VICTORIA: Family Complications {Recap}

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This week’s Victoria took on the difficult part of diplomacy in a Europe that is ready to explode with more revolutions if monarchies don’t appeal to the people well enough.

This time, France, under King Louis Phillipe, wants to have his son marry the Spanish Queen Isabella, whereas the British (and Germans) want a German prince to ease tensions in the continent. Victoria (Jenna Coleman) wants to take a more active role in helping to keep British interests at heart, so she and Albert (Tom Hughes) go to Paris to see Victoria’s cousin and persuade him otherwise.

Victoria, Season 2
Episode Three – “Entente Cordiale”
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9pm ET
Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations, and takes the royal court on an
adventure to France, stepping toe to toe with the cunning King of the French, Louis
Shown from left to right: Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Albert
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The trip to Paris gives way to many more family misadventures, though. Ernest (David Oakes), now the Duke, has been off to France to continue his womanizing ways, which frustrates Prince Albert, since Ernest should be back in Coburg.

In the end, neither family relationship seems to survive well enough. Victoria isn’t able to persuade King Louis Phillipe to not have his son marry, but he does play well enough to fool everyone that he’ll do that.

Family’s great at going back on their words, aren’t they?

Victoria continues on PBS at 9PM/8PM Central on Sundays.

Roz lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been a long time California girl. Despite her better judgment, she enjoys shows about the shallow sides of her home city, but will also find time to watch iZombie, Jane the Virgin, and much more. With a love of history, she also watches anything that is grounded in real life, including Victoria and black-ish. Having worked with children, she also follows shows she knows they watch (reminding her of those days of yore for her in the process). Contact her at

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