Episode 9 Poldark


Episode 9

The Poldark family finds itself challenged on all fronts and threatened as never before.


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-France be a terrible place now.

-For I am no friend of revolution,

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-to be governed by the mob.

-Common folk do need someone on their side.

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Would you not use your power wisely?

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I cannot be another man's puppet.

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-The voting begins at two.

-He won?!

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So, my dear, you're to go to Westminster!

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I should not have told him.

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Since the day of her death he's been icy towards me.

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-What does he imagine?

-That Valentine is not his child.

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Then deny it, lie if necessary.

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He has no proof that Valentine is mine.

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Do you not love him?

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I must find a way.

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Close your eyes and submit.

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-Of course I've resumed the marital relations!

-Then you must cease forthwith.

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Should you like me to sit on your lap?

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I'm not sure I...

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Of course you would.

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You went to visit Aunt Agatha's grave? What did you find there?

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Things I needed to attend to.

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I wish I could be two people.

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-One, your loving wife.

-And the other?

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Someone new - who could love another just for a day.

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# The old grey duck

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# She stole her nest

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# And laid up in the fields

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# And when the young ones They came forth

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# They had no tails nor beels

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# They had no tails nor... #

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What's that? Out there?

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What?

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Be they ours?

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French.

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Lord save us!

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Attack. Attack!

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The Frenchies are coming! Ring the bells!

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The Frenchies are coming!

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Attack!

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BELLS RING

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The Frenchies are coming! The Frenchies are coming!

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The Frenchies are coming! The Frenchies are coming!

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SHOUTING AND COMMOTION

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BELLS RING

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The Frenchies are coming!

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Where they gone?

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They'll be spying out our defences, but...

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they'll be back.

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This threat from the French cannot be ignored.

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Cornwall is woefully unprepared for an enemy which is now at our door.

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Those men with military experience

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will form and train companies of volunteers

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to quell threat and disorder wherever it appears.

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When the hour comes - and come it will -

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we must not be found wanting.

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MURMUR OF CONVERSATION

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Truro is a key location...

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If she whom I desire would stoop to love me,

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I would come hand-in-hand, and, kneeling,

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ask that she kindly receive me...

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..and deign to understand that all I have is hers...

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..forever and a day.

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Press but her lips to mine...

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..and never let love decay.

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You should not be here alone.

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The French have been sighted,

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and there's rumours of invasion.

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No doubt you'll take up the flag and lead the charge against them.

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And become a leader of men?

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I happen to agree with Sir Francis.

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I've seen what chaos revolution brings,

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and I do not wish that on Cornwall.

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I intend to visit Drake, Mama.

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My love, as you know,

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I've no objection to your visiting Mr Carne.

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He has a respectable trade

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and you seem fond of him.

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But delay a while -

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Uncle George returns from Westminster today

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and I know he'd wish us to spend some time with him.

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THUNDERCLAP

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Remember what we agreed, my love. Uncle George...

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"Is a kind and generous man who only wishes to be a good father to me."

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Even though what he did to Drake...

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Was wrong. And I'm sure he regrets it.

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But if you and he quarrel, it will distress me beyond words.

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For your sake, Mama. I'll be civil.

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The old smithy on the edge of Trenwith land -

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who owns it now?

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I believe Ross purchased it for his brother-in-law.

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And very splendid it is!

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You permit him to visit?

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Yes, that was my decision.

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What harm can it do?

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Morwenna is wed, Geoffrey Charles will soon return to school.

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How is Drake Carne in any way a threat?

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The smithy is adjacent to my land - it's deliberate provocation by Ross.

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My dear, must we forever be imagining

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some Trenwith-Nampara feud?

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I doubt Ross wastes a moment thinking of us,

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so I suggest we do likewise.

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I trust you've suffered no insolence from him since I left?

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I can't remember the last time I saw him.

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Come, my dear, you must be weary from your journey.

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I am, indeed.

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It's good to be home.

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It is not his home!

