Grace Brothers are trying to cut down on costs, which means nobody is allowed to use the lifts outside opening hours and the staff have to pay for any lunch except the sloppiest, most common one. Therefore, the clothes department staff decide to all share the proceeds from selling Mrs. Slocombe's home-made perfume. At first, they try to keep it a secret from Mr. Rumbold, but after he has found out, he actually approves of the selling of the perfume. As he catches a cold and goes home, Captain Peacock temporarily takes over his duties and his office, joining his young secretary in making labels for the perfume bottles. However, his wife shows up, convinced he is having an affair with the secretary. Written by
Anders E Lundin
Did You Know?
While it has always been assumed that Mr. Rumbold's office is on the same floor as the Mens and Ladies Department (which according to the programs opening music is on the first floor), Mr. Rumbold's new secretary says that his office is on the fourth floor, making a huge problem for believability in the premise of this episode. See more
References Sweet Smell of Success