Desperate Romantics

Season 1 Episode 3

Episode 3

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Aug 04, 2009 on BBC Two
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Rossetti and Hunt become jealous when John Millais secures the backing of Ruskin.Will their friendship remain intact?
After being commissioned to paint Effie Ruskin, the beautiful, lonely and bored wife of John, Millais learns that the couple have never consumated their marriage, causing him to come to a sudden realisation: he is supposed to sleep with her.
While his friends ponder it, Millais remains horrified at the idea, thinking of the scandal it would cause.He resolves himself to doing without the help of John Ruskin and walking away from the chance to further his career, which is easier said than done when it dawns on him how much he loves Effie.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Rafe Spall

Rafe Spall

William 'Maniac' Holman Hunt

Samuel Barnett

Samuel Barnett

John Millais

Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sam Crane (II)

Sam Crane (II)

Fred Walters

Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander

John Ruskin

Zoë Tapper

Zoë Tapper

Effie Ruskin

Recurring Role

Amy Manson

Amy Manson

Lizzie Siddal

Recurring Role

Jennie Jacques

Jennie Jacques

Annie Miller

Recurring Role

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