the musketeers

the-musketeers-the-return

After months of ignoring the needs of his serfs Athos (Tom Burke) is kidnapped and returned to his estate of Pinot where a starving populace beg their lord to fight for them against his greedy neighbor Renard (Miles Anderson) who plans to wipe out the town and give the land to his son. Neither their pleas nor an attack on his life by Renard is enough to sway Athos into action, but the arrival of Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), Porthos (Howard Charles), Treville (Hugo Speer), and D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino), and an encounter with an old friend (Marianne Oldham), eventually rally the Musketeer into doing his duty.

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The emergence of a peasant girl turned prophet named Emilie (Emma Lowndes) causes strong anti-Spanish feelings to flood the streets of Paris forcing Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) to journey to the woman’s camp in hopes of discovering the truth about her. His mission is made more difficult b the arrival of both Queen Anne (Alexandra Dowling) and Constance (Tamla Kari) who travel without escorts or guards attempting to reason with the profit who wants to plunge France into a war against Spain based on visions she believes come directly from God.

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the-musketeers-a-good-traitor

There are two major storylines taking place in “The Good Traitor.” The first involves a Spanish general (Colin Salmon) hunted by his own soldiers who, in exchange for his life and the rescue of his daughter (Antonia Thomas), proposes to hand over to King Louis (Ryan Gage) the secret formula of Spain’s new explosive which is far more powerful than simple gun powder. For the second time this season the show offers up an episode about a famous general and his daughter put in peril whose lives and salvation are left in the hands of The Musketeers.

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the-musketeers-keep-your-friends-close

Season Two of The Musketeers begins with some big changes to the show. Due to Peter Capaldi now traveling through space and time on a different BBC TV-show, “Keep Your Friends Close” begins with the funeral of Cardinal Richelieu and the introduction of a new villain in the Comte de Rochefort (Marc Warren), a former agent of the Cardinal in Spain who escapes prison to enlist the help of Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), Porthos (Howard Charles), and D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) to rescue an imprisoned French general (Dominic Mafham). Hiding his true motives as a Spanish spy, Rochefort manages to betray everyone he comes into contact with turning each situation to his own personal advantage.

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