Saturday, 25 April 2009

Robin Hood. Series 3, episode 5: “Let the Games Commence”.

Above: Robin Hood and Guy's sister, Isabella, fast becoming friendly in the forest. Below: Big Bertha persuades John to wrestle in her Circus. (A shame John didn't have a "friendly" relationship with Bertha. That could have been most entertaining).
Above: Guy releases his killer weapon, and Kate looks on at Robin with his new friend... (Maybe she should put the hair extensions back in). Below: The new "triangle"? Will Isabella take sides with Robin Hood? Or remain loyal to her brother?
The Story: Another well pitched episode starts with a Lady, dressed as one of noble birth, racing through Sherwood Forest at breakneck speed. Hot in pursuit are two males, but not of the uniformed soldiers type. Before they can capture her she hides a small package in a hollow tree stump. When they approach she at first feigns surrender, before going on to knock most of them senseless before until she is overwhelmed. She is clearly afraid of being sent back somewhere, and begs “Please, no. You know what he’ll do to me!” It is at that moment that Robin Hood’s arrows announce his arrival: “I’m Robin Hood, and the pleasure’s all yours”, he smiles, (sounding more than a little like Noel Gallagher in his cocky arrogance).

As her attackers flee, the girl gives her name as Isabella, and explains that she is simply a servant girl wearing her Lady’s gown, and helping this same Lady escape from Squire Thornton. Robin Hood is clearly more than impressed at what he sees (love at first sight?), but all social niceties are interrupted when they have to take to the bushes as Guy of Gisborne and his new band of soldiers pass. Yes, “He’s back!”

Stationed in the forest, Guy is training his troops hard. These are the crème de la crème, provided by Prince John, with the express intent of killing Robin Hood. Whilst training they receive a visit from the Sheriff of Nottingham, curious and concerned about Guy’s new status with the Prince, and where it might leave him. Obviously Guy is not intimidated by the Sheriff anymore, and goes on to say he not only has these soldiers at his disposal but also “a weapon”.

There then follows a rather clumsy cut (did I miss a bit?) to a scene in which Guy and his men are already in hot pursuit of Robin and the Outlaws (Isabella amongst them). They escape down a sharp embankment, and attempt to avoid capture by splitting up into smaller groups. Gisborne is cool and measured in his response, simply giving the order to “fetch the weapon”.

Meanwhile, back in Nottingham, the Sheriff of Nottingham has sent for all the City’s merchants in order to collect their taxes. However, the Merchants seem a little less afraid of the Sheriff, believing his links with Prince John are not as strong as in the past. In response to this the Sheriff goes personally to the Market Place to get his money.

In Sherwood Forest, John comes across a woman apparently fighting off two assailants, and runs to her aid. However, he is wrong. This is Big Bertha, owner of Circus Maximus, and bound for Nottingham. The men seen fighting her are part of her circus troop, whilst the many children she takes with her are said to be orphans she has rescued and cares for. When Guy’s men come close she disguises John as a leper to keep him from discovery. In return, John agrees to fight in the circus ring that very night.

Whilst John and the circus head for Nottingham, the rest of the Outlaws have been cleverly “herded together like sheep” by these expert troops, approaching them from different sides. But, as the Outlaws get ready for a last stand, the troops part to reveal a large box. “What’s he got in there?” stutters a wide eyed Much.

He doesn’t have to wait too long before a huge lion is released and starts prowling towards them. However, all is not lost when Batgirl, err, sorry, Isabella, steps forth and takes from her utility belt (sorry, couldn’t resist!), a bag of mustard! She throws the bags into the air so Robin Hood can shoot holes in them, thereby inventing mustard gas, and escape whilst the troops and the lion (poor thing) are rubbing their eyes. (See First World War for details). Okay, back to the plot: After they escape, the Outlaws once more decide to split up. Robin, Much and Isabella go to investigate Guy’s camp, whilst the others go back to camp. But when Robin Hood reaches Guy’s camp he is waiting for him. In the ensuing fight Guy holds Robin at sword point, but Isabella saves him, even though it means her true identity is revealed. Yes, Isabella is Guy’s sister, sold into a loveless marriage to Squire Thornton at the age of just thirteen. Robin Hood gets away, but Isabella is forced to stay with Guy, and promises she’ll help in the fight against the Outlaws as long as she isn’t sent back to Squire Thornton. Meanwhile, when Robin returns to the Outlaw’s camp, there is the usual to-and-fro business of “let’s go back where we’ve only just come from” as they hatch yet another plan to enter Guy’s camp. This plan will involve Robin Hood’s apparent surrender.

