The Musketeers: Season One

the musketeers season oneAlexandre Dumas’ 19th century classic tale of sword brandishing brothers in arms has been redone adnauseum. The BBC has decided to throw its hat into an overly crowded ring. As far as the story goes it is set in Paris in the 17th century where chaos reigns supreme in the streets. Knights Aramis, Porthos and Athos act as the personal bodyguards for King Louis XIII. A man by the name of D’Artagnan who is pretty good with a sword himself is on a mission to avenge the death of his father. When he meets up with Aramis, Porthos and Athos they find they all have much in common. Athos and D’Artagnan become particularly close. The four men soon gain a large reputation and are known collectively as The Musketeers.

 

Episode 1: Friends and Enemies: D’Artagnan (played by Oliver Cotton) and his father are traveling to Paris when they stop at an inn and are attacked there. The father is killed by a man claiming to be the Musketeer named Athos.

 

Episode 2: Sleight of Hand: A criminal who wants to overthrow the monarchy is able to escape from prison. In order to prove himself worthy to work with the Musketeers, D’Artagnan wants to go undercover so as to recapture the criminal.

 

Episode 3: Commodities: The Musketeers are to arrest an explorer named Bonnaire (played by James Callis), who has contravened some trade laws. Due to the incredible number of enemies the man has it is easier said than done.

 

Episode 4: The Good Soldier: Marsac (played by JJ Field), a former Musketeer, returns to Paris to ask a favour of his friend Aramis (played by Santiago Cabrera). The Musketeers are divided about what to do – help him or turn him in for desertion.

 

Episode 5: The Homecoming: After getting quite drunk the night before Porthos (played by Howard Charles) wakes up with a dead body beside him. When he is sentenced to death the remaining Musketeers continue to try to prove his innocence.

 

Episode 6: The Exiles: Aramis and D’Artagnan are given the assignment of escorting a woman and her child to the palace. En route they are attacked and the child is taken.

 

Episode 7: A Rebellious Woman: The Musketeers investigate after a young girl is killed after having the royal carriage run her over. After the cardinal (played by Peter Capaldi) is poisoned a woman named Ninon (played by Annabelle Wallis) is charged with witchcraft.

 

Episode 8: The Challenge: The Musketeers are tasked with bringing in a man suspected in the deaths of two Musketeers. The Red Guard intervenes and a large-scale fight breaks out with D’Artagnan seeing it as an opportunity to demonstrate his worth.

 

Episode 9: Knight Takes Queen: King Louis (played by Ryan Gage) falls for the daughter of Count Mellendorf (played by Roger Ringrose). This cause the King to look upon the Queen (played by Alexandra Dowling) with disdain.

 

Episode 10: Musketeers Don’t Die Easily: The cardinal orders Milady (played by Maimie McCoy) to rid of the Musketeers. The plan puts Constance (played by Tamla Kari) at risk as well.

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