Synopsis: An astronomer gathers the Royal household to watch a solar eclipse, but events take a sinister turn and the Musketeers are pushed to their limits to save the King.
Review: This was essentially a siege episode in which the King and his immediate family guarded by two Musketeers are taken hostage by the astronomer who is out for revenge and wishes to play a cruel game in order to teach the King a much needed lesson in humility, but unfortunately it is not a lesson well learned by the King.
This is a fun episode in that we get to see some unlikely heroes in the form of MiLady going out of her way to get help from the remaining Musketeers. Sure she is thinking solely of her own position while doing so, but its fun to watch her and Athos have to bury the hatchet in order to save the King and his party from the terrorists, who seemingly have a perfectly valid reason for wanting to teach the King a lesson.
By the close of the episode MiLady loses her place in the Royal court and D’Artagnan finally gets to reveal his true feelings for Constance, which we all know will only end in tears.
Ryan Gage once again puts in a fabulous performance as the privileged and spoiled brat of a King, who even I want to impale.
The stunts and limited special effects in this episode are fantastic fun to watch and while not the most original of story-lines. It does manage to move some of the character arcs forward.
- Fantastic stunts and visual effects
- Not the most original of story-lines
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