‘The Pursuit of Love’ recap: What happened in Episode 2?

The BBC’s new adaptation of The Pursuit of Love continued tonight!

The three-part mini-series is based on the first of Nancy Mitford’s comedic trilogy of books.

Set in Europe between the two World Wars, The Pursuit of Love follows the adventures and misadventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily James (Downton Abbey), and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Emily Beecham (Cruella).

The romantic comedy-drama also stars Dominic West (Les Misérables), Dolly Wells (Dracula), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful), and Freddie Fox (White House Farm).


Here’s a plot recap for the second episode, which aired on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 16th May 2021:

Although both Linda (Lily James) and Fanny (Emily Beecham) are now married, their lives couldn’t be more different.

Fanny embraces motherhood and tries to fulfil her role as a ‘good’ wife to Alfred (Shazad Latif).

Meanwhile, Linda’s marriage to Tony quickly begins to disintegrate as she throws herself into a glamorous lifestyle, partying until dawn.

However, when Linda is pulled away by an enigmatic stranger, will she make a drastic change to start a new life?

Nancy Mitford’s original novel is available on Amazon.