All the IOUs were missing, so did the bookies sneak in and steal them? Or had Lord F taken them with him to collect on them when he was waylaid and killed?
At the end, I enjoyed the show well enough, but I think they could have done a better job. It was a weird mix of modern and old fashioned...i.e., the sex scenes which were “ooh, sex in a romance”, but not done with much finesse. Think of the sex scenes in Outlander, which are amazing, and push the story forward. These seemed sort of perfunctory.
At the end of it, they could have given me 8 hours of watching Simon and Anthony walk around in their gorgeousness, maybe riding a horse now and then, and I would have been happy. 🙂.