I thought this tied up Sydney's story nicely. His romance with Violet happened too quickly, but for storyline purposes it pretty much had to, to get him off to America. The first half, about the brother's murder, was full of stereotypes. The second half, about the prostitutes, was more interesting, although painful.
The fete scenes were well done. Loved Cathy paying for the ride. "It's only tuppence." It's interesting to watch how she and Geordie are negotiating family life after last season's revelations.
Looking forward to new episodes this season, to see how the new vicar pans out, etc.