Time for our final Victoria recap of the season, everyone! If you need to catch up on any of our previous recaps, you can find them here.
(This story is true! Well, it's true that there were suspicions, anyway. Ernst was indeed a suspect in the death of his valet, Joseph Sellis, in 1810. But the story is pretty complicated, and no one was ever able to prove that Ernst had any involvement. Regardless, it became one of the many scandals that was widely-believed about Ernst, who was disliked intensely by the British people.)
This particular bobby tells them that they found a letter telling Oxford to await instructions from Hanover. Albert panics.
Sidenote: Where in the world is Lord Melbourne??? Peel's STILL not the Prime Minister. Melbourne didn't really just pack up his broken heart and stop governing. (I miss you, Rufus!)
(One bone to pick here: Leopold tells Victoria that he converted to Catholicism when becoming King of the Belgians, but that never happened.)
(A little historical fact-checking: the baby was born on the afternoon of November 21, 1840; Albert was present at the birth; a group of high-ranking men were waiting in the next room, and Lord Melbourne was among them; the door was left open between the rooms. Directly after the birth, Albert went downstairs and represented Victoria at a Privy Council meeting for the first time.)
This happy little family tableau is our final shot of the season. They've already commissioned a second, so I suppose this is how we say goodbye to Victoria -- but only for now.