‘Galavant’ season 2, episode 4 review: Madalena has feelings

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What is it about “Galavant” really rising to the occasion in its even episodes? While episodes 1 and 3 this season have been very good, we’d argue that episodes 2 and 4 have both been brilliant in their own way.

Let’s start with what was the only weaker part of the half-hour, and that is the sad-but-necessary way that the show seemed to push aside Chef and Gwynne to the side for the time being because of Darren Evans and Sophie McShera’s other gigs elsewhere. They will be back this season, but jettisoning them from the story right now felt a little forced.

Now, let’s get back to the fun, which there was plenty of throughout. First and foremost, is Madalena and Gareth actually starting to become a thing? There’s something clearly there between the two after he cheered her up after a traumatic night in another kingdom. It turns out that a roast she was invited to was actually a roast of her, Comedy Central style. The musical number at the end was sweet (at least for her) and vulnerable, and if there is a romance here, it gives these two characters something rather fun to do moving forward. Let’s just wait and see on that.

Also, “You Won’t Die Alone” may be one of the best musical numbers the show has ever done. Both poignant, catchy, and funny, it captured the King Richard / Roberta relationship perfectly as Galavant encouraged the two to fall in love. Maybe we’re in the beginnings of that, but we have not really gotten to the point where they are running into each other’s arms just yet.

So long as you love “Galavant,” you probably enjoyed this tremendously. While not too much actually happened insofar as the main stories, we at least were thoroughly entertained throughout. Grade: A-.

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