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Tuesday 4th April
Kelly found Mandy sobbing at home because her clothes clashed with the walls, and told her to get down to the Wooly where the colours were less garish. Kelly knew that what would really cheer Mandy up was a good meal and invited her and Paddy over for dinner. While Kelly decided what to cook, Donna popped by to ask 'how far' she should go with Marc and was strongly advised not to get into all that randy bloke business - after all, Kelly should know. Paddy had a bad day. New colleague Adam is being excruciatingly efficient and even got a farmer to pay a bill - things aren't looking good for the vets' practice. Lisa then confessed to Adam her part in the bus crash, and to cap it all, he had to pay for the huge takeaway dinner Mandy had ordered to save Kelly cooking! Butch's cousin, Cain Dingle, taunted Tate Haulage manager Sean Reynolds with threats to Angie, and earnt himself the fight he wanted, which will cost Sean dearly. Emily and Zak grew close when Em! ! ily's father left the Dales for Berwick and Tricia enjoyed attention from Adam, much to Marlon's chagrin.
Tate Haulage At the Reynolds Ollie is impressed that her dad picked a fight with a Dingle, but Angie isn't so happy. She thinks Sean shouldn't have let Cain get to him and is worried he might bring charges. When the other Directors find out about the fight they're angry with Sean, as it may be bad PR for the company. They decide that they need to discuss it urgently at a board meeting that evening. Meanwhile, Good-Old-Kathy decides to start a fund to help the crash victims but isn't very successful with her first attempts at fund- raising. Mind you, she doesn't exactly pick the best people to ask - Chris and Viv! Chris says he can't donate anything because it might look like an admission of guilt on the part of Tate Haulage. Kathy can't believe how callous he's being but he says he *is* upset by the whole thing but doesn't want to lose his business either. That evening, Sean tries to explain himself to the directors, saying that Cain was threatening Angie and that it was nothing to do with Tate Haulage. However, the others aren't impressed, Chris tells him that anything they do right now reflects on the company and he doesn't want to lose it because of Sean' stupidity. He suggests that Sean should apologise to Cain. Sean stubbornly refuses so Chris tables a motion to vote him off the board. Zoe tries to persuade Sean to apologise, saying he doesn't have to mean it, but Sean says he doesn't regret what he did and won't say he's sorry. Therefore, when Chris asks for votes Laura is quite happy to go along with him and Zoe reluctantly agrees too. Ashley After a bit of neglect it's time to drag up the Ashley and Bernice storyline. Ashley finds Emily putting flowers on Butch's grave and enquires how she's getting on at the Dingles. She's says she's ok because she feels like she has a connection to them through Butch. Ashley tells her she's lucky to have found love as some people never do and the conversation swings onto Ashley. He confesses that he loves someone but hasn't had the courage to tell them. Emily urges him to say something as he never knows when something might happen to the one he loves. Ashley takes this to heart and is determined to tell Bernice how he feels. Adam Supervet is making more friends in the village, though Paddy is less impressed with him. Adam wants to give one of Jack's sheep some expensive painkillers but Paddy warns him against it because Jack is hard-up. When Adam tries to use the drugs at the farm, Jack is worried about the cost so Adam tells him it's on the house as the drugs are samples anyway. On hearing this Jack suddenly brightens and warms to Adam. Later in the Woolpack Paddy can't believe it when Adam tells him he gave Jack the drugs for free. Adam gets all high and mighty and declares that his motto is "animal welfare above cost", which seems a little hollow when he admits to Paddy that the drugs were actually free. Paddy is annoyed he didn't mention this before, and informs Adam that he needs to consult with him more in the future. Unfazed, Adam proceeds to organise a date with Tricia though Bernice is a little wary of Adam getting involved with Tricia because she doesn't think he's her type. Other Bits Viv offers Emily her old job in the Post Office as Emily remarks on how she has too much time at the moment to think about things. Emily gratefully accepts. Ollie is annoyed that Donna is putting Marc before her friends (i.e. Ollie) and stirs things at home by suggesting to Angie that Marc regularly takes Donna up to his room. Sarah
