Thursday, April 9, 2009

Recap of Little Dorrit - Episode II

This new, well done production of Little Dorrit did not disappoint. Dickens has proved himself a master of story telling once again. In this episode we have yet to see how these cast of characters are all connected, as they always are in a Dickens story, but the suspense is building on both a romantic and mysterious level. I have no idea how it's going to end, and I think that's fantastic!!

A brief synopsis of this episode:

Romance and heartbreak are in the air. John Chivery proposes to Amy Dorrit,while Arthur Clennam's aspirations for Pet Meagles become deflated after meeting another suitor, Henry Gowan. Meanwhile, Flora Finching, concerned that Arthur's attention is being distracted by Amy, brings Amy to work for her. Opportunistic Fanny Dorrit leads on smitten Edmund Sparkler, stepson of famed banker Mr. Merdle. Cavalletto arrives in London, only to discover he has been followed by Rigaud. Learning of a box that contains Mrs. Clennam's secrets, Rigaud senses an opportunity. Mr. Pancks continues his investigation on Arthur's behalf. He recruits John Chivery and a lawyer for help. Tattycoram, outraged at what she considers poor treatment, declares she is leaving the Meagleses for good. Mr. Meagles watches with great concern.
If you'd like to watch it online, it's available here until May 3, 2009.

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