Belgravia fans react to the show's dramatic finale and talk has already turned to season 2
Julian Fellowes' new series Belgravia came to a dramatic conclusion last night (19 April) in its sixth episode.
After the revelation that Charles Pope (Jack Bardoe) was in fact the legitimate heir to the Brockenhurst title and fortune, he had a target on his back and John Bellasis (Adam James) lured him to the bank of the Thames in the dark of night with a plan of pushing him into the water and killing him.
That plan might possibly have worked out, had James and Oliver Trenchard (Philip Glenister and Richard Goulding) not come to the aid of their once-secret relative. All three were rescued, John fled and the episode ended with the happy and harmonious wedding of Charles and Lady Maria Gray (Ella Purnell).
Viewers took to Twitter to react to the dramatic finale, with many feeling satisfied by the ending, while some felt it was slightly rushed.
Loved the finale of #Belgravia ..now my bonnets ripped to shreds & my Bustles damp with all that tension !
— Mark Hammerton 😺🏃♂️🏳️🌈🍰 (@M_HammertonChef) April 19, 2020
Loved it. Everything we expect from Julian Fellows. All nicely tied up. #Belgravia
— Ann-Marie Proud (@handmadebyamp) April 19, 2020
Isn't nice when the bad guy gets his comeuppance? Loved the poetic justice of John Bellasis having to run through the rain at the end, having brutally refused to get a cab for Susan Trenchard. And looking like a drowned rat, having tried to drown Charles Pope. #Karma #Belgravia
— tempusfugit (@salsaysonchica) April 19, 2020
Loved all the twists and turns in #Belgravia..Well done Mr Fellowes, I thoroughly enjoyed #Belgravia.👏👏👏
— Miss_Angie (@Ms_Angelyyn) April 19, 2020
This ending feels massively rushed #Belgravia
— Hannah (@hannah_liz73) April 19, 2020
#Belgravia was such a good little series. Just wished the end wasn’t so rushed! But hope there’s a series 2!
— Eva (@Eva2eva) April 19, 2020
Other viewers have also started speculating about a possible series two.
Why did Belgravia have to end when it was getting so good? Please let there be a series 2 #Belgravia #ITV
— Anna Davison (@davison_anna) April 19, 2020
#Belgravia has been a great place to escape to for the past six weeks, I'll miss it. Thank you, Julian Fellowes.
Please, sir, may we have a second series? 🙏 ☺️
— M.J. Fahy (@MJFahy2) April 19, 2020
They gave us 6 series’s of Downton Abby they better at least give us series 2 of #Belgravia
— DLB (@deanosummer85) April 19, 2020
It seems those viewers could be disappointed, as Julian Fellowes has previously said Belgravia is a one series project. However, he and producer Gareth Neame didn't totally rule out the potential of more episodes when we interviewed them prior to the series airing.
“For me, this is a completed story. Although whenever I say this to any of the actors, they disagree with me violently so I'm not sure that we know the definitive answer to that really. We'll have to see if anyone wants any more,” Julian said.
“We were not looking to do the next Downton Abbey and we want this to do very well as a limited series. But you know, nothing is ever impossible,” Gareth added.
We'll have to wait and see...
Belgravia aired on ITV.
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