|Martin suspects pub landlord and reformed alcoholic Ken Hollister is drinking again when he exhibits |
signs of liver failure, but when Ken falls downstairs into his rat-infested cellar Martin discovers the true
cause of his illness. Ruth considers selling her farm but gets a shock when John Rahmanzai arrives in
Portwenn to scatter his father's ashes and discovers that his father was once Ruth's lover. To save his
father's reputation, she lies about their parting. Finally Louisa works out the reason for one of her
pupil's health problems, leading her to consider a career in child therapy. Martin is not impressed.