Ambridge experiences its own October Revolution as Emma with help from an unexpected quarter fights for a place on the parish council.
While she takes up the struggle for the oppressed of Borsetshire, Shula busies herself buttering up the Ambridge Elite, organising the Hunt Ball.
Nic, an increasingly shrewd operator, concentrates on saving the Grundys from penury by coming up with a cunning commercial plan.
Tom, sensing seething unrest among his workers, manages to get Clarrie and Susan smiling, while Roy has to deal with sabotage at Grey Gables.
Meanwhile Lilian, using the Cheltenham Literature festival as an unconvincing alibi, is drawn into all kinds of dark machinations.
Thanks to maggiesaes from the Bowman board