Gerald reluctantly attends Marie-Helene's soiree, which ends disastrously; Dollie helps him learn the truth about the idol.
John and his lover stay with Inge; worried Gerald tries to defuse the situation; Lilian Portway dies mysteriously; Robin's mistress breaks off the affair.
A troubled historian (Richard Johnson) searches for the truth about a possible archaeological hoax 40 years earlier. With Elizabeth Spriggs. Based on the novel by Angus Wilson.