Amina feels defeated in the immediate wake of the Joshua West scandal. Holly, angered by her editor's floundering leadership, ignores Amina's request to write a front-page apology on behalf of The Herald and presses on privately with her investigation into the high-profile entrepreneur's sexual past.
On the other side of the square, amidst a flurry of phone calls from women reporting their own experiences of West's abuse of power, Duncan is shocked to learn that The Post has been banned from the daily press conference at Downing Street. Unwilling to apologise for his deliberately provocative placement of the prime minister's photograph next to a headline about 'Sex Pest' West, Duncan risks damaging his relationship with the PM further in a move which could have more wide-reaching political consequences. Duncan attempts to strengthen his professional ties to Holly by offering her a lead, and Ed learns not to underestimate Holly's commitment to her work above all else.
Meanwhile, Holly's colleagues are following a different lead. Leona is approached by a surprising source who has a particular interest in James. Peter's support proves valuable to Amina as she suffers a personal crisis, but it seems as if her professional relationship with Holly could be damaged beyond repair.