Synopsis: The Kings cousin is ambushed whilst under Musketeer protection and other important figures at court also appear to be in danger. Who is targeting them and why?
Review: Things in the court are getting more and more dangerous with each passing week and the deviousness of Rochefort knows no limits. Having gotten MiLady out of the way for now. He has set about offing the Archbishop as well as Duc De Barville in order to work his way up the political ladder.
The main story-line of this episode is very much the doing of Rochefort, who has brought two notorious assassins into the French court, but they wear a cunning disguise.
The death count in this episode is fairly high and also conveniently sees off Constance’s husband – who gets caught up in the crossfire toward the close of the episode.
Much like last week this one was a slow burner, which played a fair bit with tension, but the eventual reveal of Louise as the main assassin didn’t really surprise.
The action was really well choreographed and I particularly enjoyed the somewhat short sword fight between Porthos and Francesco near the end of the show. Though it would be good if we could see a sword fight that lasts a little longer than 30 seconds.
Guest actor Perdita Weeks who played Louise was every bit assassin and its a shame that we’ll not see her again. I was kind of hoping we’d see an alliance between her and MiLady, but I guess there is only room for one wicked lady on this show.
- A good political plot
- Fight sequences could have been a little longer
- Fight Scenes8
- Incidental Music9.5