‘Gentleman Jack’ recap: What happened in Season 2 Episode 6?

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 are airing in the US 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 sixth episode of Season 2 – ‘I Can Be as a Meteor in Your Life’ – which premiered on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 15th May 2022:

Anne Lister brushes the humiliating newspaper announcement aside, refusing to be intimidated by its public lampooning of her sexuality.

Ann Walker is devastated to discover that her family have colluded with Captain Sutherland over the Walker estate, and suspects Parker of being in on it.

And when a shocking letter intending to destroy Ann’s trust in her wife arrives at Shibden Hall, the cracks already appearing within their marriage are forced open.

Gentleman Jack is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.