But is it an offer he can refuse?
Paddy can’t believe it when Marlon not only accepts Al as a potential investor in the pub but offers to sell him his entire stake.
With nowhere else to turn, a desperate Paddy finds himself outside Home Farm asking for Kim’s help to get rid of Al and she argues that getting him out of HOP would actually be in her interests, so she needs Paddy to sweeten the deal for her.
When a horse breeder tries to low-ball Kim over the value of her new stallion, she realises she can make use of Paddy’s desperation ahead of a crucial race and she offers desperate Paddy a Faustian pact; dope her racehorse for the money to keep Al out of the Woolpack.
Kim is satisfied when a wretched Paddy turns up at Home Farm to sell his soul by agreeing to dope her horse.
In a layby near the racecourse, a nervous Paddy is backed further into a corner when Kim warns him that his problems could worsen if her doped horse doesn’t win its race.
Stressed, Paddy listens in to the horse race, willing Kim’s horse to win and he's relieved when Kim returns to the layby. Pleased that her horse won the race, she hands him an envelope of cash.
Will Paddy be able to resist Kim’s offer to make this a regular assignment?
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