Intrigue is rife when Eric, Viv, Alan, Ashley, Bernice and Butch receive a letter from Stella inviting them to a meeting at Home Farm. Viv thinks Stella is going to lend her money for Kelly's house deposit. And Alan believes she must have decided to accept his marriage proposal. On their arrival it becomes clear that this is to be no ordinary meeting - they are here to watch a video, which marks the end of the lottery winner's connections with the village. Bernice is left flabbergasted when Stella tells her that because she was her only true friend, she is giving her the money to buy The Woolpack. Butch is thrilled to learn that he is now the caretaker of Home Farm. But there's deep upset and some harsh truths for Viv, Alan, Ashley and Eric.