ON THE BLOTTED LINE:
The soldiers have dragged the peasant
land owner through the mud and then put the deed down in the mud puddle
to be signed. That signature is never going to be legible and it
won't hold up in court!
FUZZY WUZZY WAS A BEAR:
Robin got a new seat cover for his saddle
reduce the pain of saddle sores (his own,
not his horse's.)
Anyone who has been with me trying to
keep track of Little John's numerous family members is now thoroughly confused
by his latest recitation of the soap-opera-esque convolutions of this particular
branch of relations.
SPECIAL EFFECT OF THE WEEK:
Today's special effect is really special.
Someone rented a helicopter for a day to take as many aerial shots as was
Sarah asks William to help her with
a tray of ale. Bad move, Sarah. You know exactly what he's
going to do with that ale, and there won't be any left for the guests!
SAY MY NAME, SAY MY NAME:
As Sarah runs past John she calls his
name in recognition, but the overdub sounds way too casual for someone
running from attacking soldiers.
Robin seems to be experiencing a problem
lots of people with long hair get at some point. As it grows out
it tends to curl outwards when it hits a point somewhere between the curve
of the neck and the shoulders. Don't worry, Robin only has a mild
case of The Carol Brady Flip.
HE'S DOING IT AGAIN:
Robin has a perfectly good sword on
his back, but when he faces Lord Rupert's soldiers what does he use?
Of course it's his trusty bow. I guess he's just used to it.
RAKING IT IN:
Tuck defeats a soldier using a rake,
then plays casual like he's doing a little light weeding in the middle
of a fight. I have no idea what he was thinking.
William and Little John use the table
top to fend off two soldiers. A minute ago they up-ended that table
and it was all in one piece; now it's just a table top and a couple of
SWORD IS QUICKER THAN THE EYE:
Robin and Gregory are fighting it out
with swords. Robin gets the upper hand and throws Gregory to the
ground. Gregory - all of a sudden weaponless - spies the axe and throws
it at Robin,
narrowly missing his hair. You'll notice
that in the instant between when the fighting stops and Gregory hits the
ground he somehow managed to sheath his sword because it's back in it's
scabbard beneath his hip when he leans back to throw the axe.
Gregory mounts his horse and yells, "This
isn't over, Saxon!"
I would certainly hope it isn't over, this
episode just got started!
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF:
Lord Rupert tells Gregory if he wants an inheritance
from his father he's got to go out and steal it for his father. If
Gregory were smart he'd cut out the middleman and just have the deeds
signed over to himself. Why wait?
PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION:
Aerial shot over the river - there's
a footbridge across the water, then a little waterfall. To the left
of the waterfall is a road... As the shot continues pay attention as part
of the road becomes visible from underneath the trees and you will see
either a truck or a large car parked on the road.
NOT SO INSTANT REPLAY:
The women with cleavage are doing the
laundry again. Actually the footage was shot for this episode, but
it also makes an appearance during Robin's blindfolded sparring scene in
The Sceptre. The cameraman pays too much attention to a woman wearing
a soaking wet and
nearly transparent cropped white bodice.
GRRRRR... stoopid men.
Joshua is so awestruck by the arrival of his
hero that he has to
recite Robin's life story. Jeez, calm
down, take a tranquilizer.
MORDRED'S STOP AND SHOP:
The townsman claims that the farmer's plight
has nothing to do with the folks who live in town. Uh,... correct
me if I'm wrong, but if the farmers lose their land the townsfolk are gonna
food. They didn't have convenience stores
on every corner back then.
OFF WITH HIS HOOD:
I don't understand why the hood seems to be
such a "good" disguise and taking it off is such a dramatic revelation.
Tho revealing all that marvelous hair is a vision in itself.
HEY, HOW'D HE DO THAT?
Joshua decides to help Robin and he
sets the pot rack free (using telekinesis) and Robin flips out of the way
of the swinging log. One might begin to wonder how Robin knew to
flip out of the way, and
how he knew Joshua (whom he acknowledges with
a wink) had set it loose.
BED & BOARD:
The inn from Percy's Ghost has become
the jail in this episode. I don't think returning guests will like
the change in service and accomodations.
Gregory's laugh is just annoying enough
that I think
Marion oughta haul off and smack him for being
Once again here's another former Locksley
employee who gets an informative
introduction - this time from Robin.
It must really be something to meet an
old childhood friend every time you turn a
YEAR OF THE BRAT:
A lot has happened in a year:
Marcus lost his wife and became a falling-down drunk;
Renata had to take in and care for a twenty-something
year old man who behaves
like a bratty child half the time.
