Previously on Mr Selfridge: Doris got killed in an accident that Grove blamed on Mardle after he found out that Ernest isn’t really his kid. He dumped said child on Mardle. Also dumped: Violette, because Victor’s too busy dealing with Michael’s gambling and drug dealing at the club to also deal with her bratty bullshit. Rosalie’s pregnant, Serge’s finally starting to fall in line, Loxsley’s joining the board, and Nancy’s starting to feel a teensy bit guilty about taking Harry for a ride.
Edwards greets Harry at the door of the store first thing in the morning. Everyone’s super happy because apparently the Treaty of Versailles has finally been signed and they have peace at last. Hurrah! Harry wants to do something to capture the jubilant spirit of the nation and asks Frank, his new head of print and public relations (wow, that job offer came out of nowhere, didn’t it? And so long after Frank came looking for a job in the first place.) Frank reminds Harry that this is the first proper public holiday in years. Britain at Play it is. They steam into Harry’s office and Harry tells Edwards to spend whatever he needs to get all eyes on Selfridge’s.