I like the little lesson on the history
of gunpowder and bomb making. I find it kinda funny that they wanted
to make sure that we knew they were being historically accurate about this
one thing when they can't get it right on anything else.
The pot that Friar Tuck is holding is
rather odd looking. It looks like a bowl with four candle holders
on the rim. Come to think of it, the thing is as ugly as sin.
I can't imagine who would want to buy that, or what you would use it for.
BTW, the potter is played by none other than Adam Carpenter!!! Should
have named this character Jack because he's played all trades in this series!
Robin running through the streets with
young Peter, chasing each other. And Robin lets Peter win.
What is it about watching a man play with kids that just gets ya right
ALL FINE HERE NOW, HOW ARE YOU?:
Tuck declares that Peter is fine before
he even rolls him over. Peter could have been injured and Tuck wouldn't
have seen it until he turned Peter over onto his back.
KNOW HIM ANYWHERE:
Master Eka flees the scene wearing a
mask. Like we don't know who he is already. How many medieval
villains do you know who go prancing around Sherwood forest in a leather
On the count of 3 everyone,... 1, 2,
Eka's henchmen look like Foot clan rejects
from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.
OF THE STOLEN SCENE:
Eka swinging his sword back and forth
reminds me of a scene from The Raiders of the Lost Ark. A big ugly
bad guy pulls out his scimitar, swings it in menacing arcs, preparing to
fight Indiana Jones. Indy just takes his gun out and shoots him.
There is only one thing that separates this scene from the movie scene:
Eka is pretty darn attractive for a bad guy!
Robin has a hold on both of Eka's hands,
so Eka head butts Robin. I think he actually made contact with Matthew's
face on that shot. You see Matthew automatically raise his hand to
his face while he's still trying to fight Eka.
If Robin and the others had really thought
about it, they would have known that Sir Guy was up to no good from the
start. If Guy were really on Rob's side he would have sent some of
his men to catch Eka and the other henchman as they got away.
I DID ON MY WINTER HIATUS:
Sir Guy says the Crusades changed him.
He was already back from the Crusades before Miracle at Avalon last season,
and he was a bad guy then. I guess he must have gone back to the
Crusades on hiatus and changed then.
OUT LIKE A LAMB:
I don't want to do it, but this has
to be said: Sir Guy trying to be nice comes off more like Sir Guy
playing effeminate. In an attempt to play a kinder, gentler part,
Sir Guy has turned into a wimp.
GOT A FULL DAY'S RIDE AND HALF A DAY TO DO IT IN":
Okay, Geography question:
If Claire teaches in Capstan, and Sir Guy's castle is right there too,
and our heroes were just with Claire and Sir Guy, wouldn't it figure that
the Outlaws were just in Capstan? And if it's so far away then how
did they get back to camp so fast?
EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE BURNING OF THE SCHOOL:
All the kids got out of the schoolhouse
safely. I want to know why they didn¹t notice a bomb in the
schoolhouse in the first place. And how did Claire manage to be inside
for the explosion and not get burned at all?
Sir Guy kisses Marion! The one
time she gets kissed by one of the Fabulous Porretta Boys, and it's the
Tableau: Robin sitting in the
window, his long loose locks streaked with moonlight. When he leans
in closer to the window frame, his hair is tied back.
I'M NOT JULIET:
Marion, you really should know
better than to visit a man's bedroom in the middle of the night dressed
in your nightgown. What ever will the neighbors think?
I feel sorry for Sir Guy. I know
when you hear the words "Someday, some other girl/man..." that it's all
over. It's time to get out the chocolate and the popcorn and rent
a couple of sappy movies to cry over.
TRY THIS AT HOME:
Master Eka (to his henchman):
"Not in the castle." No, go play with your knives in someone else's
castle, it's safer that way.
Would someone tell me what is the purpose
of the Kitchen Scene? Is it there for comic relief? Did they
want something more for Friar Tuck to do? Did they realize the script
wasn't long enough and they needed to stretch for time?
Robin sits staring pensively into the
fire. Damn, this man is far too handsome for his own good!
REMEMBER IT WELL:
Robin (to Sir Guy): "Reminds me
of when we were boys." Wouldn't it though? Matthew and his
brothers used to play Robin Hood when they were kids, so this whole scene
must have been Deja Vu for both of them.
PARRY, THRUST, THRUST, GOOD!:
Greg Porretta looks like a real pro
with that sword. I bet he had stage combat instruction in college.
PLACE, WRONG TIME:
Back in Witches of the Abbey I mentioned
that Robin has a knack of sleeping through what could have been opportunities
in his and Marian¹s relationship. It's reversed here.
Marion comes looking for Robin in his room; if he had been sleeping she
would have awakened him and maybe told him about her feelings for him.
Instead, he's downstairs fighting with Sir Guy!
CROWDED, ROLL OVER:
Tuck and Little John are sharing a bed.
Robin was supposed to be sharing this room too, so where was he supposed
Robin and Sir Guy ride up to the tavern
on a muddy road, and Robin's horse hydroplanes on the slick surface.
That's what you get for galloping in a Trotting-Only Zone.
DROPPED A BOMB ON ME, BABY:
How did Eka manage to capture Marion
and put her into the plans for his bomb? It looks like he'd planned
to make her a part of it all along. If not, then what was the original
counterweight supposed to be?
Rob, if you had put the pots on the
platform instead of balancing them on top of the sacks, they wouldn't have
fallen and broken.
DOWN THE HOUSE:
The building frame that we see still
burning is too small to have been the tavern we saw earlier. The
trapdoor Robin dove into was inside the tavern, not outside in the grass
like the one he's crawling out of now.
ROMANTIC SCENE OF THE SERIES:
Robin climbs up to Marion's window,
recites poetry to her, and shows her he saved the poem she gave him as
a child. A kiss would make this scene absolutely perfect, but noooooo,
they have to go defeat the bad guy instead. Grrrrr.....
Yeah, everybody Hooosh, so we can get
back to the romantic part.
Marion (to Robin): "What would
you like to think about?" Marion just gave Robin an opening, which
he ignores. He should have said, "Oh, I don¹t know, how about
where we left off last night?"
It kills me that Robin and Marion sort
of let each other know how they felt for one another, and now they act
like nothing happened. Of course we have to remember that they are
held back by the Moonlighting Law*, which says that the two leads of a
sitcom can never act on their feelings toward one another or else the character
interaction dies, and therefore so does the series.
* In the tv series Moonlighting, all the tension,
spontaneity, spark, and fun went out of the series when Cybill Shepherd
and Bruce Willis stopped fighting and finally boinked. The series
ended shortly thereafter.