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It's a Poldark house.

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And he is a usurper!

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Let him be, Master Geoffrey. He can't touch you here.

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No, he cannot.

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Mama says I may visit, and I shall do so every day.

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Drake Carne has had the impudence to set up shop on my boundary.

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Tonight, you will begin to show him how unwise that was.

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You will find ways of ensuring his residence there

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is of short duration.

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Rely on me, sir.

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Good boy.

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Following my last visit,

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I'm pleased to say Mrs Whitworth continues to improve.

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Ah. Yes, indeed. God be praised.

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Though I would recommend a further period of abstinence.

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Of course!

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I'm relieved to hear you say so.

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But if I might suggest - some more of that helpful tincture?

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To ensure her rest is undisturbed.

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If Mrs Whitworth has no objection.

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As you wish.

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My dear, why not rest a while before you enjoy my first sermon

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at Sawle Church this afternoon?

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I will bring you your sedative.

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That's kind of you, Ossie.

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MUFFLED GROANS AND LAUGHTER

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SHE BREATHES DEEPLY

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So I'm thinking of moving the family home to London.

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Why?

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If the French invade, there's no telling how this house,

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or our bank, or our grain stores might be ransacked.

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We must protect ourselves.

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Whilst abandoning our tenants and servants?

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Every man for himself.

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I suspect Sir Francis might disagree with you.

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Present your firelocks!

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Order your firelocks!

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Couldn't pay me to enlist.

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You're naught but a puppet.

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Gentlemen, you have responded to the call to maintain order

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and defend your country.

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You are under my command,

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you will obey my orders.

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If you find this unacceptable,

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now is the moment to depart.

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'Ross Poldark?'

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I must ask you - is he the right man?

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In view of his recklessness, lawlessness,

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previous contempt for authority.

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He IS the authority.

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And what is his remit?

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To quell threat and disorder wherever it appears.

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And can he be trusted to carry out your instructions?

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More to the point, can you?

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In your first term at Westminster

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you voted against a bid to increase the legal rights of commoners.

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You have challenged all proposals for lowering interest rates

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and opposed a bill for enforcing a fixed price for grain.

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In voting according to my conscience...

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You have ignored our explicit agreement!

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Meanwhile, you conspire with other grain merchants

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to keep prices high,

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despite the failed harvest and recent rioting.

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If unrest should again rear its ugly head,

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it is comforting to know that a hero is on hand to save us.

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THUNDERCLAP

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And finally, Lord,

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thank you for granting your humble servant the living of St Sawle.

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Further parishes would be most gratefully received. Amen.

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Vicar, I have some disquieting news.

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I'm with child.

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I waited and waited to be sure there's no mistake.

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There is no mistake.

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Dear God!

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What shall we do?

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-"We"?

-Perhaps I should run away.

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-Might you?

-No, you're right.

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We must face this together.

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I came to report, sir.

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Spare me the details. Is the matter handled?

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Well and truly, sir.

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That's all I need to know.

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Drake!

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Must've happened in the night.

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Judas! Who would do such a thing?

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Nay, 'tis not all.

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This day already, four folks sent word

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saying they'll not be needing my services more.

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Yet I must carry on.

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Your work is good, your price fair, you've made no enemies.

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Bet it's George, up to his old tricks again.

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Gettin' at Drake to get at you.

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George is a Member of Parliament.

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He could hardly risk his reputation by harassing a lowly blacksmith.

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And besides, Elizabeth would never permit such behaviour.

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And you know that for a fact?

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I know Elizabeth.

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Shall I answer as a friend or a physician?

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Which will tell me what I most want to hear?

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There's no kindness in giving false hope.

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So I must surrender?

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My vision and...

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..my heart's desire?

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The latter you never possessed, nor ever could.

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So what do you prescribe, my friend?

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Acceptance.

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Satisfied, are 'ee?

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I could wish my rum was less depleted.

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Stand by while high-an'-mighties set their ruffians on the meek?

