As Harry, brimming with excitement and pride, is showing Mr. Crabb a new motor car that he intends to put in the window, Henri comes in to notify Harry that Agnes has handed in her notice. She was too ashamed to return to Selfridges after her father shamed her there, making a scene.
Victor visits Agnes, and doesn't share Agnes' despair at her leaving Selfridges; now, he thinks, they can be a couple, and he can take care of her. They share their first kiss. But back at the store, the fashion and accessories departments start to sell the new motoring merchandise, and Agnes' absence is felt.
Roddy calls on Rose at home to apologize for his anger at the revelation of her true identity. He makes a gift of the portrait he painted of her, and all is forgiven; she loves the painting. Roddy kisses her and she kisses him back just as her young daughter Beatrice walks in and catches the embrace. Rose is horrified, telling Beatrice to keep the portrait a secret from her father. She firmly tells Roddy that nothing can happen between them. But later, as Harry and his son Gordon talk with excitement about the motor car, Beatrice reveals the secret about the portrait. Harry's suspicions are immediately aroused.
Harry goes to Agnes' house and surprises her by telling her he can't and won't accept her resignation. When she tells him about her father and how she can't get rid of him, Harry takes matters into his own hands. He pays him off and threatens Reg, telling him never to come back. Impressed and eternally grateful, Agnes agrees to return to work and she and Harry drive to Selfridges together.
Ellen Love surprises Rose at their London home and tells her that she's having an affair with Harry. But Rose immediately disarms her, saying she knew all along. Ellen, she says, is just one of many chorus girls her husband has had a dalliance with. She curtly dismissed a humiliated Ellen, but alone, she sits, shaken and humiliated.
Victor witnesses the ongoing theft operation in the warehouse and alerts Mr. Grove, who in turn alerts Harry and assures him he'll sort it out. Before it's too late, Victor clues George in, saving the naïve dupe from getting fired and hauled away like the others.
Lady Mae comes to the store with Tony, who wastes no time in telling Harry that he saw Rose at the Arts Club with Roddy Temple. Lady Mae is clearly embarrassed about it, and once she's deftly handled the sticky situation, she dismisses Tony. With a sly wink, she tells Harry she'd grown weary of him anyway. She turns her pointed gaze to the handsome Victor.
Victor and Agnes talk. He's eager to take her out, but she says she wants to hear what Harry has to say in the meeting he's called…and she has work to do with Henri. Victor loses his temper and Agnes decides she's had enough of being told what to do.
Harry makes a rousing speech to the staff, referring to Miss Bunting's thievery and the scam in the loading bay. He reminds them that stealing from Selfridges amounts to stealing from their own family and that honesty is everything. During the meeting, Kitty points out to Victor that Agnes and Henri make a pretty couple. Jealous, Victor storms out, deciding to take Lady Mae up on her invitation. Meanwhile, Agnes and Henri look closer than ever.
At home, Beatrice tells Harry in front of Rose that she blushed when the artist kissed her. Harry is furious and the couple has an enormous fight.
Later, Harry is in his club drinking whisky, and when Frank finds him, he's drunk. Ellen comes to the club, doped up and desperate, and tells Harry that she loves him. But it's too much for the drunk and tormented Harry. Frank puts Ellen in a cab and tells Harry to go home.
Frank finds Ellen at her flat, semi-conscious, with a pile of pills by her side. Meanwhile, Harry goes to the store and climbs into the motor car. After driving away recklessly, he loses control and crashes the car.