Caroline's had a hard day. Oliver thinks it's about time Caroline recruits someone to replace Roy. They haven't been able to enjoy their time as Caroline has been so busy. He knows Caroline doesn't want to retire but he'd like her to pull back slightly. Caroline doesn't think that is financially viable, and doesn't need Oliver picking a fight.
Disapproving Pat thinks Helen is going to a lot of trouble preparing for Rob's arrival.
Rob enjoys Helen's meal and the two joke about Rob receiving culinary lessons from Helen. Pat remarks that Rob shouldn't need to cook for himself soon, as surely his wife will be moving to Ambridge. Rob is rather vague on this topic and the conversation soon turns to Rob's farming methods, which are very different to Bridge Farm's.
After dinner, Helen escorts Rob to his car and Pat takes the opportunity to disclose her feelings about Rob to Tony. She thinks there is something odd about him, and wonders why it is taking his wife so long to join him. She's not convinced by Rob's excuses, and wonders why he is always so vague about her.