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‘The Royals’ Sneak Peek: Gemma & Ophelia Fight Over Liam — Watch

Wed, March 18, 2015 9:00am EDT by Emily Longeretta Add first Comment

Let the love triangle begin! On the second episode of ‘The Royals,’ Ophelia comes face-to-face with Liam’s ex, Gemma — and she’s ready to fight for her man. The ladies couldn’t be more different! Watch the sneak peek here.

The tension is building on E!’s hottest new show, The Royals! After Ophelia (Merritt Patterson) and Liam (William Moseley) had quite the steamy hook up on the season premiere, the Queen warned her that his ex, Gemma, was much more fitting — and now we know what she meant.

‘The Royals’: Ophelia & Gemma Fight Over Liam

Meet Gemma (Sophie Colquhoun), the royal heiress of a diamond cartel, who returns (half-dressed) to Liam’s life after they split. Naturally, she wants her man back — it appears it’s because he’s now next in line for the throne.

So, what happens when she meets Liam’s now-kind-of-sort-of-girlfriend, Ophelia? Well, they have a great run in at a fancy party — and has a sneak peek above.

“I know how this is supposed to go. I’m the hostile, poshy, bi-ch with a fake smile and a secret agenda, and you’re the girl next door with pluck, and charm, and a quiet inner site,”Gemma tells Ophelia. Then she adds quite the question: “I can be you, can you be me?”

Gemma & Ophelia Are Both ‘Playing A Game’

We got a chance to speak with both Sophie and Merritt, who definitely were looking forward to

“It’s a very modern take on a relationship and a love triangle, because we end up together right away,” Merritt explains of Ophelia and Liam’s relationship. “But they’re not official right off the bat, and then she shows up and it causes a lot of problems.”

However, you won’t immediately hate her.

“We’re just both playing a game,” Sophie said. “They don’t hate each other, no, Ophelia probably finds the whole thing quite funny. Gemma is playing a game, and enjoys being a bi-ch. But what you see is not always what you get.”

She also teased that Gemma is “a lot more interesting than you give her credit for” — and we can’t wait. What do you think, HollwyoodLifers? Are you Team Gemma or Team Ophelia? Tune into a new episode of The Royals on Sunday at 10pm ET!

— Emily Longeretta