Through the entirety of Sunday night’s glorious two-part premiere of “Galavant,” we learned that King Richard is feeling pretty banged-up over losing his kingdom … and equally so about the idea of Gareth being the one to betray him. However, what we have not seen just yet is proof that Gareth is actually feeling guilty in the least … at least yet.
The first of next week’s two episodes is entitled “Aw, Hell, the King,” and what you’re going to get a chance to see in this is some further evidence that Gareth is going through some issues; not only that, but Isabella’s confusion regarding Galavant’s feelings for her is only the tip of the iceberg for some of her problems. Take a look at the synopsis below for further details:
“Desperate to raise an army and storm Hortensia, Galavant and King Richard return to his former castle to find the village thriving, now that they’ve found democracy. The discovery leads Richard to have an identity crisis now that his people don’t need him. Galavant uses a town hall meeting to recruit fighters from the village, but the volunteers are in short supply. In Hortensia, an evil wedding planner named Wormwood poisons Isabella’s mind with an enchanted tiara, intent on making her help him take over the kingdom. Meanwhile, Madalena threatens Sid with death unless he helps Gareth overcome his guilt-ridden nightmares about betraying Richard.”
Sound like fun to anyone else? “Galavant” excels when it comes to placing modern jokes into its medieval landscape, and there are glorious opportunities aplenty that could come out of seeing a democracy-of-sorts forming in a village. We imagine that sooner or later many of these storylines will directly intersect, but we’re fine with them being separate so far provided that they continue to bring us such comedy.