Soames travels to Paris to make one last attempt to regain Irene and the detective agency think they have found the man involved in the affair.
Irene returns to London to seek Jolyon's help and the two become closer while Soames takes out some insurance with Annette's mother.
The spurned husband confronts the lovers at Robin Hill in a meeting which verges on violence and as devastating news comes from the Front more young Forsytes prepare to serve their country.
The The century turns and James, the oldest Forsyte, is sinking fast. Will he survive to hear news of an heir?
As the next generation of the family are born the Victorian age comes to an end. The Queen's funeral is witnessed by two newly married Forsyte couples but there is bitter division and little hope of reconciliation.
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