Lucille Ballentine arrives in town with her newly-wed and somewhat wealthy husband in tow. Although exuberantly cheerful, the girls sense she is troubled. Denise and Mr Ballentine discuss the business of the Paradise; impressed, he suggests she compi... (more)les a formal proposition. She tells Moray of this potential investment but he is dismissive. Dudley is frustrated by Moray's absence at the store and his elusive behaviour. Tom's behaviour is disturbingly spiteful, and a frightened Katherine confides in Moray. Fenton is pleased to hear that fractures are appearing between the Westons and he threatens to build a rival store if Tom refuses to sell.