Having rescued Mr. Kennedy from a street mugging, Phineas Finn is now again welcome in his home. Lady Laura however has realized her error in marrying Kennedy and finding it more and more difficult to hide her feelings, asks Finn to stay away. Finn is still in trouble with the moneylenders but is saved by an unexpected source. He's also decided to ask a certain young woman to marry him. but she seems less than receptive and Lord Chiltern has his own strong views on the issue. The Liberal party wins the general election and Plantagenet is reappointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Glencora meanwhile gives birth to a second son.