-I LOVE the introductions of the new characters, "the bad queen" Margaret of Anjou and her son Prince Edward of Lancaster. They livened this show up a bit, I think. It was time for some new drama and the intimidating way they shot Margaret and portrayed her was perfect!
-Margaret Beaufort is still plotting and scheming, and being overprotective of her son. Nothing else is new...
-Edward's and Elizabeth's story is getting very stale... It's constant fleeing and hiding in fear of their lives. Elizabeth is still expecting to give Edward a son and heir, but even that idea isn't really new.
-I feel awful for poor Anne Neville, who had to marry the "monster" Edward of Lancaster. Their wedding night is an uncomfortable disaster - which I fast-forwarded through.
-Crazy Henry of Lancaster is back on the throne and the ambitious Margaret Beaufort is overjoyed! Yay, her son finally trusts her and things are looking up for her...for this first time in the whole series.
-Congratulations to Elizabeth, who gives birth to a son while hiding from her enemies - standing up, no less, while her mother crouches and pulls the prince out. Rather uncomfortable to watch. But still. Hooray for the York prince.
-Jacquetta has been my favorite since the beginning, and that trial scene really kept her as the frontrunner! I love how clever and calm she is. Still the ever-loyal servant of the king and faithful, loving mother to Elizabeth, she is cunning and manipulative, yet somehow remains a character who seems genuinely kind. Love her!
-I honestly can't think of anything negative to say about this episode. I mean, the storyline is growing tiresome because of the constant bickering and hiding out to avoid execution and arrest, but that's nothing to do with the script - it's just the history! Overall, I thought this episode was really well done.
-I'm not excited about Anne's relationship with Edward. I hope we don't see anymore uncomfortable bedroom scenes, but given the accelerated pace of this show, I'm assuming Edward will be dead relatively soon. In lieu of that, I'm anxious for her relationship with Richard to unravel!
-I'm really excited to see more of Margaret of Anjou. Her role has only just begun, and I can't wait to see what they do with her character in the next episode.
-I'm thinking Warwick is doomed pretty soon, and I have a feeling his execution will be bittersweet.