Ross Poldark (played by Aidan Turner) and wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) have got a new enemy in the form of Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan).
While they are wary of him anyway, it all came to a head in this evening’s episode when Ralph, who is out to create a slavery empire, turned on Ned Despard (Vincent Regan) and his wife.
While calling out Kitty Despard (Kerri McLean) on account of her race, Ned defended his wife.
A tense head-to-head occurred as Ned grabbed Ralph by the throat saying: “You’ll be familiar with my fist if you don’t apologise to my wife.”
Calm and collected Kitty responded: “Ned, I’m sure Mr Hanson meant no offence.
“I can assure you, none was taken,” she quietly whispered into her husband’s ear.
Ned eventually loosened his grip on Ralph’s neck as he said: “As ever, we are redeemed by the fairer sex.”
Ralph ominously told Ned: “No, I think it will take a lot more than that to redeem you sir.”
However, once their exchange was over, it seemed Ross and Demelza didn’t like Ralph either.
Demelza told her husband she wanted to “crown” the villain and it was this moment in particular viewers were thrown into turmoil over.
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Praising Demelza’s ferocity, one wrote: “Love that Ross and Demelza both said they’d fight rather than take a step back They are well suited!”
Another added: “‘I’d have let him crown the man’. While cheering him on, eh, Demmie? Me too, babe. #Poldark.”
A third shared: “THE POLDARKS ARE SO FIGHTY I LOVE IT. What a power couple. #Poldark.”
“#Poldark I’d have let him hit him too, Demi,” said a fourth.
Meanwhile, it seems Ross and Dwight could be set for a violent head-to-head as their feud explodes.
Although Ross stood by his friend for years, it seems they could be in for trouble as Ross gets into his politics further.
Actor Luke recently spilled at a Q&A ahead of the new series: “There is a bit of animosity between Dwight and Ross this year which is fun because they’ve never really had any over the last four series.
“So yeah it’s a bit of a head to head this year.”
How will their clash come out to play on the BBC series?
Poldark continues Sunday on BBC One at 9pm.