With Alice and Chris in one of the holiday cottages, Jennifer anticipates turning down business. She's concerned about Chris's living plans. Alice is keen that Chris stays on when she's back at university, but Jennifer wonders about cooking and cleaning. Alice is confident about their long term plans, seeing as Brian gave her and Kate a cottage each.
Alice looks forward to a catch up with Amy, who's training as a midwife. She gives Ed tips on how to cook artichokes, which he's struggling to get hold of. He'll ask Jennifer for tips on making hollandaise sauce.
Susan plans to invite Jennifer and Brian over to supper, as a thank you for the party. She feels it will mark a new chapter in all their lives. They're one big family now. Susan plans a four course meal with wine, coffee and brandy. Now that they'll be mingling with the Aldridges on a regular basis, it's time to up their game.
Susan's delighted when Jennifer accepts her offer of dinner on Friday night. Neil's reluctant to lose his night at the Bull though. He'll struggle to relax. Meanwhile, Jennifer worries that this isn't a one-off invitation, but the thin end of the wedge.