'Poldark' Recap: Season 5, Episode 5

Demelza's fashion game in Season 5 is on point (Photo: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen)

Previously on Poldark: Ned, who is getting more irritating by the day, leads a rag tag group of protesters to Trenwith to guilt George Warleggan into reopening his mind, an argument he’d probably have been more open to initially if Ned hadn’t broken his arm first. As for George, he seems pretty much over his recent, possibly years-long mental decline, thanks to Dwight’s magical doctoring skills, and honestly did we expect anything that might be mistaken for nuance? Oh, and our aged-up Geoffrey Charles is in love with the racist slave trader Hansen’s daughter Cecily, only her trash dad has decided she should marry George instead. Yikes. (Need more details: Check out our Episode 4 recap.)

The fifth episode of Poldark’s final season is far too busy for its own good, cramming at least half a dozen storylines together into this hour. Some of them are charming and emotional (Christmas in Cornwall, literally anything to do with Morwenna), and some of them are honestly a hot mess. (George’s complicated attempt to entrap Ned and Ross into what appears to be treason? IDK.)   And one of them – the revelation of trash Hansen’s secret partner – is a total dud.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 4 Episode 5 Recap

Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sid Gentle Films 2019)

It's hard to believe that our time with The Durrells in Corfu is nearly over. Only one episode remains before we say goodbye to Louisa and her brood forever!

Last week, you may recall the Durrells guesthouse had gained a rather unsavory reputation amongst their more conservative neighbors. Gerry experienced his first heartbreak and Margo found a unconventional way to get through to her angst-ridden young charge. 

This time around, the King of Greece is set to make an appearance and the Durrells are in the thick of the celebrations. The estrangement between Spiros and his wife continues as they each find companionship with a British National and Margo meets an intriguing passenger on her train journey back to Corfu. The entire rundown follows below!

'Poldark' Recap: Season 5, Episode 4

Really gonna miss these sweeping horseback shots (Photo: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen)

Previously on Poldark: Ross and Demelza return to Cornwall with Ned and Kitty in tow, only to deal with a deadly mine accident, an unhinged George Warleggan who’s basically being tortured by his own family, and a crowd of rowdy townsfolk itching to overthrow the wealthy elites. Maybe y’all should have just stayed in London. For more details, you can read our recap of Episode 3 here.

Poldark has always been a show about politics and social issues, as Ross and friends have fought to make the world a better place not only for themselves but for the less fortunate who both work for and depend on them. Season 5 has really leaned into this, as Ross not only attempts to help his friend Ned avoid prison and/or death for giving away land to freed slaves in Honduras, but by showing us a whole lot of unhappy Cornwall residents being hungry, poor and itching to light something on fire to punish the rich.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 4 Episode 4 Recap

Gerry Durrell (Milo Parker) (Credit: Courtesy of Sid Gentle Films 2019)

As the series finale of The Durrells in Corfu approaches, the family continues to struggle to fit in to their adopted home whilst trying to cope with a rapidly unravelling world.

On our last visit to Corfu, we met Spiros’s formidable and flirtatious wife, Dimitra. The Durrells and friends embarked on a disastrous day trip to visit Larry. And Margo returned to England to gain confidence and start her life anew. 

This week we find there is a contingent of Corfiat society who are less than pleased with the goings on at the Durrell guesthouse. Gerry struggles with his feelings for a friend and Margo finds an unconventional avenue for engaging her challenging new student.