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. Show less