Episode two of Peter Kosminsky's drama serial begins in 1940s Palestine where Len (Christian Cooke) meets Abu-Hassan Mohammed (Ali Suliman), an Arab charwallah working for the British Army. Len is appalled to see how Mohammed is treated by some of the soldiers as he attempts to serve tea, so he intervenes to discipline them. A friendship grows between the two men after that incident. In modern Israel Erin (Claire Foy) is experiencing the aftermath of the attack on a café by a Palestinian suicide bomber. She resolves to leave Israel at the earliest opportunity, but first she reads the end of Len's diary and is shocked by what she discovers. Despite the trauma of the café bombing Erin resolves to stay in Israel while she delves deeper into her grandfather's story.