‘Knightfall’ Season 2 Finale: Episode 8 Recap, “While I Breathe, I Trust The Cross”

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2 finale, Episode 8, Talus

[Image via José Sarmento Matos / History Channel]

Here’s what went down in Episode 8 (titled “While I Breathe, I Trust The Cross”) of History Channel’s Knightfall Season 2.

While Episode 7 of History Channel’s Knightfall looked like the end of the Templars, have no fear because Talus (Mark Hamill) rocks up to the human BBQ with what appears to be one of the Lannister’s crossbows and starts shooting. Lepers are also thrown into the mix. In the kerfuffle, the Templars are released and King Philip (Ed Stoppard) is even more pissed off at Landry (Tom Cullen).

While the Templars have been freed, the city is quickly locked up and they must not only evade detection by the royal guards but also find places to hide. Talus tells them to go to the Temple. However, when they get there, they discover that Philip has holed over their one form of escape and guards are now banging at the door. Which means there is another option but it is “a climbing down the toilet” kind of an option.

As they are readying to escape, a woman is heard and when they investigate, they discover Lydia (Salome Gunnarsdottir). She may not trust the Templars but she figures this lot are probably better than hanging around and continuing to be Prince Louis’ (Tom Forbes) confessional.

This also means that they now have a place to stay as Lydia’s house is vacant. However, not all of them make it to Lydia’s as the ever-present threat of guards means they have to split up.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2 finale, Episode 8, William DeNogaret

[Image via Larry Horricks / history Channel]

This means that Tancrede (Simon Merrells) follows Lydia and almost gets busted when Lydia breaks down remembering the loss of her family.

Landry and Gawain (Pádraic Delaney) end up having to shelter in a doorway as guards approach. But. lucky for them, the guards are headed by Prince Louis who is more interested in rescuing Margaret (Clementine Nicholson) than doing his dad’s biding any more. He dismisses the guards and then completely — and purposely — ignores Landry and Gawain.

Prince Louis continues on to the tower where Margaret is imprisoned. However, after breaking down the door, he discovers that Margaret has taken matters into her own hands and all he can do now is comfort her as she dies.

Meanwhile, even though Landry and Gawain have to worry about their safety, they still have time to argue about who caused all of this. And, to be honest, I am totally siding with Gawain on this one. I don’t care that Gawain turned against his brothers. Fucking the queen and pissing off the king os more of a reason that King Philip is hounding them all now.

But, I digress…

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2 finale, Episode 8, Talus with sword

[Image via José Sarmento Matos / History Channel]

Talus has grouped up with Sister Anne (Claire Cooper) and the injured Rhone (Dean Ridge). Their time together quickly comes to an end when more guards approach. Talus, however, takes them on like a boss and tells the others to scoot because injured Templars will only kill his buzz during the battle and they take off.

Which means that they totally miss Talus killing all of the guards before limping away.

In the midst of all of this, King Philip manages to also give his daughter a pep talk about how Isabella (Genevieve Gaunt) is going to be the Queen of England so she had better behave like a wolf because apparently, people prefer to be ruled by a fist rather than with kindness. Fuck you King Philip!

Eventually, the Templars manage to meet up once more and plot their way out of the current mess. This involves a plan to steal the king’s ship. Because Philip isn’t pissed enough already, apparently.

Once again, they use the shit tunnels to escape and take on the guards surrounding the royal ship. In the process, Sister Anne gets shot by an arrow and Tancrede rushes to her aid — also getting shot.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2 finale, Episode 8, Sister Anne, Tancrede

[Image via José Sarmento Matos / History Channel]

However, by this point, Landry and the others have already killed the guards and are on the ship. But then the king shows up, and the ship must sail rather than them all get captured again. Tancrede, who looks okay seems to play dead on the dock rather than have the king notice him and I hope that Knightfall gets renewed for a third season so that we can find out his fate.

Even though the ship sails, Landry later returns because he has a bone to pick with King Philip. While Landry may have fucked Philip’s wife, the line is drawn when the king tries to murder Landry’s child.

The king is surrounded by William DeNogaret (Julian Ovenden) and Prince Louis, so he’s probably feeling pretty cocky about killing Landry at his point.

History Channel's 'Knightfall,' Season 2 finale, Episode 8, King Philip

[Image via José Sarmento Matos / History Channel]

However, considering Philip has belittled DeNogaret in Season 2 of Knightfall and gotten his son to do atrocious things as well as bagged the women Louis loved, it turns out that Philip is fucked. DeNogaret even goes so far as to praise the new king (Louis) before departing and his son is so kind as to close the door as he leaves, leaving the king and Landry alone.

The king tries to bluff Landry into thinking he is too weary to defeat the king but it doesn’t take very long to disprove this theory and Landry finally slaughters King Philip.

What did you think of Episode 8 of Knightfall Season 2? Let us know by commenting below!


That was the Season 2 finale of Knightfall. As yet History Channel has not released any details regarding Season 3.

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