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.