Andy Hay’s directorial debut has been my favourite episode to date so his return to the series had a lot to live up to for me, but I have to say that Knight Takes Queen actually surpassed The Exiles for a few reasons. Firstly there’s how sumptuous it looks, from the placid waters of the Anne’s forest pool and the clearing where the Musketeers try to scuff up D'Artagnan's uniform so he doesn't look like the new boy any more, to the dark prayer crypts and nunnery cellars, the colours and hues, the framing of the scenery and the some of the camera angles used are just stunning; you need to watch this episode in HD!
Knight Takes Queen airs at 9pm on Sunday 23rd March on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, below are a few dialogue teasers and a spoiler hangman to see you through until then. Don't forget to come back to vote in our poll after the episode and let us know what you thought.
“The Musketeers will protect Anne, they will not allow any harm to come to her. What will I do without her?” King Louis to ?
“He didn't put me here, it was my choice” Sister Helene to Aramis
“Someone was there, I smelt her scent”
“One man on his own, shouldn't be a problem...on the other hand”
“We've been in much worse situations than this and always prevailed, you've nothing to fear, this is a relatively quiet day for us” Aramis to Queen Anne
“One musket and some charges…for shooting rabbits, and the protestants”
“I am proud to say her two sisters have made excellent matches, blessed me with nine grandchildren, seven boys” Count Mellendorf to ?
“Charlotte, you and your father will ride with me” King Louis to Charlotte
“An ordinary death does not concern me, but this is no ordinary death”
“If that’s how I deal with my own men imagine what I will do with you. In case you think there’s anyone coming for you there isn't, my men will see to it that your two friends won’t make it to Paris”
“I know what you did to your wife Athos!” D'Artagnan
The hangman has been cracked, well done everyone! The new trailer teaser is below.
You may be expecting nuns with guns, but they are in fact more resourceful than that when it comes to fighting off the attacking troop of soldiers. Some rather fine grape and honey brandy become Molotov cocktails, and even a bee hive is thrown at the marauders.
New Trailer Teaser
“The last time I was in your bed you murdered a man”