Directed by Brian Percival. With Brendan Coyle, Tom Charnock, Richard Armitage, Daniela Denby-Ashe. Frederick safely reaches Spain. After her father's death, Margaret leaves Milton to live with her aunt in London. Thornton learns that Frederick is Margaret's brother. With the money that she inherited from Mr. Bell, her godfather, she decides to help Mr. Thornton's mill from closing.
Brendan Coyle was excellent here and it’s relatively obvious that the prototype of this character was likely a solid reason to have cast him in as Bates in Downton Abbey later on. Sinéad Cusack was spectacular in a great but limited role–we’ll have to watch more of her earlier work. Daniela Denby-Ashe was well cast and spot on for the careful threading of this progressive, strong, and direct role. The true standout to me was Richard Armitage who does dark and brooding as well as anyone; I’d love to see more of his work.