Shula's helping Alistair give the horses their boosters. She's seen Vicky around the village quite a lot. Alistair thinks Vicky's going to fit right in. Alistair's father rings.
Alistair tries to convince Jim that moving to Ambridge isn't the best idea! It's very quiet. Jim explains he's renting Blossom Hill Cottage until he decides to buy. With Alistair, Shula and Daniel, Jim won't be lonely. And he persuades Alistair to pick him up from Melrose!
Shula wonders why Alan hasn't mentioned Jim arriving at Blossom Hill. But maybe Jim will make his own friends, and mellow out in Ambridge.
Matt arrives at the Dower House, where Lilian's waiting. She tries to be pleasant but can't, and demands to know where he's been. Matt says he needed to get away. Lilian says this isn't enough information! Wasn't she worth a phone call? What was going on in his mind? Unable to open up, Matt claims he returned because he was fed up of motel life. Lilian's furious. His closing himself off is killing her. She's leaving him.
Lilian drives to Home Farm and finds Brian. She's distraught, not knowing where else to go. Matt's forced her to leave, before she loses her mind.
Episode written by Adrian Flynn.