When More arrives at home, Rich has been sleeping near the river, waiting for him.
More tells him he'll give him a job as a teacher, with a servant and a house to boot. That's not what Rich wanted to hear, though—he wanted a place in court.
More gives him the silver cup, telling him that it was offered to him as a bribe and is an example of the corruption he'd be tempted with in court.
When he goes into his house, his daughter's suitor, Will Roper, asks for her hand in marriage. Thomas refuses to grant it, since Will is a Protestant. They have a brief but fiery theological argument.
Before going to bed, he chats with his daughter, Margaret, and his wife, Alice.
Next we switch to the grim subterranean room where Cardinal Wolsey is dying. The Duke of Norfolk pays him a visit, and Wolsey is regretful that he's served the king (who's charged him with treason) more than he's served God.
Wolsey having died, we switch to a ceremony where Norfolk is proclaiming Thomas More the king's new Chancellor and placing a chain of office around his neck.