A divided house cannot stand (note it!)
The battle lines are drawn between GreatCatherine and Peter as Hulu’s alternative history comedy Season 2 begins.
Friday’s premiere picks up four months after Catherine’s coup against her emperor husband, and the two sides are at a bloody stalemate. (“I’m somewhere between boredom and rage,” Catherine complains.) Corpses are everywhere – children are playing with a severed head like it’s a soccer ball – and there’s no sign of Catherine’s lover, Leo, although everyone is sure he’s dead. Oh and she’s still pregnant, by the way. They trapped Peter on the third floor of the palace, which looks like a victory … until we see Peter happily partying with his friends in his hiding place. He’s impressed – and excited – by Catherine’s progress, but insists, “She won’t beat me because I’m… well, me.” He even has a secret escape tunnel to the outside, but when they send a Peter doppelganger to test him, he’s immediately shot. Too bad for this plan.
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Catherine comes up with a plot to burn Peter and his pals with Molotov cocktails, but while an underling does this, Peter pulls into a doctor’s cart and appears in his room. (He casually asks her how she is. “At war with you, that’s how I have been.”) She is determined to kill him herself and even pounces at him with a knife, but he pushes her away – and he kinda likes his cum. He kneels in front of his belly and talks to the baby, whom he already calls “Paul”, and when he comes out, hands him a pistol under his chin and warns him: “My patience is running out” … before adding a “I love you!” shredder The Molotov cocktail attack wiped out his followers, but Peter manages to escape the palace in a horse-drawn carriage before anyone can stop him, hiding in one of his properties. campaign.
Catherine is annoyed that she missed her chance to kill him – and she is still annoyed at Marial for betraying her, but the Empress and her maid get along and are reconciled. (It helps that Marial makes good tea.) Peter quickly realizes that he forgot to bring his gourmet chef with him and is forced to subsist on a few blueberries: “I don’t strategize when I am doing it. am hungry. Catherine receives a visit from Peter’s Aunt Elizabeth, who puts a frog on her pregnant belly to prevent a miscarriage. The doctor doesn’t care… but he also wants to do something nasty to her with a bundle of sage, so he’s not much more scientifically advanced.
When the palace chief leaves in the night to join Peter, Catherine follows him and finds Peter’s hiding place. His soldiers try to storm the place, but it is to no avail: Peter’s troops can easily take them out one by one. Catherine retaliates by asking the chef to cook delicious food and letting the scents float to Peter’s fortress, where he’s stuck eating rats. He finally gives in and sends Georgina to make a deal: he will abdicate, but he wants 20 minutes a day with Catherine and the baby. He’ll live in the palace and have fun while he lets her rule Russia – and they’ll have a lot of “fiery sex”. (“I look at you and I dry, like sand,” she retorts.) She agrees to be under house arrest at the palace for him with time with her and the baby, but no sex. He accepts and signs the abdication papers before heading directly to the chef’s meal.
Catherine can’t believe it: she officially rules Russia now. But Peter has a gift for her: the severed head of his lover Leo, who is indeed dead. He hands it to her in a bag as his followers applaud “Empress Catherine the Great, huzzah!” But she looks anything but happy.
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