At the beginning of the 3rd episode, Louisa (Keeley Hawes) speaks with her son Gerald (Milo Parker). She learns that Theo is away. Gerald seems lonely, since nobody wants to collect bugs with him. Louisa urges her son to go fishing. At this time, Margo (Daisy Waterstone) returns home alongside two friends. She explains to the two suitors that her mother is forcing her to marry some guy in shipping. Lawrence (Josh O’Connor) and Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) continue on as normal with a brief argument. Lugaretzia (Anna Savva) steps in and lets it be known that Leslie is the best child. Leslie stuns everyone when he pulls up a pink bicycle, which he intends to give to Alexia (Hara-Joy Ermidi).
Louisa gets dressed up with the intention of visiting Sven (Ulric von der Esch). She is stopped when Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis) arrives and drives her into the city. While out fishing, Gerald runs into a new friend, Kosti (Christopher Sciueref). Louisa speaks with Sven. She apologizes for wanting to pay for the operation. Sven speaks about his Swedish heritage, before the couple argues about Sven’s accordion. Louisa rushes off in a fit of anger. Back at the lake, Kosti gives Gerald a bird names Alecko. Kosti makes it clear that he cannot care for the bird, since he has to return to the prison during the week. Leslie learns that Alexia has a new boyfriend names Stratos (Andreas Mandas).
Stratos challenges Leslie to a fight. In return, Leslie insists they should duel. Alexia and Stratos ridicule Leslie, before he leaves with the pink bike. Louisa watches as Leslie slams the bike to the ground and storms inside. She comforts her son and tries to convince him that he is good at something. Louisa goes olive hunting, but cannot get the olives down from the tree. She returns home with a few. She lashes out at her children and tells them to get jobs. Leslie leaves to hunt for dinner. Louisa pays a visit to Florence (Lucy Black) and Doctor Petridis (Alexis Conran). She asks them about getting a job for Margo. Despite being totally incompetent, Margo is given a job. Gerald returns home with the bird.
That night at dinner, Gerald tells the others about Kosti. The entire family quickly becomes concerned about Gerald hanging out with a convict. Louisa forbids the boy from hanging out with Kosti any more. In the morning, Louisa changes her mind. However, she makes Gerald take someone along with him. Leslie is lucky enough to be chosen. During their fishing trip, Gerald and Kosti manage to capture a turtle. Meanwhile, Louisa tries to convince Lawrence to help Leslie overcome his girl problems. Kosti and Gerald return home with the intention of building a pond for the turtle. Louisa confronts Kosti, while Gerald is away and asks him about his crime. Kosti leaves after admitting he is serving 3 years.
Margo is introduced to her first patient. She nearly faints after seeing a small sore on the man’s back. Louisa tracks down Spiros and asks him about Kosti. She learns that Kosti is in prison for murder. It is also revealed that the man had a young son around the age of Gerald. Spiros tells her that she needs to stop this immediately. Lawrence takes Leslie drinking. Their conversation is incredibly awkward. Since Margo is horrible with patients, she is instructed to work with the clinic’s paperwork and documentation. Louisa seeks more advice. She is told to get help from Sven. That night, the family discusses the situation, Lawrence insists it is probably nothing to worry about. In the morning, Lawrence goes fishing with Gerald and Kosti. Kosti tells Gerald about his son.
In return, Gerald tells Kosti about his father and his only memory of him. He explains he remembers catching gold fish with his dad. Margo tells Florence that she has rearranged the patient files by height. While Florence is away, Margo finds a document about Kosti and a murder. After Florence and her husband return, Margo quits her job and takes the document home with her. Louisa is quickly given the opportunity to look at the paperwork Margo stole. She becomes frightened by the fact Kosti stabbed his wife numerous times. Sven pays a visit, but Louisa refuses to tell him about her problem. Nonetheless, he shows her a trick for getting the olives. Meanwhile, Leslie forces Lawrence to take him drinking. While Lawrence and Leslie drink, Louisa goes on the hunt for Gerald and Kosti.
Louisa finds Kosti and Gerald stealing goldfish from Countess Mavrodaki’s place. During this time, Leslie gets drink and gets into a fight with Alexia’s new boyfriend. Kosti and Leslie are arrested. Gerald tells Louisa that Kosti isn’t the one in the paperwork. She learns that his wife is buried in a cemetery and Kosti keeps it beautiful. Louisa heads to the police station in the morning. Leslie and Kosti hang out with two other inmates. Leslie is quickly released. However, Louisa and Spiros are forced to negotiate to get Spiros released. Next, Margo returns the paperwork to the clinic. Then, the family pays a visit to Countess Mavrodaki (Leslie Caron). The countess quickly takes a liking to Margo. Lawrence finishes another story, before Theo returns. Gerald returns home with the goldfish, which the Countess gave him.
Theo tells Louisa about Kosti. She learns that his wife was having an affair. During a moment of madness and passion, Kosti knocked her over, she hit her head and died. Lawrence reads his story to Theo. Louisa visits Kosti at the cemetery. She apologizes and gives her condolences.
The Durrells In Corfu Review
The 3rd episode of The Durrells In Corfu was great. The addition of Kosti created a lot of problems for Louisa, but also gave the viewer the chance to explore Gerald’s short relationship with his father. The antics of Margo, Leslie and Lawrence were fun and a little bit silly. Despite her initial distrust of Kosti, Louisa managed to pull everything together and get the man released in the end.
An 8.5 out of 10 is deserved. Catch up with previous recaps of The Durrells in Corfu now!