Saturday, 9 May 2009

Robin Hood. Series 3, Episode 7: Too Hot to Handle.

Above: Prince John sees Isabella fraternising with Robin Hood. Below: Guy of Gisbourne sees the same.
Below: Isabella Gisbourne shows her true colours.

The story: Great episode this one, which starts out in Nottingham as it is undergoing a severe drought. But away from the sweltering heat outside, Isabella is entertaining Prince John in her usual flirtatious manner. They are interrupted by Guy of Gisborne, who wants to talk business. Guy is getting impatient for Prince John to keep his side of their bargain, and appoint him Sheriff of Nottingham. When Isabella leaves them to their conversation she is met outside by Robin Hood, carrying a gift of fresh strawberries, which they then share; their body language speaking volumes.

However, unbeknown to them both, Isabella’s little meeting with Robin is being secretly observed by Prince John and, when she re-enters, the Prince tells her she will accompany him back to Nottingham Castle and see the dungeons there. (Ominous words from the Prince, who does like to tease his prey somewhat.) During that visit to the dungeon, Isabella is shaken by the sound of screams in the background, whilst Prince John informs her of his latest plan to win the love and affection of the villagers: He has dammed the water supply to Nottingham, using one of his underground chambers. He believes that, when he chooses to release this water, the people will love him for it. Only when the Prince is alone with Guy, does he tell them that Isabella has been meeting Robin Hood, and that a trap must be set so that Robin can be caught at the same time, and then both executed.

In Loxley Village the people are suffering badly through lack of water; in particular one baby boy who has been given the name Robin, after the famous Outlaw leader. (Although Robin is at first teased, and made to think it is simply after the bird). There is a touching scene here between Much and Robin, the latter of whom is feeling sad that these domestic scenes around him can never be his own. “I envy them their lives”, he says. But at this stage, Robin doesn’t mention Marian. (Stay tuned!)

Whilst the outlaws are helping the villagers as best as they can, Kate returns and tells them she has located where the Prince stores his own personal barrels of water, and the outlaws make haste to steal some, and distribute it around the village. Then a message arrives from Isabella. She wants to meet with Robin Hood. But Tuck in particular still doesn’t trust her, and argues with Robin, warning him not to go. However, Robin being Robin, he goes anyway, and meets up with Isabella in a clearing in the forest. Whilst there, Isabella tells Robin of Prince John’s dam under Nottingham Castle, and how it is stopping the water supply. But what neither of them know is that Guy has followed her, and is watching this little clandestine meeting from the bushes!

Prince John rides into Loxley with a wagon full of water barrels. He wants the villagers to love him for his gift, but instead he catches sight of the barrel that was stolen from him earlier by the outlaws, and flies into a right Royal rage. One villager confesses the barrel was brought there by “Hood”, but his confession is promptly rewarded by him being drowned in the barrel itself.

And where is Robin Hood? Well his romantic interlude is soon to be shattered when Guy springs from his hiding place and quickly locks a chain around both Robin Hood and Isabella, shackling them together by the wrist! Isabella pleads for mercy, and at first Guy seems to weaken. “We all make mistakes”, he says. To which Robin Hood replies: “A pity you didn’t give Marian that option instead of running her through!”

That comment serves to increase the tension as Guy offers Isabella her freedom if only she will kill Robin there and then, and he extends her his sword. Well, suffice to say, a fight breaks out in which Guy and Robin Hood attempt to strike each other, whilst Isabella, still chained at the wrist to Robin, is caught somewhere in the middle. Indeed, there are moments when it is unclear exactly where Isabella’s loyalties may lie. However, when Guy is knocked out, she puts the tip of his sword to Guy’s throat, wanting to kill him for the way he sold her into a loveless marriage at such a young age. But Robin stays her hand, saying that killing her own brother would be something she’d never quite recover from.

What we then start to see, as Robin Hood and Isabella leave Guy tied to a tree, and make their way to a blacksmiths to have the chain removed, is Isabella’s true nature. Her remarks to Robin, as they bicker about certain things which were said during the fight, rapidly start to lose their humour. One begins to suspect this lady is not so much "hot" for Robin, but rather a full-on "bunny boiler". However, there comes the moment we’ve all been waiting for, when Isabella asks Robin Hood about the girl her brother mentioned. Robin replies that Marian did nothing to merit Guy’s attentions, and that he himself just wants to forget.

