Long live the Queen! Victoria is one of Great Britain's most well-known monarchs, and she's well known in the romance community for the great love she shared with her husband Prince Albert. The episodes are now airing in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece, so we're re-posting our recaps from the U.K. run in Fall 2016. If you're eager to see what's next, you can read future recaps—just beware of spoilers!
Note: This episode originally aired as episode 2 in the U.K. It is the second hour of the two-hour premiere of Victoria on Masterpiece PBS.
The second episode of Victoria continues with the same dramatic, angst-filled vibe that the first one set up so beautifully. This time, we are treated to some delicious ‘will they’ or ‘won’t they’ moments between the innocent Queen and her dashing Lord Melbourne as they struggle with the emotional conflict of what they want versus what is right. There’s more underhand plotting from the dastardly trio of Conroy, the Duchess and the Duke of Cumberland. There are even more treats from below stairs as Lehzen continues to face opposition from the other members of staff. All of which has me gripped, just as I was after the first episode of Downton, itching for what the latest turn of events will be, and in a heap of muddled feelings by the time the credits roll.