When Viv finds out that Sarah has been staying with Richie at the farm, news of their affair hits the village like a thunderbolt. Kathy confronts Sarah, feeling she is utterly selfish, and sacks her. A potential appearance on local radio is spoiled for Andy when Mandy mischievously orchestrates it for Paddy to appear in his place. Sam gets caught up in Viv and Eric's electioneering and a decision to help them both out can only end in disaster.