Pleasure has its price. Following the murder of Sir George Howard and Justice Cunliffe, turmoil plagues London's most infamous Madams - bitter enemies, Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) and Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville). Their war for control of the city's bawdy houses intensifies and when Margaret's daughter, Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay), places herself in the home of Lydia Quigley, their toxic and deep-seated rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. The arrival of the alluring and wealthy socialite Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam (Liv Tyler) on the scene may be Charlotte's lifeline, but her poise and position in society belie a dark, scandalous past. It's all pleasure and pain in Season 2 of 'Harlots' as secrets abound, revenge is sought and betrayal waits for its next victim.