The Archers catch-up: Lexis had the baby! But will the boys get to keep it?

Babies, cakes and Ruths mood were key themes of this weeks Archers

Whats been going on in Ambridge this week?

Lexis finally had the baby! Youd be forgiven for thinking her pregnancy had been longer than an elephants, but it really has only been 9 months. Lexi chucked Adam and Ian out of the birthing room and asked for Kirsty – much to Jennifers horror. How can Lexi have a male midwife looking up her foo-foo yet she wont have the two dads in the room?

The SWs have taken Jenny from keen gran to quite cruel with her treatment of Lexi. Its believable in a sense – a small village-dwelling grandmother with a gay son absorbing the fact a Bulgarian fruit picker is giving birth to her grandchild and she suspects might snatch it away – but too much from Jenny? She has said some dreadful things in the past and is often blinkered to the sufferings of the underclasses, but this does seem rather extreme.

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The real questions among listeners are if the boys (boys who are both in their 50s) get to keep the baby. Will Lexi take him back to Bulgaria? After all, shes still the legal parent. The other rumour doing the rounds is that the baby could actually be Roys (were not sold, are you?),

On the topic of baby talk, Lillian got absolutely trollied on Chablis at The Feathers and almost left her shoes in the taxi after a very long lunch with Vince Casey where she bored him with chat of the cherub.

Vince pretended not to mind – he had ulterior motives, plying Lilian with wine to get her to spill the beans about Justins interest in Crowthers. Her blind loyalty as she calls it meant she didnt let a single detail escape her lips – despite being royally miffed that Justin is leading David on over the purchase.

As Davids getting his hopes up over a new abbatoir for the Hasset Hills co-op, Justins making plans to raze it to the ground to turn it into offices.

Lilian wants Justin to tell David that he has no intention of turning it into an abbatoir, Justin is being classic old school ruthless Justin Elliot, saying he doesnt have time to break the news as theres business to be done.

Kate finally managed to spend the night at Jakobs after getting Joy Horville to babysit Peggy.

Peggy was furious and tried to cancel it last minute but it was too late. Joy came in and predictably bored her with chat of Her Rochelle – before sweeping the board at the Flower & Produce show!

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What a way to make a splash in Ambridge. While were

Vince is trolling Justin nicely – he turned up at the clay pigeon shoot and managed to out-manoeuvre Justin on the gun, leaving him flustered and determined to take Vince down. Justin was furious and lashed out at Lilian, suggesting she fancied Vince, saying it wouldnt be the first time shed been drawn to such a man.

Lilian gave him short shrift of course – shes shocked that ruthless Justin could possibly be letting Vince Casey get to him…

The week wraps up with another row from Pip and Ruth and a dumteedum moment when the boys tell Jennifer theyve named the baby Alexander after Lexi, aka Alexandra.

Jennifer is so outraged she cant even utter the name. The Baby shall henceforth be known as The Baby.

Line of the week:

Kate: Gran, how shall I put it. When I do any activity, I like to… participate fully. Peggy: Well dear, I can always take my hearing aids out.>Read More – Source