In the next episode you'll see the camera keeps showing her with her hands over her midsection. Just thought it was curious when I watched it last week. I'm one episode ahead of you guys, but now I've mentioned it, you'll notice it as well.
I completely sympathize with Demelza. I completely understand her actions. She wanted to hurt Ross and do what he did, but realized that she could not. She loves him and does not desire anyone else, which actually made her feel worse, because she knows that Ross cannot possibly love her in the same way. I don't know why he has not shown any remorse, nor demonstrated that she's important to him in any way. He assumes that she should understand him and love him unconditionally, when he doesn't offer the same unconditional love back. And Elizabeth! The dirty rotten, self centered and selfish "lady" wants Ross to leave Demelza. So much for her concern for the woman that nursed her son to health while she herself was unable to.
Well to be fair to both of them, he's already made it plain he wants her, and she needed to go for someone whom she knows would not allow Ross to retaliate. Mind you, I feel worse for the poor sod Capt McNeil that really does love her. If she in any way returned his feelings, they could both leave and be happy with each other. And Warleggan, every time I start to feel a little bit bad for him, he does something else so despicable that I hope he burns in hell. Hope he's happy with his scheming bitch of a wife, who will never love him and whose 'heir' will be a Poldark.
I don't know why he has not shown any remorse, nor demonstrated that she's important to him in any way. He assumes that she should understand him and love him unconditionally, when he doesn't offer the same unconditional love back.
Yeah and this is what's making it hardest to get behind him this series. I think it might be that men where not held to the same rules as women were in those days, so part of it is understandable. But the part that defies understanding is that Ross, of all his peers, has never held to the conventions of his class or his times. He's always been highly moral and without prejudice. Well, maybe a bit more prejudice against his own class than most, but he's never thought of those in the lower orders as anything less than human. So to see him act just like any gentleman of that era would in this regard is really galling.
Yep, I was quite disappointed as well. Next series better have Ross showering Demelza with attention, and he better focus on being the person he was before getting corrupted by their lack of money and panic.
Welp, I'm up to date now with Poldark. I finally had an opportunity to watch E9 and I was quite pleased with Ross's words to Demelza at the end. It certainly seemed like it kept her from leaving. Maybe Ross has realized that he was idealizing Elizabeth, but he finally realizes that it wasn't real. Of course the real test will be his reaction when he finds out Elizabeth is pregnant and doing the math begins to wonder if the child is his.