When the banks start issuing paper notes instead of gold, Demelza finds herself thrown into uncharted waters with her workers and the locals, a situation taken advantage of by Tess and Jacka. Morwenna tackles the grief of being parted from her son, while Geoffrey Charles makes plain his intent to marry Cecily, landing both of them in trouble. George conspires once more against Ned and the Poldarks as he and his allies enact a plan to destroy their opposition for good.
Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.
Poldark - Series 5, Episode 5 Synopsis and Schedule