It's now the fall of 1941. Christopher is hospitalized in a psychiatric institution and is uncommunicative. He's had a complete breakdown and his overbearing father is unsympathetic. He undergoes electric shock treatment and returns to Home Place. Louise wins a role in a play at Stratford and continues her relationship with Michael Hadleigh. He spends a night at Home Place and asks her to marry him. Diana Macintosh tells Edward she is pregnant and there'll be no fooling her husband into thinking it's his this time around. Edward's solution is for her to have an abortion. Zoe visits Roddy who has had two operations and is improving. She obviously cares for him a great deal. Clary finally gets news of her father.