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Some ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Fans Are Convinced Beth and D. L. Townes Had Strong Chemistry

*Spoiler alert: This story accommodates MASSIVE spoilers for The Queen’s Gambit.*

Scott Frank’s newest masterpiece, The Queen’s Gambit, tells the life story of Beth Harmon, a supremely proficient chess participant who’s caught up in a seemingly endless wrestle between desirous to rise larger within the ranks and numbing her ache by consuming bigger and bigger portions of sedatives and alcohol.

She lives for the joys of the sport, however she is much less in a position to obtain comparable success in different areas of her life. Take, as an example, her unusual fascination with D.L. Townes, who’s homosexual.

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ touches on Beth’s admiration for D. L. Townes.

Though it was launched on Netflix on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, the seven-episode-long drama has already garnered a substantial amount of reputation amongst popular culture followers and much past. The crisp cinematography, the attractive costumes, and, after all, the story revolving round a genius chess participant battling her demons had a gripping impact on many. Nonetheless, what made the viewers extra keen to boost additional questions was the heroine’s curiosity in a fellow chess participant, D. L. Townes. 

Beth first bumps into the devilishly good-looking younger man at a chess match. Regardless of some preliminary hesitation, she chooses to defeat him — however her newfound emotions will not vanish fairly so simply. Because the second episode of the present, “Exchanges,” reveals, Beth finally ends up falling for him. The narrative twist stunned many viewers, a few of whom have taken it to Twitter to conduct a extra in-depth inquiry.

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“Can somebody who’s watched queens gambit clarify to me the scene in ep 7 the place Townes apologises to beth……why?? Is he homosexual????” wrote an individual. 

“The Queen’s Gambit is so good however I’m fairly disillusioned they made Townes homosexual after all of the sexual pressure between Beth and him. He’s the one man I used to be rooting for Beth until Benny’s character was performed by Harry Types then I ship Benny and Beth hihi,” wrote any person else. 

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Expertly performed by Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, the character is superbly launched because the opponent Beth would briefly entertain the concept of sacrificing a win for. 

“A few of my favourite chess matches are when Beth performs Townes and it is the primary time she hasn’t actively wished to thrash somebody as a result of she likes him,” Anya Taylor-Pleasure, the actress taking part in the older model of Beth, defined in a earlier interview with TV Insider. 

Within the third episode of The Queen’s Gambit, titled “Doubled Pawns,” Beth bumps into Townes years after their first encounter. The episode exhibits the 2 as they go on to have a heart-to-heart — solely to be interrupted by Roger, whom Townes lives with. Though Beth and Townes by no means go on to pursue a extra romantic affair, this does not have an effect on their relationship. 

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Townes is not the one chess participant Beth develops emotions for. The sensible heroine varieties tightly-knit relationships with the fiercely proficient Benny Watts (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Harry Beltik (Harry Melling) as effectively. 

Now you can stream The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix.

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