Vanity Fair episode 3 preview: What lies ahead for Rebecca Sharp?

Vanity FairMoving into Sunday night’s Vanity Fair episode 3, what can you expect to see? The ITV series is continue to push its story forward after airing two episodes this past week. That was a way to get people really hooked on the adaptation and now, it’s moving forward into more of a traditional weekly format. Over the course of this upcoming episode, you’re going to see Becky make some big decisions, especially when it comes to Matilda. As a result of that, there’s a reasonably big chance that things could spiral and twist off in some very-different directions.

This is in many ways a classic period drama, something that ITV has shown itself to do rather well. You watch for the performances, the costumes, and for a chance to see moments in a way that you didn’t expect before. Adapting a story like this is a challenge, but mostly because there are so many people who know it well. You have to find the right pacing, and a way to offer some twists in a way you haven’t seen them before.

Below, the Vanity Fair episode 3 synopsis offers up some more news when it comes to what’s ahead:

Becky (Olivia Cooke) has settled into life as Matilda Crawley’s (Frances de la Tour) favourite companion. But at Queen’s Crawley, Sir Pitt (Martin Clunes) cannot cope without her. When Lady Crawley tumbles down the stairs to her death, Sir Pitt heads straight to London to see Becky. He wants her back but Becky refuses and reveals some shocking news.

Becky hatches a plan. She writes a letter to Matilda, laying bare the news to her beloved benefactress that the mystery husband is none other than the lady’s favourite nephew, Rawdon (Tom Bateman). Matilda is horrified and cuts them both off.

The Sedleys’ bankruptcy leaves them no choice but to sell their house and all its contents. At the auction, Becky attempts to buy Amelia’s (Claudia Jessie) piano, but she is outbid by Dobbin (Johnny Flynn). Mr Sedley (Simon Russell Beale) is furious with Mr Osborne (Robert Pugh), and orders Amelia to call off her engagement with George (Charlie Rowe), severing all ties between the families.

With Napoleon on the loose, the young officers receive their marching orders for war. And Amelia and George finally take a stand for love over duty, and marry against their parents’ wishes.

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