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If it is George, confrontation and aggression is fruitless.

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He will deny it and we have no proof.

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All we can hope is he will soon become bored

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and find some other innocent to torment!

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Is what we hope? Some other victim?

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So we can say, "Naught to do with we".

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Demelza, this week there were three French ships on the horizon!

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I may soon have a real battle to fight.

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Spare me this one!

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I think, Vicar, I may have found a solution.

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If I were to marry someone else.

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There is a young man - of course, he does not know of my condition.

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Perhaps he would utterly spurn me if he did.

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Who is this person?

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Arthur Solway, from the library.

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And have you been intimate with him?

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Oh, Vicar, how could you think so?

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Then how can you think he will marry you?

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Because he asked me last week.

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Ah. And he is quite unaware of...

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Quite unaware.

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And you think if you marry him he never need know?

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Of course he must know.

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I'm amazed you would even suggest that I lie!

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Obviously, I will not tell him whose child it is.

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Might he agree?

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I think he could be persuaded.

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With the right inducement.

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£1,000.

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Rowella, escort this person from my house and see that he never returns.

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SHE SOBS

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Do you not think, if even the likes of Tholly grow discontented

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and find they must speak out...

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Tholly loves the sound of his own voice.

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If you do not challenge the corrupt and unjust,

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then commoners will rise - and then you'll be powerless to help them.

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What would you have me do?

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I'd have you step up.

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I'd have you be great!

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I'd have you declare what you stand for!

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You would have me pontificate and play the hero -

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and make some grand dramatic gesture.

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I am not that man, Demelza. I have never been that man.

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And if that's what you seek, I suggest you look elsewhere.

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HORSE WHINNIES

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Mama, may I beg a favour?

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What is it, my sweet?

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Will you hear what my friend has to say?

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A petition. From the people of Grambler, Sawle and Mellin.

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Will I sell them grain at 30 shillings a bushel?

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Are they mad?

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Do they not realise my family has a business to run?

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Expenses to cover?

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If the people of Grambler, Sawle and Mellin cannot afford it,

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we will sell it to these who can.

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If the landing happens here,

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we need to evacuate the cottages close to the shore

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and get the tenants out of harm's way.

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If need be...

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Ross, you have a visitor.

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"A natural leader".

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What fool told you that?

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"Daring, resourceful, courageous."

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Courage is often confused with having nothing to lose.

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We have much to lose here, if the French descend.

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If they do, I trust we will rise to the occasion.

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That is my hope, too.

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Yet, as we both know, sometimes, when occasion beckons,

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the chalice is offered - and declined.

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Sometimes the chalice is poisoned.

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One never knows until one tries.

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My second choice of candidate had no such scruples.

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George is a first-rate politician.

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I doubt you mean that as a compliment.

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Yet the event often proves the worth of the man.

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Cometh the hour?

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Are you suggesting that this persecution

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is the work of our servants?

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I'm sorry to say so, ma'am.

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And I know it must be unbeknown to you.

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To me? Are you saying it is known to Mr Warleggan?

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I can't say that, ma'am.

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All I do know is, Tom Harry have threatened my customers,

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breek'd my forge and set light to my workshop.

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What is this man doing here?

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He asked to speak to me and...

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Get out of my house.

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I meant no offence, ma'am.

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None has been taken.

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Now! Before I have you thrown out.

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Why was that upstart here?

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To ask me to intervene on his behalf.

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Intervene?

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Is it true that you've been attempting

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to drive him from his forge?

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His presence there is a deliberate affront by Ross!

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And that justifies this harassment?

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Wrecking a man's workshop, threatening his customers?

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Good God, I know no details, I leave the minutiae to Tom Harry!

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If the details are beneath you,

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is not also the intimidation of a young man

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whose only crime is to be related to Ross Poldark?

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Drake Carne defied me.

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He brought toads to our pond.

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Whatever Tom saw fit to do...

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Tom Harry is a brute and I want him dismissed.

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I want no trouble.

