- Stars: Aidan Turner , Beatie Edney , Caroline Blakiston , Crystal Leaity , Ed Browning , Eleanor Tomlinson , Emma Spurgin Hussey , Gracee O'Brien , Harriet Ballard , Heida Reed , Jack Farthing , John Hollingworth , Kyle Soller , Matthew Wilson , Michael Culkin , Philip Davis , Pip Torrens , Richard Hope , Robert Daws , Ruby Bentall , Tristan Sturrock
Ross faces ruin as, along with the rest of his collective, he must sell to the Warleggans' company at a nominal price. At the same time the disease known as putrid throat sweeps through the county, claiming many lives and Dwight, still contrite over Keren, throws himself into trying to treat it. Elizabeth and her family are stricken and Demelza goes to help them but infects herself and her daughter with disastrous results. Divine justice appears to intervene as the Warleggans' ship and its cargo founder on the rocks and Ross leads the villagers in collecting its spoils from the beach. Demelza recovers from her sickness, only to face another setback to her marriage.