Helen and Pat tease Tony about taking Henry to the Bull yesterday. Tony protests that Henry was perfectly safe. Privately, to Pat, Tony says he thinks Helen should move back in with them for a while. Why does she need to make it so hard for herself? She's going to wear herself out at the flat. Pat goes over to try and persuade Helen to come back to Bridge Farm, but Helen doesn't want to.
David is as good as his word, trying to take some of the pressure off Ruth. He works long hours in the lambing shed and promises when it's over he'll do some relief milking. When he gives her a hug and thanks her, Ruth says she doesn't want to nag - but could David please talk to Elizabeth again about getting a manager in? They really can't carry on with this indefinitely. David goes round determined to tell Elizabeth that he's going to have to pull away from Lower Loxley. But Elizabeth has received a letter about the inquest, and she's distressed. She hasn't been able to think about anything else all day. When she enquires what David wanted, he says it's really not that important.