Olivia and Malcolm Foxworth’s twisted marriage took an even darker turn in episode 3 of For life Flowers in the attic: the origin. The latest episode of the network’s VC Andrews adaptation featured devastating revelations and a shocking act of violence. It all set the stage for the upcoming gothic drama finale, which airs on July 30.
[Warning: The article contains spoilers for Flowers in the Attic: The Origin Episode 3.]
Ms. Steiner attempted to blackmail the Foxworths in episode 3 of “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin”.
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Malcolm (Max Irons) continues to rule Foxworth Hall with an iron fist in the third episode of the Flowers in the attic prequel. His relationship with his wife Olivia (Jemima Rooper) turned into one of mutual hatred and contempt. But at the end of the episode, a dramatic twist brings the two together in a surprising way.
The unexpected reunion is due to Mrs. Steiner (Kate Mulgrew), who tries to blackmail the Foxworths. First, the family’s ex-governess threatens to reveal that Joel (Luke Fetherston) is gay. (Earlier in the episode, there is a heartbreaking sequence where Joel is sent to an institution specializing in experimental electroconvulsive therapy.) Malcolm denies his request for $5,000. He has already disowned Joel and no longer cares who knows about his son’s sexuality. But the vengeful former employee has another trick up her sleeve.
A shocking act brings Malcolm and Olivia closer together
Mrs. Steiner corners Olivia at Corinne’s debutante party, then drops a bombshell: she knows that Olivia is not Corinne’s real mother (future Bridgerton cast member Hannah Dodd). She demands $10,000 in exchange for not revealing the truth. As Mrs. Steiner gloats, an enraged Olivia orders her out. A fight ensues, and Ms. Steiner falls and bangs her head against a desk.
Malcolm arrives on the scene in the study. Just as Olivia took matters into her own hands when he killed her father, Malcolm steps in to deal with Mrs. Steiner, albeit in a brutal way. First, he knocks the unconscious woman’s head with a phone, ensuring that the family’s secrets will remain hidden (for now, at least). He and Olivia then calmly return to Corinne’s party. Later, they bury Mrs. Steiner in the woods. Malcolm – who hasn’t shown Olivia affection in years, as far as we know – even kisses his wife tenderly as they dig the grave.
Corinne’s forbidden romance sets the stage for ‘Flowers in the Attic: The Origin’ finale
Ms. Steiner’s murder wasn’t the only dramatic development in episode 3 of Flowers in the attic: the origin. After disposing of the would-be blackmailer’s body, Olivia returns to Foxworth Hall, where she peeks through a keyhole and sees Corinne having sex with Christopher (Callum Kerr) in the swan’s bed. . Christopher and Corinne believe they are uncle and niece, and they know their relationship is deeply inappropriate. But they don’t realize that they are actually half-siblings. Olivia is, understandably, horrified when she realizes what’s going on.
Those who have seen Lifetime’s 2014 film Flowers in the attic know that Christopher and Corinne’s forbidden romance has resulted in a total estrangement from her family. In the final of Flowers in the attic: the origin, we can expect to see exactly how their parents react when they find out the truth about the couple’s illicit relationship. A few preview images shared by Lifetime offer more clues as to what’s to come, including a photo of Malcolm in a wheelchair, suggesting that a calamity is befalling the Foxworth family patriarch. The episode will likely shed even more light on how this series’ Olivia became the woman who would lock her grandchildren in the attic in the original film.
The Flower in the attic: the origin The finale airs Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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