Mr. Ffotherington comes to Ormston and explains that the new road could be avoided. At an emergency meeting everybody decides to be as nice as possible to him and impress him with lavish hospitality. The Reverend Brewer and Mr. Boynton have their suspicions though and ultimately expose him as a con-artist on the make. The so-called road building is all a scam. Wilf robs Jean's wedding dress fund to buy drink to drown his sorrows after Ivy's departure and is told by his daughter in no uncertain terms that he can now supply her dress for the big day.
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