Grantchester end of season 1
by Andrea Elizabeth
Sydney is becoming a deeper character who acts in a closed off manner largely because he has unresolved guilt and trauma from action in WWII. His faith is separate from his escape measures right now, which shows why he acts dualistically.
Leonard is a purer soul, but since he’s young he hasn’t been tried. Detective Inspector Geordie Keating calls him a pansy, and Geordie’s kids dress him up as a princess. Leonard says, shouldn’t that be prince? And they insist, no, princess. Others are defining him in this vulnerable time before he acts out, I assume. The show is establishing homosexuality as an identity and not as a temptation or attraction. How many have succumbed to the lifestyle because they are told that that’s just who they are? Lord have mercy on them.