she needs a walk, and turns up at Tom's. He tries to offer her some brotherly words of advice but Annette misreads the situation and starts getting a little too close for comfort. Tom tries to let her down gently; he's not looking for a relationship. A rather embarrassed Annette leaves.
Episode written by Joanna Toye.