Ross looks good in black and blue.
what was at stake socially and financially in the 18th century for both men and women when it came to infidelity.
I haven't read the books.
Was there any consequence for men in those days?
I also haven't read beyond the first book, but I understand that the infidelity* is a key event that has repercussions in the lives of Elizabeth and George at least.
*I hope we no longer need spoiler tags for this.
I think you mean "Criminal Conversation" (or Crim Con), not Alienation of Affection, and I'm pretty sure women were prohibited from suing for their husband's infidelities.
(Me thinks DH is also writing copy for our male presidential candidate). 😀
But with modern audiences and the way TV is run I would not be surprised if they do use it as a cliff hanger.
I completely agree that it needs to come from Ross. He certainly does not act like it in the first preview.
In the book it did start with Ross albeit 6+ mos later! Funnily, it was Demelza who didn't want to talk about the VBT.