"An Ordinary Woman"
After Victoria's engagement to Albert, the two face off in some challenges before the wedding.
"An Ordinary Woman," was a pretty wondrous hour of an episode so far. As Victoria and Albert are engaged, Victoria must come up with a price and title for Albert to have when he is married to her. But she doesn't see the need for him to have money, but things take off pretty much down the slope when the Troy parliament doesn't like it and tries different options for Albert.
With that going on, Victoria hears about how not only her uncle still keeps his salary after the death of his wife twenty years ago but still has an actress (mistress), but her father kept a mistress as well. Worried that Albert will have a mistress down the road, she confronts him after his salary and title offer, of which he tells her that he wouldn't have one and agreed to the terms of his title and salary.
The wedding was a complete marvelous scene to watch, with the music and the choir and scenery it was just breathtaking to watch. I even got chills watching it.
The writing was pretty strong, even the acting from Coleman, Hughes was fantastic, but also Rufus Sewell performance was good, mostly near the end when Victoria gets married that knowing he would be leaving for another position. But mostly the end where Victoria and Lord Melbourne talks for one last time, he kisses her, and she runs off to her husband as if he was like her father.
Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
"The Queen's Husband"
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert now married, Albert must adjust to his duties.
In "The Queen's Husband," it shows how Prince Albert is adjusting to his duties for which was not much and even walking his own wife to dinner. But that was until not does he get to walk his wife to dinner but he also gets a chance to give his speech about embracing slavery, for which he is about. And it pretty much brings everyone together, even those that have to disagree with Albert before.
Meanwhile, Victoria asks for advice about sex and how to stop getting pregnant, for which it sneaks out and jumps up and down. She admits to Alber that she's not ready, but we could see that it's going to happen pretty soon.
Also Miss. Skerrett must get in touch with her cousin and baby even during an outbreak in their neighborhood. The Chef helps her out and in return ask for Skerrett's first born name, which is Nancy. It's the first time that the Chef really doesn't act so creepy hitting on to Nancey, as he has been for since the beginning.
This was an excellent episode. It does not have strong as the previous episode, but it was good enough to watch and move on. Tom Hughes was terrific throughout the episode. Most memorable moments would be of Victoria jumping up and down in the middle of the night, which was hilarious and Nacey thanking the Chef for what he had done with her cousin and baby, for which was sweet.
Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.
Victoria is available on Blu-ray and DVD. Season 2 will premiere on Sunday, Aug. 27 on ITV and in the U.S. on PBS in January 2018.