Intimidated by Mr. Tulkinghorn to provide a sample of Capt. Hawdon's handwriting, Sgt. George has decided to submit, this time. With the writing sample, Tulkinghorn is satisfied that Nemo and Hawdon are the same person. Tulkinghorn reneges on his promise to clear George's debts however. Esther, with her scars from smallpox, is now convinced that Mr. Woodcort is beyond her reach. Going through Krook's personal effects, Smallweed learns from Guppy of the existence of the letters. Jarndyce, Ada and Esther again visit Mr. Boythorn who tells them of the ghost walk at the Dedlock estate. There Lady Dedlock tells Esther the identity of her mother.
Did You Know?
While filming the scene when Lady Dedlock tells Esther that she is her mother, Gillian Anderson
said it was so hard the first time they shot it. They shot it outside, and had to keep pausing for passing airplanes, helicopters, bumblebees, and clouds passing across the sun. She said that the difficulty in keeping the emotion going while only getting to say a line or two at a time was dreadfully exhausting. It was so bad, they ended up re-filming it in a sound stage the next day. See more