Matthew is adjusting to life in Singapore, but finds himself troubled by dubious practices in his father's business. Following an evening of entertainment with the Blacketts, he finds himself torn between two women.
Singapore's residents are given a stark awakening to the realities of war when tragedy strikes the city. Walter confides in Joan, but is forced to make a confession. Dupigny has a narrow escape in George Town. Matthew has a decision to make.
Ehrendorf arrives at Slim River as an officer under British secondment where he has news for Sylvia's brother, Charlie, and the under-prepared defenders. Walter and his rival Solomon come to an agreement. Matthew declares his intentions to Vera.
When tragedy strikes, Walter spots an opportunity to turn the situation to his advantage. As bombs rain down on Singapore, Ehrendorf treads on new ground. After Matthew resolves to help Vera escape, the duo face a race against time.
Walter, still reeling from recent news, struggles to face the harsh truth. Matthew hears devastating news about Vera and races to save her from danger. Unprepared for the challenge to their way out of Singapore, tragedy strikes for all involved.