The villagers are suffering from an epidemic of Sir Anthony Fire. The pharmacist is searching through the forest for herbs and mushrooms that will fight the epidemic but he needs much more help in collecting them. The Outlaws are successful in finding a generous portion of the herbs and mushrooms but how do they get it into Nottingham. Robin will get into town but he risks capture and possibly more. His good deed is recognized but so was he. As he tries to escape the city he is set upon by the Sheriff’s men with every intention to capture Robin Hood even if it means being exposed to the epidemic.
A great episode of Robin and the Outlaws kindness for the city of Nottingham. When he is asked to find the medicine for the townspeople he happily accepts this task in order to save them from the epidemic. This episode also shows Robin’s fallibility as he is injured during a sword fight. Another good watch.
A young man dies in the house of friends and is taken away by some suspicious characters. Gynt was there at the house and was made witness to the odd behaviour of those around who refused a doctor instead having the suspicious characters take the young man. Strange is worried that this wasn’t simply a death but a far more dangerous issue with multiple reasons for concern. Come to find out that the young man was an illegal visitor in the country and was suffering from a very contagious illness. Fears grow as many people at the house have come down with the illness and the government has to step in to avoid an epidemic. This unfortunate break opens a case of illegal immigrant smuggling which threatens the government and the social services of London. Strange must find out who is moving in these immigrant and making money off of it.
A good episode, touching on the subject of immigration. Although you cant help but realise that the story makes immigration look somewhat connected to the spread of disease, whether that was the intention of the writers or not, It seems to come across. I believe this episode displays the sentiment throughout the world at the time of filming and still there are residual feelings till this day about it. Worth the watch for Peter Vaughan’s performance as Morrison.