Back in Loxley, the drought conditions are once again hitting hard, and Tuck decides he can wait no longer for Robin Hood to release the dam under the Castle. He decides to take action, and lead everyone to the River Trent. But along the way, they are attacked and although they escape, Kate goes missing. She has in fact been taken prisoner, and brought before Prince John, who wants information about the relationship between Isabella and Robin. But Kate is her usual brave self, and insists that Robin dislikes Isabella. For her pains, she is thrown in the dungeon.

Free of their chain, Robin Hood and Isabella reach Nottingham Castle, and gain access to the underground chamber from which the water supply has been dammed. They quickly release the water, but as the level rises in the chamber, a grinning Guy looks down from above and locks them in! Satisfied they will both be drowned, he goes to Prince John and tells them he has killed Robin Hood, and asks the Prince to keep his side of the bargain. This the Prince does, and for one small moment at least in Robin Hood History, Guy of Gisborne is officially made the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Isabella and Robin Hood now cling together, desperately treading water as it rises. She tells him of a dream she had, in which they were married to each other and raising children. Robin Hood enjoys hearing the dream, allowing himself to forget for a while his duties as the Outlaw Leader of Legend. But then something catches his eye: Beneath the trapdoor high above is a metal ring. Quickly he tells Isabella to take off her dress so he can make a rope from it (yeah, right, nice line Robin). He then attaches that rope to an arrow, and on the third attempt (well, he is floating in water), the arrow finds its mark. Robin Hood then pulls himself to safety, and Isabella with him.

Once outside their watery cell, and standing in the corridors of the dungeon, they see Kate imprisoned. But Isabella’s head is filled only with her dreams of running away with Robin Hood. She cares not for releasing Kate, but only of escaping to a new life with Robin. He tries to explain that, although he likes her a lot, he has a greater responsibility to the people of Nottingham and England beyond, at which point Guy and Prince John walk in together.

So now Prince John is mad because Robin and Isabella are still alive, and hates Guy for that; Isabella hates Robin for rejecting her, (yep, “bunny boiler” for sure), as well as Guy for what he did years ago; Guy hates Prince John because he has now revoked his Sheriff title… Okay, okay, you get the idea, and for the second time in this episode we get a really well choreographed fight sequence, whilst Kate (soon to grow big time in popularity?), manages to secure the dungeon keys and escape with Robin. What happened to Isabella? Well, last seen, she was falling headfirst back down into that chamber, along with Prince John. Methinks (hopes!) we haven’t seen the last of her yet.

Comment: Fantastic episode. Superb twist on Isabella, a Gisborne through and through. Mad as a box of hatters. And great to see Jonas in such fine form, sparking off of Lara Pulver like that.

We’ll all be pleased to hear Robin Hood speak of Marian at last. No, he didn’t say much. But he didn’t have to. I like the concept of a “tortured hero”, on a mission, having to put personal thoughts and feelings to one side. But more than anything I liked the portrayal of Robin Hood in this particular episode, as a Heroic character, with more than a dash of the “swashbuckling rogue” to lighten those often oppressive “dark” tones of recent times.

And of course there was that little kiss on the cheek from Kate at the end. Perhaps the kind of small gesture which leads on to deeper relationships, whilst the full-on heat from the likes of Isabella quickly burn out...

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Blogger robin hood said...

Robin Hood Series 3 Cast:

Robin Hood - Jonas Armstrong
Kate - Joanne Froggatt
Guy of Gisborne - Richard Armitage
Tuck - David Harewood
Sheriff of Nottingham - Keith Allen
Little John - Gordon Kennedy
Much - Sam Troughton
Allan-a-Dale - Joe Armstrong
Isabella - Lara Pulver

9 May 2009 at 20:48  
Blogger evielyn said...

Hi Robin

Doesn't this show go from strength to strength?. I loved all of it, I knew Isabella was a little minx and tonight proved it she only has one thought in her head to play everyone off against each other but of course now Robin has her measure.

I loved the way they sparked each other and I could even understand them all tonight (sometimes I find the background music can be a bit intrusive). I never thought he had forgotten Marian and tonight he proved it everything he said (and didn't say his look was enough) made sense.

Jonas has at last fitted completely into the role with confidence and is really believable and it was good to see him and Guy doing what they do best.

My only complaint is we have to wait a FORTNIGHT until the next episode as it is making way for the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST next week what a swizz.

