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. The witness who saw Jack and his 'other woman' together has died and Jack has to go through the whole charade again to get the photographic evidence for his divorce from Dolly. Jack continues his social climbing, socialising with the Duke of Bedlington and Lady Caroline while dealing with Trade Union matters and elevating his old friend, Matt Hedley. Matt and Jack want to buy property in Wellesly Street - they're up against devious businessman, Mr Colefax, who is also interested and battle commences. The battle for Wellesly Street continues and Colefax refuses to employ Union men - Matt announces that if there is no Union there is no deal and Colefax is concerned. Matt is having Union problems and needs Jack's help but Jack is in London. Billy is hopeful that he's found a new site for his clinic. Dolly awaits her decree absolute expectantly.