Sergeant George is released by detective Bucket, who is on lady Dedlock's trail. Guppy fails to acquire her compromising letters as Smallwood expects to get more money from sir Leicester and is just too late to warn her. She flees in utter despair, to be found broken down in closed-up Bleak house, while the baronet is near a fatal cardiac crisis. Parasite Skimpole is now full-time besides Richard and his lawyer, Jardnyce refuses to intervene or let Esther.
Did You Know?
Mr. Guppy, you're all wet!