The Crown: The Way Ahead
November 11, 2022 12:43 AM - Season 5, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Faced with the fallout of an intercepted call with Camilla and the consequent kickback to his marriage, Prince Charles must navigate a scandal.

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posted by ellieBOA (4 comments total)
"Always a little whine with my cheese!"

Gotta love Anne: "You've brought a great deal of trouble upon yourself," and "It was a little...gynecological...for my taste."

Um, are you suggesting the heir kill himself? Nice to know Charles still knows his Welsh, though.

I love how Charles *tried* to dance.

Um...where's Diana's "it was a bit crowded" interview? I thought that came first?

It does kinda seem like they tried to make this episode suck up to Charles a bit by potraying him as good at leading, the Prince's Trust, doing very intermittent cuts of his dancing, etc.
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:49 PM on November 12, 2022 [1 favorite]

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posted by ellieBOA at 11:57 PM on November 12, 2022

Yeah, there's been a lot of complaining apparently from royal-adjacent circles about how this season just sandbags poor Charles, but I think it's been about as positive as it can be about him within the lines of the actual facts.

The situation was just a tragedy all around, and I think Charles is deserving of a great deal of sympathy. Just maybe not as much as Diana.
posted by Naberius at 7:43 AM on November 14, 2022 [3 favorites]

I feel like this series alternates between seasons where it's like the writers truly hate this sick, depraved system, everyone involved in it and all the misery it's brought to the world, and seasons like this one where it's more about these poor sad sacks and aren't they doing a great job in the midst of so much adversity. I'd love to believe it if it were fiction but it's not fiction. I just find it hard to square it all up.
posted by bleep at 9:00 AM on November 19, 2022

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