After the events at Lady Monk's ball, Glencora and Plantagenet have a frank talk. She confesses to him that she very nearly ran away with Burgo Fitzgerald and urges Plantagenet to make a life for himself without her. He tells her that he loves her very much, something Glencora refuses to believe, and says that the fact she has not borne him a child is of no consequence. He announces that he will withdraw from participating in the current session of Parliament and they will go off to Europe for a prolonged holiday. Unfortunately for his career, his decision comes at an inopportune moment. At Plantagenet's suggestion, Glencora invites Alice Vavasor to accompany her on the holiday. Alice has also had to deal with her fiancé Charles Vavasor who's learned that his late grandfather has left the estate to Alice's father. Worried about money - he's widely in debt and it's only his standing as a Member of Pariliament that gives him immunity from prosecution - Charles lashes out at Alice, ...
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(at around 38 mins) An exterior shot of the Palliser house clearly shows the house number is 25 Park Lane. A little later, Phineas Finn asks a cab drive for the fare to "24 Park Lane." See more
I hate cold anger.