‘Knightfall’ Season 2: Episode 5 Recap, “Road To Chartres”

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2, Episode 5, Road To Chartres, Prince Louis

[Image via Larry Horricks / History Channel]

Here’s what went down in Episode 5 (titled “Road To Chartres”) of History Channel’s Knightfall Season 2.

King Philip (Ed Stoppard) has finally drawn the line regarding Gawain (Pádraic Delaney) in Episode 5 of Knightfall Season 2. Not happy with how effective Gawain has been regarding the downfall of the Knights Templar, he sends the fallen knight away from the royal court. However, Gawain is not one to let a grudge fall away so lightly and quickly tells William DeNogaret (Julian Ovenden) about some Templars secrets, most notably, the ones about the worship of what is considered by the Church as false idols.

A metal representation of one of these false idols is immediately produced and DeNogaret is happy to show it to the king and the new Pope in order to prove that the Templars are heretics.

And so, an attack on the Chartres Temple is planned.

Oh, and King Philip also gets introduced to how bombs work in the latest episode of Knightfall. Which means that the Templars are fucked in Episode 6.

While all this is being sorted out, Philip has cracked the shits with his son, Prince Louis (Tom Forbes) for not being able to quickly eliminate Landry (Tom Cullen) and his child. So, Louis is tasked to do the job properly or not to return.

Because this is more important than having a suitable heir to the throne, apparently.

Yeah, Philip, honey, your priorities are fucked.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2, Episode 5, Road To Chartres, Prince Louis, Landry, swords

[Image via Larry Horricks / History Channel]

Louis quickly discovers the likely location of Landry’s child and arrives there shortly after Landry does. A battle ensues, however, Sister Anne (Claire Cooper) and Eve escape on horseback. Louis is injured but sears that wound closed and continues on his merry way to eliminating Landry.

Landry and Tancrede (Simon Merrells) also avoid death and meet back up with Sister Anne at an abandoned building.

Louis is a most excellent tracker, though, and quickly locates them. This probably saves Anne’s virtue, though, since Tancrede is intent on rekindling their relationship now that Landry has, essentially, paved the way.

Another battle breaks out and it is at this point that Landry tells Louis the truth about his father and how he killed Queen Joan (Olivia Ross). Louis doesn’t believe Landry at first. However, later on, after he escapes, he checks things out with Pascal (Pavel Bezdek), the member of Philip’s army who had his tongue ripped out for speaking the truth. Louis questions the man and discovers that his father really is a cunt.

I seriously can’t wait for that conversation between Louis and Philip next week.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2, Episode 5, Road To Chartres, Princess Margaret, Prince Louis

[Image via Larry Horricks / History Channel]

Oh, and Princess Margaret (Clementine Nicholson)? She has totally found Louis’ little plaything and now the woman has told Margaret that Louis is the one killing all the newborns.

Another conversation I am looking forward to in Episode 6 of Knightfall.

While Landry has two run-ins with Louis in this episode, he does manage to escape and return to the Chartres Temple and tell Talus (Mark Hamill) about the fact that King Philip is the one behind all the bad shit going down with the Templars. While some Templars are complaining he also brought women home with him, there is no time for the religious implications of this because King Louis is at their door and getting ready to fuck shit up.

What did you think of Episode 5 of Knightfall Season 2? Let us know by commenting below!

 

Season 2 of Knightfall returns to History Channel on Monday, April 29, at 10 p.m. The synopsis for Episode 6 (titled “Blood Drenched Stone”) is below.

“King Philip launches a massive attack on the Chartres Temple, igniting a battle that will determine the fate of the Knights Templar.”

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