Ross Poldark returns from war to find his father dead, his girlfriend engaged to his cousin, and his home in ruins
In the Blood
Ross would really like to focus on reopening his mine, but all these ridiculous family dramas keep getting in the way!
Rumour Has It
The whole neighbourhood’s gossiping about Ross and Demelza, so the pair finally really give them something to talk about. Francis is letting jealousy and frustration lead him down a really ugly path, and Jim is an idiot who manages to get himself arrested
Watching for Pilchards
Ross and Demelza are still deep in the honeymoon period, which means lots of sex, but they’re also realising that their marriage is going to have some consequences, like losing Ross some investors and throwing Demelza headfirst into a social position she’s not really prepared for
A Gambling Man
Ross and Demelza welcome a daughter before getting started on some side projects. Demelza’s working on getting Verity and Blamey back together, while Ross prepares to take on the powerful smelting monopoly. And Francis? Screws up BIG TIME
Welcome to Ross’s Pity Party!
Jim, the poacher we barely got to know, dies, and Ross is so upset about it he becomes a horrible, selfish, drunk, insulting, stupid jerk who does all he can to ensure he goes to prison and leaves his wife and kid destitute. Our hero, ladies and gentlemen!
Demelza helps Verity get her happily ever after, unaware that doing so will have serious, devastating consequences for both her family and others
Ross leads a band of hungry people down to the beach to pick clean a wrecked ship, which ends up going very badly for him. But not as badly as what happens when Demelza goes to help Francis’s family when they fall ill.
Ross acts so Ross-y (and George is so insane) he winds up in prison facing an almost certain guilty verdict.
Ross in the Dock
It’s time for Ross’s trial! Gee, do you think he’ll be hanged?
George demands the massive interest on Ross’s loan, forcing Ross and Demelza to basically sell everything they have just to pay it
Francis finally starts reconciling with his sister and her husband while Ross gets a piece of the local smuggling action and re-opens an old mine, with Francis’s help
Sink or Swim
Things have been looking up for Francis, who totally has a new lease on life! Which means it’s time for something terrible to happen to him, right?
With the recent tragedy and failing mine, it’s not a very merry holiday for anyone
Ross recklessly pursues information about his mine, while Enys and Demelza uncover their informant
Look Up and You’ll See Rock Bottom!
News of Elizabeth’s engagement sends Ross right over the Moral Event Horizon
Poldark: Demelza considers revenge, Elizabeth worries and wonders what to do, George gleefully wedding plans, and Ross gets super lucky. Again.