Harry and wife Rose have become increasingly estranged so he is left feeling over the moon after she shows up from America to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the store, but seems more interested in an exciting new friendship with a female novelist. Lady Mae is surprised by her husband's unexpected arrival in London, and after hearing him blackmail his way onto a government military committee, she suspects that he's up to something sinister.
When the staff show up for work they find themselves having to cross a trade union protest at the staff entrance. The protest manages to stir up emotions with the staff especially with all the talk of war.
Agnes is working through the night getting ready for the Empire Exhibition that Harry is rolling out across the store. Mr Crabb attempts to cover for Mr Grove after Harry thinks that he’s late for work again. Harry receives a visit from Henri and takes the opportunity to apologise asks him to return to work. Gordon is fed up with the frostiness between his parents. Miss Mardle asks Grove to meet her at her new address and he fnds out that she has inherited a beautiful London home and income from her brother. Lady Mae manages to find out that truth about Loxley’s finances and discovers that he has gambling debts and is rumoured to be all washed up.
After the attacks in Belgium, men are signing up to do all they can for the war effort. A chocolate sale starts in the store. Agnes has to say an emotional goodbye.
Agnes is now living in Miss Mardle’s house and she receives a letter from George from the front telling her all is well. Miss Mardle is surprised to find an extremely handsome male refugee named Florian as her other new lodger. Henri is feeling frustrated and he receives a mysterious telephone call from Webb who still has no results or new information for him.
German goods are taken off the shelves in Selfridge’s and Harry has arranged for the store to hold a concert to help raise money for the troops. Lord Loxley challenges Mae about having lovers as it’s not part of their new deal.
Starring Roles: Alfie Boe
as Richard Chapman |
Police swarm the store as Frank walks Kitty to work. Rose and Gordon find the police inside their home as well. Victor tells A concerned Agnes to go to see Henri at the police station. Henri tells her he was in Germany for personal reasons looking for his ex-love Valerie. Agnes talks to Grove and insists to him that Henri is no spy. Rose feels perturbed that she can’t get in touch with Harry in Paris and finds a letter addressed to him with a detailed list of German manufacturers and addresses.
Harry shows up back in the country surrounded by some bad publicity concerning Germany and Henri Leclair. Rose is happy to see him back but is surprised at how affected he is by what happened in Germany. Miss Mardle is concerned about Agnes and with there being no news about George. Florian attempts to comfort her; she feels uncomfortable after he attempts to tell her about his feelings towards her.
Miss Mardle and Florian Dupont have spent the night together and she encourages him to leave before the house wakes up. Harry is upset that he’s still big news in the press and has a meeting arranged with his lawyers to try to put a stop to it all. He also finds out that Lady Mae has left Loxley. Agnes still receives no news about George.
There is a party held at the Selfridge house with everyone in high spirits. Florian thinks about what he might have done to Miss Mardle as she won’t open up to him but she knows that they have no future. Agnes and Victor enjoy a walk into work together as they get ready to tell Harry that they’re handing in their notice as they’ll be getting married soon. Henri has being given the all clear and he’s a free man. Agnes goes to see Henri for one last time.