Looks like Drummond's hands are going to be full as he takes over Jerdan's Literary Gazette. On his shopping trip for work, he comes across none other than Mr Evans, Miss Coke's suitor and urges him to take steps. Meanwhile, Alfred has a more tense day visiting his parents and finding that the Duchess of Buccleuch seems adamant on putting bugs in their ears. This and Harriet's sudden avoidant behaviour may be cause for worry and he means to nip it in the bud. Things are finally on an uphill ride for Wilhelmina, though!