However, as loathsome as Slope is–and he is off-the-charts bad in this episode–I have to give him props for trying to mount a comeback. Never one to be down-and-out long, he quickly weasels an introduction to the Oxford dude.
Meanwhile, Eleanor seeks comfort with the Stanhope family. It’s not optimal consolation.
Bertie then proposes to Eleanor. She turns him down, too, but doesn’t have to resort to hitting him.
The episode concludes with the sad news that the dean did, in fact, pass away, and Eleanor returns home with dear old dad.
Best lines: I had to go with a tie because I couldn’t pick.
On being told Mr. Q will be warden–“I suppose . . . Mr. Quiverfull is . . . very poor.”
On the subject of unwanted proposals–“Must it be brief?”
Best face: No contest.
Next time: “Episode 7”