Synopsis: King Louis demands to experience the life of his carefree subjects, but his night of fun quickly comes to an end when he and D’Artagnan are mistaken for commoners and kidnapped by a notorious gang.
Review: In this episode we get to witness first hand what a complete tosser King Louis is.
The story sees D’Artagnan having to shadow the king as he visits the various night spots and brothels of his Kingdom and generally acts like a complete idiot as he tries to pass himself off as a commoner.
The fun soon comes to an end when they are kidnapped by a gang who intend to sell them to the Spanish as galley slaves.
Meanwhile in the court Rochefort is making himself comfortable and trying to court favor with Queen Ann while also plotting to dethrone their king.
Upon the disappearance of the King and their friend D’Artagnan the musketeers investigation leads them to the brother of an individual they caught selling french citizens to Spain for the gallows.
This was a really strong episode in that it gave us more of an insight into Louis and his personality and Ryan Gage who plays the King really got a lot to do in this episode.
One of my favorite moments is when D’Artagnan offers aid to one of his fellow prisoners who is struggling with the long journey to the French port where they will be put on the boat to Spain. The king says to D’Artagnan, “You are supposed to be helping me.” when he sees the young Musketeer offering to help a mere commoner.
Another great moment is when the King offers D’Artagnan the dubious honour of murdering one of the slavers, who redeemed himself by actually helping save the King, which showed us what a complete and bastard the King could be. Certainly not a man worth protecting in my opinion.
It was also nice to see a return for Maimie McCoy as Milady who helps save both the King and D’Artagnan to suit her own as yet to be revealed ends. The fact that the King gives her a Pardon for all her prior crimes is something that could definitely come back and bite him on the butt in future episodes, which will be fun to see as things start to unravel.
Also seeing Constance in her new position as the Queens adviser could well prove interesting as the series develops.
- Fantastic to get to see more King Louis
- Would have liked bigger role for Milady
- Incidental Music9.5