Poldark

Series 3 - Episode 8

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Review

You have to hand it to suave, brave, handsome Hugh Armitage – he knows how to treat a lady, arriving at Nampara unexpectedly with flowers for Demelza and the honeyed words: “A rare bloom for one still rarer.” Ooh, you silver-tongued charmer.

There’s clearly considerable sexual tension between the two of them, judging by the way Demelza’s face visibly softens every time Hugh strides manfully into view. Even Ross has noticed it, and he doesn’t notice much about his wife; he’s too preoccupied with business.

Elsewhere in a penultimate episode roiling with emotion and dark shadows, ill-used Morwenna stands on a clifftop and considers her hellish marriage to that peeping Tom, toe-sucker and loathsome pervert Osborne.

Meanwhile, the priggish and borderline insufferable Sam Carne is a bit discombobulated by the attention of a bosomy peasant girl, and Ross and Elizabeth are spotted in a country church…

Summary

Ross is determined to ensure that George loses in the election, and resolves to make up for some of Trenwith's neglect - he also becomes aware of Hugh's feelings for Demelza as he returns to Nampara to find them together. George is consumed with paranoia as he challenges Dwight over Valentine's legitimacy and drives Elizabeth away. Rowella attempts to seduce Whitworth, who receives advice from Dwight over his relationship with Morwenna, Lord Falmouth learns that the Warleggans will be standing against him, and Sam pines over Emma.

Cast & Crew

Ross Poldark Aidan Turner
Demelza Poldark Eleanor Tomlinson
Ossie Whitworth Christian Brassington
Morwenna Chynoweth Ellise Chappell
Prudie Beatie Edney
George Warleggan Jack Farthing
Dwight Enys Luke Norris
Elizabeth Warleggan Heida Reed
Drake Carne Harry Richardson
Hugh Armitage Josh Whitehouse
Caroline Enys Gabriella Wilde
Sam Carne Tom York
Zacky Martin Tristan Sturrock
Rowella Chynoweth Esme Coy
Emma Tregirls Ciara Charteris
Cary Warleggan Pip Torrens
Lord Falmouth James Wilby
Sir Francis Basset John Hopkins
Harris Pascoe Richard Hope
Tom Harry Turlough Convery
Arthur Solway Will Merrick
Geoffrey Charles Harry Marcus
Director Joss Agnew
Producer Roopesh Parekh
Producer Michael Ray
Writer Debbie Horsfield
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