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Date: Jul 25 10:38 AM, 2018
RE: Poldark Series 4 Episode 6
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I felt that this episode was the weakest of this series, with one major exception. That exception was the opening of the Infirmary which I thought was done very well - different in minor details, but capturing the story excellently, and the more experienced actors (Robin Ellis plus the actors playing the other gentry) really enhanced the Ross-George storyline.

Apart from that, there were quite a few annoyances here. The biggest, as mentioned below, were the unnecessary and misleading meetings between Ross and Elizabeth. At this stage in the story, Ross mentions several times that he barely recognises her anymore because she seems to have aligned herself so closely with George. The show seems to want to imply that she is playing two sides, and that she and Ross are friends. I think it is being done to increase the impact of what is to come, but it still is very discordant and wastes time that should be used for important scenes.

They tried to get the essence of Demelza's attempts to save Pascoe's bank, but the scene outside, with Prudie (Prudie of all people!!) proclaiming she had gold to deposit was amateurish and embarassing in its lack of realism.

Why is Drake moving in with Sam, and not repairing the blackie? He looks weak now, instead of throwing himself into work. He shouldn't need Rosina to tell him to keep going.

Of course, Dwight and Caroline continue to shine, but Caroline needs to talk more especially to Ross and Demelza. She is starting to be mute when she should be giving advice. Book Caroline never held back, and often talked just to fill silences. Love the children although I would like Jeremy to be taller and skinnier, and Clowance to be plumper.

Morwenna is excellent, and I am really looking forward to the next part of her story. I am also looking forward to the rocking horse scene - it is so pivotal to the story.

The London bedroom scene was nice, but again it was truncated, and we missed out on Demelza being trussed up with her arms wrapped, and the hysterical laughter from both of them.



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Date: Jul 17 1:14 AM, 2018
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Little Henry - Bingo! Also, it's probably pure coincidence - but since I joined this forum, I have noticed at least two "establisher" shots of blackberries used in Series 4 smile 



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Date: Jul 16 9:39 AM, 2018
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Little Henry wrote:

Stella,

It was packed and I would love to see it again to catch everything.  It's so nice when I recognize the scenes and especially direct quotes from the book.  I sometimes wonder if I would know all that was happening if I hadn't read the books.  Once again TVCatchup was perfect - am so glad to see the full version as we get cut-up episodes in Canada.  I thought Demelza was going back to being sarcastic but there was humour in it this time.  R & D's relationship shows humour now too, something that was lacking in the last season.  The complaints I have about character are so minor compared to last season.  I love that the kids are in it more and when they were picking apples (I believe) it reminded me of when in the book they were picking blackberries and Clowance called them Blackle-burrs.  I'm a bit slow but now know where Blackle-burr's name comes from.  R & D's trip to London happened so fast I never dreamed the morning scene in London would be shown in this episode so was thrilled to see it and it was done very well, if too short.  (A constant complaint, I guess).  For some reason I didn't think they would attempt that scene at all as I didn't see any hints of it in the previews.


 Little Henry

Yes, the humour has returned to Ross and Demelza's relationship which is a joy to see! I agree that having the children in it more is lovely and shows that they are a family again. 

One aspect that is annoying is Ross' meetings with Elizabeth which are not in the book and which take up precious time. Without this we could have had more time with Ross and Demelza in the last scene. 

Good use of the flashback to tell us that Elizabeth was contemplating holding back on telling George she is with child. Overall much better than series 3.



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Date: Jul 16 12:51 AM, 2018
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Stella,

It was packed and I would love to see it again to catch everything.  It's so nice when I recognize the scenes and especially direct quotes from the book.  I sometimes wonder if I would know all that was happening if I hadn't read the books.  Once again TVCatchup was perfect - am so glad to see the full version as we get cut-up episodes in Canada.  I thought Demelza was going back to being sarcastic but there was humour in it this time.  R & D's relationship shows humour now too, something that was lacking in the last season.  The complaints I have about character are so minor compared to last season.  I love that the kids are in it more and when they were picking apples (I believe) it reminded me of when in the book they were picking blackberries and Clowance called them Blackle-burrs.  I'm a bit slow but now know where Blackle-burr's name comes from.  R & D's trip to London happened so fast I never dreamed the morning scene in London would be shown in this episode so was thrilled to see it and it was done very well, if too short.  (A constant complaint, I guess).  For some reason I didn't think they would attempt that scene at all as I didn't see any hints of it in the previews.



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Date: Jul 15 10:46 PM, 2018
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Again this episode kept quite close to the books but I think it demonstrated that 8 episodes is insufficient to do justice to The Angry Tide. It was a packed episode and still with so much to come. The ending was lovely - very well done.



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Date: Jul 13 1:57 PM, 2018
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Poldark Series 4 Episode 6



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