Poldark season 5 spoilers: Eleanor Tomlinson on Demelza’s story

Eleanor TomlinsonPoldark season 5 is the final batch of episodes (for now) of the series, and that means we’re going to build towards a sense of closure. It’s going to be an emotional series of events leading to a grand dropping of the metaphorical curtain; it’s also going to be different from some of the seasons that we saw before for Eleanor Tomlinson and most of the cast.

If you didn’t know, Aidan Turner recently spoke about the season, stating that Ross and Demelza were going to be forced apart for some of the season because of his work in the government. They will still have their moments, but while Ross is away, Demelza’s not going to sit idly by. She will do everything that she can in order to enrich the lives of the people in Cornwall. Here’s what Tomlinson had to say on the subject in the new BBC promotional pack for this season:

“As we go into this series the Cornish people are struggling to survive, there are food shortages, lack of pay and mine closures and Demelza is often at the forefront trying to help people where she can. This time she tries to set up a school with Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) at the helm as teacher. Demelza is always thinking about enriching the lives of the people in Cornwall, and she realises the importance of reading and writing and of an education, so she takes on that challenge within the community and whilst she is met with great hostility, in the end she triumphs.

“We are also dealing with the children being slightly older this series, and there’s more interaction with Valentine as we realise he isn’t happy with George, and in his family. Ross (Aidan Turner) feels a sense of guilt when it comes to Valentine and so he tries to take him under his wing at moments, but that has an impact on both families.”

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Tomlinson also teased in the promotional information the arrival of Tess Tregidden, a woman who can relate significantly to Demelza’s past. Both of these characters grew up in similar circumstances and went through some stuff that gives them a sense of unity; however, Demelza has made something greater with her life and that leads to jealousy. It could also lead to something beyond just that, which we will see play out throughout some of the stories coming up.

What do you want to see in terms of Demelza’s upcoming story on Poldark season 5, and do you want to see anything for Eleanor Tomlinson in particular? Be sure to share in the comments, and come back throughout the next few months for some other news. (Photo: BBC One.)

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