Mary arouses the brothers' intrigue by playing coy about a secret appointment. Brian and Ted decide to pursue plans with Christian Van der Merwe, and Brian notes Ted's newfound thirst for control. After Mary deems Gwen a Hammond woman, she makes her a very generous offer. Ted's discussion with Van der Merwe doesn't go as planned. Bill warns Gwen that Mary's interest in her isn't an altruistic one. Merroney learns of Ted's unprepared visit and takes it upon himself to correct the situation by showing Van der Merwe what Hammond Transport can do for him. Ted realizes his mistake, but it's too late. Merroney consults with Sir Neville about an enormous risk.