The Crown: Misadventure
December 8, 2017 11:46 AM - Season 2, Episode 1 - Subscribe

As Philip leaves for a long tour, Elizabeth makes an upsetting discovery. Prime Minister Eden wants to strike back after Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.
posted by Cash4Lead (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm on episode 3 already and I'm really enjoying this season so far. Claire Foy is so wonderful and subtle in her performance. This season looks like its very much going to expand on the struggles of their marriage and the push and pull of her role as Queen and wife. So much tension.
posted by Fizz at 1:25 PM on December 8, 2017 [2 favorites]

A couple of the scenes with the yacht looked pretty fake but they really spend some money on the sets and clothes for this show.
Poor Anthony Eden. What an ignominious exit.
posted by Bee'sWing at 7:15 AM on December 9, 2017 [1 favorite]

So, that was weird. Elizabeth's cross-examination of Eden was clearly meant to mirror the conversation she did not have with Philip: are you lying to me? What's really going on? For how long? Who else knows? And then in the end more or less telling him she won't leave him, basically because she has no choice as a queen.

Yeah, it was a clever juxtaposition, yet once again I feel sort of manipulated for the sake of drama and poignancy, which is something I've been uncomfortable with since the beginning of the series.

I read somewhere the Queen actually watches (and enjoys) the series. If so, I wonder if this episode is going to make the royal supper awkward...
posted by sively at 3:24 AM on December 10, 2017 [4 favorites]

I love this series. Claire Foy is astonishingly good. And I love Matt Smith but I'm very much enjoying hating him as Philip. What a dick!!
posted by blessedlyndie at 8:17 PM on December 11, 2017

God I'll miss Claire Foy and Vanessa Kirby next season.

But ugh, this entire season, I just kept saying, "Eff OFF, Philip."
posted by angeline at 8:54 PM on December 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

God, Claire Foy's horror face before spitting out that she HAS to support the Prime Minister. She's so great.
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