Henry and Margaret reach breaking point in the dramatic finale.

After a fairly leisurely pace for the first three episodes of this stylish period adaptation, the action ramps up a gear in the finale.

Following Jacky’s revelation that she used to be Henry’s mistress, Margaret has a decision to make when the embarrassed businessman says he will free her from their engagement.

Helen then puts fresh pressures on the couple as she inexplicably rushes off to Europe and refuses to see Margaret on her return.

As a shattered Margaret finally gets to the bottom of what’s going on, there’s an epic showdown at Howards End that has dire consequences for the Schlegels, Wilcoxes and Basts.

Will it bring Margaret and Henry closer together or drive them further apart?