In Nottingham, Bertha pays the Sheriff a visit. She calls him Vasey, having known him in the past, but he has no use for friendship and is only after money from her profits at that night’s performance. She says she can’t raise 200 crowns, but can promise him 100 crowns, and that a dead Outlaw will be a part of her show if the Sheriff will excuse her the rest of the money. However, as they are plotting, John himself has saved a small boy’s life during training for the show, and the boy is going to prove very grateful when later that day he hears Bertha telling one of her fighters to kill John in the ring.

As the circus gets underway, John is told to lose his fight, on the basis that if he won they would make more money and the Sheriff would only take more tax. But of course the true reason is that John is to be killed as part of Bertha’s deal with the Sheriff. So, whilst John fights in the ring, back at Guy’s camp, Robin Hood has walked straight in with arms held high, thereby distracting the soldiers from the Outlaws’ nets which are about to fall from the trees and the lion be released.

Cut to John fighting in a scary mask whilst the small boy attempts to tell him he is about to be killed; cut back to the forest where everyone but Guy, Robin Hood and his still merry men, are groaning on the floor in defeat. (Okay, this bit made no sense to me. How come these guys are so amazing for the whole episode, only to get trashed off-screen by a few fishing nets??)

Guy calmly rides away from his defeated men, saying “They failed me”. Isabella pleads to go with him, and he agrees. Robin and the Outlaws of course quick foot it to Nottingham and John. It transpires that Bertha is not the charitable person she pretends to be, but is rather selling the children into slavery. So, as a now freed John faces too many soldiers for even he to deal with, Robin and his gang make a well filmed, exciting entrance.

End bit: Seemingly with nowhere else to go, Guy (and Isabella) return to the Sheriff. Guy’s not quite cowering, but he’s not as arrogant as I’d like him to be. Later on, Isabella returns to the spot where she hid her small package. But Robin Hood has gotten there first to retrieve the purse. Isabella and Robin then argue. She tries to explain how she was “sold like a piece of meat” to her husband, but an angry Robin takes the money anyway.

Comment: As I said at the start, it was a well pitched episode. Perfectly suited for that time of evening. However, and maybe I become more and more aware of it due to writing these summaries, the “to-and-fro” style really does become a little too farcical at times. No doubt a way of making it seem far more is happening than actually is.

I love Kate’s new forest green outfit. It was great to see Gordon Kennedy (John), get more to say and do (he’s a big character in this one), and Sam Troughton (Much) was well on form with those little one liners as he pontificated over exactly what “the weapon” in that box could be. All good.

Negatives? Apart from the “to-and-fro” running about stuff: Surely Isabella would have simply knocked seven shades of stuffing out of Squire Thornton rather than have to resort to running away. And the Lion? Don’t get me started on the lion. Suffice to say I visit Sherwood Forest regularly, and will have a bottle of Coleman’s at the ready when I go next.

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Saturday, 18 April 2009

Robin Hood. Series 3, episode 4: Sins of the Father.

Above: Ironically, are we seeing a much happier Robin Hood these days? Below: The Sheriff of Nottingham is tricked by his accountant, Scrope.
Above: Little John, the gentle Giant of Sherwood Forest, consoles a homesick Kate. Below: Kate receives an altogether different, degrading treatment at the hands of Ruthless Rufus.
Above: Allan A Dale and Kate in chains. Is it love? Below: The bad guys may know Robin Hood won't shoot. But they also know that staying in Nottingham is bad for business.
Above: The vile Scrope gets his just rewards for plotting against the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Story: A really good episode this week, starting in Nottingham Castle where the Sheriff of Nottingham is consulting his financial advisor, Scrope, about money. It seems the Sheriff needs to raise 1,000 crown in a hurry or he’s finished. But of course Robin Hood is in town with other plans regarding the Sheriff’s finances. So it is that, whilst the Outlaws steal the Sheriff’s wagon (thanks to a swarm of bees and some barrels of honey poured over the guards from above), we get our first sight of Ruthless Rufus, the new Tax Collector. Rufus watches Robin Hood’s actions, even going so far as to congratulate him on his success.

