The Crown Recap: Episode 10, Season 2 : Mystery Man

Mystery Man

We’re sad that The Crown, season two, is coming to a close. As we discuss throughout this episode, we’re also a little sad that it had to end this way. We gave up trying to reconcile the timeline to reality, wondered why Prince Philip had to get wrapped up in the Profumo Affair and Susan tried to make Curtain Call Easter Eggs a thing. 

We give you trivia right out of the gate with surprising facts about Keds


Stephen Ward, Osteopath, (back when no one knew what osteopaths were) and a guy who likes connecting people which is not as innocent as it could be.



Elizabeth is pregnant (with Prince Edward) and we had a really hard time following the next 9 months (see:timeline issues.) But we did find some real Queen Elizabeth pregnant and with babies photos! 

If you would like to fall down a rabbit hole with Beckett, here is the American Society of Hematology.


Margaret is pregnant, too! Margaret is pregnant in the 1960s when no one knew that drinking could be bad for the baby. Also, Susan liked this ensemble, but Beckett was once again disappointed in Margaret’s outfit.

Is this the stand in for Kensington Palace? We think, “yes.”


Christine Keeler getting interrogated about her relationship with the Soviet spy and the British Minister of War, a mystery man in a photo that could be one of them or could be Prince Philip, and Stephen Ward, the man who introduced them all.


Beyond the Fringe, Dorothy Macmillan thought it was hysterical.


Dorothy Macmillan needs to step aside because we really must know about that painting behind her.


The Prime Minister only felt this way during his evening at the theater.


Stephen Ward (he’s not sleeping). He really did do sketches of Philip but he had been commissioned by a magazine, here is one of them.


Our most favorite shot in, maybe, the whole series (it’s way more impressive in motion.)


Macmillan making an entrance to confirm his resignation. (He’s fiiiine, the guy lives another 25 years.)


A confederacy of elected quitters…and a really strong brooch game.


Tony is too cool for furniture.


Philip hunts down Elizabeth who is hanging out with some out of season roses.


If someone runs across this candelabra, grab it for Susan? Thanks.


They fight, they make up and then they sit like this for too long.


Our final scene of season two and all these actors…this is sad, we’ll miss them.


Some parting links:

A history of pregnancy tests

Life got really rough for Christine Keeler (although not for John Profumo or Harold Macmillan), here is her obituary from the New York Times.

The Royal Jeweller website recaps this series by talking about the jewelry!

The final performance of Beyond the Fringe:


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