Max Branning's conscience leads him to tell Fi Browning that he wants to pull out of their deal

Who’d have thought it. It turns out that Max Branning may have a conscience after all. He’s getting cold feet about involving innocent Carmel in Grafton Hill’s plans and tells Fi he wants out of their deal. That’s not what she wants to hear and, while outwardly giving the impression she admires Max’s stance, schemes to keep him under her thumb.