It’s my personal opinion that this episode of The Crown,

officially titled “Couple 31,” is by far the strongest of the season.

It might be the only episode thus far where I actually cared for this season’s characters

because up until now, everyone has been playing an archetype:

Angry Charles, Vengeful and Lonely Diana, Aging Elizabeth

In this episode, everyone got to play a nuanced, interesting version of themselves and it paid off.

One more reason I enjoyed this episode: it was not lost on me that Prince Charles,

a man who is father to two princes, suggested that his girlfriend

Camilla hire a spin doctor to help her with her image.

I’m not sure anyone who makes The Crown intended on that being an Easter Egg,

but don’t worry everyone, I STILL FOUND IT.