|Emun Elliott and Joanna Vanderham as Moray and Denise - Series 1
You know I really loved this series, more than Downton Abbey and - though I am enjoying watching it at present- more than Mr Selfridge. It is because I got to really care for Denise and her Mr Moray. While I actually have no favourites in Downton Abbey or Mr Selfridge.
Denise and Moray. We left them like this (see the picture above) at the end of series 1 of The Paradise.
Denise and Moray in seventh heaven, ready to defy the entire world, well, especially the Glendennings who we knew were waiting for John Moray at church for his wedding with Katherine.
That final gratification seemed rushed to me and I had a strange feeling: it was too soon, too weird after the long scene in which Denise tried to convince John that he couldn't renounce everything for her because he would lose what he had fought for, he would risk not only his own future but also that of the many people working for him.
So I started thinking that that was just a fake happy ending. Something like, Denise daydreaming the final kissing scene while John was leaving the place in his carriage heading to his own wedding with Katherine. Or Moray wishing for that to happen before eventually makung his real choice. I guessed that would be a good start for a very painful season 2, with the two lovers coping with separate lives, pining for each other and lots of twists and turns.
Look at the still below. It has been posted tonight on facebook and it has made me think of a first still from the series 2 I have figured out in my mind. It may well be. Apparently Moray and Katherine are wearing very elegant clothes at a party. If this were a picture from the upcoming series, wouldn't they look like a not-very-happily-married couple?
I can't wait to discover if my conjectures are true or not but September 2013 is still far to come.
Love triangle apart, I'd love to see more of Mr Dudley, with something romantic in the new story line involving him. Maybe the writers will give him the chance, I'm sure he'll fit the romantic hero I dreamt about. Ok. I'd better stop now or I'll start writing my very own The Paradise series 2. If BBC writers need any help, please let them contact me. I'll be glad to help, I 've got plenty of ideas for Mr Moray's and Mr Dudley's next adventures.
What do you expect from the new episodes of the Paradise?