But is he ready to tell her how he really feels?
When Brian and Isabella return from their trip, Brian admits to Mary that he’s had enough of Isabella. Mary urges him to be honest with her.
As Mary and Isabella clash once again, Rita clocks Brian’s wistful gaze at Mary and realises he has feelings for her. Catching Brian on the phone to her builder in Naples, Isabella realises he wants rid of her and Brian finally admits to Isabella that he’d like her to leave.
But when she bursts into tears and reveals Brian is her only friend, what will he do?
Later, as Brian and Mary wave Isabella off to the airport, Brian thanks Mary for her support, his feelings clearly running deeper than he’s letting on.
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