Anyway. We open this episode with Catherine discovering via a letter from her father, Ferdinand, that her sister's husband has died (remember awful Philip from last week?). Because of this, Joanna has gone mad, and consequently been plucked by her father from the Spanish throne. He is king once again, and this puts Catherine in a much more powerful position. Not only is Joanna's son's impending marriage to Princess Mary of England less valuable to the Anglo-Spanish alliance... but now Catherine is once again made the Spanish Ambassador to England, and Ferdinand is willing to send her dowry. Hooray! This is everything Catherine has been wanting! But the tables turn on her once again when Margaret Beaufort informs her that Harry has already left for Spain to marry Catherine's niece, Eleanor. DAMN! Catherine's hope flees again. The girl can't catch a break!
So, not much has really changed for Catherine. Her central battle is still the same, and in the back of her mind, she's starting to doubt Harry. She even has a vivid dream where Harry blatantly chooses the throne and Eleanor over her. (I didn't actually know that Harry was betrothed to Eleanor of Spain, but I fact checked this and it is, indeed, true).
That's really all that happened in this episode (except for Princess Mary and Charles I's betrothal ceremony -- did this actually happen???). In general, I enjoyed the episode, but as I stated above, I'm SO ready for a little passion and romance. Let Harry and Catherine steal a few more kisses and fall more in love! Let me SEE their connection, instead of remaining only half-convinced that they have any real feelings for one another. I truly expected that this series was going to be more about THEM, and that's my biggest complaint right now... especially as we only have one episode left!
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