LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT:
The girl in the carriage window gazes lovingly at Robin throughout
the entire first scene. Can we blame her?
The purse is in the Lady's bodice, but how? That bag is too big
fit in there with everything else she's got up front. And exactly how did
Robin extract that purse from her bodice? I didn't see any purse strings
hanging from her bodice. Robin retrieved the purse just below the camera
frame, so we may never know. (Robin, you devil you!)
Robin has a very interesting way of mounting his horse. That must
be how he keeps those abs so nice and flat!
QUIVER WITH DELIGHT:
There are a bow and quiver riding in a pouch by Robin's right leg
(hanging off the saddle.) In the next wide shot, Robin is riding with one
hand on his hip again, and the pouch and all the weapons in it are gone.
They don't reappear until the last scene.
LEAF ME ALONE:
Just before the rain starts, Little John uproots a young tree to
use as an umbrella. The only problem with that is that there are very few
leaves on it! What leaves are left fall off as he runs to his horse.
WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?:
Marion- "I will never kiss your ugly face." How does she know he's
ugly? He's covered almost everything but his eyes!
HAVE GOON, WILL TRAVEL:
Francisco's Goons? I didn't know goons were invented yet. And you
say they're looking for protection money? Are we sure these "Arabs" weren't
imported from New Jersey?"
Remember the singing group, Color Me Badd? Doesn't Francisco look
like Mark Calderon from CMB? Love his pretty hat. It would make a nice
bridal headpiece if done in white.
FLUFF AND FUN:
Of course, the bad guy must have a bimbo, and Francisco has several,
every single girl dressed in see through scarves and a wig.
Enid and Marion return from washing up just before Tuck reads the
prayer book for Peggy. So why in the next scene are Marion and Enid washing
up again? Must be a lot of dirty thoughts going around.
THEY'RE BACK, THEY'RE FRONT,
Normally when one is carried over the shoulder, the person being
carried is facing the carrier's back. Roger is carrying her backwards,
which must have been awfully awkward.
DID YOU MISS ME?:
You're tellin' me that after all the years they've been friends,
brothers even, that Little John doesn't recognize Robin when he walks into
a room? I know this is a new cloak for Robin, but reeeaaaallly!
Robin's standing on the counter puts him way too high to give him
any advantage fighting someone standing below him. But I do like the shot
of him lounging oh-so casually on the bar.
If you look in the credits at the end of this ep, you will notice
that the actor who played 'Francisco' is also listed as a stuntman. Watching
him fight his own men in this scene makes me realize we've seen him before!
Look at the way his hair moves and you will recognize him as Matthew's
stunt double !
Why does Enid have to tell Peggy where she and Donald will be sleeping?
Doesn't the child know where her parents' room is?
HE SAID, SHE SAID:
This male/female bonding sequence is great. I just have this problem
with the reference to chocolate. Chocolate came from Mexico/Central/South
America, brought back by the explorers. But this is the 1100's and Columbus
wasn't even a twinkle in his greatgrandfather's eye yet, let alone an explorer
who brought chocolate from the "New World."
Tuck now has a first name: Michael. And isn't he a romantic smoothie
GET IT OVER WITH!:
Good night, Little John, and Marion, and Robin, and Roger, and Gitta.
Did we forget JohnBoy? LOL
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT:
Sounds like Robin and Marion want to say more than just good night.
Very touching how they each put a hand on the wall that separates them.
To my knowledge one of the few romantic moments between Matthew and Anna
in this season.
I must say they come up with some ingenious methods for climbing
I'VE GOTTA HAND IT TO YA:
Little John comes over the top of the wall and hands Robin his sword.
Robin has to go off camera to put it on his belt, because he needs help.
This is why he switches to a sword with a shoulder scabbard in the second
What is Tuck's problem with going up the wall? I don't remember
him having this problem in any other episode.
ENOUGH ROPE TO HANG YOURSELF
That rope isn't thick enough or strong enough to support any of
them. And Tuck goes up the wall holding on with just two hands? He'd have
fallen off, if the rope didn't break first.
ASK FOR DIRECTIONS:
Robin- "I think this way is better."
Oh, really? It seems Robin has been to Francisco's before! Then
again maybe not. When they confront the soldiers in the hallway, Marion
suggests that Robin should have stopped for directions.
Robin and Marion could never have jumped over the soldiers heads.
There's not enough headroom in that corridor.
The fight commences, LittleJohn and Roger fight the soldiers, and
Tuck hangs back and makes sure that door stays closed.
DEW DROP INN:
Robin knocks out his opponent, then watches Marion take on two at
once. He's actually waiting for Francisco to drop from the ceiling and
give him his cue to turn around.
Francisco knocks Robin to the ground and his 2 goons drag Marion
across the room, nearly stepping on Robin's head in the process.
Francisco- "Who is this man I'm about to kill?"
Robin- "I don't know who that guy is, but my name is Robin Hood."
Classic lines, with classic delivery. Does anyone besides me have
Francisco's "weapons" look like they're made of foamcore. Not much
of a match for Robin's sword.
WOOOOHOOOOO! Robin does a fabulous handspring. Such agility! Such
Back in the corridor, Little John and Roger are still fighting,
and Tuck is still trying to keep that damned door closed.
FISTS OF FURY:
Explain to me why the hand to hand combat scene sounds like a Kung
Fu movie? It must be a requirement of any scene filmed anywhere for whatever
purpose that requires the use of any martial art.
HEAD OVER HEELS:
Another flip, this time over Francisco's back. These two must have
had a lot of fun with this scene. Finally Matthew's double gets to beat
up on him.
Okay, here's the ultimate reason for the presence of the gray blanket:
It's so Tuck can wrap little Peggy up like a babushka when he finds her.
Wall walk!! He gets incredible height on this flip. I give him a
5.9. The only reason that I'm not giving him a 6.0 is because you can see
Okay, here comes the Chest Crusher-- a move that puts Robin in agony,
makes him so weak he can't fight back, and leaves him crumpled on the floor
like a wet rag. I'm not sure why I like this scene so much. It could be
those wonderful expressions of pain that cover his handsome face.
After Robin kills Francisco he staggers, still weak, and reaches
for Marion. Marion clutches his arm with extreme concern on her face.
WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?:
Robin- "They're made for each other."
Marion- "Don't you wish it was that easy for everyone?"
Robin looks suitably panicked, and Marion arches her eyebrow in
his direction just to tease him further as he stares at her in utter bewilderment.
Hee hee hee!
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW:
Tuck says a heartfelt goodbye to Enid, while her oblivious husband
Marion- "Your advice? What about my advice?"
Robin- "You gave Roger advice?"
Oh, come on! Not once in this episode did I see Marion and Roger
speak to each other directly.
Marion's last line is lost under the village noise and swelling
closing music. Robin¹s last line was lost too, but they dubbed his
I think we've seen some of the best fighting in this season in this
episode. The teasing between Marion and Robin was also very good. Matthew's
acting in this episode makes me wonder why no one ever offered him something