Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Poldark, including (especially!) last night's game-changing episode. Read with caution!
Last night’s episode of Poldark was nothing short of swoon-worthy. For those of you who are new to the show, I’m sure (or at least, hoping) that you were just as much of a melting puddle of goo on the floor as I was when Ross and Demelza finally got together. I’ve read the first few books in the series, so I knew what was going to happen, but the show definitely surpassed my expectations. The perfect combination of the smoldering hero and the fair maiden, Ross and Demelza are now firmly established as members of favorite period-drama OTPs.
Let’s start with a quick recap and move on to dissecting the deliciousness of Romelza.
When we first met Ross Poldark, he was a heartbroken war veteran, brooding over the loss of the love of his life to his milquetoast cousin. Elizabeth had betrayed him by agreeing to marry his cousin Francis, but as viewers, we all probably felt for her predicament: she’d thought Ross was dead! What else was she supposed to do? We all watched as Ross struggled with the news, gripped the railings in the church pew during the wedding, and tossed aside Elizabeth’s ring as he struggled to come to terms with her loss. He contemplated leaving Cornwall for London and abandoning his inheritance. He drank. He buried himself in work. But underneath it all, the wound was still raw, and every time he saw Elizabeth, it bled afresh.