Jamestown’s first baby brings joy to the settlement but the discovery of a terrible crime, throws suspicion upon new and old inhabitants. When Jocelyn’s position and influence in the colony comes under threat, she forges a surprising new connection.
The Rutters embark on a money making adventure which has brutal consequences. Pedro has a plan for advancement but it requires Jocelyn’s help. The Sharrows look for a way out of a compromising situation which Alice accidentally makes much worse.
A challenge from The Pamunkey leads to heartache for the Sharrows and tests Yeardley’s ability to defuse the conflict. Maria’s behaviour comes under scrutiny by Temperance whilst Christopher joins in the town’s political games to impress Jocelyn.
A ship spotted off shore heralds the arrival of James Read’s new wife. Jocelyn uses a devious plan to exploit the Sharrows’ special relationship with the Pamunkey for political gain and the Rutters face Massinger’s vengeance.
Secretary Farlow returns with an intriguing alchemist in tow, which leads to an unusual revelation. The Sharrows await their first tobacco profits from overseas, whilst Maria and Pedro seek help from the Rutters when they’re framed for a crime.
Yeardley reveals that the colony faces a new and potentially devastating threat, whilst Massinger finds himself in a vulnerable position. An eclipse darkens the sky and ghostly happenings finally out the Catholic spy and Samuel’s true murderer.
When Maria’s trust is betrayed, she runs away into the wilderness and leaves a life hanging in the balance. Silas and Henry make a business deal which compromises their principles, whilst Jocelyn forms a pact with a most unlikely ally.
Jocelyn uses secret intelligence to claim a stronghold in the town but Yeardley forms an audacious plan that will change life in Jamestown forever. Silas’ collusion with the Pamunkey comes to a head, as Jocelyn learns what it means to lose everything.