Spirits are high in The Paradise in anticipation for the annual staff outing. Unbeknownst to the staff however, Tom has overruled Moray’s suggestion to take them to the Music Hall and it falls to Dudley to give them the unhappy news.
Applications for a sought-after job vacancy flood in and Clara and Denise find themselves the object of staff gambling. Denise’s excitement is punctured when Moray asks her not to apply, worrying about Katherine’s motives in championing her for the role. Trying to suppress her desire for the role, Denise begins to wonder if Moray even thinks her capable of it and an argument leaves them both reeling. Indignant, Denise makes an application.
Katherine gives Flora a beautiful doll, but her naïve enjoyment of it irritates Tom and he begins to question whether her indulgent and unstructured days are rendering her ignorant. He decides to end the frivolities and informs a distraught Katherine that he intends to instruct a governess. When Dudley offers to teach Flora through the business of The Paradise, Katherine is grateful and Flora enjoys feeling part of this big family.
Having won his trust, Jonas suggests to Tom that losing favour with the staff is dangerous and will only endear them to Moray. Tom seizes the opportunity and asks Denise for help. She suggests a Music Hall event for The Paradise, by The Paradise, and eagerly engages every willing staff member into performing.
Myrtle finds herself the butt of the joke yet again, but an act of kindness from an unlikely ally reassures her.
Episode 3 of The Paradise airs on BBC One on Sunday, 3 November at 8pm.
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