The Royals Recap: Sweet, Not Lasting 4/5/15
On the last episode of The Royals in favor of making himself look good or safe after a night of partying gone wrong, Liam leaves Gemma in a crashed car. Eleanor tried to upstage Helena by putting on her own fashion show, only to find out that Helena was pulling the strings of her success, and Simon was finally starting to reconsider disbanding the monarchy.
Eleanor wakes up to a doctor hovering over her- she’s almost brought herself to sickness from the drugs and alchohol and has the medical equipment around her bed to prove it. She goes to smoke up anyway. She gets a call from her social media rep, who has booked a bunch of public appearances for her. Eleanor doesn’t want to go with it- until she offers going to one of Robert’s charityies. She calls Liam to go to yell at Helena for meddling in her affairs. Meanwhile, Liam is on the plane for the tour- and Helena has invited Gemma on the tour for “moral support.” Back at the castle, Jasper takes Eleanor out to go on the tour, and a new driver as harrived to intercept her. She makes the demand- no staff or she bails. The first stop is a retirement home. She’s not happy, all over again. Her solution is being high by the time they get there. At the castle again, Ophelia gets a call. Nick calls to get her for the date he owes her. He’s not taking no for an answer, but he’s still willing to entertain it at the end. She caves and tells him to meet her at the castle. On the plane, Helena is furious that Liam has changed into a standard suit. Liam goes to change and gets interrupted by Gemma. He manages to get rid of her- but she tells him it’s only for the moment.
He goes back to Helena, who goes through a list of things he’s allowed to talk about- which leaves him with not much. They touch down, and Liam prepares for his first appearance. He ends up failing miserably as he insults a town’s cheese, then assumes a woman is pregnant when she’s not. They go back on the plane, and Helena lays into him- and makes his list of topics even shorter. Elsewhere, Eleanor and Jasper arrive at the retirement home and she’s ready to walk the second she looks at the place. Jasper tries to encourage her to go in, but eventually, the drugs kick in and she heads inside, and makes an absolute fool of herself. Jasper practically has to drag her out of there to prevent her from kaing everything worse. At the castle, Nick arrives inside the castle and Ophelia meets up with him. She takes him on a tour of the castle. Meanwhile, Jasper and Eleanor head to other events- and she ends up stealing a puppy from the animal shelter, but Jasper manages to wrestle it away and give it back. On the plane, Marcus delivers news that Liam and Gemma are all over the tabloids. He’s not happy. Helena is. On Ophelia’s tour, Ophelia and Nick are having a good time when she sees a photo of the tabloid. She rebukes with a selfie of her kissing Nick on the cheek.