S1 E5: Devastated by Esme’s murder, Alfred sinks into a dark depression – from which neither his friends nor family can rescue him. Although Martha comes to him with an offer of work, he wants nothing to do with her. It’s only months later, when the local undertaker John Ripper (guest star DANNY WEBB) pays a visit that he convinces Alfred to face the world again. Meanwhile, Peggy and Bet Sykes discover the broken and disfigured Lord Harwood who’s lost his mind and his identity. Taking the madman back home, they set out to nurse him back to health.