okay but the teaser for 2.10.... demelza getting beaten?? is it george or one of his henchman? I haven't gotten that far in the books yet (I'm almost done book 1) and I'm not really avoiding spoilers so I figured I'd come ask you. Is that in the books? If so does Ross properly freak out, because after all the damage he's done the least he can do is give a crap about his wife if she's wounded....
I have a few questions about this so I will try and answer this as thoroughly as I can.
The event is very different in the books.
Demelza is walking to Trevaunance, Garrick following behind her. She is walking on a path near Trenwith when she hears a shot. She discovers Garrick yelling and rolling around in agony. He has been shot in the ear and is bleeding all down his face. Tom, George’s overzealous henchmen, (whom you might remember from such fun times as paying people to testify against Ross and nearly beating Jud to death) is the one holding a shotgun. As you can imagine Demelza is furious and starts yelling at him that he has no right but he informs her that she is trespassing and he makes a horrible comment about her and her dog being a “mixed breed”. Demelza’s anger spurns Garrick into action, barking and going for Tom’s leg, tom tries to hit him with his gun and Demelza, tries to grab hold of him and keep him safe, in the confusion Garrick bites her wrist. George gallops over on his horse and interrupts, he reinforces that she is on private land but when Tom threatens her with violence Goerge tells him to shut it. At home, ross sees the bandage on her wrist. Ross is prone to freak whenever Demelza is injured so she tries to downplay it but Ross is still furious, he goes round to Trenwith to yell at George and warns him to leave Demelza alone. For once he tries to be reasonable and not fight him physically but he is very firm about protecting Demelza.
So I’m guessing they decided to change this in the series for a number of reasons: no one likes seeing a hurt dog, that dog is super famous now and hard to get secure for filming, filming an entire scene where the dog has to get shot and all that would be very hard and its just easier to have a person be the victim.
But I can’t imagine a scenario where Ross is blazé about his wife being beaten. No matter the current state of their relationship he loves and cares about her and is not going to just shrug that off. HE IS GOING TO FLIP! I mean, he freaks out in the book about an accidental bite, he is not going to react kindly to this.