Joy at the baby's christening is tempered by news that the hotel might be finished; Kate and Stephen's relationship takes a turn for the worse.
Ruth tries to prevent her husband and an old acquaintance from finding out who the real mother of her baby is; the chambermaids turn on Kate.
Esme and Marcus go into business; the maids are treated to a day out.
Ruth flees to London in a panic when a domineering Marcus suggests she see a doctor since she is long overdue.
A theater agent's visit to the hotel disrupts the normal flow of business; Clive faces some disturbing realizations about himself.
An elegant and wealthy stranger, who befriends Esme, believes she is being stalked.
John confronts Marcus over his feelings for Sarah; Fred buddies up to Jeffries so that he can get revenge against him for his sister's rape.
Ruth, having miscarried, arranges to buy a baby from an unscrupulous doctor in order to keep her husband happy; Sarah's ongoing attraction to Marcus is hurting her marriage.
A scandal threatens to ruin Stephen and bankrupt the bar; Lynn quits the hotel to pursue a singing career, only to wind up poor and powerless.
Marcus offers his nephew a job at his new bar; Mrs. Harvey tries to discipline the hotel's unruly new employees.
Monica is convicted of murder and sentenced to hang, although some unknown benefactor begins paying for top lawyers to help clear her; Marcus and Ruth marry.
Monica must fend for herself when her new lover is recalled to London; Ruth begins to doubt her feelings for Marcus.
John and Clive fear they may have rabies after being bitten by a dog; Monica begins dating one of the guests.
Tension escalates between John and Sarah on the anniversary of their child's death.
Two soldiers claim to have fought with Mr. Collins' son.
Money is missing after a mysterious woman visits the hotel.
Marcus Bannerman threatens jobs at the hotel.
A tragic death jeopardizes the restoration of a family hotel.