I loved the way Prince John suddenly says that he is bored he is a great asset to the show

I don't think I can say anything else about it Except perhaps that the reason Isabella is like she is is because of her brother selling her at 13 (what a dysfunctional
family )and he wet the bed as well I thought that was a hoot. Poor old Guy he wouldn't like that to get out!!

I wonder if her husband will make an appearance I should think he has realised by now that he has mislaid a wife somewhere!!

Kate has really come into her own as well but the jury is still out with me as to whom she will end up with I don't think after tonght's show that it will be Robin - but who knows.

9 May 2009 at 23:16  
Blogger robin hood said...

Hi Evielyn,I'm looking forward to watching it again without a pen in my hand!

I loved the two fight sequences; at one and the same time thrilling but with a light hearted edge.

And, Nottingham viewers will surely agree that the base to Nottingham Castle, where Robin and Isabella gained access, was amazingly true to life. It's just like that in reality, where the sandstone has been carved out by people making dwellings centuries ago.

9 May 2009 at 23:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhh...I feel justified in my initial assessment of Isabella. Once a Gisbourne always a Gisbourne I guess.

This episode was just great. I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief that Robin is still a bit tortured about Marian. That, I like. I think I need him to be haunted a bit by her memory. We know Gisbourne is because he's so vocal about it. Robin seems to have internalized it, but it FINALLY came out. He wants to forget but his heart cannot. I think he's compartmentalizing a bit in that he knows if he allows himself to go there emotionally he will return to his shattered self. It seems he knows he will live out his days alone. One could read into that a bit after the "tried this once and it was disaster all around," speech.

I loved Isabella turning absolutely psychotic during the last fight scene. I knew she had it in her! Again, feeling justified!

Favorite line of the night was when Isabella said to Robin, "I am not her." Oh we know you're not sister!!!

-sjl

10 May 2009 at 03:50  
Anonymous Annie said...

Hi, Robin,

I think this may be my favorite episode of the third series. I haven't had much to say about the other episodes. Most of them have been enjoyable, but as a friend characterized them, I felt as though I were watching a spin-off of the original show. This episode finally provides us some much-needed context. I thought Jonas was particularly good in this episode, as he had to convey a lot with his facial expressions alone. At the same time, he seemed more like Robin to me--cheeky and slightly arrogant but also compassionate and insecure. I loved the bit about the baby's name. Allen's facial expressions in that scene tell us a lot, not only about Robin but about how the rest of the gang get him. Of course, it takes an actor of Joe Armstrong's caliber to pull that off, and one thing this show has never lacked, is outstanding actors.

The two brief scenes with Much provided similar context--two old friends who understand each other implicitly. Again, those two scenes speak volumes, but not with the dialogue, if that makes sense.

Kate has grown on me in the past few episodes, and she now feels like part of the gang. While it's clear she has a crush on Robin, I don't think the writers will go in that direction. Or at least I hope they won't. This episode served as a wake-up call to Robin I think. If Tuck coaxed and bullied Robin into remembering his mission in episode 1, then it's Robin himself who has brought himself round to what he needs to do in a world sans Marian in this episode. That he's been in denial, and probably still is to a certain extent, is consistent with Robin's earlier behavior with regard to the crusades. As he admitted in that pretty dreadful game of truth and dare in the barn, he's not the sort who can allow himself to dwell on the past.

The fight scenes in this episode were outstanding--not just well-choreographed and exciting but creative and character driven. In the three-way (sorry!) with Robin, Guy, and Isabella, it's nearly impossible to tell whose fighting whom. And there's a similar dynamic in the last fight in the dungeon, with PJ, Guy, Robin et al. I love that the fights actually were used to drive the story and give us insights into the characters as opposed to just being enjoyable action sequences.

Richard Armitage and Toby Stephens were excellent as usual. RA is a dab hand at acting the dim bulb! And, to be honest, I didn't miss Keith Allen. The sheriff is a fun character, but I've had the sense he's been phoning in his performance in the past few episodes. I'm a little bored of the sheriff.

10 May 2009 at 13:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the show doesn't feel that obligated to stick to the history books - I find it VERY interesting that in real life Prince John was married, twice, both times to a woman named 'Isabella.'

