Landry (Tom Cullen) continues to battle not only with following orders but with his very faith in the latest episode of Knightfall. And, as the Knights Templar decide to retaliate against the Luciferians for killing some of their brothers in last week’s episode, Landry gets more anxious about following Talus’ (Mark Hamill) orders.
While the Luciferians didn’t actually kill the Templars, no one has any idea yet that it was actually Prince Louis (Tom Forbes). So, the Templars decide to lash back at the Luciferians but sending the initiates in. I have no idea why there suddenly seems to be a distinct lack of trained Templars but, for whatever reason, Talus decides this is a job for the not-quite-yet experts. Landry — along with the initiates — are shitting bricks at the order and Landry decides to take matters into his own hands.
Because, if there is one thing we have learned about Landry it is that he will follow orders so long as they agree with him. Sneaking out in the middle of the night, Landry flogs a pile of weapons and says goodbye to Tancrede (Simon Merrells).
He then takes on the Luciferians while they sleep. However, it doesn’t take long for them to realise they are under attack and gang up against Landry. The knight gives it a red hot go, though, and takes out plenty of Luciferians before they outnumber him.And, just as it looks like Landry is going to die, Talus rides in on a white horse and I have never seen anything as glorious as the
Talus giving Landry a heartfelt speech after slapping the fuck out of the injured Landry is probably even better. As a result of this, Landry appears to have his faith in God restored and a bromance is formed that I totally approve of.
The pair then return to the Chartres Temple and kneel before the statue of Jesus. The Knights Templar surrounding them do the same.As for what is going down in the royal quarters in this episode of Knightfall, Prince Louis is still killing babies. However, it appears that while he is happy to slaughter babies, he is having problems making them. When his wife, Princess Margaret of Burgundy (Clementine Nicholson), turns up, their hot and heavy dampens once they are out of the watchful eye of everyone and I am guessing that Louis likes some freaky shit between the sheets in order to get the baby party started.
King Philip (Ed Stoppard) has no idea that his son is the one with issues — but how can he when he can’t even see his own issues? — so tells Louis he better produce an heir soon or find a replacement wife who can.
Which is likely part of the reason Louis can’t get it up…
King Philip is also setting things in motion to have a more malleable head of the Church in place of the Pope (Jim Carter) that William DeNogaret (Julian Ovenden) had slaughtered. Apparently, Archbishop Raymond DeGoth (Stephen Fewell), the man of faith that also likes to participate in sins of the flesh, is the man for the job.
DeNogaret also introduces Philip to Gawain (Padraic Delaney) who is suitably underwhelmed by the ex-Templar thanks to Gawain’s injuries making him appear less than impressive. However, viewers find out that Gawain is now dabbling in herbal medicine and with the help of some pig’s blood and an herbalist (Barbora Lukesova) is now able to strut about much better.
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Knightfall returns to the History Channel with Episode 4 (titled “Equal Before God”) on Monday, April 15 at 10 p.m. History Channel lists the following synopsis for this episode.
“A mysterious knight arrives at Chartres Temple and brings the Knights Templar devastating news. Louis struggles to produce an heir, creating a rift between he and his wife. King Philip sends Gawaine on a mission where he comes face to face with his former Templar brothers.”