King Richard is in the Holy Land to take back
Jerusalem for the Christians, and his own mother, like a gutsy pagan, is
reading tarot cards and using magic behind his back!
READ ON, MACDUFF:
If only the Queen can read the map, how did
the Amazon warrior write it in the first place?
DANCE, BABY, DANCE:
We all like the fire lit dance scene, with
Robin and Marion doing a little swordplay, among other things. 2 questions:
1) what are they celebrating? 2) what were Robin and Marion going to do
to each other after Robin grabs Marion and they have their swords at each
Elinore's sorceress is the former Sister Dorothy
from Devil's Bride. Looks like she's gonna make a career out of trafficking
for the spiritual plane.
Robin and Marion have just received word that
Queen Elinore will meet them at St. Margaret's Bay, and they rush off to
make the meeting. They never stopped to think that the Queen Mother had
some distance to travel. She's in the Middle East, not down the road, you
fools; it's gonna take her a while to get there. Yet not only has Queen
Elinore crossed oceans and reached England by morning, Robin and Marion
have been riding all night through Sherwood Forest, and they're the ones
who are late!
You would think that from Robin's tone of
voice and the smirk on his handsome mouth someone would have figured out
that he was Robin and he was amused by the mistake. Better yet, ask why
didn't Queen Elinore tell the Amazons about Robin in the first place? They've
never heard of him obviously, or they would have known he was a man.
GOTTA HAND IT TO HIM:
That wittle itty bitty handshake hurt Robin?
What a wuss!
ROLL THAT BEAUTIFUL BEAN FOOTAGE:
Robin uses the old slip-on-the-marbles-on-the-floor
trick (with a pan of beans) to get an upper hand on the guards. Funny how
this little trick makes him seem more clever than the Amazons' dash-n-slash
USE IT OR LOSE IT:
Ayla decides not to use the soldier as a stud,
so she kicks him in the bahoogies rendering him useless to anyone else!
That's not fair, Especially if he's cute.
IT'S AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE:
In order to get Devlin's and the Queen's whearabouts
out of the soldier, Robin and Selea resort to playing good cop/bad cop.
HALF AND HALF:
Robin is not half bad? I'd say he's better
than that. But it's good that he's no saint, cuz bad boys can be fun too!
IT'S A FAIR COP:
Ayla smacks Robin on his rear. Does she really
think that's a turn on? If she'd grabbed his rear, maybe. You can't really
cop a feel with a flat palm.
I NEED SOMEBODY, HELP!:
Robin says he needs Kemal's help. He sure
does. He's traveling with about 20 women, and he needs someone else for
them to drool over.
DON'T DRINK THE WATER:
The Saracen soldiers are complaining that
the English food is bad. Obviously they just weren't eating in the right
I AM THE VERY MODEL OF A HEROINE
When Selea and the Amazons go to battle with
Devlin's soldiers,... again,... is that a Xena yell we hear in the background?
HE WAS EDUCATED AT ETON:
How did the Saracen Emissary know about St.
George's Dragon, let alone the dragon's teeth necklace. St. George and
the Dragon is an English legend, and not something the Saracen would have
learned in his schooling.
PICK YOURSELF UP, DUST YOURSELF
OFF, AND START ALL OVER AGAIN:
Kemal: "Maybe I let her knock me down." Sounds
like Kemal may have a weakness for a certain physically dominant woman
in leather underwear. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he grieving over
his lost beloved Kadija in the last ep? Guess time has healed his wounds
and now he's lookin for some action.
REVENGE OF THE NERD?:
It looks like Devlin is wearing a pocket protector
on a chain around his neck. (pok-et pro-tek-tor-- a plastic sleeve worn
inside a shirt pocket that usually contains pens and pencils.)
HOW'D THEY DO THAT?:
For a show that uses especially tacky special
effects, the ring of fire is very well done. Someone must have messed up.
IF ALL YOUR FRIENDS DID IT, DOES
THAT MEAN YOU HAVE TO?:
Devlin saw what happened to the Saracen who
grabbed the staff. So why did the greedy fool
have to try for it anyway?
Again Ayla smacks Robin's behind as she leaves
him. Someone with a sense of humor obviously liked this parting shot, cuz
it's also the last shot in the credits of this ep. Quite a good end, I
LEAD ME NOT INTO TEMPTATION,
I CAN FIND IT MYSELF:
The necklace might get Robin into trouble?
We've seen enough to know he can get into this particular kind of trouble
all on his own.
Damn, the man does look good walking away,
Though there were plenty of inconsistencies,
I will overlook them. I'm just glad to see the women fighting for once,
instead of the same badly disguised stuntmen all the time.