In this Episode… Selfridges learns about sales & the power therein!
1. Competition for the new Senior Assistant Position between Kitty and Doris hits a high point… Kitty certainly plays for keeps – even against her “friend”!
2. Lady Mae continues playing the Matchmaker for young Miss Selfridge – praising Mrs. Selfridge for not using her daughter as her way of gaining societal approval via an advantageous marriage. what different times the Selfridges lived in!
3. And then Matchmaking goes horribly.. horribly wrong! Roddy the artist (of former fling with one Mrs. Selfridge) apparently now desires to aim a little lower in the maturity bracket… but to what end?
4. Like Mother… Like Daughter? Roddy refuses to leave young Miss Selfridge alone and forwardly courts her and even paints her alone on a Sunday in her own house. Judging from Mr. Selfridge’s prior angry behavior towards Agnes’ father… One might venture that if he were to catch Roddy in his home at this point – whether with attentions directed at Miss or Mrs. Selfridge… serious pain and suffering would occur!
5. Frank Winfield Woolworth enters the picture to compete for Selfridge’s market share. In the end it appears that the customer benefits from this competition via lower priced items in both stores… talk about a win-win!
6. Victor… when you serve yourself up on a platter to Lady Mae… you ought to expect to be cut into pieces… Lady Mae expresses her fervent desire that Victor make certain to enter and exit via the “back-door”… lest he bump into “respectable company”. That little dalliance came and went without any business benefit to Victor… and it would appear that Agnes is no longer within reach!
7. Opera Henri? Apparently Opera is the way to get Agnes to let her hair down! Good call!
8. Mr. Graves is apparently a emotionally complicated individual. He had been carrying on an affair for 12 years with Miss Mardle… yet now he feels the guilt and cannot bear to continue post death. How very odd!
9. Kitty wins! In the battle the promotion – much to Doris’ dismay. Miss Mardle is definitely right – Kitty is ambitious… and that’s not really a compliment in this case!