Wolf Hall, Episode 3 - Anna Regina
Play by Play
- Oh good, starting off with torture is always fun
- Oh, is THAT the situation now Cromwell? Wow. Sharing your bed and everything.
- You must be on the winning side of history, so switch sides while you can if the battle is inevitably a lost one. Or, gain favor while you can. Apparently that's how we vote.
- Good, Cromwell. You do remember their faces.
- Anne, you must practice - both your archery, and your calm temperament
- Does anyone else love Cromwell and Mary's conversations?
- Anne's mannerisms are much better here in this episode, I think. Her head high, and proud, but not a mocking snob. But one hell of a temper, that's for sure. And her outfits are all stunning
- Cromwell, 16th century Casanova
- "Are you threatening me? I'm just interested."
- The horror on Percy's face will never cease to make me laugh. Oh dear, we think we are big and tough, but one teensy weensy wrench in our plans and we are so lost. Don't mess with Crommy.
- Oh. My.
- Timestamp 44:08: Oh. My. (Again)
- Now THAT is the definition of gutsy. Percy, take note.
- I'm sorry your highness, I just don't know where on earth I would have room to hang that! Can I perhaps exchange it for something a bit smaller?
Cromwell's interactions with Anne, Percy, and Mary are all brilliant here, and really allow the episode to shine. Anne is more like I was hoping for and expecting, and shows more admirable qualities than she did in previous episodes. Like her or hate her, I bet you at least find her an interesting one. Costuming was beautiful once again, and simple touches such as the elaborate cuffs on Jane's dress are things that fans of the time period will really appreciate. Nothing to make or break the series of course, but it's the extra mile that most don't take the time to bother with.
If you weren't sure how this was going to go (like me), I hope this episode will have convinced you to continue. It seems to have picked back up. Fingers crossed for Episode 4.