This confrontation introduces the Newmans
to George Lyford, a lister, farmer, and somewhat xenophobic
native. Over the course of two inspections, Natalie
and George develop a flirtation, which eventually results
in George becoming Natalie's handyman.
The relationship between Natalie and George matures
into a friendship with moments of intimacy and even
sexual tension, but their connection, their connectedness,
never becomes infidelity; this is a love story, not
a love affair.