The Musketeers Season 2 Episode 6 Review: Through a Glass Darkly...

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Has anyone else had it up to HERE with King Louis? I sure have.

On The Musketeers Season 2 Episode 6, the King is sure not winning any favors with his royal court. 

For the most part, this episode kind of dragged and dragged. There was a whole lot of talking about escape, talking about killing people, and talking about rescues. Very few of these things actually happened until the last few minutes. Don't even get me started on how many times that coin got tossed in the air. 

It's sad that this episode didn't blow me away because it had such promise. All of our favorite characters in one place and in grave danger sounds like a winner to me. 

Unfortunately, the subplots were slow and the villain, Marmion, turned out to be extremely repetitive. 

It is not me who would injure them. Fate will decide, and the King is the vehicle of fate.

Marmion

I appreciated the message that was being sent: the impossible choice between the lives of two loved ones. We saw it played out many times with all those coin flips, and it really was a deadly game of chance. One would hope that King Louis would take a new respect for the lives of his family and subjects away from this, growing into a more thoughtful and complex person. Sadly... nope.

Louis went right back to worshipping Rochefort and blaming everyone else in sight for his misfortune. 

If Louis doesn't start shaping up soon, I might actually start praying for Rochefort's little coup to succeed. 

Speaking of Rochefort, he and Porthos had some time to bond down in that cellar. There's not an actual friendship blooming there, but a grudging sort of respect. I'll be interested to see if it crops up again when Rochefort finally makes his move. 

Survival is about being patient.

Rochefort

The romances really proped up what would have been a boring episode tonight, with Athos and Milady teaming up to save the King, Aramis saving Queen Anne and their child, and D'Artagnan and Constance putting everything on the line for one another.

Not to play favorites, but Athos and Milady have been stealing the season so far. Their love/hate romance is equally tense and emotional, and their united front to save Louis was the perfect way to get these two interacting again. No matter how much Athos distrusts Milady, he can always trust that she is acting in self-interest.

Athos: This woman is a liar and a cheat, why should we trust her?
Milady: Aramis is dead, the King is in terrible danger, but by all means let's discuss my moral character. We have all day.

D'Artagnan and Constance shared many touching moments tonight, but the best was undoubtedly the kiss we've all been waiting for. Deciding that she doesn't want to spend another moment of her life without him, Constance rushes to D'Artagnan, promising to be with him no matter what society thinks.

Anne and Aramis look on, and don't think I didn't catch that little twinkle in their eyes. If this married woman could find her happily ever after with a man who is not her husband, maybe Anne can too? One day.

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Through a Glass Darkly... Review

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The Musketeers Season 2 Episode 6 Quotes

Athos: This woman is a liar and a cheat, why should we trust her?
Milady: Aramis is dead, the King is in terrible danger, but by all means let's discuss my moral character. We have all day.

It is not me who would injure them. Fate will decide, and the King is the vehicle of fate.

Marmion