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Should've thought about that

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before you came trespassing on private property.

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I aren't trespassin'. I came to speak to Mrs Warleggan.

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Do we believe him?

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Right, lads.

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Scat him up!

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Tom!

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Best hope your blessed toads come save 'ee!

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I took the liberty, Vicar, of visiting Arthur

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to see if he would be willing to accept a smaller sum.

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And?

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In consideration of the very great sacrifice I would be making,

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to my principles,

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to my reputation...

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..the very least I could accept is £700.

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I've pleaded with him, Vicar,

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but he says there are things I do not understand.

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We will need a cottage.

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With furnishings.

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And a garden.

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Perhaps you'd like a carriage too? And several footmen?

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This is extortion of the grossest kind. Get out!

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I remember when I first saw you do that.

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A lifetime ago.

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How I saw you go from raw ensign and scourge of authority

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to able young captain.

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You'll also recall how I earned that promotion.

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By being the last man standing after the ambush at James Creek.

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One thing remains consistent -

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your propensity for self-deprecation.

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You're principled and high-minded.

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But, sometimes, in order to affect change, hands must be dirtied.

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HE MURMURS TO HIMSELF

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Forgive me, Vicar.

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I wish to let you know that I've written to the Bishop.

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I've asked him to pray for me.

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You haven't told him about your condition?

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He will never believe you.

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He will think you an hysterical child.

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I've also mentioned the mole you have on your left buttock.

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Shaped like a pig's tail? 'Tis very distinctive.

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I've drawn it for him.

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You are the most evil...

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I think, Vicar, that Arthur would be willing

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for me to give you this letter.

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In exchange for £500.

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You should never've let him go.

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'Twas but a courtesy call, he said.

0:27:040:27:06

Drake!

0:27:120:27:13

Dear God.

0:27:160:27:18

-Is he dead?

-He's breathing. He's still breathin'! Get help!

0:27:180:27:23

Go to Killewarren and fetch Dwight.

0:27:230:27:24

You're lucky to be alive.

0:27:390:27:41

Who did this?

0:27:420:27:43

Can't rightly say.

0:27:480:27:50

I never see'd their faces.

0:27:500:27:52

'Twas George's brutes! Who else would it be?

0:27:520:27:55

Then there'll be no recourse.

0:27:550:27:56

George will deny all knowledge, and who can challenge him?

0:27:560:28:00

Must we truly stand by while the rich and mighty

0:28:020:28:06

ride roughshod across we?

0:28:060:28:08

I don't believe God means for I to do it.

0:28:080:28:11

Nor I, lad.

0:28:130:28:14

To see a young tacker basted to within an inch of his life?

0:28:160:28:20

And none call'd to answer for it?

0:28:210:28:24

And Warleggan a Member of Parliament?

0:28:240:28:26

All the more reason for him and his enterprises to be held to account.

0:28:260:28:30

MURMURS OF AGREEMENT

0:28:300:28:32

'Tis time...

0:28:330:28:35

..to hit him where it hurts.

0:28:380:28:39

-Yeah!

-Hear, hear.

0:28:390:28:41

When shall we go to London?

0:29:100:29:11

Go when you please.

0:29:140:29:15

You cannot still be angry?

0:29:190:29:21

Because of the incident with the boy?

0:29:210:29:23

You surely don't suggest...

0:29:230:29:25

That we're incompatible?

0:29:250:29:27

That our marriage is foundering on suspicion and jealousy?

0:29:280:29:31

That your objection to the boy is really your hatred of Ross?

0:29:330:29:36

I wondered when that name would occur.

0:29:380:29:40

Are you not jealous of him?

0:29:400:29:42

Is suspicion not eating you up?

0:29:420:29:45

Poisoning your family life?

0:29:450:29:47

Turning your achievements to bitterness and gall?

0:29:470:29:49

There can be no future for our marriage if that is the case.

0:29:510:29:54

Make haste. Quiet about it.

