The final episode featured the remaining musketeers trying to get proof to the King about Rochefort’s treachery with a stand off mainly between Porthos and the armies of Vargas, who was the person who’s employ Rochefort was in.
Vargas wasn’t going to come quietly and only when the majority of his men were killed that he decided that he had better give himself in, especially when he heard what Rochefort was planning to do, which wasn’t what he had planned but it would prove difficult to actually get them into the castle as Rochefort had told his guards to remove everyone else from the castle and not let anyone else in apart from his own men.
Rochefort had by now totally lost the plot and was entirely unhinged as he proclaimed to everyone that the Queen was a slut and a traitor and needed to be punished forthwith in the only way fit for a traitor, no matter who she used to be. He also had Aramis about to also be beheaded for his part in affair with the King in the background listening to all of these claims and believing it unutterably as why would Rochefort lie to him, after all of the good councel that he had given him over the years.
Once Vargas got there and told the king the truth of the matter it was soon over and there was a final battle between Rochefort and the musketeers all of whom wanted him dead for various different reasons.
This was a rather exciting finale, a lot better than the end of the first series which wasn’t quite as thrilling as this one. I have enjoyed this series and think that it has much improved since its first series and it will be interesting to see what they decide to do when it returns in the new year.
In the sixth episode of Atlantis Jason prayed that Ariadne would not die from the poison that she had been given in the previous episode, but it didn’t look good for her, and when they realised that it was with an enchanted sword that she was stabbed with that no ordinary medicine would cure her, but only another enchantment.
It was also very convenient that there was only one place that they could get this from and that would be with the three sisters who were not that easy to find and locate but as Ariadne was sick and Jason was madly in love with her he had to make sure that every single avenue was covered in making sure that Ariadne got better as soon as possible.
I am not too sure that there was a great deal of peril for the future of Ariadne in this episode as it did seem quite unlikely that she would be killed off so unceremoniously as she appeared to be doing so in this episode, even though that was what Pasipahae was hoping would happen so that she could just walk into Atlantis and take it over, and was what she needed to do to actually get what she wanted.
Luckily it was very well done, and rather dramatic, so there was a little bit of tension there which is something at least. It wasn’t quite as exciting as the previous five episodes had been, and did seem to be a little bit of a lull in proceedings before the really exciting stuff begins but it was certainly continuing to look promising.
This penultimate episode of the Musketeers was a thrilling episode to watch as we saw Rochefort transform into the truly cartoon villain that he is. He also surpassed himself in his villainy when compared to the Cardinal, who would never have gone as far as Rochefort did, and wasn’t half as much a bastard as Rochefort is.
Marc Warren is obviously having a ball playing such a nasty part as Rochefort as he really gets to do what the hell he likes and pretty much gets away with it. For a while not only has he had the King in his back pocket but he has also scared the Queen’s governess half to death with his threats to damage her honour by telling people that she slept with a musketeer out of wedlock knowing what that would do to a women in her positions reputation if it came out making her complicit in his schemes when really she has nothing to do with it and is being coldly and ruthlessly used by Rochefort.
You do have to feel a bit sorry for the governess as she hasn’t done anything wrong and yes she is being made to lie to cover up Rochefort’s doings and when she virtually condemmed Constance and Lemay you could tell that she was totally broken up about it, well afterwards anyway.
Poor old Lemay got the worse of it though as not long he had saved the Dauphin’s life, not without Rocheforts best efforts to make sure the infant wouldn’t survive and was only doing what he was told to do, which isn’t a crime, but he was an easy patsy for Rochefort for covering up his own dirty deed in trying to do away with the king.
He even said that only did it to weaken him, which I doubt very much and someone had to pay for that crime it certainly wasn’t going to be Rochefort so unfortunately the poor Doctor was the person who was murdered in cold blood with poor Constance being forced to watch on and then told that if she would give evidence against Aramis then she would be free to go. It is very doubtful that even if she had acquiesced and told Rochefort what he wanted that she would have been free so you can understand why she would keep schtum as it really wouldn’t have made much of a difference in the long run.
What proportion of the books you own are unread?
I would say that less than 10% of my books remain unread. I only tend to get new ones every now and again so the unread pile never remains that big!
Regarding your fridge, is it organized or a mess inside?
I would have to say a mess. Yes that probably covers it.
Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?
I did a couple of local carnivals dressed as one of the Doctor Who’s as part of a local group many years ago.
How do you stand out from the crowd?
I don’t. I prefer to blend into the background.
How many bones, if any, have you broken?
I fractured and dislocated my kneecap in 2002. It has never been the same since.