Synopsis: The Musketeers must put their lives on the line when the Queen is accused of treason, to protect her and find evidence to prove that Rochefort is a Spanish spy.
Review: Rochefort’s plans are finally coming full circle and our heroes are racing the clock to put an end to his attempts at claiming the throne of France as his own.
They find an unexpected ally in MiLady, but such an ally is not without a price.
After a couple of weeks of episodes, which seemed to tread water we finally get an episode that pretty much starts to give us some pay off on the seeds that were sewn in the earlier part of the series.
Marc Warren is finally able to bring Rochefort’s insanity front and centre and the scene where Athos and MiLady hide in the secret compartment while Rochefort stalks around the room looking for intruders is wrought of tension.
By the close of the episode, which is the penultimate one of the season. Things are not looking good for our heroes. Constance is imprisoned and awaiting death, D’Artagnan is savagely beaten for speaking with her and Aramis is in prison because his relationship with the Queen, which is something that Rochefort is insanely jealous of. The only ray of hope is whether or not Porthos can successfully achieve his mission of delivering a forged letter to Rochefort’s Spanish paymasters.
We all know that Constance will die because she always does in the books and has done in most the movie adaptations with the exception of the 1993 Disney feature. So is her time up in episode ten. For that we’ll have to tune in next week.
- Lots of intrigue and action
- The fact that we had to wait a week for this because of Comic Relief
- Incidental Music10