Whilst Ross's fortunes prosper despite the Warleggans' new bank opening Demelza's young brothers Drake and the pious Samuel come to stay following their father's death. Also succumbing to the Grim Reaper is Caroline's uncle Ray, who urges her to make a wealthy union, unaware of her secret marriage to Dwight, aided by the Poldarks. When Francis's son Geoffrey Charles shows some spirit against his hated step-father Warleggan brings in Elizabeth's impoverished cousin Morwenna as the boy's governess. When Elizabeth finally gives birth to a son, Valentine, Aunt Agatha curses him for being born under a black moon. This propels Ross into a bargain with George Warleggan. Written by
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Did You Know?
The "Black Moon" in this episode likely references a total lunar eclipse that occurred on February 14th 1794 and would have been visible from Cornwall at around 10.00 at night. See more