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Miss Ravillous has Agnes promoted to ladies' fashion - where she and Henri end up kissing. Kitty receives humbugs from a mystery admirer and assumes it is Frank after he has flirted with her but is not too disappointed to discover it is George Towler whilst Doris asks Mr Grove to get Harry to give a reference to Miss Bunting, now destitute and unemployable. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle comes to sign books at the store and persuades Harry - who is anxious to keep in with him - to allow American psychic Rex Crenell to hold a séance on the premises. Staff reaction is mixed, Miss Mardle believing the late Mrs Grove is trying to communicate with them. However the séance ends abruptly when Rex claims to have felt a malevolent male spirit in the room. Harry is dismissive but Lois is concerned. Lady Mae, still continuing her affair with Victor, saves the day again when bankers led by Mr Musker arrive to discuss Harry's latest idea - issuing public shares to raise capital. She also launches his daughter Rosalie into society, making Harry a very proud father.
Harry's latest in-store promotion is to make the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, available for a book signing. A well known medium is there with him and Harry offers to host a séance after normal work hours with the staff welcome to attend. The messages that the medium receives is unnerving to several of those present. Kitty begins receiving gifts and notes from a secret admirer. She thinks she knows who it is but is bound to be disappointed when she learns the truth. Doris meets Miss Bunting in the tea shop near the store and learns that the woman has been unable to find a job since she was sacked for theft. She asks Mr. Groves if he would reconsider giving her a reference.The season has begun and Rosalie is off to her first soirée accompanied by Lady Mae. Rose and and Harry are more nervous than she is. Agnes is transferred to the fashion department under Miss Ravillious and has an intimate moment with Henri. Harry is not pleased with the slow pace of his British bankers.
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