‘Gentleman Jack’ recap: What happened in Season 2 Episode 3?

The long-awaited second season of Gentleman Jack continued in the UK tonight!

Adapted from the real life diaries of Anne Lister by Last Tango in Halifax writer Sally Wainwright, the BBC’s hit period drama is set in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832.

Suranne Jones (Vigil) and Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) are back as Anne Lister and Ann Walker.

They’re joined by returning cast members Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) as Marian Lister, Gemma Jones (Last Tango in Halifax) as Aunt Anne Lister, and Timothy West (EastEnders) as Jeremy Lister.

Newcomers this season include The Larkins star Joanna Scanlan as Anne Lister’s outrageous former lover, Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe.

The eight brand new episodes will begin airing in the US tomorrow night on HBO and HBO Max.


The official synopsis for the new season reads: “All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple.

“Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous.”

Here’s a plot recap for the third episode of Season 2 – ‘Tripe All Over the Place, Presumably’ – which premiered on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 24th April 2022:

Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) launch a charm offensive on Ann’s relatives, determined to show them that Miss Walker is flourishing at Shibden Hall.

Anne Lister is fascinated by the arrival of a railway in Yorkshire, and quizzes Halifax’s men of industry on what this revolution could mean for the town.

Though animated in public, privately Anne is unable to tear her thoughts from Mariana Lawton (Lydia Leonard), who has confided that she is in the depths of despair.

When Mariana appeals to Anne to visit her, Miss Walker has to make a difficult decision: will she trust her wife to go?

Fresh worries arrive at Ann’s door with a letter from her sister in Scotland that pointedly ignores her request to divide their joint estate, presenting yet more obstacles to her relationship with Anne.

At the Sowden’s farm, Mary (Lucy Black) finds herself terrified of her own son.

Gentleman Jack is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.