The Musketeers Season 2 Episode 3 Review: The Good Traitor

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I can almost hear the sound of those poor deprived Anamis shippers. They were almost in the same room!

This week on, The Musketeers Season 2 Episode 3, the Dauphin is sick, and that sickness manages to put everyone in harm's way.

Let's start off with Constance, shall we? I'm actually so impressed with her development this season. Last year, we got to see her mostly in a romantic context, with a few short sword fights thrown in. But now, she's advising the Queen, kidnapping sick babies, and standing up to high ranking members of court. 

Constance: The Dauphin is sick.
D'Artagnan: Constance, he's in good hands.
Constance: The physician is very well learned. I'm sure he knows what he's doing.
D'Artagnan: I meant your hands.

After that physician ignored her advice about treatments, Constance made a bold move and stole the Dauphin out of his cradle in order to implement her own kind of medicine. Her steam treatment ended up working, but that was a big gamble to take for such a small woman. I'm a little nervous to see how the Queen treats her after this, but I'm just glad everyone ended up alive!

The other major development of the episode had to do with Porthos' heritage. 

It's been hinted at before, but tonight tackled the race issue head on. Porthos' mother was black, and his father was a white French citizen, making him mixed race. Samara is of similar background, since her father is a "Moor", the Spanish term for a person of African descent. 

Tariq: I was born the wrong color. An issue you may be familiar with?
Porthos: Nothing I can't handle

Porthos' parentage is obviously something he is less than comfortable with, but it still seems to be a central storyline the show is playing with this year. No hints yet on who his father really is though...

Speaking of fathers, Aramis sure did not have his head in the game tonight. Thoughts straying to his poor, sick son, he managed to botch the first rescue mission and get Porthos captured. If fatherhood is making him sloppy, then I'm not sure how happy his fellow Musketeers will be to learn the happy news. As far as Aramis' relationship with Anne goes, I've got to say it's time to stop beating around the bush. Normally I'm all for the slow burn, but these two haven't exchange two words yet all season. That's not a burn, that's a freeze out. 

Milady and Louis on the other hand are burning up faster than ever. After Anne stormed in on their little tryst, I can't imagine Louis will be eager to repeat a similar morning-after situation. That gives him two options: stop cheating on his wife, or make Milady his official mistress. Something tells me she'll be angling for Option 2. 

As the episode closed out, it looked like another bad day for the Musketeers. The King just isn't happy with their performance, and each failure only pushes him farther from Treville and closer to Rochefort. A dangerous development if ever there was one. 

Your Musketeers have let me down again. Keeps happening, doesn't it?

Louis

Are The Musketeers heading for trouble? Who exactly is Porthos' father? Will Anne and Aramis ever get their time in the sun? Sound off with your own theories in the comments below!

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The Good Traitor Review

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