In the second episode of this new season of Poldark, as Elizabeth’s ambivalence to her son Valentine grows, George courts Sir Francis Basset for the vacant magistracy position and Ross is reintroduced to Tholly Tregirls, an old friend of his father’s and a ne’er-do-well who has returned to the area.
Verity returns to Trenwith, awaiting word from her husband Andrew, whose ship is en route to Lisbon and Elizabeth feels the sting of Morwenna and Geoffrey Charles’ connection. After Valentine is christened, having seen Morwenna as they pass, Drake suggests the church to Sam as a place for the Methodists to worship.
George informs Verity and Caroline of a recent naval battle and, distraught, they inform Demelza and Ross.
Poldark Season 3 Episode 2 (of 9) airs on Sunday 18 June 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC One.