‘Gentleman Jack’ recap: What happened in Episode 6?

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 sixth episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 23rd June 2019:

With Ann Walker’s mental health in an alarming downward spiral – and her overprotective relatives watching over her – Anne Lister is forced to contemplate travelling alone, despite her family’s warnings that to do so would raise eyebrows.

When a panicked call comes from Crow Nest, Anne is unable to ignore Ann’s cry for help and witnesses her lover’s shocking breakdown first-hand.

Back at Shibden, Aunt Anne and Jeremy are less taken with the irritating Mr Abbott than Marian is. Samuel Washington suspects there may be more to Anne’s decision to put the pit sinking on hold than she’s letting on.

She reopens negotiations with the powerful Rawson brothers, but continues to put Jeremiah under pressure.

Meanwhile, Thomas Sowden’s macabre secret casts a dark cloud over his deepening relationship with Suzannah Washington.

Ann Walker’s Scottish relatives have dangerous ideas of their own about what is best for her future.

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