The store is preparing for the Empire Exhibition but Agnes is struggling with her display and Thackeray is not pleased when Harry reinstates Henri, who has offered to help her. Nor is Rose happy to find Gordon has some saucy photos but in the resultant confrontation he makes her see that she should give Harry another chance. Consequently she declines her husband's suggestion that she should return to America if there is a war and they agree to support each other. Kitty gives Frank another chance as they take a picnic to Green park whilst Grove reencounters Miss Mardle who, thanks to a legacy, is now a woman of property, making him regret his not marrying her. Lady Mae learns that Loxley has huge gambling debts and threatens to expose this should he ever lay a finger on her again and, following the success of Agnes and Henri's impressive display, Loxley offers to invite Winston Churchill to open the exhibition. However Harry must inform the staff that Churchill cannot come as Britain is now at war with Germany, following the latter's invasion of Belgium. Ignorant of the carnage to come, the people sing 'Rule Britannia' at Delphine's club.- Written by don @ minifie-1
Preparations for the Empire week celebrations are in their final stages. Agnes Towler continues to struggle with all of the displays and continues to face resistance from some department managers, especially Mr. Thackeray. Harry may have found a solution when his old friend Henri Leclair returns. Harry has reached the end of his patience with Mr. Grove's habitual lateness and gives him one last warning. Miss Mardle returns and informs Grove that her recently deceased brother not only left her a 6 bedroom house in London but also considerable funds. Lady Mae learns from a contact at her bank that her husband is in considerable debt. Loxley arranges for Winston Churchill to open the Empire Exhibition but Harry wonders just what he's up to. Rose decides to give her marriage another try. War is declared in Europe.- Written by garykmcd
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