There was only one question viewers wanted answered during the Vanity Fair finale: would lovestruck Captain Dobbin finally confess his love for Amelia, the widow of his best friend George?
The show’s writer Gwyneth Hughes kept us guessing about the couple’s fate until the final minutes, with viewers left on tenterhooks after Amelia (Claudia Jessie) sent Dobbin (Johnny Flynn) away when he questioned her renewed friendship with Becky Sharp (played by Olivia Cooke).
The couple had an argument, in which Dobbin told Amelia his 13-year love for her was finished, before apparently leaving to set sail for India.
But when Becky later produced the treacherous letter George had sent to her before his death, Amelia confessed that she knew all along that her husband was never as perfect as she imagined — and that she had already written to Dobbin to tell him so after a change of heart.
Would he return? Viewers were left biting their nails as Amelia and her son waited on the dockside.