There’s an awkward encounter for Emma and a sensitive issue is raised for Brian
Elizabeth and Ruairi reminisce over photographs of his mother, Siobhan. Ruairi admires her bravery in the face of her illness. Elizabeth gives him a photo to keep, and they pledge to re-trace Siobhan’s favourite walk at Lower Loxley. Ruairi won’t mention their afternoon to his parents. He’d prefer to spare their feelings.
Ed and Eddie are in agreement that it’s good Justin didn’t get the abattoir – they just don’t know if Vince Casey is going to be any better.
The Grundys are busying themselves with everyday tasks to distract from their mourning of Joe. People have been very kind: Oliver left a card for them yesterday. They worry about the cost of the funeral. Clarrie’s shocked to see Susan arrive with flowers. Awkwardness turns to warmth as the two apologise for their recent behaviour. Clarrie has her best friend back; she reckons Joe’s had a hand in it.
Clarrie’s sister Rosie can’t come to the funeral. Eddie’s putting off calling Alf. Clarrie counsels that whatever else he is, Alf’s family. She’s fretting more over their imminent house move; she can’t face the upheaval. Eddie makes up his mind to ask Oliver for a stay of execution.
Eddie sits at Joe’s bedside for one final chat. Joe’s got the picture of his Susan next to him on the bed, he must have wanted to say goodbye to her too. He hopes Joe will look out for Will and Ed. He’s just pleased Joe’s time came while he was in a house full of people who love him, on the farm he fought so hard to keep. He knows that he and Joe weren’t as demonstrative as Will and Ed are with their kids, but he hopes Joe will forgive him one kiss on the forehead before he says goodbye.
Toby reports to Jolene that since Basil recovered from his drunken stupor, he’s been like a new pig: his libido’s insatiable. Jolene hopes Toby’s pig story will cheer up the punters at the Bull after the sad news about Joe.
Clarrie and Ed find Will feeding Joe’s ferrets. He just needs some time to work out how to break the news to Poppy. Will and Ed discuss the previous night with Eddie while they see to Joe’s ponies. They don’t begrudge any of the effort they put into fixing the cider press because it gave Joe such a happy evening.
Ed and Will are struggling to fix the cider press. They reminisce about the time they almost trashed Baggy's car by joy-riding it round the farm. They worked together to fix its bust wheel in no time, so they can do the same for the cider press.
Ruairi catches Elizabeth as he’s walking home from school and asks her for a private word. While sorting through some old belongings he came across a picture of Siobhan and Elizabeth at Lower Loxley. He hadn’t known his mum had been such good friends with Elizabeth. He has so few memories of Siobhan, and they never really discuss her at home for fear of upsetting Jennifer. Elizabeth offers to show Ruairi some more photos and share her memories some time.
Lilian presents Eddie with a tray of sandwiches she's snaffled from one of Justin’s business meetings. The cider club are going to need feeding up tonight. Later, she, Ed, Eddie and Will are the last ones standing after the cider pressing. Joe was so happy to see the cider press in action, but he headed inside early. Before going to bed, Eddie checks on him. Now he understands why Joe slipped off early: he's died peacefully in his sleep.
Basil the boar is looking worse for wear. Rex is certain Toby has fed him something dodgy, because now Basil can hardly stand up. All Toby fed Basil was half a sackful of Eddie’s Borsetshire Beauties, which they thought would wake him up a bit. Basil’s drunk as a skunk.
Lilian is persona non grata in the village. She’s been getting the cold shoulder off everyone since Justin’s plans to flatten the abattoir were revealed. Jolene and Lilian reflect on the success of the Beat the Brainboxes quiz. Jolene tactfully wonders whether Lilian might have more important commitments than helping out at the pub.
Kirsty tells Philip that she saw Xander again today, she can’t get over how cute he is. Philip would love a grandchild, but at just shy of sixty, he doesn’t want any more children of his own. Kirsty assures him that she couldn’t be happier with the way things are, and they agree to live in the moment. They are about to abandon dinner and head upstairs, when Joy arrives: her electricity has cut out. Philip offers to help and drags Kirsty with him. Philip and Kirsty try to get away as quickly as possible, but realise they’ve locked their keys in the house. It’ll take Gavin a good couple of hours to bring their spare set round. They begrudgingly agree to wait it out at Joy’s.