The scene then moves to Loxley Village, where we see the true nature of Ruthless Rufus, as he arrives there with the Sheriff. Eager to impress his employer, and show the villagers just how ruthless he can be, Rufus completely trashes the Kate family’s pottery stalls and kiln, thereby leaving them with no means of support. Yet even in the face of such adversity, Kate remains defiant. However, her defiance gets her into even deeper trouble when, in order to save her mother’s life, Kate is forced to return to Loxley Manor to “entertain” Rufus, causing the Sheriff to make the observation that Rufus “makes Gisborne look warm and snugly”.

In the Outlaws camp, Much raises the alarm about smoke coming from Loxley Village (caused by the trashed kiln), and they all go to investigate. Upon hearing about Kate’s capture they rush to the Manor, where Kate is being forced to dance by Rufus. As his attentions become more intense she puts a knife to his stomach, but at that exact same moment Robin Hood and Much come bursting through the windows. They take her away to safety, but not before Rufus threatens her that the Sheriff will be informed of her collusion with Robin Hood, and that she can therefore expect to be outlawed herself. So it isn’t long before Kate is saying goodbye to the little red haired girl (same little red haired actor this week), and heading for Sherwood Forest with the rest of the gang. She and Allan soon strike up the kind of relationship in which each thrives on taunting the other. But at least Much is pleased to hear her say how the Outlaws are regarded as “legendary”, and not just Robin Hood himself. That evening, when Kate feels homesick, it is of course John who comforts her.

In Nottingham Castle, Scrope is suggesting to the Sheriff that he sell his troops to the Duke of Northumberland for gold, and give Ruthless Rufus the job of collecting the payment. Little does the Sheriff suspect that Rufus has a secret plan, and a “past”. It seems his father was once a butcher in Nottingham, and that the Sheriff executed him. In other words, Rufus is back for revenge, even though his son Edmund does not agree with his actions, nor the hardened criminal it has clearly turned him into.

As Robin Hood and Tuck come up with a plan to capture Rufus, and scare him away from Nottingham, Rufus himself is making his first delivery of taxes to the Sheriff. Very soon afterwards, Robin’s plan to capture Rufus backfires. As a result, Robin Hood takes Edmund prisoner, but Rufus captures both Kate and Allan, and even though Robin will later offer an exchange, Rufus his heartless in his intentions and turns him down.

That evening the Sheriff of Nottingham discovers that not only has his money been taken, but that he now has no troops to guard him. Scrope, the financial adviser, has been left tied up by Rufus and even though he tries to weasel his way out of his part in the scheme, it isn’t long before the Sheriff’s dagger is protruding from Scrope‘s chest.

Back in the Forest, Tuck has been gaining Edmund’s confidence, and Edmund finally agrees to lead him to the old butcher’s shop which once belonged to his family, and where he suspects Allan and Kate are probably being held. At the same time, this conclusion is arrived at separately by John who now remembers where he has seen Rufus before. Therefore it isn’t too long before Robin is charging through the door where a chained Allan and Kate are facing Rufus’s sword.

After the ensuing fight, the Sheriff of Nottingham casually strolls forward, remarking how ironic it is that Robin Hood is about to kill the man (Rufus) he himself had come for. At this point Rufus recounts how the Sheriff had once executed his father, to which the Sheriff rather gleefully states how it had been his first. But he also goes on to disclose how Rufus was the one guilty of the crime his father was imprisoned for, at which point a fight breaks out between Rufus, unable to come to terms with his guilty past, and his son, unable to forgive him. Rufus easily overpowers his son, and produces a blade. Robin is too far away to save Edmund, unable to get a clear shot. Only his best trick shot can save the boy now…

Later: As the Sheriff of Nottingham was not informed of her links with Robin Hood, there is no longer a need for Kate to return to Sherwood Forest with the outlaws. But, she says, “If you guys want me to….”

Comment: A really good episode, which will hopefully put us all back on the right track. Not a dungeon in sight, and no mindless repetitions. Tightly written, and very well constructed at the filming stage, with energetic performances all ‘round.

