As Britain sweltered in the Sunday evening heat, Poldark returned to screens for a second episode that left us even more hot under the collar.
Having kept his clothes on for the series opener, star Aidan Turner gave fans what they were hoping for and ditched his billowing white shirt for some bedroom scenes. And Twitter reacted as expected…
Shirtless Sam: Phwoar.
Shirtless Drake: Phwooaar.
Shirtless Ross: Phwooaaarr!
Shirtless Ross: Phwoooaaarrr! (Cos once is never enough)
— Naughty Poldark (@50ShadesPoldark) June 18, 2017
In fact, Ross and Demelza back to their loved-up best kept everyone rather happy.
Nothing makes me happier than Romelza being all cute and couply again, like Demelza shoving Ross out of bed to answer the door #Poldark
— It's Caris✌ (@ItsCarisHere) June 18, 2017
I needed that bit of lovin' between Ross and Demelza like I needed air! It was lovely, but wayyyyyy to short!
— Mazza (@osmarinamo) June 19, 2017
Although – as always – their marital bliss didn’t last long. Aidan Turner’s character had promised to stay by his wife’s side, only to then set off on a foolhardy trip to rescue his friend, Dwight Enys, from revolutionary France.
As he bid farewell to his better half, Poldark fans were in a bit of a state.
Ross and Demelza looking at each other as he left for France. Oh my heart. ???? #Poldark
— Natalie♡sTatonka (@Nattatonka) June 18, 2017
— Loves Autumn (@loveautumntrees) June 18, 2017
Still, as he sails for la France, at least he has his old friend Tholly by his side. Oh, what’s that? You couldn’t understand what he was saying? Neither could we!
I understand roughly one word in five that Tholly says. #Poldark
— Kate Marzillier says please wear a mask (@marzillk) June 18, 2017
But thick accent aside, it looks like Tholly has won over viewers with his rogueish charm.
THOLLY IS THE BEST! #poldark
— Rita Sofia (@ritabites) June 18, 2017
Fellow newcomers Sam and Drake Carne have also made quite the impression, with fans keen on the latter’s relationship with governess Morwenna Chynoweth…
— Bess (@ruzapaluza) June 19, 2017
morwenna and drake are too much for my poor soul
— maya (@highgardcn) June 18, 2017
Although Prudie had her own fun with young Drake, telling the poor lad all about a woman’s “needs”:
— mandy (@sohlasystem) June 19, 2017
But while the second episode was action packed, with Dwight’s fate uncertain and evil George continuing his ascent through society, Poldark fans know what’s really important…
The mens hair game in #Poldark is something else ????
— Izzy (@_izzy_brown_) June 18, 2017
Quite right, too.
Have you listened to our Poldark podcast yet? Click play below for details of episode three…