'Belgravia' Episode 5 reveals the big secret and fans are eagerly awaiting season finale

The big secret is out although at the moment only John Bellasis seems to know it


                            'Belgravia' Episode 5 reveals the big secret and fans are eagerly awaiting season finale
Still from 'Belgravia' (Image: Carnival Films)

Spoilers for 'Belgravia' Episode 5

After having kept it under wraps for the longest time, Episode 5 of 'Belgravia's big secret is now out in the open. Charles Pope (Jack Bardoe) is indeed the legitimate heir of the Earl of Brockenhurst (Tom Wilkinson). Upon finding out that her son Edmund Bellasis (Jeremy Neumark Jones) had had a child with Sophia (Emily Reid), the daughter of the Trenchards, the Earl's wife Caroline, Countess of Brockenhurst (Harriet Walter) had kept it to herself, not telling her husband about it. 

So for the longest time, she and Sophia's mother Anne Trenchard (Tamsin Greig) were sneaking around and tiptoeing around everything Charles Pope. His sudden popularity had begun to hurt John Bellasis (Adam James), the son the Earl's brother Reverend Stephen Bellasis (James Fleet), who in the absence of an official heir, was to be the next had taken it upon himself to find the truth. And so, bribed the Trenchards' staff to give him inside information. 

"£20 is the going rate for scandalous gossip in #Belgravia," tweeted a fan. Turton (Paul Ritter) and Ellis (Saskia Reeves) are working for John for tips smuggling information. The deprived class will do anything to rise above in society. As Turton had once told John, "I'm a poor man who must make the most of any chance he gets."

Even so, fans of the show find their betrayal unsettling. "No honor among thieves....they’ll be blackmailing each other before too long!" "Mr Turton, you're going to be in big trouble!" agreed another.

Richard Goulding as Oliver Trenchard on 'Belgravia' (Image: Carnival Films)

Elsewhere, the Trenchards' son Oliver (Richard Goulding) unaware of the truth about Charles being his nephew is out to get it. Why? Because his father is investing in Charles' ideas and business ventures but not his. "Oliver is jealous with a capital J. #Belgravia," tweeted a fan. 

There have been several arguments along the lines of why Charles is getting all this attention and money. Which has led to fans deeming him a brat. "Oliver is one spoiled brat," tweeted a fan. 

The big secret is out although at the moment only John Bellasis seems to know it. It won't take long till everyone knows about it, especially since the next week's episode will be the season finale. 

"Love this show! Can’t wait for the finale. But want more," tweeted a fan. With all the loose ends coming to an end now, what the finale will come to reveal still cannot be said, but it points to a just end. "#Belgravia is such a satisfying show. That’s it," added another.

'Belgravia' Episode 6, the finale of Season 1, will air on Sunday, May 17, at 9/8c on Epix.

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