With Ann Walker's mental state in a downward spiral, Lister isforced to contemplate travelling to Europe alone, despite herfamily's warnings that doing so will raise eyebrows. Aunt Anneand Captain Lister endure another visit from the irritating Mr.Abbott, while Marian remains peeved that her sister is absentonce again. Lister reopens her coal-mine negotiations with thepowerful Rawson brothers. Thomas Sowden's secret casts a cloudover his budding relationship with Suzannah Washington. Ann'sScottish relatives swoop in with their own ideas about what'sbest for her future.