Ross Poldark's (Aidan Turner) life looks uncertain. In season 2 episode 1 of the British period drama, Ross faces a trial at Bodmin assizes for the death of Matthew Sanson.
The premiere instalment of the TV show captures the threat to Ross's life as George Warleggans tries his best to get him hanged for Matthew Sanson's death. George even tries to appoint a judge who'd rule in favour of a death sentence. However, it remains to be seen if George's machinations will materialise.
Before turning himself in at the Bodmin jail, Ross promises Demelza that he will come back home again but it might not be in his power to manipulate the law.
Ahead of season 2 premiere, Turner teased what fans can expect in the upcoming instalment. In an interview with PBS Masterpiece, the actor said his character is quite matured and rational in season 2. "I think Demelza's helped him do that. You know, she's got a head on her shoulders. She's-- Her feet are firmly placed on the ground. I think she straightens him up a lot, a lot."
While Ross remains defiant even as he is tried for Sanson's death, Francis wallows in self-pity and immense grief. Francis feels over-shadowed by Ross and his relationship with Elizabeth gets affected.
Season 2 episode 1's synopsis (via TV Guide) reads:
In the Season 2 premiere, George plots against Ross, who fights all attempts to save him; Francis takes a desperate step; and Demelza tries to influence a hanging judge.
Poldark season 2 episode 1 airs at 8 pm EST on Sunday, 23 September on PBS Masterpiece. You can stream the episode via PBS Masterpiece.