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Jamie and Duverney are playing chess and discussing baby names with Claire until the St. Germain interrupts them by predicting the outcome of their game. Claire walks away from the table taking a beverage from a servant which seems to be spiked with something unpleasant. Claire doubles over in pain and Jamie rushes to her rescue. They return to Jared's where Claire rests while Jamie tells her King Louis is interested in an alliance with England through Charles. Jamie suggests a dinner party to bring Charles and Sandringham together in hopes of Charles showing the Duke just how out of touch with reality he is. Claire realizes this would bring the subject of Randall up and tells Jamie about Randall's survival. Jamie is overjoyed because now he can kill Randall himself. The next day Claire informs Murtagh he was worried about nothing.
Claire goes to Raymond to see who he sold the bitter cascara to but comes up empty handed. Claire is worried about Frank's future and Raymond eases her mind by predicting she will see him again much to Claire's surprise. Raymond then gifts her a necklace with a stone which will turn colors in the presence of poison.
Louise de Rohan confesses to Claire she is pregnant with her lovers child and needs to get rid of the child. Claire tells Louise of the risk and then convinces her that lying to her husband and keeping the baby is better for the both of them.
Later, Claire is awakened by an amorous Jamie though things take a turn when she finds bite marks on this thighs. An argument ensure in which Jamie doesn't explain himself well and Claire vents her feeling of being alone in her pregnancy because of Jamie's trauma. Jamie finally explains to Claire that the fortress where his inner self lives was blown apart and he's been lying naked in trying to hide under a blade of grass. Jamie decides to sleep elsewhere but Claire seeks him out and tells Jamie to find her. They make love and Jamie then tells her she's help him build a lean-to with a roof to keep out the rain.
Just then they hear a noise on the roof and Jamie investigates finding Charles at the window. Charles tells them he had a spat with his lover who's pet bit him though it never bits his lover. Claire recognizes this as Louise and when Charles leaves Jamie and Claire discuss getting Louise at the dinner party as well to provoke Charles.
Claire heads out to the Hospital after an explosion at the royal armory and says she'll be back before dark. Fergus and Murtagh wait outside the hospital for her and Mary while Claire helps the royal executioner set bones. Mr. Forez also gives them an ointment which is rendered fat of a hanged man much to Mary's horror. Mother Hildegarde tells Claire most of their medical staff is better than nothing and Claire is a great deal better than nothing.
Claire and Mary leave the hospital and Murtagh tells them the carriage has a broken wheel. Claire insists they walk and one the way Mary confesses to her love for Alex Randall. Men jump out at them and knock out Murtagh, rape Mary and are about to rape Claire when they see her face and cry out that she is La Dame Blanche.
Claire returns home with Mary who is hides upstairs under Alex Randall's watch. She readies herself and then greets their guest which are Sandringham, Charles, St. Germain, Louise, and Mary's father and betrothed. Louise tells Claire she's convinced Jules who is overjoyed about the baby. As they eat; the Duke tells jokes, Charles starts to talk about his divine mission, Louise changes the subject to opera and then the subject turns to wives and children. Jamie congratulates Louise and Jules much to Charles's surprise.
Meanwhile, Mary awakens and strikes out at Alex who's declared his love while she was out cold. She rushes downstairs while in the dinning room St. Germain is telling his wife Claire's necklace is supposed to change color in the presence of poison. He wonders if they all need one in her home but a commotion from the other room draws everyone and they find Alex trying to subdue Mary. A fight ensues which Jamie and Murtagh join in on and St. Germain ushers Charles out of the house. Fergus takes advantage of the abandoned table while Claire watches Jamie try to put an end to the fighting.
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