|Season 2 Ep39. When Alice offered her services
to Tai-San as her bodyguard, she appointed Dal to manage the farm
for her. This was way back at the beginning of S2. Tai-San now no
longer needs a bodyguard, now that she has packed away her Antidote-making
equipment. Yet Alice shows no sign of moving back to the farm, other
than an occasional visit, and Dal is fulfilling a lifelong dream of
being a farmer.
Jack joins him at the Farm, or more like seeks sanctuary. He's been
working at the Hotel for Ebony, and fears for his life after installing
a listening device on instruction from Bray. He tries to persuade
Dal to form a freelance partnership - they would offer their technological
know-how to anyone who needs them. In fact Jack is desperate to avoid
further contact with Ebony. Dal has other commitments, and dreams.
He shows Jack some plans he has been working on:
a plan for a new set of out-buildings. I told Amber once
I was going to make this a model farm - for the future.
She told me people were never meant to live in the cities. This
is my dream."
||What's wrong here? It's Alice's family farm. Bray,
Lex, Jack and Dal once came here in S1, looking for fresh food
- a pig, vegetables, and cider - for Lex & Zandra's wedding.
Their first impression of Alice and the farmgirls was they were
not to be messed with. They referred to her subsequently as
the "pig-woman". Amber never met Alice, or knew the
location of the farm. It was only in S2 that the Mallrats got
to know Alice better, and she appointed Dal as her manager.
In Season 1 when Amber was around, there's no way Dal would
be making plans for a certain family farm belonging to the formidable
"pig-woman" they happened to trade with once.