I feel sorry for Amy. Help me!" - listener discussions to 20 June 2012
Amy's departure from the vicarage on Thursday raised a cheer and a "good riddance" from Usha's many supporters. There was some sympathy for her after she met with Carl on Tuesday, but most felt that "she deserved every mean-spirited, materialistic, cruel syllable that Carl spat at her."
Over at Brookfield, Open Farm Sunday's stampede had listeners shocked and amused in equal measure. Some were surprised at Jill when she asked David to reconsider giving testimony against Adam's attackers. "Where did the principled, stout-hearted person we have all known go?"
And finally, what's up with Vicky Tucker?
The debate rages on - should Amy be banished from Ambridge for her "stupid" behaviour and unkind treatment towards Usha? Should Usha celebrate the peace and quiet at the vicarage now she's gone? Some reluctantly felt sorry for Amy after she confronted Carl at work on Tuesday, but others said that she got what she deserved.
'Karl, loony in reception for you.' #thearchers (@TreacleToo on Twitter)
Wow, Qarl's workplace has proper space-age Star Trek whooshy doors! AWESOME! #thearchers (@Mudkipstoat23 on Twitter)
Oh, no, this is the part where I feel sorry for Amy. Help me! #thearchers (@ellespeller on Twitter)
poor Amy... it took you longer to meet a rotter than it does most of us...#thearchers (@Kate_Dancingcat on Twitter)
Thank God he did it. If he was any less cruel the stupid girl would still be begging him to take her back. Let's see if she can woman up enough now to stop acting like the biggest brat we ever had the misfortune to know and actually apologize to Oosha (Kristine Bolt on Facebook)
She broke so many relationship rules, ignored so many warning signs that she deserved every mean-spirited, materialistic, cruel syllable that Carl spat at her. (peter-francis)
So, is the piece of humble pie that Amy is about to eat the size of Ambridge? Or will she just blame Usha? (@MartinMcMame on Twitter)
Do you sorry for Amy? Add your thoughts to the No matter how naive Amy is thread on the message board.
Brookfield planned to open its gates to the public for Open Farm Sunday, but would it be, in David's words, "a day to remember?" Some listeners imagined (perhaps even hoped for) the worst...
Take a long, last look at that view, David and Ruth! By Sunday, it will look like a smoking ruin....#thearchers (@archerslisteneron Twitter)
Earthquake, thunderbolt from Zeus, large meteor, large piece of space-junk, errant ICBM wiv nucular war-head! Any others? (Sturmey Archer)
Read more on the A day to remember? thread on the message board.
Sunday's episode had hearts racing - and a few listeners admitted laughing - as panicked visitors screamed and bullocks rampaged across Brookfield's carefully planned event
Ambridge goes all Pamplona: 'the bullocks are out!' #thearchers (@Denise_E_C on Twitter)
One of the most alarming episodes of #thearchers ever, all that screaming! Had to stop washing up & have a sit down #letthebullssquashamy (@missy_t_k on Twitter)
Husband laughing uncontrollably. He walked in the kitchen just as Deeevid shrieked "THE BULLOCKS ARE OUT!!! on @BBCTheArchers (@eltbusglob on Twitter)
Actually I found that a bit upsetting, poor little George #thearchers (@SredniVashtari on Twitter)
Jeez. Emma's going to have an absolute field day. Just when I thought she couldn't moan any more than she does already. #thearchers (@fairy_with_hair on Twitter)
Perhaps I'm displaying my ignorance of country ways here (and just how scary bulls may be), but from the screaming the crowd did, I'd have expected Godzilla to be descending on the farm! (charmingAnnielynn)
Maybe next year they could charge people to stay in caravans and "run with the bullocks" after they've drunk some of Joe's Extra Inflammable Cider. (Minihohum)
In the wake of the stampede, Jill cautioned David over testifying against Adam's attackers. Many listeners felt she'd acted out of character, others that she was right to worry that David may be putting her grandchildren in danger.
Jill's bottled it! Where's ya bulldog spirit girl Bring on the AWPP, Ambridge witness protection programme (@johnno663 on Twitter)
No! David! Stay the course! Don't give in! #TheArchers (adventuresofboz on Twitter)
I am really cross - they are now making out that Jill would even suggest that David not give evidence. Where did the principled, stout-hearted person we have all known go? (damsonjamqueen)
Jill is spot on! These thugs are too dangerous for David to testify. He should put his family first, not Adam #TheArchers (@Stickings90 on Twitter)
I think faced with real threats against her grandchildren that Jill may very well strongly question her principles. How will David feel about his principles when Ben has been shot in the leg with an air gun, or Josh forced off the road on his bike, or worse. (RobinAFromSway)
Was Jill right? Add your thoughts on the Character change thread.
Listeners share their suspicions about Vicky Tucker's health after she cried off attending the fete committee meeting. Suggestions ranged from MS and diabetes to ME, a thyroid problem or perhaps she's about to put Brenda's nose out of joint?
#thearchers This is the second time Vicky's been suddenly fatigued. Nasty chronic illness of some sort approaching? (@SteveBrooks13)
Tired all the time? Mention of hungarian translations with Mike in recent episodes? A baby would put the kibosh on her plans to travel the world... (dondy)
Now that would really give Brenda something to moan about a second family for Mike (butterfly09)
But Vicky will give birth to an ikle Teddy Bear with a tartan bowtie. Bubbles Jnr, pass the bucket. (mademoiselledecompost)
On the other hand she must just have thought 'Do I really want to hear Lynda loud-mouthing and bullying for an hour - or shall I give it a miss and just fall asleep on the sofa?' (returnmigration)
Tayler Cresswell is host of The Archers message board.