‘Gentleman Jack’ recap: What happened in Episode 2?

Gentleman Jack continued on BBC One in the UK tonight.

Based on the diaries of Anne Lister, played by Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones, the series is created, written and directed by Last Tango In Halifax creator Sally Wainwright.

Here’s a plot recap for the second episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 26th May 2019:

Anne begins a playful but dangerous courtship of shy local heiress Miss Walker, who quickly finds herself captivated by the attention of her charismatic and unusual neighbour.

Anne’s plan to renovate Shibden Hall is also stepping up a gear, and her determination to sink her own coal mines brings her into the path of local magistrate Christopher Rawson and his brother Jeremiah.

Hearing rumours that the Rawson brothers have been stealing her coal, Anne looks for a way to use their dirty tactics against them. While Christopher remains defiant, Anne makes Jeremiah nervous.

Miss Walker prepares for a trip to the Lake District. When she tells her cousin about her friendship with Anne, she is surprised by Catherine’s reaction and begins to realise that Anne is not popular with everyone in the Halifax community.

Back at Shibden, Anne’s servant John Booth offers a solution to Eugenie’s problem. Meanwhile, Anne, who has been grappling with her own dilemma, wonders if confronting the past could be the key to finding future happiness.

The book The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister is available to buy on Amazon.