THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE (UK) Series 1 Episode 2 Review

THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE Series 1 Episode 2 - The plot sort of barreled ahead this week without really giving us time to really understand the characters, save for Sugar. We learn that Agnes became ill after having a child, a daughter who is brought up by her nurse and who William cares so little for that he begrudges the thought of spending money on a governess. And Henry realises the depths of his feelings for Mrs Fox too late, becoming distraught when he learns she is dying from consumption. (I shall come back to Henry later.)

At least with Sugar we get enough clues to come to the conclusion that she’s looking for love, stability and purpose in her life. She enjoys the freedom that comes with William moving her into her own flat, but she seems to enjoy his company even more. Could she be falling in love with him? Perhaps. But Sugar also cares for Agnes, his mentally unstable and somewhat neglected wife, even going so far as to follow her on a trip to the theatre and look after her when she has a bad turn. Read More...

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