“Mr. Selfridge” (PBS) was seen each Sunday evening throughout the spring of 2014 at 9/8 p.m. Tonight's episode called “2.9” which means season 2, episode 9. It was the TV season finale. There were 10 episodes in this season. PBS had merged two of those episodes together. If you missed it - then you can buy season 2 on DVD or BluRay at “ShopPBS.org.”
“Mr. Selfridge” has an ensemble cast of 18 characters. Here are 7 of them, Aisling Loftus (Agnes Towler), Frances O'Connor (Rose Selfridge), Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr. Grove), Grégory Fitoussi (Henri Leclair), Katherine Kelly (Lady Mae), Jeremy Piven (Harry Selfridge) & Amanda Abbington (Miss Mardle).
“2.9” opened with Miss Mardle being confronted by her young male lover named Florian. She was influenced by Mr. Grove that Florian might be using her for financial reasons. He also told her she is being played like an old fool. Mardle decides to walk away from Florian who loves her very much.
Victor & Agnes decide to give their notice to leave Selfridges at the same time. She is giving up her job to marry Victor & to work in his restaurant. All this before her brother George goes back into war. Henri Leclair is cleared of all criminal charges in the U.S. He decides to go into war to fight for his country of France. He too will leave Selfridges & Agnes is shocked by this news. You can tell that she has been fighting her true feelings for Henri.
Rose Selfridge goes to her doctor a second time & finds out that she is dying. Harry is still trying to clear his name. Frank Edwards says that the procurement committee is standing behind Lord Loxley. Lady Mae Loxley decides to go back to her home to find the actual list Harry gave to her husband. It would be proof that Loxley used a different manufacturer to make faulty shoes for soldiers in war.
Miss Mardle is falling apart because she is in love with Florian who visits her at Selfridges. Mr. Grove sees how much he has hurt her with his own selfish feelings. He also sees that Florian is deeply in love with her. He apologizes to Miss Mardle & tells her he was wrong. She goes home to see that Florian has packed his suitcase to leave. She confesses her feelings & they desperately grab each other in a passionate kiss.
Henri tells Victor he is going into war & also that he loves Agnes. Victor realizes that Agnes loves Henri in return & let's her out of their engagement. She goes to Henri in the park where they used walk together for hours without saying a word to each other.
Rose finally tells Harry that she is dying & wants him to keep her news quiet during Thanksgiving dinner. He agrees & realizes that he has to face the future without her. “Mr. Selfridge” has been picked up for season three in 2015.