Your Land is My Land
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My Fathers Business



Guest Stars 
 Paudge Behan [ Gregory ], Thomas Gamburg [ Joshua ], Larry Marmorstein [ Marcus of Branwyn ], Anna Barthelme [ Renata ], Stephen Gray [ unknown ], Gareth Hunt [ Lord Rupert ], Jon Paul Beauregard [ William Little ], Anne Jennings [ Sarah ], Daina Kaziauskas [ Farmer's wife ], Roger Murray [ Young villager ], Christopher O'Brien [ Hudson ],
Dan Speaker [ Captain ]
Aired: Nov 8 97 Episode:24 Written by: Steve Barnett Director: Andy Armstrong

  

Laydee Laura's Misguided Tour
Your Land is My Land
(or, Swan Song)


It's the final episode of the second season.  The first time we saw this episode we had no idea we we're watching the very last of our hero and his valiant band.  No one knew Matthew had left the series until the first episode aired on it's new network with it's new "star" and we were left
confused and lost.  Watching this episode now - knowing it was the last one for Matthew - makes the viewing bittersweet.  That doesn't mean that we didn't enjoy (and still do!) the rollicking fun
of this episode in Classic Robin Hood Mode!
 SIGN 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 to help
reduce the pain of saddle sores (his own, not his horse's.)

BRANCHING OUT:
 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 physically possible.

HELPING HAND:
 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.

HAIR ISSUES:
 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.

PERIODIC TABLE:
 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 saw horses!

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.

PARTING SHOT:
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.

FAN MALE:
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 lose their
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.

GIGGLE MONSTER:
 Gregory's laugh is just annoying enough that I think
Marion oughta haul off and smack him for being obnoxious.

ROBIN'S FRIENDS:
 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 corner.

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.

THE REPLACEMENT:
 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 father.

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 SHOOTOUT:
  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.

HANDLE IT:
 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 lecture.

YOU RAKE!:
 The jail must double as a garden shed if Marion finds that's
where the villagers are keeping their rakes and pitchforks. 

AND DEODORANT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TOO:
 Marcus asks Robin, "What can I do?" 
Well you can take a bath and change your clothes for one thing!

BAD FORM:
 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?

PRETTY PLEASE:
 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.

FIREFIGHT:
 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!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
 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.

HEARING PROBLEM:
 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.

LEGENDARY LOVER:
 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. 



FINAL SCORE:
   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....


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