After the band play at the funeral and Mr Masterson holds a wake, the police intrerrupt Louis and Sarah in her bedroom. He is subjected to intense questioning at the police station, which results in him becoming confused about what he saw on the night of the murder.
The band plays for the Freemasons dinner at the Imperial Hotel, during which Louis discovers that Julian's alibi has been provided by a fellow Mason. He is overwhelmed by a sense of the power of the elite club he is about to be in conflict with. Masterson acquires the Music Express magazine, with Lady Cremone's involvement, and makes Stanley the editor in chief. He takes the friends to a huge building which will be the new premises and offers Sarah a photography job. Stanley is thrilled, but Louis is concerned by how influential Masterson has become.
Louis realises that he is on the verge of becoming a suspect in the murder case, so Sarah takes him to Donaldson's house in order to find him a lawyer. Exhausted from the hallucinatory night before, Louis drifts off to sleep in the kitchen. When he wakes, there is no sign of the lawyer and he can hear the police coming.