‘Victoria’ Season 3 Finale: “The White Elephant” Recap

Victoria and Albert at the Great Exhibition (Photo: Courtesy of Justin Slee/ITV Plc for MASTERPIECE)

Previously on Victoria: After two thirds of a season at odds, Victoria and Albert finally make things up between them again, complete with a dramatic chase through the rain and a sort of awkward realization that they are, well, the people they are. All of this, of course, happens just in time for Albert to dream up the idea of the Great Exhibition, a huge event meant to highlight the best in invention and industry from countries the world over. He engages a gardener/architect to design him a massive glass structure, which will come to be known as the Crystal Palace, to house all these wonders in the middle of Hyde Park. In his element hyping the wonder of modern invention, Albert’s the most likeable he’s been in weeks, and it’s nice. Elsewhere, the Duke of Monmouth has poor Duchess Sophie dragged off to an insane asylum (maybe?) after he deduces that she’s stepping out on him with the help. Read our full recap of “A Public Inconvenience” here.

Now that we’ve officially arrived at the Season 3 finale of Victoria, a lot of plots suddenly need to resolve themselves, so it becomes clearer than ever why the season’s penultimate episode had to deal with the Vicbert rift on its own. Their main storyline this week concerns the Great Exhibition and whether or not Albert will pull it all off. (Spoiler alert: He does.) 

Watch Idris Elba in the Trailer for Netflix's 'Turn Up Charlie'

Idris Elba in "Turn Up Charlie" (Photo: Netflix)

Most British TV fans know Idris Elba from his role as John Luther in the popular dark crime drama Luther. (Maybe as drug lord Stringer Bell from The Wire. Or possibly as the guy who gives the canceling the apocalypse speech from Pacific Rim.) But most aren't used to seeing this particular actor being funny, and we don't often think of him as having comedic chops. 

Well, that's about to change.

Acorn TV Orders a Third Season of 'Agatha Raisin'

Ashley Jenkins in "Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate" (Photo: Acorn TV)

Streaming service Acorn has officially renewed popular mystery series Agatha Raisin for a third season, and better yet, given fans an extra episode to boot!

In its first renewal, well, ever – which makes sense since the second season of Agatha Raisin was one of the streamer’s first original properties – Acorn has greenlit three more feature-length episodes of the series, along with a winter special.

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