Hubert Nicholson is made a scapegoat for killing an elderly man at a polling day riot but,having exposed the paid witnesses as liars and getting Hubert acquitted, Garrow goes after the corrupt magistrate and chief constable who were the real killers and who engineered the riot to stop voters electing the liberal Charles James Fox. The case concluded Fox comes to court to congratulate Garrow. Meanwhile Lady Sarah discovers a skeleton in the closet of Lord Melville,who has demoted her husband to a far-flung menial post. She and Garrow do a deal with Hill which will expose his political enemy in return for custody of Samuel,after which Garrow learns that he is also to be a father.
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