Mrs. Proudie is clearly in charge again and Bishop Proudie announces that Mr. Quiverful is to become the new Warden of the hospital. Obadiah Slope's objections fall on deaf ears as does his suggestion that he should be named Dean. He soon realizes that his future is indeed dire. Rev. Septimus Hardinge is thrilled to be offered the post of Dean leading his son-in-law and both daughters to rejoice. They're not prepared however for his response to the offer. Following Madeline Neroni's advice, Eleanor makes her feelings for Francis Arabin known and they are soon engaged to be married.