Previously on Poldark: Demelza made getting Verity and Blamey back together her new project, Ross became the public face of a new smelting company and exposed George Warleggan’s cousin as a cheat, and Mark’s unsatisfied wife, Keren, started making the moves on Enys. George calls Tresidder, the man whose mill provides services to Carnmore, and reminds the man that he has lots of outstanding loans with the Warleggan bank and he should be really careful who he gets into bed with. It’s Blamey, going to leave a letter in a secret hiding place for Demelza to recover and pass along to Verity, who receives it, observed from a distance by a female servant.
Prudie, who seems to have turned over a new leaf and actually become somewhat useful, yells at him and kicks him out of the room. Verity watches Francis and Elizabeth leave for a walk with their adorable toddler, takes a deep breath, and heads to her room.
Jud passes by with a barrel of rum he had hidden away in another old mine of Ross’s father’s.