What’s the good news coming out of Sunday night’s “Poldark” season 2 premiere? It simply ties back to the fact that Ross is still alive! After all, this is something that was not assured in the premiere in terms of the story … though on a meta level you had to know that Aidan Turner’s character was going to make it through. It’d be somewhat-odd for a series entitled “Poldark” to lose its namesake one episode into the second season!
So where are we going next? Well, the election results will be coming, and with that of course comes chaos! There’s also going to be a significant dose of family drama, some roguish actions for our leading man, and also Francis once again on the cusp of grave danger after some shocking actions he took in the premiere. The synopsis below offers more info, though we’d caution you not to look until you’ve either A) watched the entire premiere or B) have no problem with minor spoilers:
The election results are announced and Unwin is tied for the second seat – but the mob has reached boiling point and Unwin Trevaunance (Hugh Skinner) is attacked.
Elizabeth (Heida Reed) travels to Bodmin, knowing if she does not she will not be able to stop worrying about Francis, or Ross. George (Jack Farthing) eavesdrops on Demelza’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) conversation with Justice Lister, intervening to reveal she is the wife of the trial’s defendant and attempting to influence the case.
Dwight discovers Francis very much alive in his room and persuades Francis not to try again. Meanwhile the prosecution ties the rioting of the previous night to Ross’s behaviour and presents a series of witnesses supposedly comprised of Ross’s friends. However, when Jud (Phil Davis) is on the stand, he comes out with an unexpected account of events.
Ross prepares to make his speech – one prepared by his Clymer – but goes decidedly off-script, sticking true to his principles. Despite Justice Lister wishing to make an example of Ross’s revolutionary ways, will the jury of Cornishmen rally to save Ross…
Based on all of this, one thing that certainly feels assured right now is that we’re in for an electric rest of the season! We’ll probably cheer, but cry here and there if things go anywhere near as bad as they did at the end of season 1.
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