10 May 2009 at 13:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic episode, I think the best so far. I had to go back and rewatch the final fight scene three times in order to get my fill of it! Isabella, well, it was going to happen sooner or later, wasn't it? So what are the sides like now? It seems to be Isabella and John versus the outlaws versus Guy.

Ah, Guy. There have been many points within the three series where I think he should simply cut his losses and go mercenary. Now is one of them. But, I have noticed that the man in black is becoming quite a shirty little madam these days (no bad thing, after being the sheriff's lapdog for so long). What with telling the sheriff he doesn't like him and hitting John below the belt with the 'you're a pretender' speech, I think he's got to the stage now where he doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks of him because he's sick of being bossed around. Well, that's my two penn'orth. (You can tell who's my favourite character can't you?)

As for Robin and Kate... I think that kiss spoke reams. Although it seems awful for poor Much, I just don't think him and Kate would work. Besides, he's got Eve waiting for him to come and find her in the north!

Only one other thing to note in my opinion, related, of course, to Guy:

PJ said 'your days as a free man are over, Gisborne'. I just wondered what sense of 'free' he meant. Is it merely that he's PJ's servant now instead of the Sheriff's, or has he been properly outlawed? If so, that could cause some veeery interesting confrontations...

10 May 2009 at 14:05  
Blogger robin hood said...

Hi Annie,I think it was my fave of the third series so far to.

I can't believe we've already seen 7 of them!!

I think it's proved many of us wrong (certainly me!), and that if this keeps up, a 4th series could well be worth checking out. If only so many weren't (apparently) leaving. Nevertheless, with writing like this, I'd give it a watch for sure.

10 May 2009 at 14:40  
Blogger robin hood said...

Hi Anonymossesssssss peopleI didn't know about Prince John's wife being Isabella in the "real world" of the history books. Wow and thanks for the info.

10 May 2009 at 14:42  
Anonymous Elly said...

I've been reading your blog for a little while now and it's really good, keep up the good work! I'm in the US so I have to watch Robin online but I LOVE this show. I was absolutely devestated when they killed off Marian and I'm still desperately hoping they bring her back in a dream sequence or something. But I just knew that Robin didn't really love Isabella! I don't think he could ever really love any other woman, he will love and die in love with Marian and try as he may he will never be able to move on. I'm so glad she was mentioned (multiple times) in this episode! I too feel very justified in my irritation with Isabella.

Any word on whether the show will be back for a 4th season? It won't be the same without Jonas, I've heard Richard/Guy may be leaving also.

10 May 2009 at 21:38  
Blogger robin hood said...

Hi Elly,and welcome.

I don't think a final decision has yet been made regarding a 4th season.

My guess is that, IF they do a 4th, they will probably have to miss a year to deal with all the new casting and the alledged move to a filming location in Scotland.

Richard Armitage's future seems no more certain than anyone else's at this time. Many key cast members would seem to have other projects lined up. (Much and Allan for example). But that's always true with the ever popular "R.A." And he managed to squeeze an excellent series of the spy drama "Spooks" in, between killing Lucy and Series 3. So, having other work on the go, is not necessarily a sign anyone's leaving.

10 May 2009 at 22:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this episode. I so did not see Isabella the lunatic coming, although the line "I have no interest in being on the losing side." was telling, it was nothing compared to what came later.

I liked all the Marian references (and that was her music right?). "I envy them, and they have nothing." Robin being a person mourning, not just a leader trying to save people.

I also really liked the Robin/Much comments "We still have each other"
"Not really the same though is it?"
And Much saying No.
Much seems to have moved on from Robin being the only focus in his life.

Poor Guy, always looking for the approving father figure and failing miserably at his choice of father figures and his ability to please them. So is he an outlaw now? Where's he going to go? The forest isn't big enough for Guy and Robin.

R.H. I like the "bunny boiler" phrase, it fits Isabella perfectly.

Prufrock

11 May 2009 at 01:12  
Anonymous kitty said...

My guess is there will be a fourth series and my second guess it will be made sooner than one would think if it is made up here .
Although it would appear this is much more the medieval romp than R.H it has become good value to watch . On the speculative front ,Gisbourne could take over from Robin after all redemption is th name of the game . However , we now know that Gisbourne is not going to die by the hand of Robin which would leave the field open for the Sherrif, or P.J or the Gisbourne sister but would not be excotong T.V .

