Marion to the Rescue
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Wash Day
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Storm the Castle
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Could be Queen



Guest Stars 
Kate O'Mara [ Lady Isabelle ], John Forgeham [ Lord Garth ], Lucy Speed [ Iris ], David Morizot [ Thomas of Glockshire ], Dalia Micheleviciute [ Jen ], Vaidotas Martinaitis [ Smalley ], Adolf Vecerskis [ Overlord ], Sigitas Rackus [ Prisoner ], Eugenia Jankute [ Wife ], Frank T. Sharr [ Guard ], Shawn Lawless [ Thug #2 ] 
Aired: Feb 17-97 Episode:11 Written by: Larry Felix, Jr. Director: Keith Washington 

 
  

Laydee Laura's Misguided Tour
MARION TO THE RESCUE 
(or It Takes One Woman to Do the Job that Four Men Are Bound to Screw Up.)


Marion had a mission, clear and simple. She went in, got her
 cousin, and got out. Everything would have been fine if the guys
 hadn't felt left out. Leave it to Robin to complicate things.
CLEAN UP YOUR ACT, ROBIN: 
What is that thing that Robin doesn't want to wash? Only one time in this season has he ever worn something  white, and that was in flashbacks of Robin as a 16 year old teenager.  I hate to think that shirt has been sitting on the floor of his tent all this time. And I can't BELIEVE he's sniffing his laundry.
 GREATEST INVENTION SINCE...: 
Tuck and Little John have made two great inventions on this momentus day! The first is the hot-air
 clothes dryer, and the second is the infomercial. 
DRY CLEAN ONLY:
Little John should have checked the tags in his clothes before he washed them. Now some 8 year old is gonna be wearing his hand-me-downs.
 JOAN OR JACKIE?: 
The actress playing Isabel reminds me of the Collins sisters. She looks and acts like Joan Collins in Dynasty, and she dresses like a character in one of Jackie's novels.
FASHION ALERT:
I think we've finally found a realistic, sensible, and comfortable costume for Marion. I like this one.
 HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: 
Both Isabel and Iris are wearing hairpieces that don't match their hair. They should switch, it might
 be an improvement.
 FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: 
Jen asks, "What should I tell Robin?" Marion should have said, "Tell him to finish his laundry." cause if he had, he wouldn't have gotten in trouble.
 GOLDEN BOY:
Thomas of Glockshire is saved from a flying arrow, not by his chain mail armor, but by a lock from Iris' teflon wig. It's not a locket he's wearing, it's a gold makeup compact on a chain.
 STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES: 
Marion learned dumb things from Robin? Then why didn't he learn smart things from her? If they can admit that Marion can take on a castle alone, like Robin, why can't they also acknowledge that she can get out of it on her own, like Robin?
 HANK: 
Marion's brother's name is Henri, which is French, but the family name is FitzWalter, a Saxon name. Was there a Norman lurking in the branches of the family tree?
 CREATURE OF HABIT: 
Doesn't Iris look a lot like Farrah Forke who played Matthew's fiancee in Kate's Addiction?
 I THINK THEY'VE GOT IT!:
For once the riding footage matches what Robin is wearing this episode!
 FIGHTING CHANCE:
The town official falls to the ground after Robin hits him weakly on the arm. Tom's a pretty good fighter, too. He swings from ropes, he's good at hand-to-hand as well as sword play. Hey, maybe they should have gotten him to play Robin after Matthew left the series. Robin and Tom look to be about the same age. With both of them coming from noble families, don't you think they would have met as children? Then Robin would already know who Tom was.
 QUIET RIOT:
Didn't it say in Isabel's magic book that if you rush your spells you get lousy magic? She must have skipped that chapter. And I'm getting so tired of Isabel yelling, "Iris!"
 WHAT DID SHE SAY??: 
Tom is a BABE? Did she say, "with thighs to die for."? What is this, MTV's Loveline?
 DOH!!!: 
Here's one of those moments that leaves you screaming at the TV screen. Marion and Iris leave their camp, thinking that soldiers are coming. Robin and the others arrive to find a camp recently deserted, and conclude that soldiers must have just left. Makes ya want to smack someone in the head, doesn't it?
 COVER ME: 
Isabel didn't really need to look in her crystal to know that Robin and his gang was coming. She just had to look out her window to see them sprawled in those painfully inadequate bushes.
 WE MISS YOU!:
Isabel- "Not hard to see what Marion sees in you." Lord Garth- "Too bad she won't be seeing anymore of it." Yeah, no kidding. Neither will we. (boo hoo!!!)
 HOBBY HORSE: 
Marion and Iris are riding a very special horse. You do see them on TV occasionally, but you never see people riding them. It's a sawhorse.
 WHERE DID THEY GO?: 
Why doesn't Isabel know where the hidden entrances and secret passageways are in her own castle?
 99 BOTTLES OF BEER: 
There are 4 men in a cell, and they're acting like they're in an elevator. No one is speaking, and no one looks at each other. The very least Matty should do is sing a song so no one gets bored.
 LAST WORDS: 
Robin- "How come you never greet me like that?" Marion- "You never asked." Honey, I wouldn't wait to be asked. In fact, he wouldn't be able to get the words out, because his lips would be too busy.
 GOOD FOR NOTHING: 
Why does Iris just stand there doing nothing throughout the entire fight scene? Did they run out of soldiers for her to fight?
 TASTE TEST: 
Robin is delicious, eh? Let me have a taste, and we'll see about that!
 MUST BE IN THE LAUNDRY:
Marion asks, "Where's your sense of humor?" Robin must have left it in his other shirt, the one with a big tear under his right arm. He tore it fighting with Lord Garth, but it's fixed now.
 WHEN WAS THIS?:
While Marion is gloating, she says, "There you were, soaking wet." When was he wet? I must have missed it. I'm going to have to watch the whole episode over again. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!


 IMPORTANT NOTICE:
I've been told that Matthew was wearing a fake mustache in this ep, which I think is wrong. Supposedly the evidence is in the scene with Robin and the town official while they are standing on the gallows. I don't see it. Here's my theory: The mustache and goatee are a little thicker than usual in this ep because Matthew figured: "If I'm gonna shave next week, I dont have to trim this week." The episode following this is Legend of Olwyn (#7), in which Matthew is clean shaven. I checked out Witches of the Abbey(#8) while rewinding the tape for Legend, and his facial hair is thinner than usual because it's still growing back from the previous episode.
 Whaddya think?


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