Following news of a massacre in Belgium, there is an added impetus for men to join up and Harry, Grove and Crabb are concerned as many of the male staff decide to enlist. Agnes is upset to learn that her brother George is going to war, and Victor is also keen to sign up, but his Uncle Gio has a heart attack and his dying wish is for Victor to stay behind and take care of the family.
Rose, Mae and Delphine organise a Chocolate Sale in the Palm Court Restaurant to raise money for the Belgian refugees, and a chocolatier Jean Neuhaus talks to Miss Mardle at the event and she comes up with an idea to do her own bit to help.
Elsewhere, Henri meets mystery man Webb, and tells him that he will get his money when he can, but things start looking up for the Frenchman when Harry offers him a highly-paid post as his deputy and a place to live.
Meanwhile Mae’s maid Pimble spies on Loxley as he carries out more dodgy deals and Frank, who has landed his own newspaper column, tries to get information about Loxley’s work with the Procurement Committee.