As we start to see season 2 of “The Musketeers” wind down, a few things are starting to become very clear. At the moment, one of the most paramount ones is rather simple: Rochefort is a bad, bad man. Not only does he hold a great deal of political sway over the empire, but he has shown to be rather smart when it comes to the way in which he plays politics.
Think about it this way: If there is one way in which he could adequately turn the King against his Queen, it would be by suggesting infidelity. He managed to do just that. Not only that, but he also executed Doctor Lemay, and almost everything now is lining up the way in which he would want for it to.
This is a series that is traditionally about heroics, and there weren’t too many of them tonight other than d’Artganan’s escape near the end of the episode. This was all a foundation episode, building slowly to what will be a thrilling conclusion of the season. The stakes have never been higher, and the musketeers all have so much to gain.
We’re still not going to sit here and say at this point that this show is reinventing the wheel or really blowing us away in a matter we have not been anywhere else. Still, it’s great fun. The majority of British drama these days we find to be bleak, and this is much more escapism of the purest kind. We enjoy it when it’s on, and miss it when it is off. Episode Grade: B.
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