Previously on Mr Selfridge: Harry found out about Jimmy killing Victor and cut him off, but not before Jimmy sort of screwed him over by trying to appropriate goods from Selfridge’s to stock the fast-emptying shelves at Whiteley’s. In despair, Jimmy jumped off a bridge.
The papers are full of stories about Jimmy, his death, his financial problems, and his relationship with Mae. Grace reads a story out loud to Gordon while he gets ready to leave for work in the morning. In the course of their conversation, we learn that Harry’s been avoiding the store since Jimmy’s death, which seems rather unlike him.
Rosalie approaches her father at the Selfridge Manse and gently asks if he’ll be going to the store. He will not. Fraser brings in the papers, which does not make Rosalie happy. She tries to convince her dad that Jimmy’s death was not his fault, then tells him that Mae keeps calling to talk, but Harry’s not answering.