Ross makes his maiden speech in Parliament and finds some notoriety. Demelza contends with a failing mine and fixing Drake's broken heart. The Enyses welcome a baby daughter.
To his frustration, Ross faces successive failures in Westminster, and he is advised to take a slier approach. Back in Cornwall, Demelza continues her matchmaking efforts.
The Warleggans' domestic bliss comes under threat, and as Morwenna takes fate into her own hands, Ross and Demelza encounter deadly complications on their vacation.