Robin Hood

Season 3 Episode 1

Total Eclipse

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Mar 28, 2009 on BBC
8.8
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The Outlaws return from the Holy Land and Robin breaks up the gang- all he cares about is getting revenge on Gisborne. However, a travelling monk named Tuck makes him realise exactly how much the country needs him.

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  • We see Robin trying to deal with the pain and grief he feels for Marian's death. On top of this he has to work out whether he wants to be Robin Hood.moreless

    9.0
    What a great episode. You can't help but feel the pain that Robin (Jonas Armstrong) is feeling over the death of Marian. I was one of those people who couldn't help but hold out hope that she was still alive, and to some degree I still do, but at least it was handled well here. Plus his coming to terms with being Robin Hood. He is a hero to the people and if they are to have faith that they are going to get through this tough time they need him and need him at his best. Hence the burying of Marian's ring (which was red but is now purple!), the love and pain he feels buried but not forgotten.



    We also saw the grief that Guy of Gisborne (Richard Armitage) is experiencing over Marian. He truly believes, at least on some level, that Robin is to blame for Marian's death.



    Brother Tuck (David Harewood). What an addition to the show. I really enjoyed his character and look forward to seeing him in future episodes.



    Although all the usual characters were in the episode it did center on these three characters who did a wonderful job. I even forgot we were missing Will and Daj.



    *****Spoiler-ish*********



    As we have heard this is the last season for Jonas Armstrong/Robin Hood. I have to say that at the moment I feel it would be best for the show to end with him. As much as I love all the characters we truly saw in this episode how much HE is Robin Hood. So to that end I hope they wrap this series in to one great series finale that makes everyone happy- or have us bawling our eyes out!moreless

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    • Goof : Just after the eclipse, we see Robin on the top of the wall with the sun shining from his front left side and in the back a partial Moon.
      If the Sun and the Moon are on different quadrants of the sky then there cannot be an eclipse.

    • While the entire episode revolves around a solar eclipse (in which the new moon obscures the sun), during the "I am Robin Hood, your humble servant" speech you can clearly see a half moon in the sky behind Robin.

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