VICTORIA: Faith, Hope and Charity Crucial to Life {Recap}

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Victoria took a hard look at one of history’s saddest migritations and death tolls: The Potato Famine.

Under the guise of looking for a new Arcbishop of Dublin, Victoria (Jenna Coleman) learns more about the difficulties in getting qualified men for that post, but while trying to find someone from Ireland who can explain it to her, she uses her staff’s help to contact an Irish priest in County Cork.

Subtlety is lacking on both of Victoria’s government’s part – they see the Famine as a Malthusian result that can’t be stopped or slowed down.

Victoria, Season 2
Episode Four – “Faith, Hope & Charity”
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 9pm ET
News of the horrific famine in Ireland has finally reached the Queen. She is
adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with
surprising opposition from her Prime Minister.
Shown from left to right: Adrian Schiller as Penge, Ferdinand Kingsley as Francatelli and Nell Hudson as Skerrett
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Public sanitation is also making its way into Buckingham Palace, thanks to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes), even all the way down the servants. Given how many people in the streets of London look like they’ll be close to filth, Victoria is right to care for the plight of her people.

Prince Ernest, meanwhile, is back to visit before young Prince Albert’s christening, which frustrates his brother. Ernest is still womanizing, being a cad, despite so many difficult situations that he should face as a landowner now. He’s even gone and contracted an STI – going so as far as to try to cure himself with mercury vapors. But with Harriet back after the death of her husband, what should Ernest do?


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 roz@nicegirlstv.com.

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