I thought Ruthless Rufus was absolutely great, and certainly lived up to his name. And yes, I LIKE Kate as one of the Outlaws. Yes, she is missing all the charisma of a Djaq or a Night Watchman, but that’s not who she is. Kate is a kick-ass village girl. She gives as good as she gets, verbally or physically. Don’t expect an educated response from this girl. She doesn’t come from a privileged background. I also liked the scene with Allan and Kate trading insults whilst chained up. Allan needs someone like that to trade such comments with.

Negatives? Well, it has to be said, that last arrow?

Next week: Gisborne’s back in town, and this time it’s Sisterly.

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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Robin Hood. Series 3, Picture gallery 3:

Above: The Sheriff of Nottingham playing with fire, in this case the Abbott's English translation of the Bible. Below: From fire to cold steel, as Much prepares to be "drawn and quartered".
Above: It seems Allen's advice on how to get the girl hasn't worked too well for Much. (I think she was washing her hair that night anyway). Below: Better than a Britney concert for our Kate, as she follows the dramatic turn of events when the Sheriff accuses Robin Hood of stealing holy relics from Kirklees Abbey.

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Saturday, 11 April 2009

Robin Hood. Series 3, episode 3: Lost in Translation.

The story: Whilst a storm thunders outside, the Abbott from Kirklees Abbey arrives at Nottingham Castle after being summoned by the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheriff is intent on blackmailing the Abbott into supporting him in his quest to find Robin Hood before Prince John’s patience runs out. To do this he exploit’s the Abbott’s secret: He has been translating the Bible into English, thereby giving the common people the chance to interpret the “word of God”; this being an act of blasphemy at the time in most quarters.

The next day, in compliance with the Sheriff’s demands, the Abbott goes with the Sheriff to Loxley, where he issues a Holy edict upon the village, making it their sacred duty to tell all they know about Robin Hood, who now stands accused of trying to steal holy relics from the Abbey itself. Listening at a safe distance is of course Robin Hood himself.

Back at their hideout, the Outlaws are distressed at this new turn of events, invoking as it does matters of religious faith; matters which John in particular takes very seriously. But Brother Tuck knows the Abbott to be a man of fine reputation, and cannot readily accept what is happening. Therefore, against Robin’s orders, he slips out at night and confronts the Abbott personally. Needless to say, his presence is interrupted by guards and he is (you guessed it) taken prisoner.

Back in Loxley Village, Robin Hood is delivering food to the villagers, only to be challenged by Kate’s mother, who rejects his offerings. Then, as the Sheriff approaches (leading Tuck in chains), Kate quickly finds a place for them to hide whilst the Sheriff goes through his usual ultimatum regarding the surrender of Robin Hood, and after which Kate implores the Outlaws to leave the village forever.

However, one outlaw who cannot leave Loxley forever, is Much. He has developed a crush on Kate, and goes back there, attempting to follow Allen’s advice on how best to win her affections. But she of course is not interested. (I found this scene a rather clumsy, disjointed inclusion at this particular point in the plot).

Back at Nottingham castle, Tuck is now spread-eagled on the rack, waiting to be drawn and quartered. Of course the Guards never think to protect the battlements and it isn’t too long before Robin Hood’s non-fatal arrows are raining down from there, and Tuck is freed. (Allan’s welcome “one-liner” at this point being more like his old self, even though the slapstick antics are more than a little unsubtle.)

Brother Tuck explains to Robin Hood and his men exactly what the Abbott has done regarding his translation of the Bible, and how this has led to him being blackmailed by the Sheriff. So Tuck and Allen go in search of that translation, whilst Robin Hood and the others go to Kirklees Abbey where the villagers from Loxley will be in attendance for the St Barnabas Day service. But although Tuck secures the translated Bible, Allen is (yep, you guessed it), taken prisoner.

During the service the Sheriff of Nottingham produces a grisly, bony hand which he has dug up from the graveyard the night before. He convinces the villagers that this is the hand of St Luke; the Holy relic Robin Hood has supposedly been trying to steal. At this point Robin Hood, John, and Much intrude upon the service, proclaiming their innocence, and asking the Abbott to tell the truth. But the Abbott will not do so, and Robin and his men are (yep, you guessed it), taken prisoner.

Later that day, the scene moves to Tuck confronting the Abbott with his translated work, (another rather clumsy piece of editing / story construction), during which the Sheriff appears and Tuck is (yep, for sure), taken prisoner.

