The Spanish Princess episode 2 preview: Early days of Catherine, Arthur

Spanish PrincessLeading into The Spanish Princess episode 2, our leading lady Catherine of Aragon finds herself in a complicated spot. She assured herself upon her wedding day that she was working her way towards being the Queen of England, and that every little move along her journey — including the possibility of never seeing her homeland again — was for some sort of specific purpose. She has already gone through a great deal and is now a part of an unusual society, one where male heirs are expected and alliances are key to survival. There is wealth, there is power, but there are also very few people who you can actually trust.

This upcoming episode is about tests. It’s about establishing yourself further, about understanding your new marriage, and also learning more about those around you. While your life may not be completely devoid of familiar faces, it’s not home. You just have to find a way to make it so. This is amplified all the further in the Spanish Princess episode 2 synopsis that CarterMatt has for you below:

Catherine is one step closer to the English throne with her marriage to Arthur but must navigate the challenges of a new relationship and a new court.

As the promo below now indicates, the battle for royalty is going to be a complicated one, as there are very few people out there you can truly trust. You get a sense of rising espionage, fate, and some surprise enemies. A part of what makes The Spanish Princess — and some of these other period dramas before it — so exciting is that while you may know the history, there are parts of this history that may come as somewhat of a surprise. Like The White Princess, we’re exploring a part of time that hasn’t been properly explored and navigated so far in television form — sure, the life of Catherine in relationship to Henry VIII is there, but not entirely this. This is different, and we can say after just one episode it is a wonder to behold.

If you haven’t gotten on board The Spanish Princess as of yet, consider this your call to action. This is a series that through one episode, is supremely well-acted and a visual wonder to behold with its costumes and pristine settings. Thematically, it is a reminder that while it may be in a very different time, we’re not 100% convinced that things were altogether different in terms of human behavior. Some of the things that Catherine and those around her court are not altogether different from some of the things that constitute present-day society.

If you love this show already, brace yourselves — this is going to be a fantastic ride the rest of the way. It may be a limited series, but there will still be a tremendous amount of content packed in.

What do you want to see in regards to The Spanish Princess episode 2, and what did you think about the premiere episode/ Be sure to share right now in the comments below! (Photo: Starz.)

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