In this episode we talk about how reasonably intelligent people can mess up their love lives so very spectacularly.
We thrash out the character flaws of Serena and Rotherham, and come to a greater appreciation of Fanny and Major Kirkby's gentler souls.
And we even spend a little time admiring the brass neck of young Gerard Monksleigh - master of the budget-friendly elopement.
“The Lady Serena, never remarkable for propriety, stared incredulously, and exclaimed: ‘What in the world brings you here, I should like to know?’
‘So should I!’ retorted his lordship. ‘How well we should have suited, Serena! So many ideas as we have in common!”