At the community shop, Joe confuses David with his new system of selling courgettes separately from the rest of the goods. Brian casually mentions to David that he's on his way to a meeting with the senior partner at Rodways, who he needs to get on board about the market.
Brian explains to Benedict Wheeler that he's sweet-talked Hastings, their major obstacle. After some thought, Benedict agrees to take up the offer. Brian's delighted and passes on his best to Amanda - careful to get her name right this time.
Afterwards, Brian admits to David that he hasn't shared the full extent of his development plans with Rodways.
Lynda has been busy briefing the murder mystery cast and sourcing costumes. David enjoys acting up in his policeman's uniform. He later drops Joe in it by mentioning his courgettes to Lynda and Susan. Suspicious, they confront Joe. Joe's upset that Bert Fry has been offered the 'old retainer' role in the murder mystery. Joe thought his name was all over it. However, Susan has other matters to address. Joe doesn't deny that he's been selling his own produce in the shop. It's the final straw for Lynda, and Joe is promptly taken off the rota.