Lilian pleads with Brenda's voicemail. She's willing to let bygones be bygones and she really needs Brenda at Amside. When Brenda finally returns Lilian's calls, Lilian is astonished that Brenda is 'on holiday'. She thinks Brenda is pulling a stunt because she wants an apology, but finally accepts that Brenda has quit. Lilian fishes for information about Matt and Brenda lets slip that he's in Russia.
David and Ruth think Pip enjoyed being in charge while they were away. It was a shame they didn't make it to Reims-Gueux, and hope to in the future. Their attention turns to the plans for the Highland Games. Kenton arrives to borrow some supplies.
Kenton offers to help weigh the lambs so Ruth can clean Rickyard in preparation for the guests. Kenton's surprised that he enjoys helping David so much. The brothers reminisce about their days growing up on the farm. Kenton feels he wasn't a natural with any of it, but liked the routine and the feeling of being rooted. His family made it possible for him to explore his opportunities, and he thinks he didn't appreciate everything at the time. David's puzzled by Kenton's mood and worries his brother is becoming restless again.