Tate Haulage After being voted off the board, Sean is slobbing around the house, watching telly. Angie tells him he should apologise even if he doesn't mean it but Sean says Chris is the one who should apologise. Sean reminds her that he hit Cain because he was threatening her but Angie isn't impressed and tells him that this incident is going to make him look bad to the crash investigators. Over at Tate Haulage, one of the investigators informs Chris that the crash was caused by mechanical failure and that, if the service had been completed, the accident would never have happened. He tells Chris, off the record, that in a case such as this, the buck usually stops with the Transport Manager (i.e. Sean). As he leaves, Angie arrives and asks Chris to let Sean back on the board as Sean's too proud to apologise. Chris tells her that Sean won't be reinstated until they get a written apology and that he isn't bothered whether Sean is allowed back on the board or not. Marc & Donna Angie is concerned that Marc and Donna are getting too intimate and tells Sean to have a word with Marc. Driving Marc to school, Sean brings up the topic of Donna but Marc isn't keen to discuss the subject and tells Sean to mind his own business. Sean lets the matter drop, telling Marc that, if Angie asks, he should say Sean tried to talk to him about it. Meanwhile, Angie goes to the Post Office to let Viv know what she _thinks_ is going on. Viv insists that Donna's a good girl and that Marc must have forced himself on her but Angie suggests that Donna is probably just trying to keep up with Kelly. Realising that a slanging match isn't going to achieve anything, Angie says they should have a civilised discussion about what to do. However, Viv isn't in the mood for being reasonable and storms off to Donna's school. She embarrasses Donna by confronting her about the allegations in front of her whole class before telling her that she's grounded. Donna is convinced that Marc has been bragging about their relationship and telling lies about what has gone on between them. Marc tries to convince her otherwise and gives her her ticket for the concert, telling her that he hopes she'll still come. When Marc gets home, Angie confronts him and he denies having slept with Donna. He asks her who told her that they had slept together before realising that it must have been Ollie. The Sugdens Sarah is coming out of hospital and, despite Richie buying flowers and offering to pick her up, Jack is still oblivious to what has been going on. He apologises to Richie for the bad atmosphere in the house recently and tells him that his and Sarah's marriage has been going through a rough patch but that things are going to improve now. The Dingles Nellie is dropping hints that there's something Zak should know about Lisa. Zak, however, isn't paying much attention as he's too wrapped up in his own thoughts - He comments on how quiet the place seems without Butch and Belle (and Lisa). After he's gone, Emily tells Nellie that Zak is missing Lisa and wants her back. When they have the place to themselves, Zak tells Nellie that, although having her there has helped him deal with Butch's death, it is time for her to move out [Hurray!]. He wants Lisa and Belle back and he knows they won't come back until Nellie's gone. Nellie then plays her trump card by 'letting slip' about Lisa not finishing the service on the truck which killed Butch. Marlon & Trisha Trisha and Marlon are preparing food for The Woolpack. Marlon comments on what a great team they make and Trisha tells him that she can't think of anyone she'd rather share a kitchen with. Adam walks in and asks Trisha if she'll go for a drink with him that evening. Trisha turns him down but it's obvious (to everyone but Marlon) that she's keen on him and is just playing hard to get. Later, Marlon is practising chat-up lines to use on Trisha when Terry walks in. Terry tries to dissuade him from asking her out but Marlon is convinced she's interested in him and doesn't take the blindest bit of notice of Terry's reservations. He finally works up the nerve to tell her how he feels - only to find her flirting with Adam in the bar. Adam asks her out again and this time she agrees. She excitedly tells Marlon about her date with Adam, unaware that he was just about to ask her the same thing. Ashley & Bernice Ashley talks to Emily about how she's coping after Butch's death. Reminiscing about her time with Butch, she tells Ashley that 'we don't seem to have much time being happy' and that she thinks you have to make the most of every second. Ashley agrees but it is clear that his thoughts are no longer on Butch. As Bernice comes over, he spots his opportunity and invites her to the vicarage, ostensibly to discuss the village fair. When Bernice arrives, it is obvious both that Ashley has gone to a lot of trouble (champagne, food & music) and that he is very nervous. As he tries to work up to telling her about his feelings, Bernice is clearly getting nervous too - trying to keep the conversation on the fair and then saying that she ought to go home. As she puts her coat on, Ashley realises it's now or never and tells her that he's fallen in love with her and asks her if he has any chance at all with her. Rachel