Golly's relationship with Meg deepens and causes some ill feeling with Molly and Jess. Paul is attracted to Isobel who is having doubts about country life. He convinces her to stay but is quickly distracted when a newcomer, Lucy, arrives. Donald runs into an old flame and Lucy's boss shows more than business interest is Isobel. Isobel suspects that Paul is engaged and Jess confronts Golly about his sleeping arrangements. Paul is about to be officially coronated as the new Laird but there is a dispute amongst the elders. Molly returns to a clash of wills between Paul and Donald.