- Clarissa writes one last letter to Anna, and this one is a tear-jerker.
- Luckily, Morden makes it to Clarissa before it's too late.
- Clarissa just wants one thing from her cousin: she has a
miniature portrait of Anna that she wants sent to Mr. Hickman. All together
- Lovelace is going nuts waiting for news of Clarissa.
- When he finally gets it, it's not good. She's welcomed death
with open arms.
- And predictably, the Harlowes send over a letter that she's
to be welcomed back in the family. The timing here is atrocious.
- Belford makes funeral arrangements. Weirdly enough, Clarissa
has asked to be buried at her grandfather's feet.
- If we know Clarissa, she's got some letters saved up. Just
like clockwork, Belford distributes eleven letters to the people in Clarissa's
- One of the letters is to Lovelace. Belford pockets it,
although he tells Lovelace that it exists.
- Belford also lets Lovelace know that Mrs. Sinclair is not
doing so hot. She's broken her leg and is dying of a resulting infection.
- (Brain Snack: yes. People used to die all the time from infections in broken limbs.
Aren't you happy we discovered antibiotics? Good. Now stop abusing them.)
- The doc has to amputate the leg, and the scene is not so
- Lovelace is totally out of it. He wants Clarissa to be
embalmed and given over to him, to which Belford is like, "Definitely not."
- The Harlowe family is totally devastated by Clarissa's
death. They want to execute her will, but Belford stands his ground.
- Here's a smart idea, says Belford: get Lovelace out of the
country before all the Clarissa groupies kill him.
- It's too late, though, because Morden has challenged him to
- Meanwhile, Lovelace is finally reading Clarissa's letter.
- It's about what you would expect: she tells him it's his
fault, but ultimately forgives him,
- Morden tracks Belford down at Trent and dominates him.
- Lovelace dies dramatically, but not before speaking in
French to Morden about his guilt.