Sanditon Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Charlotte Heywood’s Love Triangle

The Sanditon Season 2 Episode 3 ending included a big reveal about our heroine’s two potential love interests this season – plus a romantic hot air balloon ride over Sanditon Beach.

The episode focused on the annual midsummer fair, with Tom Parker (played by Kris Marshall in the Sanditon cast) desperate to get an elephant as a star attraction to lure visitors.

However, when a rival city outbids Tom, Colonel Francis Lennox (Tom Weston-Jones) comes to the rescue with the loan of a hot air balloon from his regiment and, much to Lennox’s delight, our heroine Charlotte (Rose Williams) was the first brave enough to fly alongside her.

Elsewhere, Esther (Charlotte Spencer) was left alone at Sanditon House with deceitful Clara Brereton (Lily Sacofsky) while servants and Lady Denham (Anne Reid) attended the fair – and unfortunately Clara immediately gave birth after they left, forcing Esther (who had trouble conceiving) to help deliver the child from her enemy.

At the end of the episode, Charlotte revealed to Lennox that she had finally warmed up to her difficult employer, Mr. Colbourne – prompting a seemingly jealous Lennox to reveal a dark connection between him and Colbourne.

Who are Charlotte Heywood’s loves in Sanditon season 2?

Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Alexander Colbourne in Sanditon Joss Barrat

At the end of episode 3 of season 2 of Sanditon, Col. Francis Lennox warned Charlotte about her widowed employer Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), the guardian of his two young proteges.

Colonel Lennox claimed Mr Colbourne ‘stole’ the love of his life, Lucy, from him before ‘destroying’ her – and we know Colbourne’s late wife, the same Lucy, died under mysterious circumstances .

Lennox also claimed that Charlotte was very similar in character to Lucy, implying that both men would find Charlotte equally attractive.

Rose Williams as Charlotte Heywood wearing blankets in Sanditon

Rose Williams as Charlotte Heywood in Sanditon Joss Barrat

Can we trust Colonel Lennox? At the start of Sanditon season 2, the charming soldier seemed the obvious choice for Charlotte, but the seeds of doubt are already sown after Lennox failed to repay his town creditors and also pressured Tom Parker. so that he plays a large sum at the end. of the episode.

Could Colonel Lennox portray the season’s deceitful “Mr. Wickham” figure, while Mr. Colbourne – both prickly and proud, but clearly warming up to Charlotte – portrays the character of “Mr. Darcy “?

Additionally, Sanditon also sets up a Cyrano de Bergerac-esque storyline for Charlotte’s younger sister, Alison (Rosie Graham), with the brave but battle-scarred Captain Fraser overshadowed by the handsome Captain Carter, who uses the poems of Fraser. and war stories to woo Alison into passing off as her own.

Sanditon Season 2 airs weekly on ITV on Fridays, with all episodes on BritBox in the UK – you can sign up for a free 7-day BritBox trial here. Take a look at the rest of our drama coverage or find out what else is on with our TV guide.

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