Lillie returns to America, not for the first time, for another successful tour. She hires Freddie's financial advisor, Abe Hummel as her lawyer and financial advisor but drives a hard bargain in the process. She seriously considers Freddie's suggestion that she become an American citizen so as to obtain a divorce from Edward in an American court. She buys land north of San Francisco to start a ranch. She also gets an admirer in Judge Roy Bean. She does become a citizen but opts to give Edward one more chance to give her a divorce. She's concerned that should she choose to divorce him, he may reveal the secret of her daughter. Freddie is not pleased with the delay. She returns to England but when news reports in the U.S. suggests Lillie is ill and on her death bed, Freddie rushes to London to find her being entertained by Bertie. He's rude to future King and refuses to apologize. She also meets Squire Abington, a man who takes what he wants.