that line, and in the context it was delivered, was probably the most offensive line Ross has ever delivered
Ep 9 is Demelza's episode throughout and I think you'll like it. They do get a happy ending, but Ross won't be let off so easily and so soon.
Elizabeth is also such a hypocrite - oh thanks for almost dying and having your daughter dying to save me and my family but please now stand aside while I wait for your husband to leave you for me!
she is a family matriarch trying to keep Trenwith in the family. She doesn't want it falling into the hands of George Warleggen under any circumstances.
I used to desperately desire a happy ending for Ross and Demelza, but Ross no longer deserve such a fortuitous future;
Sometimes a series will provide us with sublime moments or even hours of stories that life our spirits and provide great pleasure. And sometimes there will be portions of bitter substance.
Recently, someone said that Demelza was no saint, which is true
Still, she is completely transparent for him when he takes time to observe her
My basic problem has nothing to do with the acting and everything to do with what the director has chosen to focus upon from the books. I only read the first four books - forty years ago - and remember thinking that the director had made some bizarre choices and ignored many interesting possibilities. Plus, we never know how much producers or the BBC might influence the directions taken.
So much is done that truly satisfies in demonstrating the 1790s, the reality of the situation in Cornwall, that brings that fierce Atlantic spray across the screen to freshen the air and entice us back to the adventure, if we have been drifting away. Viewing the stories will continue to be challenging the next few years
So, here we are. And he, poor man, has to act out his character's daily and nightly passion/love/lust of an additional beautiful woman. And ultimately, to have to play a successful, wealthy leader in the community. Hmmmm . . . .
Delmelza misinterpreted Ross's wish for no children in a way that Ross would never have intended, became somewhat distant and by making faulty assumptions (which she does in other instances as well)as well as not talking about it helped push Ross a little further to Elizabeth.
"What can I say? It was something I cannot explain... You must see I had no choice."!!!!!! Really??? Did someone stick a pistol in your face and order you to drop trough??? Or is this like the excuse some rapists have given in court "I tripped and fell", the act being not a choice, but an accident simply due to a loss of balance and clothing??? What bad luck! More seriously, that line, and in the context it was delivered, was probably the most offensive line Ross has ever delivered. Having freshly slaked his snake with another woman, he had nothing better to offer?? No apology at all!!!! Incredible.
I never thought that Ross equated his one-night stand with Elizabeth to all the other times he did things for her, and that he would expect Demelza to accept this act the same way she did the others. Although inexcusable, his stupidly makes more sense.
I haven't gotten up to those books, yet. I'm starting Warleggan, tomorrow. It'll be interesting to see how the book differs from the show. For one thing, I hope that dirty miners on the lawn scene isn't in the book. I know it's not supposed to be funny and Elizabeth's mother had a stroke over that, but it is funny. "Oh, my God! There's dirty miners digging up the lawn."
I really hate the way they've white-washed the Elizabeth character in this version. I really got pissed off when they even wrote that she was trying to help Ross when he was arrested, when Demelza was the only one who did that. She never came to the trial. She never went to take care of Demelza when she was sick. And she never helped Francis in the field, either.
I think it would have been interesting to see this Elizabeth in the show. The manipulative one, sweet and perfect when Ross is around, but cold and distant with Francis. Almost a split personality. They made her seem a victim of Francis in season 1, whereas imo it was her treatment of him that killed his already somewhat low self esteem and leads to his excessive gambling and relationship with Margaret. It isn't until season 2 after nearly commiting suicide that he is just over her. Later on he goes back to the mine late and drowns, because "the thought of Elizabeth at Trenwith depressed him". Lovely wife.
Definitely. They just always seem to want to make her look good to explain Ross's fascination with her. To justify it.
If Elizabeth was the innocent little saint the show tries to portray her as, she would have never told Ross that use realized she loved him and not Francis. She would have kept that to herself, but even then she was laying a net for the idiot.
But if it was acted right, where she was always sweet in front of Ross, that would have made for some entertainment. He is never in his life aware of who the true Elizabeth is. In the book everyone knows except for Ross!
And she says it at a dinner table with many guests and their spouses! With Francis watching, thinking he could care less. So past jealousy at that point. But what an entirely innapropriate thing to say at a time like that.