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'Poldark' Recap: Season 5, Episode 3

Back in Cornwall, Ross and Demelza still have problems. (Photo: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen)

Previously on Poldark: There’s a lot of political conspiracy going on, but whether any of us actually care about it remains to be seen. Ross’ old military captain Ned Despard is still trying to prove who named him as a traitor to the crown for giving away land in Honduras, although why we’re trying to pretend it was anyone other than sketchy Mr. Hansen is unclear. Elsewhere, George is seeing visions of his dead wife Elizabeth and Demelza hired local girl Tess Trigidden to help around Nampara, but the girl is pretty much prepping to Single White Female her. Need more details? Our recap of Episode 2 is here.

Now that they’re safely back home, Ross and Demelza are flirting and happy again, full of the joy that comes from being away from London and its  “strange ways” that apparently only become problematic when one of them screws something up. Anyway, their carefree attitude is how you know immediately that a bunch of stuff is about to go real wrong, particularly when Demelza actually says something about how peaceful and perfect everything is in Cornwall. Oh, girl. It’s like you’ve never even watched this show.

'Poldark' Recap: Season 5, Episode 2

Demelza has terrible taste in servants (Photo: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen)

Previously on Poldark: Ross’ former Army boss turned governor of Honduras, Ned Despard, is arrested for treason against the crown, because he was giving out land to freed slaves in the colonies and British businessman didn’t like that so much. Ross gets Ned out of jail with the help of both his wife Kitty, whose presence is causing something of a stir in London because she is black, and the British government itself, as a sort of payback for him saving the King’s life during an assassination attempt. (Yes. Really.) Also Ross may be a superspy now? I don’t know. Elsewhere, George is seeing visions of his dead wife, Morwena still fears all men, and the Cornwall locals are pushing for revolution against the rich.

The second episode of Poldark Season 5 reveals something that feels like it could be a major flaw in series’ final season. And that is that is appears to be ignoring the fact that it’s the show’s final season. Maybe creator Debbie Horsfield and I just have different opinions about what this show needs to do before it’s off our airwaves forever (or at least for a while, until they inevitably revisit it with the series’ second generation of characters). Because, this? Is not it.

'Poldark' Recap: Season 5, Episode 1

Aidan Turner in the final season of "Poldark" (Photo:  Courtesy of Mammoth Screen for BBC and MASTERPIECE)

Previously on Poldark: There is honestly way, way too much. Luckily, we’ve got four seasons worth of recaps to catch you up before you dig in to the final season premiere.

Well, it’s the end of an era. Or the beginning of the end, anyway. Hurray, Poldark is back! But this premiere also kicks off the series’ final season, so we’ll have to say goodbye to Ross, Demelza, Caroline, Dwight and all our faves in just a few short weeks. SNIFF.

But at least we’ve got a lot of drama to get through before that happens.