Landry Learns Many Things by Visiting a Pagan
So, you know how the Templars are fighting in the name of God? Well, it turns out that when it comes to delving into their backstory, they are happy to enlist the help of pagans.
This may seem a bit contradictory, you know, especially since Saracens are getting killed for being, well, Saracens. However, for viewers of Knightfall, it is a great way to find out all about why Landry (Tom Cullen) joined the Templar Knights and how his relationship with Godfrey (Sam Hazeldine) developed.
It is also the perfect way to reveal information about the Brotherhood of Light and their way of using oranges as a message carrier service. Now Landry wants to find out why Godfrey was in cahoots with the Brotherhood of Light and uses an orange to summon them.
Cluedo: Saracen Edition
Meanwhile, in Episode 4, Gawain (Padraic Delaney) is trying to work out who killed the Saracen at the end of the last episode of Knightfall. After interviewing everyone, he blames an initiate caught having in midnight snack on the night of the murder.
However, this is just a ploy. After the poor initiate is brought out in front of everyone and bashed in an attempt to find out why the Saracen was murdered, he is then sentenced to death when he doesn’t reveal anything.
When attempts to flush out the real murderer doesn’t work, Gawain just goes and asks Tancrede (Simon Merrells) why he killed the Saracen. Apparently, when the Saracen revealed in Episode 3 of Knightfall that the search for the Holy Grail would be the downfall of them all, he got spooked.
Tancrede is then locked up because Gawain doesn’t know what to do with his mate now he has confessed and leaves the task for Landry when he returns.
The Adventures of Parsifal
Parsifal (Bobby Schofield) is still being a shit initiate in this episode of Knightfall. This week sees him sneaking off in an effort to find Adelina (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina) and retrieve Marie’s trinket rather than learn how to be a Templar.
Parsifal tracks her down and she announces she gave the necklace to a guy outside town. He then follows her in an effort to get it back. This is when viewers discover Adelina is actually working with Roland (Cengiz Dervis). Luckily, Parsifal won’t shut up about Marie, though, and Adelina starts to feel sorry for him. In the end, she gives the necklace back and tells him to scram.
Roland is pissed when he finds out Parsifal has alluded his clutches. He beats up the bald guy who has been acting as the intermediary between Adelina and Roland. The message is clear that Adelina is likely a dead girl walking now.
Because Bad Things Happen When Sex Before Marriage Occurs in Medieval Times
Since Queen Joan (Olivia Ross) decided it would be a good idea to stop having sex with her husband and start having sex with Landry, she has found herself in a bit of predicament.
Last week’s episode of Knightfall saw her trying to get rid of her unwanted pregnancy by way of an herbal tonic. However, her handmaiden was too concerned with Joan’s well-being to stop and think that she would be out of a job regardless of whether Joan died as a result of a abortifacient or because her husband found out she was unfaithful.
Which means, in Episode 4 of Knightfall, Joan has to sleep with her husband.
You Know the Drill with William De Nogaret
Episode 3 of Knightfall saw Princess Isabella (Sabrina Bartlett) and Prince Lluis (Marco Franz) hook up before they were actually married.
Since William De Nogaret (Julian Ovenden) saw the whole thing through his creepy little peephole, word has now gotten out about the tryst and Lluis’ mother is pissed that Isabella couldn’t wait until the wedding night.
Because it is always the woman’s fault. *rolls eyes*
Lluis’ mum, Queen Elena (Claudia Bassols), cracks the shits and uses this event as a way to call off the wedding and piss off her cousin–who also happens to be Isabella’s mum. Elena also uses it as an excuse to further her agenda and demands Queen Joan hand over Navarre to make her feel better about her son almost marrying a hussy.
King Philip (Ed Stoppard), however, is so sure of his daughter’s purity that a midwife is called in and Isabella is checked over. Luckily, Queen Joan paid off the midwife to say Isabella is a virgin and now the wedding is back on track.
Except, now Isabella assumes Lluis has been bragging about bagging her before the wedding night and enlists the help of De Nogaret to end the upcoming nuptials.
Considering how underhanded De Nogaret has been up until this point, it will be interesting to see just how far he will go when given royal permission to fuck things up.
The Godfather: Part IV
Episode 4 of Knightfall ends with England returning the head of the stallion that was gifted to them by France as a way to say sorry they missed out to Catalonia.
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Knightfall returns to History Channel on Wednesday, January 3, at 10 p.m. ET. Zap2It lists the following synopsis for Episode 5 (titled “Hard Blows Will Banish the Sin”).
“Tensions are high during Isabella’s wedding preparations; fearing an attack, King Philip asks Landry and the Knights Templar for their help in protecting the palace.”
Season 1 episodes of History Channel’s Knightfall are available for purchase here. (This is an affiliate link.)
You can view the trailer for Episode 7 of Knightfall below.
[Featured image via Larry Horricks/History Channel]