Robin Hood

Season 2 Episode 5

Ducking And Diving

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Nov 03, 2007 on BBC
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Episode Summary

A horrified Robin realises that his plan to capture the Sheriff's spy, Henry of Lewes, has failed because he has a traitor in his gang. Fearing for Marian's safety in the castle, Robin sets about rooting out the turncoat. His only clue is supplied by Marian: the spy's meeting place is located at the Trip To Jerusalem Inn, where the traitor outlaw sells his secrets to Gisborne.moreless

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  • Robin learns he has a traitor

    Matilda really ruined this episode for me, I thought the actress playing her needed to tone it down. She was too loud, too obnoxious and instead of being crazy and insightful she was just loud and annoying. Robin's request of her was also a tad bit unreasonable because he expects everyone to just forget their family and do everything for the good of England (like Will in the last episode).

    Ignoring that part of the story I really liked the rest of the episode. When Robin learns he has a spy in the group, Much's reaction is classic and his need to defend Robin so fiercely is hilarious. Also he is no where smart enough to be the spy. When Alan tries to 'confess' to Djac you see that he is really remorseful over his actions, but it isn't enough for Robin. I really like how Alan points out that Robin gets all the glory and the girl because it is true, Alan will never be a hero like Robin is. Finally I loved Guy and Marian in this episode, they have such chemistry together and it was nice to see him being nice as Marian uses him yet again, when will he ever learn.moreless
  • They know there's a spy in the camp.

    This is by far one of my favorite episodes. After all what is not to love. Allan, betrayals, confrontations and fights. I have to say the fights in this one are the most intense simply because the gang is fighting eachother, the only fight that is bigger than this is in episode 6. but that's all good, who doesn't like a little Allan Robin action. And the best part, it have one of those rare Allan and Will scenes that I personally just love, they Robin and Much are by far the reason I watch this show, and I think many people agree with me on this point.moreless
  • Allan's treachery is discovered amid another plot to kill the king

    This episode was excellent. I can't decide if it's my new favorite, or if it's tied with The Angel of Death. The plotline with Henry of Lewes and Matilda was all right, but it was the plotline surrounding the gang and the spy that carried the episode. I really enjoyed Joe Armstrong in this episode. Like Will in the last one, we're finally getting to see the gang members' acting chops. His reason for acting as spy (that when the king returns, he'll have nothing) was delivered very well. I'm glad that we're still allowed to sympathize with Allan, though not excuse his actions. Of course, there were more ship moments, which everyone is going crazy over. Next week's episode looks very exciting, and I'm anxious to learn Allan's fate.moreless
  • Such a good episode!!!

    Robin figures out that he has a spy in his midst (finally), and after carefully trying to figure out who it is, he sets a trap for any of the gang and learns its allan!!!! he told allan to never come back! awww im gunna miss him! i really hope he is able to come back or win robins forgiveness. Matilda was really funny, I couldn't stop laughing at whatever she said throughout the entire episode. The episode also gave a little insight into the Djaq- Will- Allan triangle...which is nice because you hardly ever see that and after what Will did to djaq last episode i was worried they dropped the plot entirely,moreless

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    • Allan: You all right?
      Djaq: There's a spy in the camp. How can anything be all right?
      Allan: Well, he probably knows he made a mistake now.
      Djaq: He had his chance to confess.
      Allan: Maybe he's stuck. People gets stuck, you know?
      Djaq: You're brother said he was stuck. He refused to change, and he hanged for it.
      Allan: He was an idiot.
      Djaq: No! He was a good man underneath it, and you saw that. And I believe Robin would see it too - if the spy confessed and begged forgiveness, and changed his ways. I believe you're a good man, Allan-a-Dale.

    • Robin: Djaq, the baby's the wrong way around.
      Rosa: Do you know how to turn it?
      Djaq: (pauses) Let's get you to a bed, shall we?
      Rosa: You don't, do you?

    • Sheriff: I have a job for you.
      Matilda: If you were on fire, I wouldn't damp you with my wet underwrappings.

    • Matilda: (to Gisborne) You slimy little snot-head!
      Blight: Matilda!
      Matilda: Blight! Ha! It's the gravedigger's best friend, the maggot's mate.
      Sheriff: Where did you find this silver-tongued wise-woman?
      Gisborne: Apparently, she's the one the silver-tongued wise-women go to.
      Matilda: Hello, baldy.

    • Much: What do I have to do to prove my loyalty to you? What? Tell me, what? (drawing his sword) I'll chop off my own arms! Well, one arm, because once I chop that off then I wouldn't be able to chop off the other.

    • Sheriff: What're you doing Blight? He's worse.
      Blight: He's calmer.
      Sheriff: Calmer? You're calming him to death.

    • Robin: Harmless lies, innocent betrayals - they don't exist Allan!

    • Allan: (to Robin) You get the glory, you get the girl - everyone loves you. Then when the king comes back you'll have lands, properties, a wife - everything! What will I have? You're always in the sun Robin, and I'm always in the shade.

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