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February 16, 2014

Mr. Selfridge 2 Episode 5

Mr Selfridge episode 5: The Belgians have arrived

Mr Selfridge season two, episode five: The lights go out and the Belgians arrive

Full review by Metro.co.uk below.


As we reach the halfway point of Mr Selfridge series two, the show continues to deliver its particular brand of gentle drama without actually offering anything startling.
However the latest round of developments in tonight’s episode set the wheels in motion for an interesting second half as everybody began to feel the impact of the war – and not just Agnes after brother George’s departure to the frontline.
Indeed, he only just left for the battlefield and already hints that all is not well are beginning to show, as Agnes received a letter from George with passages blacked out – leaving her thoroughly baffled over his welfare, or even lack of.
Meanwhile with so many of the store’s male staff fighting for their country, it was left to the women to pick up the slack in the store, with Rose taking the initiative as she demanded new, more practical uniforms for the female workers – and giving them a bit of fun by arranging shooting lessons.
But amidst the frivolity it was clear all was not well. The new Defence Of The Realm act forced Harry to turn out the lights in the shop windows at night for the first time ever as London went dark, while Gordon was left increasingly frustrated by the fact he was unable to go and fight.
Meanwhile, the fallout from the Belgian massacre continued as Florian, a talented musician, arrived at Miss Mardle’s home (much to her surprise as she was expecting a female refugee). Having come to the decision he couldn’t possibly stay there her mind was soon changed after she bought him a violin and realised just how accomplished he was. The possibility of the pair making sweet music together in the near future must surely loom large.


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There was fun to be had as the ladies got to grips with shooting (Picture: ITV)

Is Loxley to be trusted?
Meanwhile, and much to the surprise of Lady Mae, Loxley suddenly appeared to have come into some money. Telling his bemused wife that he planned to be ‘more involved in commerce’ he changed his tune thoroughly, practically ordering her back into Selfridges to buy a new autumn wardrobe.
What little good humour he may have displayed though, didn’t last for long when he took Harry on in a poker game organised by Delphine – and lost, although Mr Selfridge wasn’t just there for the money but to also try and gain a place on the government’s Procurement committee and do his bit for the war.
Ultimately it was a good evening all round for our protagonist when, after confessing his victory to Rose she decided the time had finally come to allow her husband back into the bedroom.
What with their relationship being reignited, flirtation between Frank and Kitty and the sense that Henri is up to something behind his employer’s back, there’s a sense that the next few weeks might finally see things liven up a little.

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4 comments:

  1. H.O.V. lane to heaven :-D !!!

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  2. OOOH I hate that Locksly what at blankity blank bank. I'm so glad that Harry won.

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  3. Is this the last of the 2nd season episodes?

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