John and Samuel find the perfect gift for the Empress, but when their shipment goes missing and Gopal, John's loyal servant, is murdered John's future is thrown into jeopardy. He suspects that Castillon is behind the death. Violet agrees to procure more opium for Henrietta in return for help in her quest to win John's affections. At great risk to her safety she ventures into the medical quarter and is attacked. Will Henrietta's secret addiction be exposed? Samuel reveals to Castillon that they share a common interest – the downfall of John Beecham. Samuel is determined to bring John back to England. Baadal is left heart-broken as Daniel and Chanchal become closer. Margaret is now part of the inner circle of the court and is determined to help John discover the whereabouts of the shipment. With her help, Daniel and John, at great risk, break into a property hoping to discover the gift. Will they find it before they are discovered? John's future in Delhi is at stake.