A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his ambitious wife, Bertha.
Cast: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Taissa Farmiga, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Donna Murphy, Katie Finneran, Linda Emond, Morgan Spector, Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris, Bill Irwin, Louisa Jacobson, Amy Forsyth, Blake Ritson, Debra Monk, Harry Richardson, Sullivan Jones, Michel Gill
While Ada questions whether to move forward without her sister's support, Agnes faces the prospect of living alone. In Newport, Bertha puts the finishing touches on the event of the season as Mrs. Winterton plots her revenge. After experiencing the best of the Tuskegee Institute, Peggy and Mr. Fortune witness the dangers of the South firsthand.
After receiving discouraging news about the Met, Bertha deals with rumors that are swirling about Larry. Fearing her sister's disapproval, Ada asks Marian to cover for her as she continues to see Mr. Forte. Later, Bertha vies for position with the visiting Duke of Buckingham, and, in Tuskegee, Peggy navigates a tense dinner with Mr. Fortune and Booker T. Washington.
Opera war escalates. Surprise guest at Bertha's fundraiser. Agnes supports Academy preservation. Peggy offers to cover Tuskegee story. Ada hosts luncheon for Mr. Forte. George woos Henderson. Watson mulls offer.
Oscar's verdict; Clay meets Mr. Henderson. Agnes scolds Ada. Mrs. Fane arranges a match for Marian. Larry's new commission, and Peggy's return is bittersweet.
Agnes shares news of her nephew Dashiell's imminent arrival in New York; Bertha decides to back the new Metropolitan Opera House.