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Countess Gemini visits her brother’s hilltop house to meet Isabel.
Countess Gemini walks outside with Madame Merle while Osmond and Isabel chat.
She ironically congratulates Madame Merle on her cruel matchmaking.
Countess Gemini would like to warn Isabel about the untrustworthiness and danger of Madame Merle and Osmond together – she’s worried that Madame Merle alone is dangerous enough.
Countess Gemini tries to call at Mrs. Touchett’s, but her bad reputation excludes her.
Countess Gemini attends Isabel and Osmond’s wedding.
Years later, Henrietta appears out of the blue to talk to the Countess. The latter lady is delighted – she longs to be in the newspapers. She suggests that she and Henrietta travel to Rome to see Isabel together, but Henrietta wants to leave sooner.
Countess Gemini stays at the Osmonds’ for a couple of weeks. She hopes to find that Isabel has challenged Osmond, but is disappointed.
On a trip to the Coliseum, the Countess meets Rosier, who wins her over to his side.
Seeing that Isabel is upset about Ralph, the Countess seizes her moment to wreak havoc for Osmond: she reveals that Pansy is actually the illegitimate daughter of Osmond and Madame Merle.
She tells Isabel about how much Madame Merle has done for Osmond, but says that Osmond has done little in return.