Whether you’re suffering from The Crown withdrawal or smack-dab in the middle of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) and Prince Philip’s (Matt Smith) drama, these ten season two episode recaps are just what you need.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: ‘Misadventure’
Queen Elizabeth II discovers an unsettling photograph just as Prince Philip heads out for a lengthy galavant around the globe. If that’s not bad enough, the U.K. is also on the brink of war with Egypt. Joy.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: ‘A Company of Men’
QEII feels the distance (literally and figuratively) between her and her hubby. Meanwhile, Philip is reminded of dark family memories during an interview in Australia.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: ‘Lisbon’
The palace scrambles to cover up a scandal that promises to cast a negative light on Philip and, ipso facto, Elizabeth. Prime Minister Anthony Eden (Jeremy Northam) faces the music after his poor conduct with Egypt.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: ‘Beryl’
Elizabeth and Philip throw a lavish ball in honor of their tenth anniversary, and dear Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) experiences some romantic problems of her own.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: ‘Marionettes’
Elizabeth and co. feel the wrath of an outspoken journalist after the queen delivers a cringe-worthy speech at a Jaguar car factory.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: ‘Vergangenheit’
As Prince Edward (Alex Jennings) plots his grand re-entrance to British high society, Queen Elizabeth uncovers some disturbing skeletons in his closet.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: ‘Matrimonium’
Princess Mags learns that when one romantic door closes, another doesn’t necessarily open. Ho-hum.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: ‘Dear Mrs. Kennedy’
The Kennedys come to visit Buckingham Palace, and let’s just say Jackie (Jodi Balfour) and Lillibet have an interesting friendship.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: ‘Paterfamilias’
Philip insists on sending the wee Prince Charles (Billy Jenkins) to his alma mater in Scotland and reflects on the terrible experiences he had there.
‘The Crown’ Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: ‘Mystery Man’
Engulfed in even more royal scandal, Queen Liz heads to Scotland to rest during her difficult pregnancy. She and Philip may have finished out season two on a high note, but who knows what season three has in store for them. If only we didn’t have to wait until 2019 to find out…