The Mystery of Druid's Grove
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Yay for Robin! He caught a
mean old nasty stick...

Look it's Hannibal Hood

 
 
 
Guest Stars 
Patrick Gordon [Brand ], Sabra Williams [ Princess Kadija ], Patrick Adamson [Cruel Lord ], Jon Paul Beauregard [ Thad ], Eric Gerleman [ Omar ], McKerrin Kelly [ Herbalist ], Christopher O'Brien [ Lord Cadbury ]
Aired: Sep 06 97 Episode: 15 Written by: Sandra Weintraub Director: Harley Cokeliss

  
Laydee Laura's Misguided Tour
The Mystery of Druid's Grove
(or Introducing Kemal) 


This episode should really have been the first shown.  I'm sure it was one 
of the first shot:  everyone looks cold, and are all wrapped up in their 
cloaks in the outdoor scenes.  This is the episode that explains what Kemal 
is doing in Sherwood, also comments on the new length of Robin's hair (heh 
heh.) 
  A HAIRY PROBLEM:
 Robin:  "Don't touch the hair."  Somehow I get the 
feeling that this was a phrase uttered over, and over, and over, and over..... 

 SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM:
 Kemal gets hit with the Magic Whip, which, if you haven't noticed, is the Medieval World's very first Taser.  The magic part is that it magically pulls Kemal's jacket half off so we get a tremendous 
glimpse of that magnificent chest! 

 BUG JUICE?:
 Little John is knocked out by the Magic Whip, and of course 
Tuck has some of his famous crunchy raw unboned undead frog brew ready for him. 

 IT LOOKED DIFFERENT IN THE BROCHURE:
 Brand is keeping all his prisoners in a papier mache cave inside a papier mache cliff front.  The jail cells are made of Lincoln Logs. 

 HOW LONG WERE YOU GONE AGAIN?:
 One liability of Robin's new hairdo is the fact that it's moderately distinctive.  Yet when he enters the cave dressed in the thug's clothing, the guards don't notice that their friend who just 
went to relieve himself a minute ago came back with an extra foot or so of hair! 

 NO ONE GOES THERE, EVER,... I MEAN IT!:
 Tuck says that NO ONE goes to Druid's Grove.  He conveniently forgot that he was there in The Legion, specifically in the graveyard. 

 PLAYING FULLBACK FOR THE SHERWOOD OUTLAWS:
 It looks like Robin is wearing football shoulder pads under his fancy costume.  Funny that he took Lord Cadbury's shirt and cape, but kept his own pants.  Cadbury being somewhat 
shorter, I guess his pants would look like highwaders on Robin. 

 IT DOESN'T GO WITH YOUR SHOES:
 Robin:  "What, you don't like my blouse?"  Of course we like your blouse, Robin, it's totally see through.  In fact, it being see through, there's not much point in wearing it, is there?  Why 
don't you just take it off? 

 I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE, DON'T I?:
 If this is the first time Robin has met Kemal, how does he know his name?  Maybe Marion or Tuck or Little John-- who heard Kadija screaming for Kemal in the square-- told him. 

 ANOTHER FINE MESS YOU'VE GOTTEN US INTO:
 Tuck and Little John sitting on the back of the carriage, doing their best Laurel and Hardy impression.  Who didn't see this coming?  I just want to know how Richard got all his hair 
under that hat! 

 I BELIEVE,... I THINK:
 Previously Marion either didn't believe in magic, or she didn't approve of it.  So where did she get the incantation to send the Magic Whip back to Kragemmon? 

 A BIT FOGGY ON THAT POINT:
 Our heroes attempt to ride into the forbidden part of the forest, but the horses are scared by The Fog Machines of Druid's Grove. 

 WORK IT BABY, WORK IT!:
 I love these very dramatic scenes of our well styled Outlaws in their winter wardrobe walking through the trees and mist.  What is this, a Renaissance Calvin Klein ad?  Oh, and I looooove the new tunic that Robin is wearing, Œspecially the decollete.)  Very risque. 

 THEY NEVER SAW IT COMING:
 The Outlaws are pulled into the pit and Tuck is bitten by The Invisible Twig Monster.  However, it doesn't like the taste of Tuck so it gets Omar and Omar fades into the woodwork. 

 NICE TRAP YOU'VE GOT HERE:
 Seems the hole the Outlaws are in and the hole that Robin is looking at are not the same hole.  The hole Robin is looking down into is lined with torn up tar paper.  At least the trap has a decent 
roof on it. 

 ALL THE LIGHTS ARE ON, BUT NO ONE IS HOME:
 When Brand and Kadija approach Kragammon's cave there is a brilliant glow in the doorway.   It's not nearly that bright inside, so where does the light come from? 

 DO WHAT I TELL YOU OR ELSE:
 Kadija won't do what Brand wants, so he decides to use Bad Guy Threat #3, the-knife-at-the-throat maneuver.  She doesn't seem to realize that if she doesn't do what he wants and he kills 
her he still won't get the whip.  The threat is empty because if he kills her that means he has to go out and find another virgin. 

 WELL, ENOUGH CHIT CHAT:
 Robin asks Marion if she'd been here before why did she come back.  If you're in this scary place to rescue someone's virtue, shouldn't you get on with it and stop asking stupid questions? 

 LOOK MA, NO ARMS:
 Robin won't fight an unarmed man?  Nope, he'll let another unarmed man do that for him.  That's why the Celtic Idol falls on Brand. 

 SOMEONE'S CLOCK MUST BE RUNNING FAST:
 Robin:  "Time heals all wounds." 
Yeah, and if we keep Kemal busy fighting all season long that will work too. 
 It must have if he doesn't give another thought to looking for Kadija again. 



 FINAL SCORE:
 This was visually one of the more exciting episodes.  I like the way they made Barbara look like a teenager; they did a better job this time around than they did with Matthew in Legend of Olwyn.  I would have liked them to follow up on Kemal's quest to find Kadija later in the series. 
 Then again, we can't always get what we want, can we? 


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