Whilst watching Sunday’s episode of Poldark I was reminded of two things:
- Aunt Agatha is a boss
- George Warleggan is a dick
It seemed like this episode was George Warleggan’s turn to ‘win’ against Ross in their endless and pointless feud. Of course, whenever Ross wins, everybody cheers because the poor people are given food and work, good men are rescued and everyone is generally better off for it. However, when George wins, it’s an entirely different story. In this episode, George’s win saw a Drake being locked up and almost sentenced to death for ‘theft’, even though, the object in question was almost certainly gifted. But, the slimy social climber did spare Drake’s life… only to condemn Morwenna to lifetime of despair as the wife of that repulsive clergyman. This was all in effort to improve his own social standing! It just goes to show the lengths that George Warleggan will go to buy what he can’t inherit.
As a result, this episode seemingly marked the tragic end for Morwenna and Drake’s burgeoning relationship which is a huge shame, especially since everything was going well for the pair. But you never know what the future will hold, so maybe there’s hope for these characters.
Furthermore, another example of tragedy and broken relationships was that of Caroline and Dwight. The recently reunited newlyweds seem to be in some difficulty since Dwight has come back from the French prison. He’s suffering from PTSD, something that Caroline and most of her contemporaries are unable to understand nor treat. However, with some encouragement from Hugh Armitage and Ross Poldark, Dwight is able to open up and tell Caroline about his trauma. This was a sweet scene to see, I really hope that these guys get the moment of happiness and joy that they truly deserve.
Now whilst there was a lot of despair and tragedy in this weeks episode, their was also a lot of laughs too- mainly involving Toads and Aunt Agatha.
Aunt Agatha continues to the real MVP of the series as her witty dialogue and useful insights make her the best character in the show. It’s especially fun to watch her mock George. Although, judging from the preview of next week’s episode, will she go too far?
Overall, this was a good episode and I can’t wait to see what happens next. But did you think of this episode? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below 😊😊