Robin is the father figure Marcus used
to be? It's only been a year that Marcus has been like this.
Joshua must have a real short memory if he can't remember Marcus as a proper
SHE'S ALL WET:
Renata really ought to get a house further
away from the
river; she startles so easily she'll always
be falling into it.
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT:
Little John told Renata to hide so of
course she heads straight for the road where she'll be more easily spotted
by the passing soldiers.
LOOKS LIKE THERE'S GONNA BE A
Robin steps out into the street to
face down Lord Rupert and the soundtrack goes into Spaghetti Western Mode
for a few bars.
THANKS FOR POINTING THAT OUT:
Robin mentions he's talked to Gregory
and he gestures to the jail. Good goin' Rob; now they know where
he's locked up. You're lucky it never occurred to the soldiers to try to
break him out
during the fighting.
OM MANI PADME HOME:
Fighting is going on all around Joshua.
It must be stressing him out because he's decided to sit and meditate beside
a quietly bubbling pool.
Marion took a lesson from Robin and
deigns not to use her sword
either. The handle of her whip seems
ever so much more effective....really.
ROAR FOR DADDY:
Joshua looks so pleased with his dragon,
but it scares
everyone including Marion!
AND THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK TOO:
Someone must have given Marion a full
recounting of Joshua's history for her to be able to draw conclusions about
his powers and his mother. Robin was conveniently absent for that
The jail must double as a garden shed
if Marion finds that's
where the villagers are keeping their rakes
AND DEODORANT MIGHT BE A GOOD
Marcus asks Robin, "What can I do?"
Well you can take a bath and change your clothes
for one thing!
Lord Ruperts men overcome Renata and
Joshua with chloroform, a chemical that your typical (or atypical for that
matter) medieval barber-surgeon didn't carry.
WHO'S SORRY NOW?:
Lord Rupert apologizes to Joshua for
his ill treatment. Why does he bother when the farmers were treated worse
and he wasn't sorry for that?
Robin tells Lord Rupert, "I'd say pleasant
surprise, but I'd be lying." The pleasant surprise comes a moment
later when in true Robin Hood fashion he swings down off the battlements
and does a gorgeous backflip off the end of the drawbridge. (and
the hair was fabulous,...
can't forget the hair.)
KEYS TO THE CITY:
As the Outlaws leave the jail to go
fight Lord Rupert, Gregory steals the keys off of
someone's belt. Only problem is that
he didn't steal them from any of the Outlaws who
were present at the time. The keyholder's
costume is blue and green, colors none
of our heroes or heroines are wearing.
Good idea to use fire to startle the
horses and force the soldiers into hand to hand combat, just so long as
you don't burn down the entire village while you're at it!
Marcus tells Gregory, "I'm only doing
this to impress my son."
We were kinda hoping you were doing this to
save your town, Marcus.
Marcus tells Joshua not to use his powers
to help him. Joshua apparently didn't hear him because after Marcus knocks
Gregory out Joshua still has to use his powers to get in his own licks.
Robin's romances are legendary, eh?
More like Mythological if you ask me. Between losing his home and
family, struggling to make a new home in Sherwood, gathering and training
his own men, fighting Prince John, Gisbourne and all their soldiers, making
a living stealing from all the Norman nobles and redistributing it to the
needy, defending besieged villages and rescuing kidnapped maidens and other
friends in distress, where did Robin find not only the time but also the
energy to become this Legendary Lover??? Don't tell me tall tales,...
I WANT PROOF!
LEARN FROM THE PAST, OR YOU'LL
BE DOOMED TO HEAR IT REPEATED IN FRONT OF YOUR GIRLFRIEND:
Once again Robin is in hot water with
Marion when Josh begins to tell her tales of Robin's romantic exploits.
Robin's so cute when he's embarrassed.
THE THIRD WOMAN?:
Marion is surprised by mention of the
"other woman" in Joshua's tale and exclaims, "a third?" Joshua's
tale only has two women in it by my count. That is unless Marion
counts herself as Robin's First even if she wasn't present at the time
the scenario took place. Then the Duke's
daughter becomes the Second and the "other
woman" becomes the Third.
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW:
How poignant and fitting that the last
scene of the final episode shows Robin
riding off into the forest alone. It's
the last time we'll see our beloved Robin
heading home after yet another victory.
This episode was a Robin Hood
classic: a town besieged, a castle rescue, Saxon villagers overcoming
their Norman enemies against the odds, Robin getting in trouble with Marion
because of his "reputation." Perfect....