It’s Christmas time in 18th-century Cornwall, but George doesn’t care about it being the season of goodwill as he calls in Ross’s debt, meaning our honourable hero will go to debtors’ prison if he can’t raise the money.

Ross strikes a dodgy deal with Trencrom, much to Demelza’s fury. But it’s not enough and Ross stubbornly refuses to ask his rich friends for help, further invoking Demelza’s fury! Can anything save Ross from ruin?

In the middle of all this, he somehow finds time to flirt with, sorry, look after Elizabeth following last week’s tragedy.