July 15th, 2015
Episode 228 of 870 episodes
Caroline and Oliver are going away to Tuscany to escape their flood-damaged home and a few negative online reviews for Grey Gables. Roy eagerly accepts Caroline's offer for him to stand in as assistant manager, under Kathy, while they're gone. Peggy helps Christine make muffins in the Lodge kitchen, for the fete and W.I tent. They make an amusingly confused double act in front of Caroline - she's pleased that Peggy and Chris have settled in so well together. Peggy admits there's no standing on ceremony - they understand one another's foibles. Kate embarrasses Phoebe by asking all about Alex and their sex life. Phoebe's really pleased for Roy as he reveals his job news. Roy beams as they discuss Phoebe's plan to apply for Oxbridge. Kate talks to Phoebe about knuckling down and forgetting about boys - but Phoebe calls her a hypocrite. They argue. Roy overhears Kate mentioning Phoebe having had sex - he's shocked. Roy offers to give Phoebe driving lessons. He explains that Kate really does care about her. Phoebe explains that Alex is lovely and caring - she feels safe and they know what precautions to take. Roy surprisingly empathises with Kate, who's watching her little girl grow up. Roy's so proud of Phoebe and she's grateful. He just wants Phoebe to stay safe and be happy.