In Act Two, after a tense conversation between Sheila and Gerald, Mrs Birling then attempts to make the Inspector leave, as Eric’s heavy drinking comes to light. Gerald reveals that he had known Eva in the form of Daisy Renton. Gerald and Daisy met at the local Variety Theatre (said to be haunted by prostitutes). Gerald saved Daisy from the unwelcome attention from alderman Meggarty. Gerald continued to help Daisy by letting her stay in his friends flat where she became his mistress when he learned that she was penniless. When he had to go away he called the affair off and gave her some money to see her through the next few months.
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