‘Poldark’ season 2: Actor looks back on Francis’ great tragedy

Francis -Obviously, we begin this “Poldark” article with an enormous SPOILER warning: If you want to remain completely free of any teasers regarding what happened on this past episode of the BBC series, you should really stop reading now.

If you’re still with us, let’s move forward to discuss further one of the great tragedies of the entire series … the end of Francis. This was sad in so many ways, including the way in which it happened and the timing of it, given the wide array of other devastating events that were going on within Ross Poldark’s life. What made it all the more heart-wrenching to us was how it came about after the character had determined he wanted to move forward following his suicide attempt. He’d tried to end it all, but realized that there could be a different way and wanted to move forward with that in mind.

In speaking on this particular subject further in a new chat with What’s On TV, Kyle Soller described the series of emotions for his character with the following:

“After his failed suicide attempt he felt he’d been given a new lease of life … He’d reconciled with his family, started a new mine with Ross and had accepted his lot in life. He’d finally become the person that everyone wanted him to be. But then, of course, it’s too late!”

To make matters worse, Ross is left now without an integral part of his family to deal with the wicked and evil George, who is intent on taking his debts and metaphorically smashing them into the ground. He’s a vile man, and the walls are starting to close in with very few options afforded to him. Hopefully, Sunday’s episode provides a glimmer of hope — and at the same time, here’s to hoping that Soller finds himself another gig worthy of his talents soon.

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