As a new year dawns, Sarah and George continue to grow closer, with George determined to put any residual issues about Sarah's past behind him. Elizabeth hosts a social event at Ash Park designed to socially humiliate Sarah by highlighting how out of her depth she is in formal society. Determined to find a way to make the Blighs pay for his recent mortification, Andrew throws himself behind the party too. Unbeknownst to James, Olivia sees a specialist, who confirms her worst fears. Hurt by Jack's rejection, Carolyn confronts him over his behaviour, admitting she's in love with him. Although he feels the same, Jack struggles to trust her with his issues.