So, I spent my holidays catching up on TV shows that I wanted to watch for some time now but never had the chance to, the list consisting of Outlander, Shameless and as the title already suggests BBC‘s The Musketeers. Therefore I thought it was time to cover the Season 2 Premiere on my blog. Beware of Spoilers ahead!
The leather-clad foursome is back and I am so happy about it! It was kind of obvious that Peter Capaldi wouldn’t be able to dance at two parties at the same time, especially with his more pressing commitment to Doctor Who, and therefore it was no surprise that Cardinal Richelieu wouldn’t play a huge role in the show anymore. Even though I didn’t know how exactly they would deal with the situation, it wasn’t a surprise that the episode started with Richelieu’s funeral. But don’t think that the lives of the Musketeers get any easier that way, because right away they have to go to a Spanish prison to rescue a former friend of the Captain who has crucial military knowledge of France. Here’s a little break-down of what happened:
- The new antagonist/nemesis/bad guy is the Comte de Rochefort, portrayed by Marc Warren. He seems sneaky and creepy enough for the position of villain, so I am happy, even though I haven’t figured out his plan yet.
- Poor, poor Aramis! I’ve waited all of last season for him to find out that Richelieu killed Adele and now that the Cardinal is dead he means to haunt him from beyond the grave. And then there’s the situation with the Queen. I don’t particularly like her … I think it is so unfair, to both the King and Aramis, that she tricked them about the baby. Her son is born and Aramis will never be able to be a true father to him. It’s just sad.
- Athos as always the voice of reason with a dash of dry humour. You just have to like him.
- So, this De Foix guy knows something about Porthos‘ father – colour me intrigued.
- D’Artagnan and Constance‘s love seems doomed. He gets her a job at court, to see her more often I suppose, but then continues to make out with De Foix’ sister Lucie. Of course Constance isn’t too happy to witness the kiss, even if she chose her husband over D’Artagnan. Her reasons for doing so were more than justified and I don’t understand how D’Artagnan can’t see that.
- I’m afraid that Captain Treville isn’t exactly in the King’s good graces after declining the position at court, but I understand him. He’s no politician … let’s just hope it doesn’t backfire on him!
I’m excited to see how the season continues. Next episode we can expect a return of Milady de Winter and just some more action in general. What did you think of the Season Premiere?