Jack Ford has earned a reputation as someone to be feared and respected in Gallowshields. Realising his ambition to get on, he lives well and doesn't seem to want for money. Continuing to mix with aristocracy while maintaining his Seaton family ties, he also looks out for his Union comrades.
Jack is injured after demolishing Mandrake Place - a beautiful country house owned by Sir Horatio Manners. Jessie offers to give Jack an alibi but he refuses.
Thugs beat Jack up. He knows which 'posh fellas' sent them and plans his revenge. Jessie's husband has a heart to heart with Jack and clears the air.
Arthur announces a house move to Kent to Jessie and says she must accompany him. Sir Horatio outwits Jack and refuses to pay him for taking part in his housing estate scheme.
There is much speculation as to why Jack is taking so long in Scarborough getting the evidence for the divorce from Dolly. Matt finds out Sir Horatio is dealing with the Germans.
Sir Horatio Manners draws up a contract with Jack as Managing Director of his company and Jack insists on an extra clause to protect the jobs of his Union men.