At the beginning of the 4th episode, Louisa (Keeley Hawes) reprimands Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) for his reckless behavior. After the intro, Louisa pays a visit to Florence (Lucy Black) and helps clean up bile in the doctor’s office. Louisa reveals that Margo (Daisy Waterstone) got a job with the Countess Mavrodaki (Leslie Caron). Their conversation quickly turns to Sven. Louisa complains that it is impossible to share her thoughts with him. While out and about, Leslie runs into a farmer, Crippenopoulos (George Kopsidas). The farmer complains about Leslie chasing and shooting his turkeys. Leslie ignores the man, since he cannot understand the language he is speaking. Louisa visits Sven (Ulric von der Esch). Their conversation quickly turns into an argument and results in Louisa storming off.
Margo hangs out with the Countess and her butler Dennis (Jeremy Swift). The countess admits she is happy to have the company. Meanwhile, Gerald (Milo Parker) returns home with bats. Lawrence (Josh O’Connor) speaks with Leslie about the farmer. Before Gerald leaves, he puts the bats in the outhouse. While Gerald is away, Leslie and Lawrence get into an argument. Leslie locks his brother in the outhouse with the bats. Leslie is once again confronted by Crippen. This time, the farmer complains about the family dog killing his turkeys. Leslie ignores the man. Margo and Louisa are forced to save Lawrence. Gerald returns and learns that one of the bats was killed in the process. When Leslie returns, he gets into an argument with his mother and leaves home.
Leslie visits the men he met in jail. Fotis (Vangelis Diamantis) and Sotos (Manolis Emmanouel) quickly invite him in. The next day, Margo reads to the Countess, while she paints. Margo spots a handsome gardener and quickly becomes infatuated with the man. Lugaretzia (Anna Savva) ridicules Louisa for letting the best child leave home. She leaves to get in touch with Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis). Spiros watches from a distance as Fotis and Sotos force Leslie to run around the shack, before he is allowed to eat. Margo returns home and tells her mother she needs a new dress to impress her future boyfriend. Seconds later, Louisa learns that Leslie is hanging out with bad people. Louisa visits Leslie and tries to convince him to return. He refuses. At this time, a policeman storms the house and arrests Leslie for stealing the turkeys. While the countess is asleep, Margo manages to speak with the gardener.
The man introduces himself as Angel (Jamie Ward). The couple speaks momentarily about gardening. Leslie is again released from jail. However, he still refuses to come home. Margo gets caught trying on the countess’ clothing. Dennis admits he will need to inform the countess. Margo quickly realizes she will be dismissed from her duties. Meanwhile, Louisa manages to convince Spiros and Theo (Yorgos Karamihos) to act as Leslie’s lawyers. Dennis and the Countess play a joke on Margo. She is allowed to keep her job and also receives the dress as a gift. Next, Sven speaks with Louisa. Sven admits he likes children. He also insists he is used to being on his own and is afraid of change. Just when he begins to open up, Sven rushes off. During this time, Fotis and Sotos force Leslie to help them break into a house and steal whiskey.
Gerald makes it clean to his mother that he intends to hold a funeral for the bat. He instructs her to find him a priest. Margo returns home and tells her family about the countess and the dress. Lawrence becomes obsessed with the thought of the library. That night, Leslie gets into an argument with his new friends and returns home. Louisa comforts her son. The next day, Captain Creech (James Cosmo) returns and informs Louisa that he is now sober. He offers to take her out on his yacht, but she quickly refuses the offer. With Theo’s help, Gerald lays his bat to rest. After the funeral, Louisa speaks with Florence. Their conversation turns to Sven and Louisa quickly decides to use Creech to make Sven jealous. She pays a visit to the countess and is given a hideous dress. Nonetheless, her children convince her that it looks great.
Spiros drives Louisa to the pier, where she meets with Creech. She quickly has a change of heart, but decides she cannot let the old fool down now. She boards the tiny boat with the man and things quickly go from bad to worse. Creech admits he is drunk. A scuffle ensues and the man falls overboard. Seconds later, Louisa manages to return to shore. Sven watches the spectacle. Eventually, Leslie’s trial gets underway. While Theo tries to paint him as innocent, the police office quickly makes the court aware of Leslie’s drunken brawl. Seven witnesses take the stand on Leslie’s behalf, before Crippen is allowed to have his say. The case falls apart when Crippen admits the turkey’s bodies have gone missing. Nonetheless, he makes matters worse by telling the judge about Leslie’s antics with Sotos and Fotis.
That night, the family speaks about Leslie’s new predicament. To try and fix the problem, Louisa visits Sotos and Fotis. She tries to bribe them with cookies. The next day, the judge drops the charges, because the two men have changed their testimonies. They now claim Leslie wasn’t involved. Crippen is also ordered to give the family several turkeys. The family returns home to celebrate. Louisa thanks Spiros. He lets her know that she bribed the men by pawning her wedding ring. He also reveals that he has reclaimed the ring for her. Seconds later, the family receives their new turkeys. Margo gives her mother the green dress. She quickly puts it on and struts downstairs. It is clear Sven likes what he sees.
That night, Lawrence heads to the countess’ palace. He entertains Dennis, so he can get access to the library. Sven helps Louisa get rid of Leslie’s gun. At the end of the episode, Louisa finally manages to get a kiss from Sven.
The Durrells In Corfu Review
The 4th episode of The Durrells In Corfu managed to maintain the excellent quality of the series. The episode saw Leslie continue his spiral out of control. He was jailed again and paraded in the courtroom. Nonetheless, Louisa once again managed to help her son escape serious trouble. While the characters always seem selfish, there are acts of selflessness from time to time. Those moments, although slightly rare, are very emotional.
Nonetheless, The Durrells In Corfu manages to be a success thanks to its humor and lightheartedness. An 8.5 out of 10 is deserved. Catch up with previous recaps of The Durrells In Corfu now!