The area remains a contentious and dangerous place as gangs vie for power and extort and murder local merchants. And despite Julia and Murdoch's long-awaited engagement, their wedding plans are set aside in favour of the more pressing matters.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ogden and Dr. Grace join forces with Margaret Haile and a group of suffragettes in their quest for the women's vote, only to find themselves in jail and defended by Clara Brett Martin, the first woman lawyer in the British Empire. But when their cause fails to make progress, Julia decides to take a run at politics.
For Dr. Grace, the women's rights movement proves invigorating. And though George Crabtree's romantic intentions toward the young coroner may have diminished, the constable finds another woman in his future... from his past.
And will wedding bells finally ring for William and Julia?