“Avalanche” of The Crown, is in fact an avalanche. Just more of the relationship variety. We continue with the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage, and Elizabeth’s and Phillips disregard of their problems.
THE CHARLES AND DIANA SAGA CONTINUES
I can’t imagine being stuck in a loveless marriage. Or one where one spouse loves the other, but it’s not returned. You could make the argument that Diana went into her marriage with her eyes wide open about Charles and Camilla, but you can’t forget how young Diana was when they married. She had an unrealistic view of what her life was going to be like, and she was desperately convinced she was in love with Charles.
Their marriage this episode, however, is vastly different. They obviously have different love languages and can’t get along. It seems Charles can’t even stand to be in Diana’s presence and he is so bitter towards her and how she stands in the way of him and Camilla living happily ever after.
I feel for Diana because she goes out of her way to make Charles happy on his birthday and their anniversary and he doesn’t even care. He might not appreciate the way she showed her love or her present, but he should be happy that she gave him something. The way Charles talks to Camilla about how embarrassed he is by Diana is just cruel and unnecessary.
It also doesn’t help that Elizabeth is basically turning a blind eye to how Charles also treats Diana. She only asks Diana about cheating on Charles, and not the other way around and it sickens me. The cheating street goes both ways, and they are both to blame for their current circumstances. Charles and Diana I don’t think have ever tried to see the other for who they really are for more than a couple of seconds. They have had periods of happiness yes, but a chasm separates them in reality.
Diana really tried to save their marriage and invest in Charles again. She can only do that for so long. It takes two people to make a relationship work, and she was the only one trying. I was just so heartbroken for her when Diana realized she wasn’t enough for him.
“Avalanche” was one of my more favorite episodes of The Crown this season. Even through all the shit things that happened, I felt with the the characters and was immersed in the story. What did you think of this episode of The Crown?
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