A small detail from last night’s episode, but one I really liked.
When the Gentleman makes his comment to Arabella and Emma about a dance of three partners (cue me dying a little bit. Horrible pointy fairy, how I love thee), he says that he was taught the steps four thousand years ago. This is a very nice allusion to a footnote in the novel:
Several authorities have noted that long-lived fairies have a tendency to call
any substantial period of time “four thousand years”. […] Many fairies, when asked,
will say they are four thousand years old; they mean they do not know their age;
they are older than human civilization or possibly than humankind.