11 May 2009 at 12:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kitty, I think I missed something here. "However , we now know that Gisbourne is not going to die by the hand of Robin..."
How do we know?
Prufrock

11 May 2009 at 15:04  
Blogger Paige said...

I really enjoyed this episode as well. It was great to see the inner grief that Robin has been going through. Jonas' acting was excellent this ep, and he really conveyed a lot of things with his face.

As an ardent R/M shipper, even though he didn't say too much about Marian, what he did say was very touching. Plus, I think the writers left a lot of things up to the viewers as far as interpritation goes. When Izzy was telling Robin about her dreams in the water and he was looking sad, did anyone else think that Robin was really thinking about Marian? Same thing goes for when he 'broke up' with her. He didn't say that it was b/c of Marian, but the way it was written certainly left that as a possibility...

Izzy is certainly an interesting character, and I'm very intrieged with how they're going to handle the PJ/Gizzy/Izzy fallout thing.

However, so far, my favorite episode was #4, I think. The Sins of a Father, one.

11 May 2009 at 16:04  
Anonymous kitty said...

Hi Prufock .
Because Robin advissed Issy that killing her brother would not achieve anything . Coupled with the amount of times R.H has the oportunity to kill Gisbourne ;I take it R>h had made the decision better to leave him in hell

11 May 2009 at 19:44  
Blogger robin hood said...

Hi Prufrock,Yes indeed, if Guy now is officially been outlawed, where does he go? (With about 5 episodes to go...)

Hi Kitty,The reason i think next year may not be viable for a series 4 is simply because "they" don't seem certain whether it's still a viable proposition. I think this series (3) has to screen in America first, and see how well it's received. Then , if they go ahead, they'll need to pay regard to the seasons in relation to filming, etc.

And yes, I also think Robin is past the point of killing Gisbourne now, for the reasons you emphasise.

11 May 2009 at 20:01  
Anonymous Annie said...

Paige, I absolutely thought Robin was thinking of Marian when Isabella describes her fantasy of a life with Robin. (As an aside, I am convinced Izzy has no desire to be stuck on the farm with four children. She doesn't strike me as the maternal type.) It was written all over his face. And, I'm not sure the writers had this in mind, but the phrase "it's good to dream" kept going through my head and making me sad.
Robin's "She was just Marian," spoke volumes, too. At the risk of sounding sappy, her memory is sacred to him. He's not going to share his feelings with anyone, except possibly Much.
I think Robin is hugely ambivalent about killing Gisborne, and I think it's still a possibility. At least I hope so, bloodthirsty creature that I am. When he stopped Izzy from doing so, it reminded me of when Marian stopped Robin from killing Allan. She did that for Robin as much as Allan, and Robin's motivation is similar (ie, "once you do it, you can never take it back). It was out of regard for Izzy more than concern for Gisborne.
Robin still seems to regard Kate as a little sister, and I hope the writers don't concoct a romance between them. It would be a huge mistake to waste valuable time when there are only 6 more episodes left.

11 May 2009 at 20:43  
Blogger evielyn said...

Annie, How I agree with everything you say absolutely. I to thought he was thinking of all that he has lost (well he said as much to Much didn't he)I am so pleased that Marian has been mentioned again. Robin is not in a position to wear his heart on his sleeve and talk about her especially to someone like Isabella who is only interested in one person, herself.

I still think as well that Robin will kill Guy (in the final episode maybe) it certainly is a possibility but at the moment he is content to let him live in hell.

What a shame we have to wait 2 weeks before the next episode

11 May 2009 at 20:56  
Blogger Paige said...

Hi Annie and Evielyn,

I'm glad I'm not the only one who got that impression!

I really liked that Robin didn't try to describe Marian. Her memory is too sacred to be shared with Gisbourne's sister.

One possible reason for Robin to change his stance on killing Gisbourne (this just occured to me) is if he killed Much. It has been rumored that Much could die at the end of this season, what if Gisbourne killed him? Could Robin handle Gisbourne taking the two people who he cared for the most away from him?

I hope Robin continues to think of Kate as a little sister. I'm hoping that Robin realized this episode that Marian really was the only one for him. I'm hoping the feelings are mostly on Kate's side. I say, just give more screen time to the Allan/Kate relationship.

12 May 2009 at 15:56  
Blogger evielyn said...

Hi Paige, I heard that rumour as well, in fact I heard that three people could possibly die so of course the plot lines are endless.

I think Kate should go with Allan why isn't he given more storylines?
He is so wasted as a character.

