It is David Rhys' birthday. He goes missing, so Jack Sugden and Gwen Russell scour the local moors for him. David goes back to the old mill, drunk. He is still reeling from being rejected by art critic Angus Seddon. At Emmerdale Farm, word gets round that it is someone's birthday, it is revealed to be David's. During David's birthday celebrations, he says that him and Gwen Russell are both going back to Cardiff for good first thing in the morning. Henry Wilks asks to buy a painting off David, the one of the abbey. David obliges.