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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Poldark: Episode 1.8  Season 1, Episode 8

Ross faces ruin as, along with the rest of his collective, he must sell copper to the Warleggans' company at a nominal price. When an outbreak of diphtheria leaves Elizabeth, Francis, their son, and all their servants ill, Demelza goes to Trenwith to care for them, with disastrous results for her own family. The Warleggans' ship wrecks on the rocks near a Nampara beach, and Ross rallies the villagers to salvage its cargo of food.
posted by orange swan on Apr 28 at 3:41 AM - 2 comments

Poldark: Episode 1.7  Season 1, Episode 7

Francis wrongly blames Ross for helping Verity elope with Andrew Blamey. Dwight and Keren set a tragic chain of events in motion.
posted by orange swan on Apr 27 at 3:45 PM - 1 comment

Poldark: Episode 1.6  Season 1, Episode 6

The cooperative smelting company challenges the local copper barons. Poldark confronts the same cardsharp who swindled Francis. Keren's injury compels Dwight to make a house call.
posted by orange swan on Apr 26 at 4:05 PM - 1 comment

Poldark: Episode 1.5  Season 1, Episode 5

Mark Daniel marries visiting theatrical player Keren Smith. Ross and Demelza's daughter, Julia Grace, is born, and Demelza's father makes a memorable appearance at the christening. The young, progressive, and compassionate Dr. Dwight Enys comes to the area. Ross proposes that the pit owners form a collective with their own smelting company in order to resist the Warleggans' monopoly, but Francis opts out and tries to recoup his financial losses by gambling. Demelza attempts to reunite Verity and Andrew Blamey in town, but their meeting is interrupted by a riot among the starving miners.
posted by orange swan on Apr 25 at 12:12 PM - 1 comment

Poldark: Episode 1.4  Season 1, Episode 4

Wheal Leisure is producing nothing but nearly worthless iron ore, Demelza tries to adjust to her new social status as her marriage to Ross becomes generally known, and Ross and Demelza are invited to Trenwith for Christmas.
posted by orange swan on Apr 24 at 5:52 PM - 1 comment

Poldark: Episode 1.3  Season 1, Episode 3

Ross reopens Wheal Leisure. Elizabeth gives birth to a son, Geoffrey Charles. One of Ross's workers, young Jim Carter, is taken to court for poaching, and Ross tries to save him from transportation. Rumours swirl about Ross and Demelza, and their relationship takes a turn.
posted by orange swan on Apr 23 at 2:48 PM - 1 comment

Poldark: Episode 1.2  Season 1, Episode 2

Ross explores the idea of reopening the Wheal Leisure mine, and seeks financial backers for the endeavour. Verity forms an attachment with a man her father and brother vehemently disapprove of.
posted by orange swan on Apr 22 at 5:13 PM - 3 comments

Poldark: Episode 1.1  Season 1, Episode 1

Ross Poldark returns from fighting for the British in the American Revolution to his native Cornwall, only to find that his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth is engaged to marry his wealthy cousin Francis Poldark, his father has died, and the house and land he has inherited is in ruins.
posted by orange swan on Apr 21 at 7:20 PM - 2 comments