'Harlots' season 3 episode 2: Lady Quigley’s rise is imminent, but the Wells girls have a war against Pincher bros to win
Spoilers for episode 1 of ‘Harlots’ season 3
Season 3 of ‘Harlots’ premiered on Wednesday, 10 July, and established that the show is getting better with each passing season.
Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), the woman who the show began with, is missing in action, narrowly avoiding her death in the previous season, but her able daughter Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay) is running things smoothly – well, as smoothly it can go in Greek Street for a house of harlots.
With the help of her girlfriend, Charlotte had put Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), the thorn in her way, behind the bars. However, if we know one thing about Lady Quigley it is that you can knock her down but you can’t keep her down. She found herself someone worth paying attention to in the loony bin, and it is only a matter of time before she figures her way out of the hellhole.
From her mumblings, it is evident that she plans on getting back what she believes is hers – her home/brothel on Greek Street. There is just one problem – the Wells sisters and their associates. Lucie (Eloise Smyth) is a part owner of the building now and is co-running a Molly-house from there with her business partner. She surely is not going to roll over and let Quigley take it back.
That being said, Quigley is not an immediate threat to our Wells girls have bigger fish to fry- the Pincher brothers, with who Emily Lacey (Holli Dempsey) is currently employed.
We saw that Isaac (Alfie Allen), quick to temper, decided to end the back and forth between them by lighting Charlotte’s brothel on fire – without even bothering to check if there is anyone inside. Charlotte is not going to stay down and take this crime against her and her girls without any retaliation.
We are definitely looking forward to seeing what she has planned for the “pimps” who have come to take over her terrain. It will be evident soon enough, when season 3 episode 2 of ‘Harlots’ airs on Wednesday, July 17.