Brideshead Revisited: Season 1, Episode 10

A Twitch Upon the Thread (15 Dec. 1981)

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Two years have passed and Charles and Julia are still in love, spending as much time together as possible. They are astounded to learn from Bridey that he is engaged to be married. Bridey's... See full summary »



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Two years have passed and Charles and Julia are still in love, spending as much time together as possible. They are astounded to learn from Bridey that he is engaged to be married. Bridey's admonition of Julia's relationship and his refusal to bring his fiancée to Brideshead has a profound effect on her, however. Charles and Julia each decide to divorce their spouses and get married. Cordelia returns to Brideshead after several years volunteering in Spain during the Civil War. Charles learns from her of Sebastian since he last saw him and that he is now living in Tunis in a monastery. Written by garykmcd

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The title of this episode and of episode Brideshead Revisited: The Unseen Hook (1981) were taken from G.K. Chesterton's short story "The Queer Feet" in which Father Brown says "I caught him, with an unseen hook and an invisible line which is long enough to let him wander to the ends of the world, and still to bring him back with a twitch upon the thread". See more »


[gossiping about Bridey's new fiancée]
Julia Mottram: I met The Widow at luncheon.
Charles Ryder: [intrigued] Did you?
Julia Mottram: Do you know what she said to me? "So you're divorcing one divorced man and marrying another? It sounds rather complicated. But, my dear" - she called me "my dear" about twenty times - "I've usually found that every Catholic family has one lapsed member, and it's often the nicest."
Charles Ryder: What's she like?
Julia Mottram: Majestic. And voluptuous. Common, of course. I'll tell you one thing: she's lied to Bridey about her age. She's a...
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