During a visit to Isabel, Suzanne discovers the Kelly bag, after which she realizes that Edgar is having an affair with Isabel.
Charles-Henri maintains a blasé attitude about his infidelity and insists on a divorce.
Isabel is attracted to the older, wealthy and married Edgar and they begin an affair, although Isabel continues to string Yves along.
Edgar begins to send Isabel various gifts, including an expensive red Kelly bag, which Isabel carries with her at all times.
Isabel also meets Yves (Romain Duris), Olivia's protégé, and they begin dating.
I can't claim to have seen anything in at least a year, probably dating back to "Welcome to the Dollhouse", that has touched me in the way that this work did.
He also hopes to benefit from the French community property laws in the divorce, especially with regard to the La Tour painting.
His mistress Magda is married to a man named Tellman (Matthew Modine), who begins to stalk and harass Isabel and Roxy, believing the latter to be responsible for his wife's desertion.
Charles-Henri's cruelty and insensitivity take their toll on Roxy, and she attempts suicide in late pregnancy.
She survives and is supported by Isabel and her lawyer Bertram.