The Royals Recap: The Great Man Down 5/3/15
On the last episode of The Royals, the Grand Dutchess, Helena’s mother visited. Eleanor acted out and destroyed family paintings, Ophelia deals with backlash about her actions at the vacation house, Jasper is MIA, and Simon was stabbed by a mystery person shortly after announcing the potential dismemberment of the monarchy to the public.
The royal families- and Jasper, strangely enough, evacuate the castle, and shortly after, Liam is sworn in as Acting King of England. They arrive in a bunker, and Ophelia’s dad comes in to tell them about the attack on Simon. He’s in surgery .Eleanor asks if he’s okay, and Ophelia’s dad isn’t sure about it. The door opens again and a guard comes in with Ophelia. Her dad snaps at Marcus about being invited into the bunker, and Marcus talks him down. Eleanor begs to be let out to see her father, but Ophelia’s father denies it. Helena goes over to Liam to tell him things are different now. She gives him the news about being the Acting Prince.
Later in the bunker, Liam blames himself for Simon’s attack since he was supposed to meet him. Eleanor still continues trying to get more information that no one has. Helena’s furious that there was no security detail on him. Ophelia’s dad comes clean about letting Simon go alone, so he feels just as guilty. Helena ends up blaming Ophelia for it, and Eleanor comes to her rescue, screaming that it’s no one’s fault but the attacker. Liam has a sinking suspicion that Cyrus is the attacker, and starts screaming at him for it. Eleanor sides with her brother. Cyrus deflects by reminding Eleanor that Simon was disappointed in her. Liam notes that Cyrus was there before anyone else- the exact opposite of the emergency plan. Ophelia joins naming facts and Cyrus threatens her life, so her father pulls a gun on Cyrus. Helena talks him down, then goes on about the plan to act strong if the public gets word- and then the plan to fire Ophelia’s dad afterward. Father and daughter leave, and Liam snaps at Helena about it. Eleanor is disgusted that her mother’s casual about the whole thing. Eleanor insists he has to leave again, and Marcus caves and lets her and Jasper out. She gets as far as the hallway before she has a breakdown. Eleanor sees that Jasper followed her and snaps at him too, then notes she doesn’t trust him and he has a track record for violence. Jasper backs off. Liam goes over to Helena to scold her about treating Eleanor horribly given the circumstances. Ophelia’s dad comes back to announce the building is clear, so they’re free to move about the castle, but not go anywhere outside.