GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
I have no clue what kind of tarot spread
Mortiana is using, but she is right that the Queen of Cups crossed by Death
isn't a good sign. It means his relationship with Lady Elizabeth
is about to
undergo a drastic change!
I AM NOT AN ANIMAL!:
They pulled a hood over the priest's
head so we don't have to look
at his hideous eyebrows anymore.
RED ROBIN HOODS:
The red hoods the zombies are wearing
look like remnants of Robin's red threadbare cloak.
BLIND MAN BUFF:
Nice montage of camp life while Robin
waits to be attacked by Little John and Kemal. Oh, and an extra nice
job of showing off his biceps whilest reaching out to find his way.
COME BLOW YOUR HORN:
The man who blows the warning horn is
the same actor
who played the priest with the scary eyebrows
just a few moments ago!
GUIDE TO GOOD ENGLISH:
The little Lithuanian boy says his lines
perfectly, and with hardly a touch of accent.
He could teach the adults a thing or two.
RUG OR ROADKILL:
The old man who tells about the dead
men walking looks
like he's hidden a Lhasa Apso under his hat.
The pages of Olwyn's magic book turn backwards
instead of forwards.
ROBIN'S CYCLING TOUR OF
Cyclists tuck their pant legs into their
socks or use a clip to keep from getting their pants caught in the bicycle
chain. When Robin dismounts his horse going to Olwyn's you see him
with his pant legs tucked into his boots.
He never wears them this way, so is he trying to keep his pant legs from
getting tangled in.... his horse's bicycle chain?
CRYSTAL BALLS WILL ROLL:
Mortiana is looking deep into her crystal
trying to find out who framed her in such
an unflattering shot.
GIMME A RING SOMETIME:
Barkley's ring seems to have a lot of
powers. Who does he think he is,...
the Green Lantern?
VOICE OVER DONE:
If they raise Melanoc's voice any higher
he'll be a Chipmunk.
Why is Barkley performing the funeral
the Prince's personal priest do that?
Prince John is having his portrait painted,
holding a bow and not wearing his crown. Oh, but he absolutely needs
to be wearing his crown when he walks out on the battlements.
All the principle actors in this ep
(and I think all of them are in this episode too) are gathered in Prince
John's audience chamber posing for Sherwood's Annual Christmas Card Photo.
Robin used a secret entrance to the
castle in The
Golden Arrow. Why does he need to ask
Prince John for another one?
Had the writers done some further research,
they would have known an "extravaganza"
would have been more appropriate at Solstice,
rather than an Equinox. And Mortiana is
right in that she would never have worn red
at an Equinox. She'd have saved the red
for Midsummer Solstice.
I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE THAT
I thought a sceptre was like a wand;
it's probably as long as your arm, and easy to carry. This isn't
a sceptre, it's a hat rack someone set on fire, complete with antlers on
Mortiana and Olwyn's lightning bolt
shocks Melanoc by giving him
a wedgie and raising his voice another notch.
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE
Shows how drastically the relationship
now Lady Elizabeth is ordering Prince John
Olwyn closes the circle made of salt,
which is probably the only thing the writers got close to right.
In magic salt is pure, and evil spirits won't cross a line of salt.
(Question: How do you know a blonde witch closed the circle?
Answer: There is white out on the floor.)
Of course down in the Royal Crypt there
is a stone with a hole in it and the sceptre just so happens to fit in
it. It was there all the time, just waiting for such an occasion.
JUST LIKE A MAN:
Lady Elizabeth does all the heavy work
trying to block the gates, and Prince John lifts one tankard and thinks
he's done enough. He does redeem himself (back to his usual level of uselessness)
by picking up an axe attempting to fight a zombie with it.
HELLO!!! Why did I never notice
this before? When the Outlaws come down off the battlements to fight
more zombies, Robin makes a fantastic leap off the railing.
OR DOOR NUMBER THREE?:
The Outlaws take refuge in the castle,
and the zombies follow. They get two doors open, but the third door
won't open when the latch is pulled. That's because the door opens
in the opposite
direction and needs a push.
THEY'LL NEVER GET THROUGH
No? How about this one then?
Or this one? For such a fortified castle the zombies make all the
fortifications seem awfully flimsy.
CROSS MY HEART:
When Mortiana and Olwyn raise their
crosses, why doesn't it occur to Tuck to do the same? Why doesn't
it occur to Mortiana or Olwyn to prompt Tuck to do so, when they know that
three is a stronger number than two?
GOOD ONE, SHAGGY!:
Melanoc orders the zombies out of the
way so he can break the door down, and all the zombies turn around making
a noise that sounds like Scooby Doo asking a question.
THE GOOD, THE BALD, AND
Robin, Little John, and Kemal are going
to fight Melanoc by lashing his bald pate
with their long luxurious locks!
FRIENDS OF CASPER'S?:
Melanoc is defeated and he dies.
All his zombies
disintegrate and chains of paper dolls rise
from their deflated clothing.
On the wall behind Olwyn is a crypt
stone that reads: "Captain DeLouche, Loyal Servant of Prince John."
But DeLouche disintegrated and vanished when Robin killed him with the
Golden Arrow, so
there wasn't any body to bury here.
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW:
Alas the farewells to Olwyn and Mortiana
very real because they don't make another
appearance in the second season.
I have to say I think this is one of
the best episodes of the
second season: magic, adventure, good
character interaction. Oh and it had
a good Hair Rating as well.