Susan jumps to conclusions and Ed has money on his mind
Ben asks Ruth if he can host an anti-Valentine’s Day party in the caravan. He tells Ruth the party is more of an installation than a party, the event will be called ‘Love Sucks’. Ben is pleased when Ruth reports that she and David talked it through and the party can go ahead.
Helen and Lee’s date goes well. They walk up Heydon Berrow but Lee has not brought any practical clothing. Helen gives him one glove and the two hold hands to keep warm. They bump into Ruth taking Rosie for a walk and Helen becomes self-conscious. Lee takes the hint and introduces himself as Helen’s personal trainer. Helen is grateful and explains that she doesn’t want anyone to know about them just yet.
It's the day of the Felpersham half marathon and Jim’s concerned that he’s missed Alistair but Jazzer points out that Philip and Alistair are in costume. They ran as a pantomime horse. In a bid to get more donation money Jazzer makes a quip to Brian about not being skint yet, surely he can donate some more money.
Jennifer admits to Adam that she is struggling to adapt to life at Willow Cottage. Adam cheers her up by telling that Lexi is pregnant. He goes on to say that Lexi has decided to move back to Bulgaria for the pregnancy. Adam shares his concerns about becoming a father and says he’ll need some time to get used to the idea. Jennifer remembers when she fell pregnant with Adam.
As Brian and Jennifer watch the runners go past they discuss the atmosphere at Willow Cottage. Brian has decided to plead not-guilty at his hearing, ignoring the advice of his solicitor. Jennifer presses him to plead guilty since he was liable and when he refuses she calls an emergency partnership meeting.
Brian and Adam have a meeting with Alice to discuss her robotic fruit picker trial. When they arrive Alice reports that her interview on Radio Borsetshire went well but Adam soon punctures her pride when he tells her that Home Farm won’t be continuing with the strawberry enterprise next year. Adam explains that he’d come to the decision that it was becoming less economically viable and there might be labour shortages post-Brexit and to top it off the fertigation system in the polytunnels needs an upgrade. Alice points out that her robotic system would solve that but Adam insists that she will need to find somewhere else to do her robotics trial. The argument soon escalates and Chris steps in. Alice points out that this puts her in a tricky position with her boss.
Jennifer overheard Emma and Lynda gossiping about Brian’s hearing, she tells Brian they were positively crowing over his predicament. Brian relays what his solicitor has told him. She gave him a run down on the court case and what to expect from the EA, she also told him it is unlikely that he’ll go to prison but even still there‘s a chance.
Later, Lexi has some wonderful news for Adam and Ian, she is pregnant.
David asks Shula about her life-drawing class. She’s been looking for a new challenge having given up karate. Later, David gets Kenton to agree to a meeting next week to discuss the money Kenton still owes David.
Alice and Brian listen to Alice’s interview on Radio Borsetshire about new farming technologies. Later, Brian tells David it went well until the presenter mentioned the Home Farm contamination. Brian becomes paranoid that the whole village will be talking about his crime again.
Elizabeth’s licensing appeal was supposed to be today but Elizabeth tells Shula it was postponed. She’s not been sleeping well, Shula insists that she make an emergency appointment with her doctor. The doctor prescribes a short course of sleeping tablets.