“Poldark” Season 1 Episode 5 “Episode Five” aired last Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM on BBC One. In this episode, Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza Poldark (Eleanor Tomlinson) welcomed two new arrivals in their neighborhood, and Ross struggled to find a solution on how to still earn an income despite prices for copper being poor. Meanwhile, Demelza tried to play match maker with Verity Poldark (Ruby Bentall) and Captain Andrew Blamey (Richard Harrington). However things didn’t go so well for Francis Poldark (Kyle Soller), who made a decision that could change his household’s lives forever. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) meeting his old friend, Dr. Dwight Enys (Luke Norris), who had treated Ross when he was injured in the face before, hence the scar on his face. He had come to conduct a study on the diseases of miners.
The entire village then gathered to watch a play put up by a group of players. However, Demelza Poldark (Eleanor Tomlinson) left early as she started to go into labor. When Ross arrived back home, he discovered that Demelza had given birth to a baby girl, whom they christened Julia Grace Poldark.
He then held a christening celebration at their house, where, to Demelza’s display, her father and her stepmother attended and insulted some of Ross’ guests. Ross then discovered that George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) had been sold some shares in Wheal Leisure. As Ross didn’t like the Warleggans and the way they did their business, he tried to figure out a way to buy out the other shares before the Warleggans controlled the entire mine.
The next day, Ross went to town and met up with Dwight at the Red Lion Inn. There, they talked about the growing unrest and miner riots. They then, within hearing distance of another mine owner, talked about how it would be better if all the mines banded together and came up with their own smelting factory, so that they would still have profits instead of selling ore to smelting factories in the city that buy copper from them at half the price.
Meanwhile, Demelza snuck into town, and tried to convince Captain Andrew Blamey (Richard Harrington) to go back into Verity Poldark’s (Ruby Bentall) life as she also deserved her own happiness as well. However, the captain told her that she had wasted her time as he didn’t love Verity anymore.
The next day, at the auction, once again, the smelting factories bought their ore for half the price. Ross and Francis Poldark (Kyle Soller) then joined a secret meeting of mine owners, who wanted to act on what Ross had suggested. However, Francis, declined their offer to join them, and learned that Ross would be leading this effort.
Before Ross came home, the captain approached Demelza, and told her that he wanted to meet Verity again as he still loved her.
Because of this, while Ross went to George’s house for a party, Demelza brought Verity shopping with her, so that the captain could meet her while they chose cloths for cloaks. Verity then ran out of the shop, where a riot began to happen. The captain then saved them, and Verity, after much persuasion, decided to hear him out.
Meanwhile, at the party, Ross discovered that Francis, in an attempt to regain enough money to keep Wheal Grambler alive, had staked the entire mine on a game of cards, a game which he then lost, despite the fact that his game was cut a little bit short as Sanson (Jason Thorpe), his opponent, had to leave early as the miners were trying to steal his stores of corn and grain, which were just outside.
On the way home, Verity told Demelza and Ross that she would be going back to town next week with Demelza, so that she could meet up with the captain again.
The next day, at twelve noon, Francis shut down Wheal Grambler, and left feeling sorry for himself. However, Elizabeth Poldark (Heida Reed), his wife, refused to feel sorry for herself, and decided, to remain strong and to ride out this storm.
Afterwards, Ross told Demelza that he believed himself to be luckier and richer than Francis, despite the uncertainty of their future, and hoped that they would rise up once again as well.
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