Editor's Note: Julian Fellowes is taking his skills to the literary world in a new book, Belgravia, being released in individual installments, starting with the Prologue (Episode 1) & Chapter 1 (Episode 2), Chapter 2 (Episode 3), and now moving on to Chapter 3 (Episode 4). Stay tuned for every “recap” as each “episode” is published.
Wow! What a nail-biting episode! The story is definitely picking up speed! Last week, we paused when the Countess of Brockenhurst had invited the Trenchards for her At Home, and sent a note to Anne letting her know that their secret grandson, Charles Pope, would be attending. This week’s episode is all about that dinner party, and let me tell you, tensions were high and some new complications were introduced. So without further ado, let’s get to it.
The episode starts with Anne getting ready for the party. She’s naturally nervous and is debating on whether she should let her husband, James, know about Charles Pope’s imminent appearance. James, on the other hand, is just excited to finally be included in a party at a peer’s house. And of course, Susan and Oliver are equally elated, particularly Susan, who’s been chomping at the bit for this opportunity.