It seems Colonel Ballard would rather be with his men than at rest within the calm sanctuary of the wards. Yet, when Grace reveals knowledge of Punjabi and an upbringing in India, the Colonel is temporarily calmed. As Grace tries to discover what's made him so heated, another soldier, Private Gorman, seems focused on riling him further. Will Grace be able to unlock Ballard's secret before Gorman provokes him into a very dangerous game?
Flora decides the volunteers should put on some entertainment to raise spirits, but as the pressure mounts, so do Flora's nerves. MeanwhileJoan is still waiting for news from her fiancé, and Jaco calls her to an illicit meeting, sparking a series of events which draws Joan into danger, risking her profession and potentially her life.