'Pennyworth' Season 2 Episode 1: Who is Sandra? 'The Heavy Crown' provides a better look at Alfie's girlfriend
Introduced in Season 1 as a bartender at the Severed Arms, Sandra is rescued by Alfie after Jason Ripper acts sexually towards her
Spoilers for 'Pennyworth' Season 2 Episode 1 'The Heavy Crown'
One of the first tragedies that Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) suffered in season 1 was the death of his girlfriend, Esme Winikus (Emma Corrin) who he was all set to marry. Ignoring the fact that he had a fling with the queen of England, Sandra Onslow (Harriet Slater) filled the void as an on-off and on-again love interest. Introduced in Season 1 as a bartender at the Severed Arms, Sandra is rescued by Alfie after Jason Ripper acts sexually towards her.
To add to her woes, her father, afraid of the consequences just ignores Jason's behavior. Alfie steps in and takes care of business and that sees the start of a relationship between the two. The opening episode of Season 2 titled 'The Heavy Crown' shows him trying to profit during turbulent times and is tasked to apprehend one of the Raven Union's top brass, Colonel Salt (Edward Hogg). He sets off on the mission with his trusty pals, Dave Boy (Hainsley Lloyd Bennett) and Bazza (Ryan Fletcher).
In addition to this, we also get a glimpse of Sandra who is now a budding starlet in the '60s. She is seen as a resident singer in his club, with dreams of becoming the next Sandie Shaw. Incidentally, one of the episodes in season 1 was named after Sandie Shaw, one of the iconic singers of the '60s. Slater played Sandra in five episodes of season 1 and is now a series regular along with James Purefoy, Edward Hogg, Jessye Romeo, and Ramon Tikaram.
Slater, in a recent interview with Movieweb, spoke about her character. "I'm a big fan of the 60s fashions, so I love the costumes and the hair and makeup. Sandra's style has changed quite a lot in Season 2, so that's been fun to play with. I want her entire wardrobe," she said. In addition, there was also an update about the series' shooting schedule.
"We're a couple of weeks away from wrap. We've just gone into a second UK lockdown, but this time we're able to continue shooting because of the regulations the studio now has in place," Slater said. "It's been a very different experience shooting in a post-Covid world. It's usually so sociable and I still can't get used to the lack of hugging! But I feel safer on set than I do anywhere else at the moment. I can't wait for Season 2 to be released."
'Pennyworth' Season 2 airs Sundays at 9 pm on EPIX.