The Guldenburgs hold a family meeting, because a decision needs to be made about the American beer business. Thomas uses the opportunity to announce that he and Kitty have secretly married. Today will be hectic for Evelyn Lauritzen, since her first models are about to make their debut to the press. Achim Lauritzen surprises Margot Balbeck, using his knowledge about Kitty’s alleged accident to blackmail her. He also reveals that Kitty secretly married into the Guldenburg family, causing Margot’s world to fall apart. A violent argument ensues. Christine flies to Paris to attend Gregor Baschkurin’s concert, where she experiences bitter disappointment.