Just a thought what if Kate kills Isabella?

12 May 2009 at 16:52  
OpenID dcwash said...

I think the show is in kind of a tight spot with regards to Allan. He--and through him, Joe Armstrong--got so much attention last year that there would be a real danger of the show becoming "The Misadventures of Allan a Dale" if they kept him in as prominent a role this year. Now, I'd watch that in a heartbeat, but as a spin-off from "Robin Hood," not as a program that's supposed to be about the Robin Hood legend. A lot of programs with a more-or-less ensemble cast kind of rotate who gets the emphasis, whether that's from episode to episode or from season to season. Under that theory, last season was Allan and Joe's; this season should be somebody else's. But then they get the problem you've suggested, that people who became fans of the featured actor and/or character then feel like he's being neglected when it's somebody else's turn to shine. It's a very tricky balance, and one that few shows handle well.

12 May 2009 at 22:05  
Blogger fairydust said...

I agree with dcwash to an extent on this point regarding Alan. Also, going back to events in series 2, Alan is well-known to the Sheriff and Gisbourne so has to watch his back in a way - if he had turned up pretending to be the scrofula victim instead of Kate last week they would have had to have been completely blind not to have recognised him and smelt a rat. The 'death' of the sheriff and Guys fall from favour with PJ could solve this problem tho, should the writers ever decide to give alan any kind of storyline in the future. His near redundancy in many episodes this series is a waste of both joe armstrongs talent and the previous character development that got so much screentime in series 1 and 2.

Going back to dcwash's comment, yes it IS an ensemble piece, therefore Alan/Joe SHOULD take a step back - but not for an entire season. And whose 'season' is it this time? Its sure as hell not Much or John's either. Even Tuck seems a little pushed to the side already. IMO series 1 was a real ensemble piece, the interaction between the outlaws was great and they all got the chance shine. Series 2 was teetering on the edge of becoming the 'Guy of Gisbourne Show' (dont get me wrong, RA seems like a lovely man but Guy just makes my skin crawl), whilst series 3 seems to be the 'woes of Guy of Gisbourne' mixed in with 'Robin - do I like Isabella or Kate?'

On the matter of Kate, her charater does still grate on me somewhat, partly because she seems to take the focus off the original members of the gang and for other reasons that I just cant seem to put my finger on. She just seems to be a bit too pleased with herself in a way, smug that she is the only girl outlaw in a way that Djaq never was. I wouldnt like to see her with ANY of the gang tbh, it just seems a bit too obvious.

I think ALL the actors right through the 3 series are superb, and I've even bought into the (sometimes questionable) re-telling of the legend and all the silly stuff (ie the ninja warrior girls from 1.9, the casino from series 2 and the entire cast nipping off to Acre in about 5 minutes flat). The problem with Robin Hood is that the writers need a kick up the backside in terms of continuity and characterisation. Many scriptwriters would kill for a cast like this. Part of me has thought from quite early on that some of the dialogue, particularly from the Sheriff/Alan/Much is adlibbed.

Sorry for the MASSIVE post, bit long for a first time but I've been meaning to join in this blog for ages!

13 May 2009 at 20:59  
Blogger robin hood said...

Hi fairydust,

and welcome.
We like long comments around here. Believe me, as you can probably tell from certain responses from readers, they all get read.

Agree with your response to dcwash (hi dc), about actors not being able to feature every week. Of course not. But it does concern me that they seem to almost totally drop out at times.

And regarding "ad-libs": Yes indeed where Keith Allen is concerned. A point I'll be mentioning in an imminent post....

14 May 2009 at 17:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan is well-known to the Sheriff and Gisbourne so has to watch his back in a way - if he had turned up pretending to be the scrofula victim instead of Kate last week they would have had to have been completely blind not to have recognised him and smelt a rat.In regards to Allan: I still think he could have pulled off the scofula con.

On this show, all it takes for an outlaw to render themselves unrecognisable by their enemies is to wear a funny hat, so for that task to go to Kate still feels like the writers desperately trying to convince me that she's useful.

Useful enough to get herself captured AGAIN in this most recent episode.

14 May 2009 at 23:09  
Blogger mwaki said...

it was obivous that isabella was no good to eny one but trouble to everyone...That daughter of a psycho...but all in all am happy she showed wat she is really made off....

14 June 2009 at 22:57  

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