Robin Hood

Season 2 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Oct 06, 2007 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Robin and the gang have been busy constructing their ingenious new camp, but, when Knighton Hall is razed and Marian and Edward are taken to the castle under house arrest, it's clear that the rules have changed.

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  • A brilliant start to the second series!

    Just what the program needed to kick start it into the second season. Acting and writing were as top notch as always.

    Robin being hung over some snakes showed us the reality that the Sheriff is getting better and does have the abitlity to challenge Robin.

    The only flaw in the episode was that we didn't see enough of the 'gang' apart from a few minutes at the beginning and the end.

    The scene between Marian and Robin with the kiss was well written, it was simple but to the point, just what we needed.

    There is a lot of promise to come from the new series with the treachery of Allan and the Sheriff's Black Knights. I will definitely be watching next week!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The Sheriff refers to his plan as Operation Shah Mat.  Shah Mat is a Persian phrase which means either "the king is dead" or "the king is defeated" depending on translation.  It is also where the chess term "checkmate" comes from.

    • It is revealed that the Sheriff has a sister named Davina.

    • When imprisoned, Allan claims his name is Tom - taking the name of his brother that briefly joined the outlaw gang in series 1 episode "Brothers in Arms".

    • Robin's top switches from being untucked and pulled up his abdomen (with his trousers slipping down below his navel), to being tucked into his trousers while he is hanging over the snake pit.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Marian: I fear we're not to welcome in the corridors of power at the moment.
      Robin: Good. Come and join my gang then.
      Marian: In your dreams.
      (Robin and Marian kiss.)
      Robin: Listen.
      Marian: What?
      Robin: That kiss spoke volumes.
      Marian: What did it say?
      Robin: It said, "Marian wants to come and join your gang."
      Marian: Really, that's not what I heard. What I heard was a little voice saying, "Abandon your home, abandon your father, to take up arms with a man who things that resistance is about showing off with a bow."
      Robin: Hey, that's not fair!
      MarianMarian: To do what? To wait for a king, who lets face it, may or may not make it home.
      Robin: So you've been thinking about it then.

    • Davina: That's your real weakness, isn't it? You need people to love you.
      Robin: It's better than needing reptiles to love you.
      Davina: My brother loves me.
      Robin: Like I said.

    • (Robin's men jump out in the forest at a group of rich travellers)

      Robin: This is an ambush!
      Davina: You don't say.

    • Allan: How about a little bet, eh? You a betting man? How about a little wager?
      (The Guard punches Allan. There is a short pause)
      Guard: That's no, by the way.

    • Sheriff: Between us we will run the new England. We are the new England.
      Robin: Well then God help us.

    • Robin: We are not just six outlaws in the forest. We are the spirit of England, and that is Robin Hood! And that, lads, that is this country's only hope.

    • Allan: You know, we risk our lives to get money, and then we give it all away. What's that all about?

    • (Marian and Edward enter the room)
      Sheriff: Ah, the sanctimonious old fart...and her father.

    • (opening lines)
      Much: This is how it goes...
      Will:...there's poor people going hungry...
      Allan: tell us what you got... honest with us...
      Much:...and we take one tenth... the poor can eat.
      Little John: Lie...
      Much:...or resist...
      Robin:...and we take it all.

    • (When confronted by the Sheriff's sister, Davina, about how he will overthrow their plans single-handed.)
      Robin Hood: Not single-handed, there's five or six of us.

    • Little John: So it's good night from me...
      Will Scarlett: And it's good night from him!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Little John: So it's good night from me....
      Will: And it's good night from him!

      This is the catchphrase of British comedians Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett who used it to finish off every episode of their popular sketch show The Two Ronnies (1971 - 1987).