Michael remarries Susan and she moves into his house with their daughter. He has hired Donald Farfrae to manage the corn side of his business and there is a mutual attraction between Donald and Elizabeth-Jane. Michael is starting to treat the people around him badly and there is an increase in tension between Donald and himself. As Michael's standing in the community goes down, Donald's goes up. Eventually, Donald sets up his own business in opposition to Michael. Meanwhile, Susan's health continues to deteriorate.