0:30:060:30:08

That's it. Heave. One, two, three, heave.

0:30:100:30:12

Make fast.

0:30:150:30:17

Secure it at the back. Be quick about it. Quick about it.

0:30:210:30:23

Ready?

0:30:250:30:26

And heave!

0:30:260:30:27

Oh, maid, come home.

0:31:020:31:04

There's a visitor!

0:31:040:31:05

I can't now. Drake needs me.

0:31:050:31:07

Beggin' yer pardon. 'Tis one I b'la you'd wish to see.

0:31:080:31:11

I can stay and make myself useful.

0:31:150:31:17

No, tidn't right, Prudie.

0:31:190:31:21

How oft do the men take a fancy to another woman

0:31:210:31:24

and sometimes act on it?

0:31:240:31:26

I would never. It would break Ross's heart.

0:31:260:31:28

No, I must give up all thoughts of him.

0:31:280:31:30

As Ross gave up all thought of Elizabeth for me.

0:31:300:31:33

Did he? Are 'ee sure?

0:31:330:31:36

I only tell 'ee of it for I know it means naught.

0:32:020:32:05

'Tis but a dalliance.

0:32:070:32:08

A "dalliance".

0:32:080:32:09

So 'ee may have one of yer own,

0:32:110:32:15

without troublin' yer conscience.

0:32:150:32:17

Go home, Prudie.

0:32:230:32:25

Well, my dear, I trust you're feeling rested

0:32:370:32:41

-and ready to resume your...

-No, Ossie.

0:32:410:32:43

My dear, I think you forget yourself.

0:32:460:32:48

I come in all friendliness,

0:32:480:32:50

intending to give the natural...

0:32:500:32:52

I said no.

0:32:520:32:54

You will leave this room and never return.

0:32:570:33:00

Can I believe my ears?

0:33:030:33:05

Are you so wilful?

0:33:060:33:08

So headstrong? So...

0:33:080:33:10

Blind?

0:33:100:33:11

No. Nor half-witted neither.

0:33:120:33:14

My sister is with child.

0:33:190:33:22

Your child.

0:33:260:33:28

Despite your attempts to sedate me,

0:33:290:33:31

I have not been deaf all of the time.

0:33:310:33:34

You must realise it was not my fault!

0:33:340:33:36

That girl has some evil in her which makes a man possessed!

0:33:360:33:40

But now, by the grace of God,

0:33:400:33:43

I've returned to you.

0:33:430:33:45

So let us pray together

0:33:450:33:46

and then happily resume our marital..

0:33:460:33:50

Never.

0:33:500:33:51

You have no right to deny me.

0:33:540:33:58

I am your husband and you will do as I command.

0:34:000:34:05

And I will kill your son!

0:34:050:34:06

So help me God, if you do so much as approach me again,

0:34:090:34:13

I will smother him.

0:34:130:34:14

Merciful heaven!

0:34:140:34:16

You don't believe I'll do it?

0:34:160:34:17

Do you really want to take that chance?

0:34:180:34:20

You've been ill, Morwenna,

0:34:260:34:29

and I've no wish to see you relapse.

0:34:290:34:31

I will leave you to think over your duty to me...

0:34:320:34:38

..and will pray to our Lord to grant you forgiveness.

0:34:400:34:44

BABY CRIES

0:34:440:34:45

DOOR SLAMS

0:34:490:34:50

CRYING INTENSIFIES

0:34:500:34:52

I didn't mean it. Of course I didn't mean it.

0:35:000:35:03

But Drake be no harm to anyone.

0:35:040:35:06

It beggars belief.

0:35:060:35:07

Had he been found an hour later.

0:35:070:35:09

Of course Demelza asked me not to tell you.

0:35:090:35:11

She's afraid of what I might do to George.

0:35:110:35:13

As well she may be.

0:35:130:35:14

Will you go to Trenwith?

0:35:140:35:16

This instant.

0:35:160:35:17

What is it? Is it Drake?

