Lady Nimue craves a good thrashing, and in her husband's absence she decides her loyal servant is the man for the job. Initially hesitant but eager to please her ladyship, Thomas soon lays on with a will.
This scene subverts typical power dynamics above and below stairs, with an enjoyably forthright spankee. Able to precisely control the pace, Nimue is free to indulge her masochistic taste for slow, deep whippings. Under her direction Thomas uses his hard hand and the springy riding crop to turn her bottom literally as red as her hair.