Robin Hood

Season 2 Episode 4

The Angel of Death

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Oct 27, 2007 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Sheriff and his sinister scientist, Joseph (pretending to be the Nightwatchman), test a poison, blaming the ill effects on the pestilence.

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  • The Angel of Death comes to Nottingham and Robin must find a cure.

    Will's performance really makes this episode, when his father is stabbed to death right in front of him you heart just breaks from him as he tries to cope. When he delivers the poison to the Sheriff and then runs into Djac he is so stoic that you see that he really is out of it and no longer can feel anything else other than the pain and grief over his father's death. I really don't like how quick Robin is to suggesting to kill Will when he say any means necessary because I feel like in the same situation Robin would act in the same way. The scientist Joseph was also a highlight in this episode because of this devotion to god and his near psychotic reaction to all the drama. All in all a good episode all though I wish that Marian would cut Guy some slack because I really don't think that he is a bad man, he's just on the wrong side of the fight.moreless
  • My favorite episode (so far)

    I really, really enjoyed this episode. It's my favorite out of the entire series. It is all due to Harry Loyd's fine acting skills. I never suspected that he was capable of such depth. Some will say his acting was over the top, but that's why it fit so well with the show. It was good to see that Allan is not the only outlaw with a dark side; Will almost killed the Sheriff, and only the shock of Robin (pretending) drinking the poison could knock him back to his senses. I hope that Luke Scarlett stays on, but he probably won't, as recurring characters (besides the stars themselves) are nonexistent, which may be my only complaint. Then again, there are so many principle characters that adding recurring characters might make it too crowded. Anyway, I also enjoyed Joseph the creep, as well as the Sheriff trying to find a new tooth to replace the one he lost in season 1. And, of course, fan-fic writers everywhere are latching on to two pivotal moments: Djaq was the only one who could calm Will down, and Djaq kissing Much (even though it was just on the cheek).moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The show's excuse for keeping the Sheriff alive wears a bit thin in this episode. Apparently, Prince John has vowed to kill everyone in Nottinghamshire only if the Sheriff dies an "unnatural" death, so instead of rushing to save him from the poison that was his own idea, Robin could simply claim that he died of the "pestilence".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Roger: God save the king!
      Allan: Yeah, and the rest of us.

    • Joseph: Do you suspect foul play?
      Robin: Joseph, this is Nottingham. There is no other kind of play!

    • Joseph: (examining a sick man) And your husband ate a large pie last night, and nothing since?
      Wife: That's right.
      Joseph: (smiles) Good.

    • Will: (while Luke climbs down the city wall) I loved you Luke.
      Luke: (shouting up from the ground) See? Your turn!
      Will: (pulls rope back up the wall)
      Luke: Will?
      Will: Run away Luke! Run back to Scarborough! (speaks to himself) This place is about to turn into Hell.

    • Much: (shouting) This is a medicine chest! (shows Djaq) Every medicine known to man, and some unknown.
      Djaq: (laughs with relief and kisses Much)
      Much: Oh, don't do that.
      Djaq: Why not?
      Much: I'm a man, you're a woman - I fall in love very easily.
      Djaq: Don't worry. I don't.

    • Joseph: Did you see the way those men treated me? Godless!
      Robin: Well, welcome to Nottingham.

    • Joseph: What are you doing?
      Robin: I'm helping the sick.
      Joseph: Leave them alone! I mean, you could die.
      Robin: Well, that's a risk I take everyday.

  • NOTES (1)