0:35:260:35:29

Agatha's grave.

0:35:290:35:31

Need we discuss that now?

0:35:330:35:35

Things you need to attend to - what things?

0:35:350:35:37

None that need concern you.

0:35:390:35:41

That's convenient, Ross.

0:35:410:35:43

No concern of mine who you meet, who you talk to...

0:35:430:35:46

who you kiss.

0:35:460:35:48

It is not what you imagine.

0:35:510:35:54

Ross, I'm weary of it.

0:35:540:35:56

Secret kisses, secret smiles.

0:35:560:35:58

How many other secrets must there be between us?

0:35:580:36:01

Keep them, Ross. Keep them all.

0:36:050:36:08

And I will keep mine.

0:36:100:36:12

Demelza.

0:36:160:36:17

Urgent word from Truro, Captain.

0:36:230:36:24

What is it? The French?

0:36:310:36:34

The peace and safety of our country is threatened.

0:36:340:36:36

We are ordered to the northern road.

0:36:360:36:38

We must mobilise at once!

0:36:380:36:40

Well...

0:37:140:37:16

can I make it any plainer?

0:37:160:37:18

I abandon my squadron, in the middle of a war,

0:37:190:37:22

to throw myself at your feet.

0:37:220:37:24

Is there a more extravagant way I could declare my love?

0:37:260:37:29

A longer poem would've sufficed!

0:37:300:37:33

Not for me.

0:37:340:37:35

Shall we walk to Hendrawna Sands?

0:37:420:37:44

May I take your hand?

0:38:040:38:05

But if someone should see?

0:38:070:38:08

I will tell them that I need you to guide me.

0:38:090:38:12

And very soon it will be true.

0:38:140:38:16

I've been discharged from the Navy.

0:38:180:38:20

For what?

0:38:210:38:23

In six months' time I'll be completely blind.

0:38:230:38:25

I do not presume to compare myself to Ross.

0:39:080:39:11

He's a great man.

0:39:130:39:14

My saviour and friend.

0:39:140:39:16

But you are...

0:39:250:39:27

His wife.

0:39:270:39:29

And mother of his children.

0:39:290:39:30

And I've no wish to threaten that.

0:39:300:39:33

I would not allow it.

0:39:340:39:35

Your head might not.

0:39:370:39:39

But would your heart?

0:39:410:39:42

It is to the heart which I now appeal.

0:39:460:39:48

That part which, dare I say it,

0:39:480:39:52

has been neglected.

0:39:520:39:53

Can you allow me this?

0:39:550:39:56

Shall we grant ourselves to each other?

0:39:590:40:01

So that I may go into the darkness

0:40:020:40:05

knowing that I...

0:40:050:40:07

I once tasted heaven?

0:40:070:40:08

WHEELS RATTLE

0:41:090:41:11

DISTANT SHOUTING

0:41:110:41:12

SHOUTING INTENSIFIES

0:41:160:41:18

We're here for the grain.

0:41:510:41:52

Stand aside.

0:41:520:41:53

Take them home, Tholly.

0:41:540:41:56

Yer father'd turn in his grave!

0:41:590:42:01

His own son, changin' sides,

0:42:020:42:04

panderin' to the pomp an' privileged?

0:42:040:42:08

When the French arrive, you may wish to be elsewhere.

0:42:080:42:11

There be no French. Only threat to us here is thee.

0:42:130:42:16

Will 'ee not take a stand with us, brother?

0:42:230:42:26

Will 'ee not show where thy loyalties lie?

0:42:270:42:30

You know where this leads, Tholly.

0:42:300:42:32

Bloodshed, riot.

0:42:320:42:34

We've both seen it.

0:42:340:42:36

So go now and no harm will come to you.

0:42:360:42:40

Folks are starving! You know who this grain store belong to?

0:42:400:42:44

The man who battered thine own kin.

0:42:450:42:48

George Warleggan.

0:42:480:42:49

Warleggan do think he's above the law.

