Robert gets more than he bargained for when Henry offers to help Annie. Henry comes back from Bradford having done legal research. He tells Robert that if his daughter Christine is entitled to half of Joe's share in Emmerdale Farm, then Joe is also entitled to half of Christine's share in Robert's dairy farm, and her share is quite a lot. As Christine is more well off than Joe, Henry says that Joe can sue for maintenance on Christine's share. Henry suggests no claims on either side be made. Robert agrees to the deal, and while he is not pleased that his plan has backfired, he then quietly leaves the pub, and Joe is finally free from the Sharp's forever. Amos decides to sell the old Woolpack, while Henry agrees to use the old airing cupboard as a new toilet room.


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  • Emmerdale Farm took a break for the remainder of the year following this episode, returning on 3rd January 1977. This was the longest time spent off air in the show's history.
  • This was the final episode to be produced by Robert D. Cardona. He was succeeded by Michael Glynn.
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