Did anyone watch the Poldark finale?
Can we talk about the scene on cliffs overlooking the ocean?
The one that Whitney and I watched over and over and over again? We couldn’t help it. We’ve been waiting through every minute of every episode of the entire Poldark season just for that scene.
After the 51st rewind, Whitney turned to me and sighed.
It was worth it, Mom she said. I’d watch it all again just for that scene.
It’s a wonderful thing.
Today I’m joining Kristen’s tour and showing off the living room decked out in all it’s bright and merry.
And talking Poldark.
Spoiler alert. If you haven’t seen it yet?
Just scroll through the words and look at the pictures.
It all started Poldark last season.
Drake fell in love with Morwenna.
He couldn’t help it.
She was all beautiful brown eyes and soft heart and rosy complexion and quiet wistful glances.
She was the governess to George Warleggen and his bride Elizabeth.
Morwenna and Elizabeth are related somehow.
I’m not really sure. All I know is that somewhere in the middle of last season Morwenna showed up and glimpsed Drake through the forest and he glimpsed her right back and the fell in love.
He was a blacksmith and she was a governess.
You’d think there would be a happy ending.
You’d think wrong.
This is Poldark where everything that can go wrong…does.
George Warleggen appoints himself the guardian of Marwenna because she is somehow related to Elizabeth and decrees that she has to marry this curate.
A no-good cheating, pompous, conceited curate with awkward hair and a terrible mother.
Marwenna can’t help it.
She has to marry him.
Everything goes south from there.
He has an affair with her sister.
He puts her down.
He tries to commit her to an insane asylum.
He dies conveniently on the VERY DAY that Drake is about to get married to someone else.
(total aside: Whitney and I tried not to like his new potential bride because we really wanted him to get together with Morwenna–but in reality she was really sweet and cute).
What is Drake to do?
Morwenna is free.
Her husband is dead.
BUT HE IS ABOUT TO GET MARRIED.
He breaks up with his fiancee.
Then he runs to the house where Morwenna is.
He tells her he loves her.
He tells her he’s here for her.
And what does she do?
SHE TURNS HIM AWAY.
She tells him she is damaged and scarred and unloveable.
And no matter what he does or says she simply looks at him with this pitiful scared look of horror and rejects him.
Over and over and over again.
Which leads us to the scene at the edge of the cliff.
He is in the chapel praying and he hears something behind him.
He chases her out of the chapel and they run along the cliffs together with the sea pounding on the cliffs below.
He tells her he loves her.
She rejects him.
When it looks like all hope is lost.
When it looks like it’s just a repeat of all the scenes that have gone before…
…he does something amazing.
He tells her love can cure everything. He tells her has always loved her and will always love her. He tells her that he will wait until she is ready and never ask for anything in return. He asks her to marry him. He asks her to walk along the cliffs with him forever.
And when she hesitates?
He turns and walks away.
As if waiting for her to come and walk beside him.
As if giving HER the choice.
As if giving HER the decision to join him.
It’s as if time stands still.
Will she have the courage to take the step?
Will she take the love that he is offering her?
Will she walk out on faith?
She agonizingly stands there.
And then slowly she takes one step.
And then another.
Shedding her old life.
Embracing her new.
She joins him on those rocky cliffs overlooking the sea.
Together they walk.
Together they join their hearts and their lives.
After all this time and all these episodes and all this waiting…
…love finally shows up.
May yours be happy and merry and bright.
And full of love stories. 🙂
Looking for some more Christmas inspiration?
Here are the rest of the bloggers on the tour.
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