Bomb's Away
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ROBIN!!!



Guest Stars 
Gail Downey [ Miss Claire Bostitch ], Sidney Liufau [ Master Ika ], Greg Porretta [ Sir Guy of Gisborne ], Dan Speaker [ Captain Barlett ], Kristoforas Akromas [ Peter ],Jon Paul Beauregard [ Jonah ], Harry Brookes [ Old man ], Jessica Lee Maider [ Maid ], Larry Marmorstein [ Doctor ], Andrea Griffin [ Nurse ]
Aired: Aug 23 97 Episode:21 Written by: David Sloan Director: Joe Coppoletta

  

Laydee Laura's Misguided Tour
Bomb's Away
(or You like me, you really like me!)


How long have we been waiting for this?  Robin and Marion come close to revealing their true feelings for each other.  Notice I said close.
  HISTORICAL FICTION:
 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.

 GONE TO POT:
 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!

 FAVORITE SCENE:
 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 here?

 WE'RE 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.

 I'D 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 minidress?

 ALL TOGETHER NOW:
 On the count of 3 everyone,... 1, 2, 3,...
  HOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

 AGONY OF DE-FEET:
 Eka's henchmen look like Foot clan rejects from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.

 RAIDERS 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!

 USING YOUR HEAD:
 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.

 FOLLOW THAT HORSE:
 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.

 WHAT 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.

 GOING 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.

 "WE'VE 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?

 MINE 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?

 KISS AND TELL:
 Sir Guy kisses Marion!  The one time she gets kissed by one of the Fabulous Porretta Boys, and it's the wrong one!

 WINDOW SEAT:
 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.

 HEY, 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?

 KISS OF DEATH:
 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.

 DON'T 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.

 PASS THE REPAST:
 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?

 TABLEAU:
 Robin sits staring pensively into the fire.  Damn, this man is far too handsome for his own good! 

 I 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, PARRY, THRUST, THRUST, GOOD!:
 Greg Porretta looks like a real pro with that sword.  I bet he had stage combat instruction in college.

 RIGHT 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!

 I'M 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 to sleep? 

 MUDSLIDE:
 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.

 YOU 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?

 BALANCING ACT:
 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.

 BURNING 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.

 MOST 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.....

 HOOOOOOSSSSHHHHH!!!!:
 Yeah, everybody Hooosh, so we can get back to the romantic part. 

 ONE TRACK MIND:
 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?" 



 FINAL SCORE:
 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.



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