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Henrietta visits Isabel and the Touchetts at Gardencourt.
Henrietta shows Isabel the article she’s working on, which focuses on life at Gardencourt. Her friend is unamused, and insists that Henrietta ditch it.
Henrietta is intrigued and appalled by Ralph’s lack of occupation.
Henrietta accuses Ralph of giving up his American-ness, and of being above marriage. She claims that marriage is a duty, despite the fact that she’s not interested in it.
Henrietta and Mrs. Touchett get in a quarrel about American hotels, and about America in general. Henrietta is a patriot extraordinaire.
In private, Henrietta tells Isabel about an encounter she had with Caspar Goodwood. She lets Isabel know that Caspar arrived in London with her, with the aim to see Isabel.
Henrietta thinks that her friend has led the young Bostonian on.
Henrietta sees that Isabel’s stay at Gardencourt has changed her.
Henrietta Stackpole asks Ralph for help. Henrietta is determined to marry Isabel to Caspar Goodwood. She insists that Isabel marry an American man and believes Caspar is the best match.
Henrietta asks Ralph to invite Caspar to Gardencourt.
Henrietta suggests that she and Isabel visit London in order to see more of English society.
Henrietta goes to Lockleigh with Isabel.
Henrietta meets Ralph’s friend, Mr. Bantling, and decides to stay in London to wait for his sister, Lady Pensil, to invite her for a visit.
Henrietta has written to Caspar Goodwood to let him know that Isabel will be alone at night.
Henrietta goes to Rome with Mr. Bantling, Isabel, and Ralph.
She is unimpressed with Roman art and compares it with American standards.
Henrietta goes to Naples with Mr. Bantling.
From afar, Henrietta disapproves of Isabel’s engagement to Osmond.
She goes to Spain with Mr. Bantling.
Henrietta returns to New York, and the gallant Mr. Bantling visits the States to see her – he loves it.
Upon her return to Europe, Henrietta visits Countess Gemini in Florence to check on Isabel’s situation. She vows to leave for Rome the very next day to see her friend.
At the Uffizi, Henrietta runs into Caspar and asks him to go to Rome with her.
Although Osmond despises her, Henrietta and Isabel manage to hang out a lot – Isabel can actually be honest with her female friend.
Henrietta also renews her acquaintance with Ralph; the two finally become close friends.
Henrietta volunteers to go to England with Ralph.
Henrietta urges Isabel to leave Osmond before things get worse.
Upon her return to England, Henrietta meets Isabel at the train station in London.
The intrepid girl reporter has a big story to break: she tells Isabel that she and Mr. Bantling are engaged. Isabel thinks this is hilarious, although she’s also saddened by the idea that Henrietta is giving in to matrimony.
Henrietta attends Ralph’s funeral; her hard-boiled exterior breaks down, and she cries.
Henrietta answers the door for Caspar Goodwood when he looks for Isabel. Isabel stayed at Henrietta’s the night before, but she has returned to Rome.
Henrietta walks with Caspar Goodwood and attempts to console him.