The Legion
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PJ's Soul



Guest Stars 
Richard Norton [ Rossamar ], Amanda Walker [ Mortiana ], Judy Green [ Harpie ], Sophia Crawford [ Harpy ], Tomas Ereminas [ Artegon ], Eric Gerleman [ LaFleur ], McKerrin Kelly [ Tavern owner ], Christopher O'Brien [ Gravedigger ], Peter Yak [ Alexander the Great ], Eric Streit [ Soldier #1 ], Jon Paul Beauregard [ Soldier #2 ] Andrew Bicknell [Prince John] Paul Lichtman [Barkley]

Aired: Jul 22  97 Ep16 Written by: David Sloan Director: Terry Marcel


  

Laydee Laura's Misguided Tour
The Legion
(or The Next Action Hero)


This episode really wanted to show off everyone's action talents.  Robin's, Little John's, Rossmar's, Kemal's, everyone's.  Except for Marion.  Everyone got to fight in the last scene except Marion.  Then again, she was kinda tied up at the time.
BACK IN THE RING:
 Once again we're watching mercenaries fight in the ring.  I guess they had to get the testosterone levels back up to a manly mark. 

MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS:
 Prince John has a much better wig this season.  Not to mention a more elaborate wardrobe.  But his red cape here looks a lot like Lord Malice's from the last ep. 

SERVICE WITH A SMILE:
 Marquise De Lanza receives room service, and the waiter's voice sounds awfully familiar.  Maybe I ought to order room service more often!  Hey, Marquise, I'll take care of the tip. 

THAT WAS NO LADY:
 "Come in you little devil!" ; "Over here, Darling."  First of all, doesn't Prince John know the Marquise's voice already?  Maybe he saw her across a crowded room, and this is the first time they're meeting.  But how in the heck could he possibly mistake that voice for a woman?  I can imagine Matthew under the sheets, saying those lines, and laughing hysterically during that scene.

YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR BOOTS ON:
 When Prince John climbs into bed, why doesn't he notice that the "Marquise" still has her boots on?

THE OTHER WOMAN:
 Robin--  "Whatever would Lady Claudia say?"  Umm.... she's saying nothing.  Lady Claudia got the boot this season.

NOT A WORD:
 If she knew that Robin was going to rob Prince John, why didn't she try to make some sound of warning while bound and gagged behind the curtain?   Robin must have promised her that kiss in exchange for her silence.

RIBBON FOR A BRIGAND:
 It's just a little thing, but  I really like the black ribbon trailing through Robin's ponytail.  It's an elegant little touch.

I WON'T BE NEEDING THIS?:
 Why does Robin get rid of his sword, throwing it at Prince John as he escapes?  You'd think he'd be needing that later.

NEED SOMEONE TO SCRUB YOUR BACK?:
 Very sweet scene between Robin and Marion here; only thing missing is the kiss.  Marion gets rid of Robin so she can take her bath, but she puts the lantern behind the screen and stands in front of the lantern so anyone walking past can see everything.

APPEARING FOR ONLY A SHORT ENGAGEMENT:
 Why is Alexander's Legion buried in England instead of Macedonia where they belong?  They must have been shipped over as a tourist attraction to raise new revenues.

OUT OF THIN AIR:
 Check out Harpy's and Artegon's makeup.  Looks like someone got an airbrush for Christmas, cuz that's what painted that makeup.

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT:
 Playing the part of Rossmar is Richard North:  costar of Cynthia Rothrock and Jackie Chan martial arts movies.  Someone really went all out on the production budget this year to get him in the cast.

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE:
 Kemal fights Rossmar.  Now, I am no big fan of violence, even on the screen, but I do like to watch Kemal move.  Yowza!

WHICH WAY DID THEY GO?:
 Robin is being chased by the Legion, and Little John catches up with him.  That would mean that Little John would have had to pass the Legion, and now they know where he's going.

FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF...:
 Robin and Little John are riding so fast that they would not have taken a second to notice each other, let alone be able to talk to each other.

OVER THE RIVER, AND THROUGH THE WOODS:
 Little John-- "I took your old through-the-forest shortcut."  Honey, you're in the middle of Sherwood.  Any way you go is through the forest.

IT'S A LOOK:
 The servant that Tuck steals clothing from was not wearing  a hat, so where does Tuck get the hat?

UNNECCESSARY STUNT OF THE WEEK:
 Unnecessary use of Slow Motion for Robin and Little John's jump off the rock.  It's not even that high, and there's nothing to warrant the special effect on that shot.

ROAD TRIP:
 Marion-- "Maybe Robin and I will go with you [to Africa.]"  Now that's a lead in for a storyline with lots of potential if I've ever heard one.  Too bad no one ever bothered to try it in this series.

INVISIBLE MAN:
 Marion watches the red glow around her feet just before the Legion appears, but when they finally do materialize she is still looking at the ground.

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO:
 Robin--  "Well, we can't keep them waiting. . . . You're not going to wear that are you?"  Robin make up your mind.  Are you in a hurry, or do you want to wait for Tuck to change his clothes?

CURRENTLY WITHOUT COUNTRY:
 So now she's a Marquesa?  She was a Marquise before.  In English aristocracy, a Marquess is a rank of nobility between Duke and Earl; the female counterpart being a Marchioness.   The European version is Marquis, with his wife, the Marquise.  Marquesa sounds like a Spanish title of nobility, but the second part of her name is Di Lanza, implying Italian heritage.

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR STAKE:
 Marion is tied to a stake in the middle of Prince John's audience hall.  How convenient that there is a stake built into the middle of the audience hall.

WHICH PART OF OVER HERE DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?:
 Marion cries out for help (it's Harpy impersonating her) and everyone looks around, trying to figure out which direction the sound came from.  So why is everyone looking up?  I don't think they tied her to a roofbeam.

HIT OR MISS:
 This happens to be one of the sillier fight scenes.  Robin fights Rossmar.  Robin dodges a blow with a deft eyebrow lift.  Rossmar keeps swinging at Robin, getting nowhere even near close to Robin, not even enough to look convincing, but Robin keeps reeling back from the non-existant hits anyway.  He even reels back from a hit that we never saw Rossmar throw.

I'LL SHOW YOU THE ROPES, AND THE CHAINS AND THE HANDCUFFS TOO:
 Robin tries to untie Marion.  He winks at her, implying that if the circumstances were different, he'd take advantage of her being tied up!

KICKBACKS:
 Robin makes a series of kicks at Rossmar that don't come close to appearing close.

WHO ORDERED "HOOKED ON PHONICS"?:
 Rossmar--"I will now kill the woman very very slowly."  How slowly, Ross?  As slow as you're reading the cue cards?

(I paused the tape here to write something down.  Stopped the tape just before "Your bleeding soul on the end of my sword."  Perfect freeze frame shot of Robin with a half smile.  I immediately forgot what I was going to write.)

A CHORUS LINE:

 Robin declines to join Prince John and the Marquise Di Lanza.  Everyone exits in a straight line, starting on the right foot.

SHE AIN'T HEAVY, SHE'S MY SORCERESS:
 Despite the fact that she works for Prince John, Mortiana does not seem to like him much.  He doesn't even know it, but Robin has someone working for him from inside the castle.



FINAL SCORE:
   Great action sequences, even if the punches do fall short.  More romantic interaction between Marion and Robin, which I really like to see. 


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