Finally, something remotely exciting happens: As Robin Hood and the Outlaws are being led to be burned at the stake, Kate rushes out from the crowd. She screams “Heretic!” at Robin whilst striking him across the face, but secretly passes him a sharp arrow head. With the translated Bible placed by the outlaw’s feet to burn with them, the Abbott finally condemns the Sheriff of Nottingham as the “Spawn of Satan”, even as the flames draw ever closer to Robin Hood and the Abbott’s precious works…

Comment: "Lost In Translation" would seem to be an appropriate title indeed. There was a good story here to be had, but it was badly constructed, and clumsily told amidst (once again), seemingly endless arrests and trips to and fro the jailhouse. Give me a break. Please.

I enjoyed that one little moment of humour from Allen, and wish he’d had more chance to exploit that side of his character in his chat with Much regarding how to woo Kate. But sadly, the moment was completely thrown away. A waste, especially considering the jealousy which we can expect to flair up between Much and Robin over Kate. Similarly, the grave digging scene could have been a visual horror fest, and still be entirely suitable for the younger audience. But once again, it wasn’t exploited.

I did like seeing the canaries (I bet you missed them!) but I have to say, Kate’s brief scene near the end was the only performance which came close to stirring me.

Top picture: The Abbott reveals to Tuck the reason the Sheriff of Nottingham has been able to blackmail him. Bottom picture: Kate attempts to save Robin Hood from being burned at the stake.

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Robin Hood Series 3. Bonus picture gallery.

Above: All of Loxley is wondering, "How does Kate get her hair like that?"
Above & below: The ever grimmer faces of Robin hood and his arch enemy Guy of Gisborne.
Above: A rare smile...

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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Robin Hood Series 3, Picture Gallery 2:

Above: Fin and Tiernan Mac Murrough conspire with the Sheriff of Nottingham to forcefully conscript an army to fight for Ireland. Below: Fin visits Robin Hood in the dungeons, trying to enlist him in his cause.
Above: When Robin Hood's away, Brother Tuck is in charge.
Above: Nottingham Town centre on a Saturday night. (Some things never change). Below: Even at knifepoint, Guy still won't tell the Sheriff where he hid his favourite black silk pyjamas from Series 2.

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Saturday, 4 April 2009

Robin Hood. Series 3, Episode 2: Cause and Effect.

Above: It looks like Kate's relationship with her mother is rather similar to Marian's with Edward.

The story: Episode 2 starts with an effective collage of sequences showing Robin Hood has returned to his original cause; that of “taking from the rich to give to the poor”. “We’re back!“ beams Much, and that indeed is the basis for a story in which Jason actually gets to smile once or twice.

The action proper starts in Loxley where Gisborne is forcefully conscripting the men of the village into the army. What they are not aware of is that this is another money making scheme of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who is selling these men on to the Irish leader Fin Mac Murrough. Fin intends building an army with which to fight the British and thereby become King of Ireland.

One girl in the village, Kate (whose appearance has been much anticipated by the Hoodies here), attempts to smuggle her brother Matthew out of the village, but Gisborne sees her, and her brother is taken away. Kate herself kicks free of the guards before running into the forest, where Robin Hood drags her into the bushes and to safety.

After a while, in which it is obvious that both Allen and Much have taken quite a shine to Kate, they all catch up with the prisoner conscripts and observe from a safe distance. Safe that is until Kate decides to do the usual “girlie” thing at times like this (sorry girls!), and charges headstrong at the soldiers. (Why do girls do this in the movies? You tell them not to go in the cellar, and they always do). Of course at this point a fight ensues and the Outlaws escape to the Forest whilst (yep, you guessed it), Robin is captured. But at this stage, no-one knows Robin Hood is amongst the prisoners. However, upon reaching Nottingham Castle, Kate wastes no time in informing Gisborne that Robin is amongst the imprisoned conscripts in exchange for her brother’s freedom. Not a wise move when Gisborne is within 30 centimetres of his trusty sword, and her brother Matthew soon feels the cold steel consequence go through him, as Robin (yep, you guessed it), is thrown in the dungeons.

