Poldark season 3 episode 6 (PBS): The pain of Agatha and George

Poldark season 3 episode 6While there are many different things that took place on Poldark 3 episode 6, Agatha and George’s conversation is probably the thing that will get most people talking. Not only is their scene one of the biggest moments of the entire season, it may be of the entire series. Agatha’s death is going to have huge reverberations for Ross, for Elizabeth, and for many other characters over time. It also caused us to devolve into a puddle of tears over the way in which it transpired.

Was Agatha the biggest character on the show? Not necessarily, but clearly she was one of the most beloved for a wide array of different reasons. She was a source of near-constant comic relief, she offered a tremendous amount of snark towards many other people, and in general, she was entertaining. CarterMatt thinks of her as the ultimate Poldark scene-stealer — even if you had her for just a few minutes you knew that she was going to be great. She did care very much about Ross and some other characters, but she didn’t always have the best way in which to show it; we mostly felt terrible for her because of the fact that she was a Poldark who found herself constantly stuck in a house alongside George. She never had a chance to make headway with him, even if she was nice and caring and sweet and everything that she often is not. The family tree was what constantly divided them.

Here’s the great thing about Aunt Agatha — she did very much go out in what was a blaze of glory. She was one of the few people to really deliver a hammer on George about his young son Valentine and his paternity, which she only did when George went out of his way to strip her 100th birthday party from her. (Per George, she was actually only 99.) While George didn’t murder her outright, the confrontation and the aftermath of it seem to be what brought her to her death. George is now caught in a sea of paranoia, one that could remain with him and threaten the foundation of his marriage.

The death of Agatha should also accelerate the Ross – George feud to new heights, but it may also introduce some new dynamics for Ross and Elizabeth that we will discuss at another point. Tension and conflict for some of these characters may now come from some surprising sources!

For some more news on all of the events of this episode, (including what seems to be going on for Demelza and Hugh Armitage), we suggest that you take a look over at the link here and read our full review from the show’s UK airing.

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