Next morning Edwin has gone missing though Neville swears he last saw him alive and confesses that he and Helena are Edwin's illegitimate half-siblings,come to England to find their family. Jasper has him placed under curfew with lawyer Mr Grewgious,whose clerk Bazzard finds evidence to support Neville's claim that Captain Drood fathered twins with a native girl in Ceylon. Jasper declares his love to an appalled Rosa who,with Helena,also moves to Mr Grewgious's house where she announces her belief that Jasper killed his nephew. Crisparkle and Bazzard get sexton Durdles to open the Drood family tomb to exonerate Neville and solve the mystery of Edwin Drood but their finding surprises all of them.
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