Spirits are high at the Paradise in anticipation of the annual staff outing. Unbeknownst to the staff, however, Tom has overruled Moray's suggestion to take them to the music hall and it falls to Dudley to give them the unhappy news. Applications for... (more) head of Ladieswear flood in, and Clara and Denise find themselves the object of staff gambling. Katherine arranges a treat for Flora, a beautiful doll, imported from France. Flora's guileless enjoyment in the doll irritates Tom, and he begins to question whether her indulgent and unstructured days are rendering her ignorant. Myrtle finds herself the butt of the joke yet again, but an act of kindness from an unlikely ally reassures her.