It is 1956. Henriette Winter is a new partner in the restaurant and Peter and Ester are trying to find a way to get rid of her. Backe is feeling his age and is becoming increasingly paranoid, upsetting the entire kitchen staff. Maggan tries to help Angelo and his Italian friends whom she discovers are living in squalor conditions, often not getting paid for their work. Astrid, Gustaf's wife, makes a shocking discovery.