‘Poldark’ recap: What happened in Season 5 Episode 2?

The final season of Poldark continued on BBC One in the UK tonight.

Based on the series of historical novels by Winston Graham, the hit Cornish period drama series comes to an end this summer.

Here’s a plot recap for Season 5’s second episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 21st July 2019:

Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) and the children join Ross (Aidan Turner) in London, but his dogged determination to vindicate Ned sees them caught up in a dangerous web.

An ennobled George (Jack Farthing) pursues the fruits of his new alliance, but his lingering grief has unexpected consequences.

As Ned (Vincent Regan) confronts the man responsible for his downfall, Demelza fears they are entangled with forces they cannot overcome.

Meanwhile Dwight’s (Luke Norris) finds his areas of expertise have placed him and his friends on dangerous ground.

Drake (Harry Richardson) and Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) make tentative progress in their affections, as Valentine’s spirit grows wilful in neglect, and Geoffrey Charles (Freddie Wise) learns he must tread carefully if he’s to gain Cecily’s father’s favour.

As Sam (Tom York) becomes a target of Tess’s machinations, a figure from Ned’s Honduran past may hold the key to clearing his name.

Ross’s party face unexpected complications in championing Ned’s cause however, and Ross find himself in a compromising situation – one that will shadow him wherever he goes.

The first four seasons of Poldark are available on DVD on Amazon.