Poldark season 3: Caroline Blakiston reflects on Aunt Agatha story

AgathaThis this past episode of Poldark season 3 was wonderful entertainment, it was also heartbreaking. We weren’t ready to say goodbye to Aunt Agatha! The beloved character died on Sunday’s episode after getting into a tense argument with her sparring partner George. He had stripped her of her 100th birthday celebration, claiming it was not actually her birthday, and she then went on to tell him in a rage that his child with Elizabeth was probably not his. She ran the gamut and then she died — it’s a tough thing to process, especially given that we lost the character right when she was starting to open up and actually show more of her vulnerable, human side.

Caroline Blakiston is the tremendous actress behind the role, and in a new interview with What’s On TV, she made it clear that she cried openly after filming her final scene as her character. She had a great deal of affection for her, and so did we given that she was such a great source of snark and attitude. She probably said what was on her mind in a way that so many of us would want to the vast majority of the time.

Blakiston did also talk about that painful scene in which her character requests a simple chance to celebrate her birthday after George took it away — and also the behavior of Elizabeth so far this season, which has certainly been rather cold and calculating:

“That is the only time she agreed to be frail and vulnerable. He’s terrible, George! But what has happened to Elizabeth this series? I wonder if she has been watching Aunt Agatha and learning how to be a witch?! Ha!”

Even after departing, Blakiston still finds a way to channel some of her character’s sass! Gotta love it.

We do think that this character is going to end up being one of the most memorable parts of the series when the dust settles, mostly for her honesty and for taking on George in a way few others did. We’re already disappointed just thinking about the idea of her not being there anymore. Nonetheless, we do think that she came, she saw, and she conquered given that George is probably going to be driving himself batty for a long time. He’ll, more than likely, try to come to terms with some of what Agatha had to say about him and baby Valentine. Knowing how he obsesses over things, he’s probably not going to be letting that go at any point in the future.

What do you think the overall impact of Agatha’s death on Poldark is going to be? Sound off with some of your thoughts on the matter below!

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