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The Bastard Executioner - Piss Profit / Troeth Elw - Review: "My Love"

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The Bastard Executioner - Piss Profit / Troeth Elw - Review

Last week on The Bastard Executioner, Milus arranged a meeting with another Baron in an attempt to eventually marry Baron Price to the Lady Love. Jessamy continued on her downward spiral, taking drastic action to keep Wilkin's attention, Lady Love made the trip to Windsor to see the King, but left telling a lie that she was pregnant to protect all that she has, and Wilkin became even more vulnerable after he killed a Chamberlain who knew his secret.

"Keep her safe" Annora

‘Executioner’ continued this past Tuesday with an emotionally fueled and revealing episode. The big moment that so many have waited for finally came in the closing minutes, Lady Love and Wilkin hugged. It was an ever so sweet and heart-warming moment and a big development for them both as characters. That moment will be the turning point in their slow-developing relationship and something that fuels a possible romance between them.

I have a feeling though that Wilkin and Lady Love could already be connected as possible siblings - which would obviously rule out a romance between them. When Annora was with them both, she appeared to act as a motherly figure, caring deeply about their problems. Annora has always cared for Wilkin and is a genuinely caring person, but it became apparent to me how much she focused on them and which could well mean that she could be a mother to both of them. It's just a feeling I got when seeing them all together and how much she worried for them - especially when she mentioned to Wilkin to take care of Lady Love.

Whilst Lady Love and Wilkin are growing closer, Jessamy and Wilkin are growing more apart. She continues to fixate on her past and treat her son how the father would have had he not died - much to Wilkin's displeasure. But what is more interesting, is how Jessamy pays close attention to what Wilkin is doing. Jessamy has just as much to lose as Wilkin and Milus. Should she feel threatened or insecure, I have no doubt that she will turn on Wilkin to protect herself. Her seeing Wilkin hug the Lady Love might just be what pushes her to confess her sins, and do that.

There could be another reason for her paying close attention to Wilkin, she could be spying for Milus. He tends to know an awful lot about Wilkin's problems, and there's no one closer to him than her. If she is, in fact, helping Milus, then Wilkin is in even more trouble. Lee Jones though shined this episode as Wilkin in what is perhaps his best performance to date. It was an emotional episode for Wilkin, and Jones performed exceptionally.

"That woman is not with child" Gaveston

Gaveston returned this episode and played a key part in Lady Love's pregnancy storyline. He wants the Castle and the land Lady Love possesses, and will stop at nothing until he gets it. He is a bigger threat than most give him credit for. This was evident when the twin sisters who Milus has been sleeping with were revealed to be related to Gaveston and are spying for him. This was a shocking reveal and another wonderful creative move by Sutter. Sutter loves to go for shock and awe, and this type of reveal was so clever because it was hidden in plain sight from the beginning. There was no prior build up to the reveal, just one out of nowhere shocker. This is something I love seeing from the series.

Lady Love didn't give up easily and continued to lie to keep possession of her land, and title. Her lie extended this episode to lying to Milus. She continues to keep him in the dark, and whilst that might be a good idea for now, he can help her. He gets things done, and she could have used his help with the Gaveston problem. Sure, she came up with a short term solution but I'm sure he would have thought of something more long term as he is the smartest among them.

Speaking of Milus, we saw a rare side of him this episode. He was humiliated and showed that he is vulnerable and isn't emotionless. For Milus, this was something he didn't like. He likes to be in control, he does things that are necessary, but he doesn't like being humiliated. Gaveston hurt him, and so when the Baroness revealed her ‘pregnancy’ he was pleased. Not for her, but for the simple fact that it meant Gaveston lost and wasn't going to obtain control of Ventrishire.

It would have been more satisfying for Milus to gain one over on Gaveston, but whatever gets Gaveston out the door quicker works for me. He has to be one of the most unlikable characters I've ever seen. The actor is great, but the character is awful. He's not badly written, he's just so despicable.

Milus might have been humiliated, but he demonstrated how he is still the most cunning among them by tricking Wilkin this episode into killing Baron Price's wife. This moment creates an opportunity for the Baroness to take. Milus might have a violent way of doing things but he's now given the Baroness a second option, meaning she doesn't need to go through with the whole needing to get pregnant ordeal now that the door is open for her to marry another Baron. Again, Milus gets things done. He just needs to tell her.

He has a dishonorable ways of doing things, but he will not lose his stature he has worked so hard to gain. Whilst Milus was thinking of the greater good or himself, Wilkin didn't appreciate being lied to. This created a brawl between them, something that has been building up for some time. It was a much needed moment in their relationship and going forward they both will be wary of the other. I do question however how much this will change the dynamic of their partnership. We will see.

‘The Bastard Executioner’ continued with its best episode yet, in what was one of the most emotional episodes that's aired. The shows continued focus on Wilkin, Milus and Lady Love is always a joy to see, though the lack of screentime for some of the supporting cast such as Timothy Murphy's character is worrying. Wilkin and Lady Love's relationship is slowly building up to something bigger, and I like the development each episode. Annora continues to intrigue me, and there has to be a reveal about her soon as I'm going mad just thinking about whom she could be. Overall, this was a fantastic outing for the show and simply the best episode so far.

As always, thank you for reading. Let me know in the comments what you thought of Piss Profit / Troeth Elw!

About the Author - Robert Fruin
Robert is a sixth form student from the United Kingdom, currently studying Business Studies, IT and Media. Robert is a huge fan of the ended ABC series LOST; he has seen it many times over and has even visited some of the filming locations for it. Robert mainly watches drama series such as Game of Thrones and Person of Interest, but has a soft spot for the comedy The Middle. Some other interests include Cycling, Kayaking and Photography. Robert joined SpoilerTV in 2014 and currently reviews Colony, Outlander and The Bastard Executioner. He also previews Ash vs Evil Dead, Black Sails and Counterpark and runs weekly articles such as Most Memorable Moments and Quote of the Week. You can contact him at or feel free to connect with him on any of these social media sites.
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