The Gilded Age Season 2 Episode 4 “His Grace the Duke” ends with Mrs. Winterton (Kelley Curran), aka the woman formerly known as Turner, discovering that her former employer, Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon) has stolen “her” duke (Ben Lamb). Even though the Wintertons met the dashing Duke of Buckingham on their European honeymoon, Bertha’s machinations have wooed the nobleman to her house in Newport. Mrs. Winterton will no longer be able to show off her aristocratic acquaintance. Instead, she will have to show up at the Russells’ Newport home to see her old pal. It’s not the only setback Mrs. Winterton has in this latest installment of HBO‘s The Gilded Age, but it is the one that sets off a Veruca Salt-level temper tantrum from the lady. The Gilded Age Season 2 Episode 4 ends with Mrs. Winterton shrieking her way up a marble staircase.
“I don’t want other dukes! I want this duke!” she screams. “We found him and he’s mine! But that witch has stolen him from me!”
So what is it about this specific duke that Enid Winterton, née Turner, can’t stop obsessing over?
“I think, you know, she has met this duke. She already had a…
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