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Victoria on MASTERPIECE: Season 1, Episode 2 Recap
Victoria (Jenna Coleman) makes a marriage proposal that doesn't go as planned.season episode your what
Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. The true test of a good historical drama is whether it matters that we all know how things turn out in the end. It takes a mighty ignorant soul — or someone truly uninterested in history, in which case, how did you get here? Her great-great-granddaughter sits on the throne right now. During tonight's Victoria , not even Lord Melbourne's dreamy eyes were enough to make me forget the facts.
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Victoria makes a risky marriage proposal. If marriage is a political game, that game is starting to feel like a 19th-century version of The Bachelorette. She even tells him that when they first met, she saw him as the father she never had — a bad start to any proposal. What changed? She is now, Leo.
Our episode starts with a blinged-out, bored Victoria riding around town. Some people gather to watch her carriage pass:. A reasonable request, right? Apparently not; soldiers aim rifles at the protestors, yell "In the name of the Queen! Marriage just leads to unhappiness, divorce, or getting cuckolded by Lord Byron, so why bother?
'Victoria' Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: All The Single Ladies
As she ponders marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex. It is a war waged, not with guns or cyber hacking, but with sex, i. But for now there is no contest; hand, heart and head all belong to her Leicester, Lord M — and both she and he have decided that fate and circumstance have left them no choice but to become conscientious objectors. The Newport Chartists, ten-thousand strong, armed with shovels and pitchforks, and history on their side, march on The Man in what was to become known as The Newport Rising , but The Man has troops and guns and they open fire, killing about 22 protestors. At this point in time, only land owners can vote and Members of Parliament are unpaid, which means only the wealthy can afford to participate in governance. The Chartists want to reform all that. But the troops opened fire in the name of the Queen, and then the leaders of the march were charged with, and convicted of, High Treason.
Queen Victoria has no time for talk of marriage. Also, the last time she saw Albert, he went to bed early and was a total snoozefest. She says thanks but no thanks, then heads off to do some real queening in a fabulous tiara. So much great headwear in this episode! Plus, it is a truth universally known that Victoria only has eyes for Lord M. The real question of the hour: How does Lord M feel about his queen?