'Belgravia' Finale will see Lord John Bellasis take steps to eliminate his rival Charles Pope
With just one episode left, things are heating up in 'Belgravia'. In the penultimate episode 5 last week, we saw how shaken Lord John Bellasis (Adam James) was about Charles Pope (Jack Bardoe) being the true heir to the title and estate of the Earl of Brockenhurst. He is not the sort of man to let something as trivial as a legitimate heir interfere with his lifelong plans to live a plentiful and cushy life after his uncle has died.
In other goings-on, we saw how Lady Maria Grey (Ella Purnell) mutinied against her mother, Lady Templemore (Tara Fitzgerald), and chose to stay with Lady Brockenhurst (Harriet Walter) in an attempt to break off her engagement with Lord Bellasis. After Lady Brockenhurst revealed that Charles was their grandson, Lady Maria Grey knows her instincts were right. But up until the Trenchards put the pieces together, he will still be called a bastard. While this does not seem to bother Lady Grey in the least, her mother might disagree.
In the trailer on the Epix site, we are given a few glimpses into what lies in store for us for in the 'Belgravia' finale. As expected Lady Templemore barges in to confront Lady Brockenhurst and asks for her daughter back. Another discontent character, Oliver Trenchard (Richard Goulding) who spent all of last week's episode ruining Charles' name, is given a much required dressing down by his father. But Oliver responds by saying that Charles had "stolen his father" and was in the process of stealing his fortune.
Lord John Bellasis, who is just waiting for a chance to strike out, finds Oliver in a bar and asks for his help to teach Charles a "lesson he will never forget". Poor Oliver. Once he finds out that he has been plotting against his own nephew, he is going to be so full of regret. But what is more alarming in the trailer is that he obviously does what he can to aid Lord John Bellasis, who uses Oliver's name to get Charles to come to an unknown bar and agree to a mysterious rendezvous.
What Lord John Bellasis will do to Charles Pope once he gets him alone is anyone's guess. Could he go as far as murder? Meanwhile, Susan Trenchard (Alice Eve) is also making her moves, trying to climb the social ladder. She tells Lord John Bellasis that she will divorce Oliver and marry him. Bellasis looks a bit confused at her proposal but his baby growing in her belly could make him think about what Susan is proposing. What will that mean for the Trenchards? If Lord John Bellasis succeeds in his plans, they might have to contend with losing a grandson and a daughter-in-law in one quick stroke.
'Belgravia' is still to confirm a season 2 and all loose ends should be wrapped up by the end of the upcoming episode. So we will just have to wait and see how it all plays out.
Episode 6 of 'Belgravia' airs on Sunday, May 17th at 9/8c.