The Durrells in Corfu

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

Captain Creech (James Cosmo) and Larry Durrell (Josh O'Connor) cross paths in Athens (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE)

In this week's episode of The Durrells in Corfu, we find Louisa basking in the beauty of her adopted home, relaxing with what she calls “sunshine in a glass.” Only Gerry’s ever-present menagerie can harsh her mellow. Soon Margo and Leslie come home from their fulfilling new jobs with talk of furballs and shoplifters. Leslie is also the bearer of a telegram from Larry, currently on holiday in Athens. He’s met Indian Prince Jeejeebuoy and informs them he’ll be arriving for a short stay tomorrow. Though she’s not making any concessions just because he’s royalty, Louisa thinks there’s no harm in a little spring clean. Her children are not likewise inspired.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

Spiro (Alexis Georgoulis) plays protective father figure to Margo (Daisy Waterstone). (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE)

For the first time since we were introduced to the titular family of The Durrells in Corfu over two seasons ago, a small contingent of Durrells have returned to their rainy, uninspiring hometown of Bournemouth in the Southwest of England. Louisa has made the journey out of duty, while Larry is hopeful that a change in venue will help jumpstart his writing career.

Meanwhile, the younger Durrells have stayed behind at their Corfu homestead where they laze around the house and patently ignore all of their mother’s instructions. With Leslie on security, Gerry on animal welfare and Margo on diplomatic relations, it's anyone's guess how they'll fare until their mother returns.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 3, Episode 2 Recap

The Durrells bid Aunt Hermione farewell  (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE)

The theme of this week’s episode of The Durrells in Corfu is the circle of life – featuring a sad, unexpected death and the promise of a new, also unexpected, life. Much like THE WALL, the mini-ecosystem Gerry is obsessed with at the moment, birth and death are simultaneously occurring all the time. Unfortunately for poor Louisa, she is forced to deal with the practicalities and stressful emotions of both.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 3, Episode 1 Recap

The cast of "The Durrells in Corfu"  (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE)

Upon our return to Corfu this week, we discover life in the Durrell household hasn’t really changed that much. Attention seeking Larry (Josh O'Connor) suffers an injury. Margo (Daisy Waterstone) has broken up with her boyfriend Zoltan and now needs to find a new distraction. Love is in the air for Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) and Gerry (Milo Parker) still has his vast menagerie of native fauna. Last but not least, Louisa (Keeley Hawes) has decided to give up on love and content herself with being a happy, busy widow which is code for interfering in her children’s lives when they would rather she butt out.

PBS Releases First Trailer for ‘The Durrells in Corfu’ Season 3

The cast of "The Durrells of Corfu" (Photo: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE)

It’s a strangely bittersweet and exciting time to be an American fan of British family drama The Durrells in Corfu.

The series, based on conservationist Gerald Durrell’s trio of memoirs about his family’s time on the Greek island in the 1920s, will end after its fourth and final season, which just kicked off filming in the U.K. Yet, it’s hard to be too sad about this announcement just yet, as American fans still haven’t seen the drama’s third season yet, which was broadcast overseas earlier this year. So, in the strictest sense, we still have two full seasons to spend with the Durrell family, even if the series is officially wrapping up next year. And now PBS has officially dropped a trailer for the third season, which looks as gorgeous and charming as ever. 

In short: Enjoy it while you can, folks.

‘The Durrells in Corfu’ to End After Season 4

The cast of "The Durrells of Corfu" (Photo: Courtesy of Joss Barratt for Sid Gentle Films & MASTERPIECE)

Sad news for fans of family drama The Durrells in Corfu: ITV has confirmed that the series’ upcoming fourth season will be its last.

The series was renewed for a six-episode Season 4 back in May of 2018.

Keeley Hawes will return as family matriarch Louisa, with Josh O’Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone and Milo Parker as her high-spirited and unruly brood of children. But the outing will mark the end of the series' run. 

‘The Durrells in Corfu’: Season 2 Episode 6 Recap

Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis consloles Louisa (Keeley Hawes)  Photo: ( Courtesy of John Rogers/Sid Gentle Films for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

When we last visited the Durrells, Gerry was giving Donald advice to woo Margo, a Greek-Anglo cricket match went terribly wrong and Vasilia broke things off with Larry (who wasn’t really that heartsick about it). Most importantly Louisa is left with a decision to make about her future with Hugh that could take her away from her beloved adopted home.

In this final episode of The Durrels in Corfu Season 2, a population explosion is taking place on Corfu. With a potentially fatal wound thrown in the mix, however, Dr. Petridis (Alexis Conran) can’t handle all the medical emergencies alone. Considering we won’t be seeing the Durrells for a while, I’m going to break down this week’s monumentous events according to the involvement of each family member.

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