Compeyson is now officially courting Amelia Havisham and again demands cash from Arthur to make himself seem more credible as a suitor. Arthur is driven to selling some personal family items to obtain the money and with some drink inside him is becoming both more angry and more emboldened about being exploited like this. He goes to Satis House and very nearly gives the game away in front of Compeyson and Amelia but Compeyson deflects Amelia's concern onto her brother's drunkenness rather than what he's saying. Later that night, Compeyson teaches Arthur a cruel lesson with a severe whipping. Frances is still pestering Honoria that the only way to save the family is to enter an arranged marriage with Sir Leicester, but Honoria, determined, sets out with Captain Hawdon to try and solve her father's debt problems by other means. Downhearted by their failure they visit the debtor's prison where she finds her father a broken man. The sisters are momentarily united in grief for their father. Inspector Bucket continues to investigate Marley's death and is concentrating on the "C" in his diary. Emily Cratchit lets him know that Bob had told her about a warehouse owned by Marley called "Crouchers". Bucket is thrilled..this could be the lead he's been waiting for. Meanwhile the Bumbles entertain Mr Gradgrind, Bumble's boss. When he asks for seconds of her spotted dick Mrs Bumble thinks a new position is in the bag. Back at the Cratchit's, Bob and Emily are increasingly worried about Tim and at the Den, Sikes brings some cash to Fagin..he'll buy Nancy's "freedom" if it's the last thing he does.
Episode #110 / Length: 1 hour, 18 minutes