‘Knightfall’ Season 1: Episode 3 Recap, “The Black Wolf and the White Wolf”

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 1, Episode 3, The Black Wolf and the White Wolf, the new Templar initiates

[Image via Larry Horricks/History Channel]

Here’s what went down in Episode 3 (titled “The Black Wolf and the White Wolf”) of Knightfall Season 1.

Parsifal Is A Shit Initiate

We all knew this, but at least History Channel can use Parsifal (Bobby Schofield) as a means to teach the audience about the inner workings of the Templar Knights.

In the process, while Parsifal is learning to become a humble monk, he gets his bread stolen by the Jewish girl we saw in Episode 1 of Knightfall. Adelina (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina) is now hiding with her fellow Jews within the walls of Paris as they try to steal enough to survive.

She also cuts a deal with a shady bald dude who seems to want Parsifal. My guess is this guy has something to do with Roland (Cengiz Dervis), the guy who killed Godfrey (Sam Hazeldine), and not because he is looking for an obedient servant.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 1, Episode 3, The Black Wolf and the White Wolf, Queen Joan and Landry

[Image via Larry Horricks/History Channel]

The Delicate Situation

No one but Queen Joan (Olivia Ross) is surprised that sex results in pregnancy. As a result of this, she instructs her handmaiden to get her a herbal tonic which will rectify the situation. After too much complaining, the handmaiden finally obliges.

While all this is going on, King Philip (Ed Stoppard) is trying to convince Landry (Tom Cullen) to have a word to his wife about her conjugal duties. besides this being entirely awkward, Landry is feeling all levels of guilt at the fact the king’s wife is not having sex with her husband on account she is banging the Templar. After confessing to Pope Boniface VIII (Jim Carter) about his lustful ways, Pope Badass tells him that shit happens but I am guessing he also suspects just who Landry is being lustful with so Landry needs to STFU now.

Because of all this guilt, Landry breaks it off with Joan in Episode 3 of Knightfall. This is before the queen can even breaks the news that he is going to be a father. She drinks the potion and I am hoping it is not as poisonous as the handmaiden claims.

France Vs. England Vs. Catalonia

Episode 2 of Knightfall saw the announcement that Princess Isabella (Sabrina Bartlett) would marry Prince Lluis of Catalonia. As a result of this, there is no surprise when England cracks the shits with France.

King Philip tries to placate England by giving them Isabella’s favourite stallion. Because nothing says sorry like giving the country a permanent reminder of the princess they nearly had.

King Philip tries to get Catalonia to side with them against France, and, as William De Nogaret (Julian Ovenden) points out, they are the reason England is shitty with France. Catalonia is not so sure they want to get their hands dirty, however.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 1, Episode 3, The Black Wolf and the White Wolf, Princess Isabella

[Image via Larry Horricks/History Channel]

De Nogaret Continues To Be A Creepy Dick

In the midst of all this, De Nogaret is taking cheap shots at Catalonia’s adviser who just can’t seem to keep his mouth shut about things above his standing.

So, it comes as no surprise that this adviser is actually Prince Lluis of Catalonia (Marco Franz) in disguise. This means that conversation they had about De Nogaret being secretly in love with Isabella has just gotten a whole lot more awkward.

Does De Nogaret look concerned though? Hell no! Instead, when it is noted just how excited Isabella is that her betrothed in officially in the house, takes to creeping around and watching the pair get jiggy. Because of course De Nogaret has a dirty little peep hole into Isabella’s private chambers.

If this doesn’t come back to bite Isabella and Lluis on the arse, I will be very surprised.

When De Nogaret is not whacking off at peepholes, he is plotting with England against Catalonia. While England is not so sure they want to kill the prince, I wouldn’t be surprised if De Nogaret takes matters into his own hands regardless.

He is also still weaseling up to Gawain (Padraic Delaney) in this episode of Knightfall.

The Holy Grail Clue #3:

Are you ready for your next clue in the Holy Grail treasure hunt?

This week we find out that the key found in Godfrey’s guts in Episode 2 of Knightfall does not open a lock, but rather fits together with the glass stone in the lantern to show a family crest.

So, Landry and Tancrede (Simon Merrells) head off to meet with the head of this family, Marcel, on the premise that he owes the Templars a lot of money.

When they get there, they are told to fuck off and speak to Godfrey. However, once Landry says Godfrey is dead, they are let inside and Marcel has a little story to tell them about two brothers that didn’t get along so much.

TL;DR: Marcel tried to kill his older brother, Raymond. It failed and the guy couldn’t walk as a result. The brother forgave Marcel, which made him feel like shit, take on the name Godfrey and join the Templar Knights. The Holy Grail also heals everything, even brothers who can no longer walk.

Well shit.

Raymond also has the scroll to give to Landry. Except a Saracen steps out of nowhere and stabs Raymond through at this precise moment for the utmost dramatic effect. Taking the scroll, the takes off and Tancrede follows.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 1, Episode 3, The Black Wolf and the White Wolf, Tancrede

[Image via Larry Horricks/History Channel]

As to be expected, there is a battle. The Saracen gets stabbed, but not before he throws the scroll into a fire and it is destroyed.

When Tancrede and Landry catch up, they decide to take the stabbed Saracen back to the Temple to see if they can milk him for extra information.

When they get back home, the other Templars are not at all impressed to have a Saracen within their walls, and this is before hte Saracen issues a warning about the Holy Grail and how it will destroy them all. Gawain is the loudest objector out of the group and the most obvious suspect when the Saracen winds up dead at the end of Episode 3 of Knightfall.

Who do you think killed the Saracen in tonight’s episode of Knightfall? Let us know your theories by commenting below!

Season 1 episodes of History Channel’s Knightfall are available for purchase here. (This is an affiliate link.)

Knightfall returns to History Channel on Wednesday, December 27, at 10 p.m. ET. Zap2It lists the following synopsis for Episode 4 (titled “He Who Discovers His Own Self, Discovers God”).

“A pagan helps Landry search his past; Gawain conducts a murder investigation; Princess Isabella is betrayed.”

You can view the trailer for Episode 4 of Knightfall below.

[Featured image via Larry Horricks/History Channel]

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