Episode 5: All Blessed Secrets
Anna joins forces with Geoffrey to help Charles rally his strength to play Lear. Sophie, depressed by the situation in rehearsal, suffers another crushing blow when she finds Paul in bed with Megan. Seeing her distress, Ellen and Barbara decide to take her under their wing. East Hastings’ runaway success causes Richard’s ego to balloon out of control. Charles forces Geoffrey to sacrifice everything for his art, including Ellen. The Lear opening is aborted a second time, bringing Richard’s wrath down upon Geoffrey. The rising tension affects the whole company and leads to a bar brawl, and an actor being rushed to the hospital.