The Irish leader Fin, a guest of the Sheriff’s, has been watching all this and is very impressed at the way people are willing to fight for Robin Hood. So he visits Robin in the dungeon, hoping to enlist him in his fight for a free Ireland. Fin promises Robin he can become King of England whilst he himself takes the Irish throne. But Robin lets him know in no uncertain manner that England already has a king in Richard. However, whilst they are talking, Fin doesn’t notice Robin take what appears to be either a buckle or large item of jewellery, from the Irish man’s belt. So once Fin leaves the cell, Robin uses it to quickly pick his padlocks, loosen a stone from the wall, and break free from his chains if not the cell itself.

Back in Sherwood Forest, Kate is confessing to the Outlaws that she gave up Robin to Guy in order to save her brother, and that she would do it all again. Kate’s opinion of Robin Hood is somewhat different to that of your average Loxley Villager. “You think the idea of Robin Hood is more important than his life?” she says, “You make me sick”. Indeed, this idea that Kate dislikes everything “Robin Hood” is raised several times throughout the story, no doubt building up to some future reconciliation? Anyway, returning to Loxley, she informs her mother of Matthew’s fate. (A mother incidentally who appears to dislike Robin Hood even more than she does, holding him responsible for bringing the wrath of Gisborne down upon them every Saturday evening about 6:30p.m.) However, regardless of either her own opinions or those of her mother, Kate decides to return to the Outlaws and try and help free the conscripts.

Within Nottingham Castle, Fin and his brother Tiernan have been conspiring to free Robin and enlist him in their cause. But Tiernan has ideas of his own, so when a fake fire fails to get the guards to unlock Robin’s cell, it is because Tiernan has taken sides against Fin and informed the Sheriff of the plan. Result? You guessed it. Off to the dungeons it is, where Fin and Robin now share the same cell. (Which is about as wise as Kate‘s earlier headlong attack against an army of soldiers.)

Outside the Castle the Outlaws are making plans for what to do next. “Well apparently you’re the leader Tuck”, says Allen, and with no argument from anyone else, Tuck commences to take charge. However, he doesn’t have to take the lead for very long as Robin Hood and Finn have used the “buckle” to remove enough bricks from their cell for them to crawl down the ventilation shaft, kick a grate from the end of the shaft (like they do in all the best ventilation shaft scenarios), and glide down free from the castle battlements using an improvised tent canopy. Exciting? Well, I liked it a lot better when he back flipped off that balcony in Series 1, Episode 1.

Cut to the Coastal Road, on which the Sheriff and Tiernan are taking the conscripts to their destination, and where the Sheriff expects to receive his payment. Robin Hood has somehow managed to get there even before Gisborne (maybe another glider?), but regardless of who got their first (you guessed it) a huge fight ensues after which the conscripts are freed and Fin and Robin Hood part as friends. But not before Robin gives yet another of his soul stirring speeches (he just can’t resist it can he?), which probably has most of the conscripts wishing they were back in the dungeons…

Two little scenes at the end which will prove significant:

On their journey home, the Sheriff and Gisborne encounter Prince John’s escort, all expecting their money. Instead of money the Sheriff hands them Gisborne, leaving him to explain to Prince John what happened, and knowing it will probably result in Gisborne’s death. (Let’s hope, if Gisborne’s not in next week’s show, that he’s not gone too long).

The other scene involves a brief talk between Robin Hood and Kate, who apparently “Doesn’t want to see him again“. Hmmm….. (Who yawned?)

Comment: After last week’s promising re-launch, mostly thanks to Richard Armitage’s “Wild” Guy, and the prospect of a new Outlaw in Tuck, I’m afraid I found this all a bit hollow, repetitious, and predictable. I like the new costumes, and a bit of basic “special effects” (as in the view from the battlements) is welcome. But surely we can extend the parameters of every storyline beyond the usual “throw him in the dungeons, we’ll kill him later” scenario? And I would have liked to see at least some opposition to newbie Tuck assuming the “leader” role.

Thoughts about Kate: Her relationship with her mother is probably intended to supply a bit of the tension Marian had with her father. Joanne Froggatt acts her part very well. Indeed, whereas several regulars were practically asleep, she showed more energy and involvement in this episode than most of the cast who seemed largely to be functioning on remote. And she probably has the most convincing accent. But I hope her Kate character will prove to have more to offer than one of cliché “girlie liability”. Sorry if I sound a bit cynical. These are only my opinions, after a promising episode last week. Maybe you disagree?
Above: The Sheriff casts Guy of Gisborne's fate to Prince John.

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