In the dining room, Branson's happily holding his daughter when Edna enters and offers to take her to the nursery. Before she goes, though, she requests leave to ask him something and when it's granted, she wonders if he's ashamed of who he was or who he is. Is that why he won't eat with them? This question looks like it hits him hard, but he tells her that's not the reason. When she's gone, though, he looks terribly haunted. He really is kind of lost without Matthew around, which... I'm not going to say it. Sigh.
At Duneagle, Bates and Anna are out for a walk, noting how light it stays up there in the evening and they chat about having a picnic the next day before. Then, under the great stone bridge that leads to the main entrance to the estate, they come across Rose who is distraught enough at her mother's ill treatment of her that she's sobbing and having a cigarette. When Bates announces their presence, she smiles through her tears and asks them not to tell her mother she was smoking. She then seems genuinely touched by Bates' offer of a peppermint before apologizing for the state of her, saying that her mother has been "unusually impossible" that evening. Bates tries to tell her she'll survive before, from above, Susan's voice rings out for her to come inside. Rose heads off, but turns to thank Bates again for the mint and if this show has a weakness, it isn't in the area of effective character turnarounds.