0:42:510:42:54

SHOUTS OF AGREEMENT

0:42:540:42:55

Is't not thy duty to hold him to account?

0:42:570:43:01

My duty is to King and country -

0:43:010:43:03

and I will do whatever it takes to keep the peace.

0:43:030:43:06

You have until the count of ten to disperse.

0:43:110:43:14

Or what, young Cap'n?

0:43:150:43:17

Or what?

0:43:190:43:22

Is this what they brought you to?

0:43:300:43:32

Are 'ee so enthralled with the establishment

0:43:330:43:37

you'd subdue by force your old comrades and friends?

0:43:370:43:41

You leave me no choice.

0:43:410:43:43

One, two...

0:43:510:43:53

..three, four...

0:43:560:43:58

..five, six,

0:44:000:44:03

seven,

0:44:030:44:05

eight,

0:44:050:44:07

nine...

0:44:070:44:08

..ten.

0:44:180:44:19

-SIR FRANCIS, ECHOING:

-Terror and bloodshed,

0:44:200:44:22

that is not democracy, that is vengeance.

0:44:220:44:24

I do not endorse bloodshed and violence.

0:44:240:44:26

I am not that man, Demelza, I have never been that man.

0:44:260:44:29

-DEMELZA:

-If you do not challenge the corrupt and unjust,

0:44:290:44:31

then commoners will rise.

0:44:310:44:33

-THOLLY:

-You'd subdue by force, your old comrades and friends?

0:44:330:44:37

-DEMELZA:

-Judas!

0:44:370:44:38

You're right, my friend.

0:44:500:44:52

Of course I've changed sides.

0:44:540:44:56

I'm not here to defend my country,

0:44:580:45:01

but to protect the property of my good friend George,

0:45:010:45:05

who would like nothing better than for me to pick up arms against you.

0:45:050:45:08

But the time has come to take a stand against him.

0:45:100:45:13

And not just here.

0:45:150:45:16

But in the corridors of Westminster.

0:45:190:45:21

That much is clear now.

0:45:220:45:23

So the next time I'm asked to stand for public office...

0:45:250:45:29

..can you imagine what my answer will be?

0:45:320:45:35

Good lad.

0:45:410:45:42

Elizabeth...

0:46:170:46:19

I must...

0:46:190:46:20

Are you saying that my doubts,

0:46:230:46:25

my suspicions,

0:46:250:46:27

are completely unfounded?

0:46:270:46:29

Name them and I will tell you.

0:46:340:46:36

I...

0:46:410:46:43

believe...

0:46:430:46:44

I believe that you still love Ross.

0:46:470:46:52

No, George. That is not all you believe.

0:46:540:46:58

Is it not enough?

0:46:580:47:00

More than enough!

0:47:000:47:01

No doubt it's why you set your creatures

0:47:010:47:04

to follow me day and night.

0:47:040:47:06

But that is not all, is it?

0:47:060:47:08

Is it?

0:47:130:47:14

I...

0:47:160:47:18

I will dismiss Tom Harry.

0:47:180:47:19

I will repair the boy's smithy at my own expense.

0:47:190:47:22

Tell me why you treat your son as if he were not your son?

0:47:220:47:25

Is he my son?

0:47:290:47:30

Who else's could he be?

0:47:340:47:36

Now you see how jealousy is eating you up?

0:47:440:47:48

I cannot abide it.

0:47:480:47:50

I will not abide it.

0:47:510:47:53

No. No, Elizabeth, please, I...

0:47:530:47:55

I swear that I have never given myself to another man,

0:47:590:48:04

except my first husband, Francis, and you.

0:48:040:48:07

But of course even that will not satisfy you!

0:48:130:48:16

So I will leave Trenwith today,

0:48:160:48:18

taking Geoffrey Charles and Valentine.

0:48:180:48:21

No, Elizabeth! Wait, I beg you.

0:48:210:48:23

Perhaps I was... Perhaps...

0:48:230:48:27

Perhaps I was too hasty.

