Nan returns to her husband's home where she and Julius strike a truce of sorts. Julius' mother, the Dowager Duchess, tells him to wait six months so as to ensure she is not pregnant by another man. Nan visits her husband's bedroom late one night to find him asleep in bed with someone else. Julius and Guy Thwaite argue over Guy's proposal to abolish the House of Lords but jealousy is clearly part of the difference between them. Seadown learns of Idina's death and he and Virginia start anew. At the village fête, Guy and Nan make a final decision on their future together, one that costs Laura Testvalley her own relationship with Sir Helmsley. Nan attends Lord Brightlingsea's funeral but is shunned by everyone except Conchita.