0:48:270:48:29

As you say, there have been suspicions -

0:48:290:48:32

unfounded, clearly unjust.

0:48:320:48:34

I've been...misguided...

0:48:340:48:37

and yet you must see that this is only a reflection of my regard,

0:48:370:48:41

of my love, of my very great love.

0:48:410:48:44

Is love cruel?

0:48:440:48:47

Is love unkind?

0:48:470:48:49

Is your bitter, vile coldness towards me and your son...

0:48:490:48:54

It will cease. From this moment.

0:48:540:48:56

So will my jealousy.

0:48:560:48:58

-So my suspicions.

-Swear it!

0:48:580:49:00

I have sworn.

0:49:020:49:04

So must you.

0:49:040:49:05

You will never again speak or even harbour such vile suspicions

0:49:080:49:14

about your wife and child.

0:49:140:49:16

I will not. I will not. I swear it.

0:49:160:49:19

I will never again.

0:49:190:49:21

Forgive me.

0:49:220:49:23

Forgive me.

0:49:310:49:32

Forgive me.

0:49:360:49:37

I forgive you.

0:49:420:49:43

Is Westminster ready for Ross Poldark?

0:49:450:49:47

Ready or not, change is long overdue.

0:49:470:49:49

When next it's offered, I believe he'll accept.

0:49:490:49:51

I have some changes of my own I'd like to propose.

0:49:510:49:54

And do they involve less patients?

0:49:540:49:57

Less training with the Volunteers?

0:49:570:49:59

And in their place - more kisses, more bonbons, and more lying abed.

0:49:590:50:03

Bonbons are bad for the health.

0:50:030:50:04

But kisses are the cure for everything!

0:50:040:50:06

DOG GROWLS

0:50:100:50:12

DOOR OPENS

0:50:170:50:19

Where's Demelza?

0:50:240:50:26

Out.

0:50:260:50:27

Where?

0:50:290:50:30

She didn't say.

0:50:320:50:33

Alone?

0:50:360:50:37

Had a visitor.

0:50:390:50:41

Is she coming back?

0:50:520:50:54

'Spect so.

0:50:550:50:56

She didn't say.

0:50:580:51:00

I thought I would die today.

0:51:110:51:13

I too.

0:51:180:51:19

But when I did not,

0:51:200:51:23

I began to think life has some purpose that I knowed not till now.

0:51:230:51:28

Why think 'ee so?

0:51:280:51:30

For this day I found green shoots coming up out o' season.

0:51:320:51:38

And what shoots they be?

0:51:410:51:43

Winter primroses.

0:51:450:51:47

Well, Ross.

0:52:540:52:55

My compliments to the Volunteers.

0:52:560:52:58

I believe they were put to good use today.

0:52:580:53:00

Oh, did you think you were being summoned to fight the Frenchies?

0:53:030:53:07

No, it seems Tom Harry got the better of you.

0:53:070:53:09

A little nudge and your muskets protect my grain store.

0:53:090:53:13

But you humble foot soldiers must go where your betters decree,

0:53:130:53:19

I believe.

0:53:190:53:20

And what else do you believe, George?

0:53:230:53:25

I believe I have every reason for optimism.

0:53:300:53:33

I believe I have a devoted wife, a thriving son, a fine estate

0:53:340:53:39

and a parliamentary career which has barely begun.

0:53:390:53:42

What is it you believe, Ross?

0:53:420:53:44

That belief is a beautiful thing.

0:53:490:53:50

KNOCK ON DOOR

0:54:160:54:17

Wherever you are...

0:54:490:54:51

..know that I love you.

0:54:530:54:55

DOOR OPENS

0:56:230:56:25

I thought you might not return.

0:56:440:56:45

I thought so too.

0:56:480:56:50

Yet here I am.

0:56:540:56:56

Demelza.

0:57:390:57:40

-May I ask?

-No, Ross.

0:57:430:57:45

Ask me nothing.

0:57:460:57:48