The alchemist Lepidus is known for being able to make gold. The sheriff has his own intentions with such a magic and gives Lepidus an ultimatum that he will have 6 days to produce gold or be sent to his death. When word gets out of his abilities, greed compels Sir Peter and Sir Paul to also seek their golden fortunes. However the outlaws have another plan in mind.
The second episode featuring Lepidus as the gold making alchemist and still greed drives those around to seek out their magic gotten fortunes. No Robin Hood in this episode however the outlaws take up the sword and do their bit to help King Richard.
Sir Richard of the Lea is no good with his money and now owes more than half of Nottingham’s merchants. As Robin steps in to help out this loyal friend of King Richard, he notices that Sir Richards lust for gold or so it seems has not been hindered by his debtors knocking down his door. A mysterious man has convinced Sir Richard that the best way to make money is to actually make money but the sheriff has his ears perked about The Goldmaker.
All that glitters is gold? At least the idea glitters in the mind of those seeking more. A story of greed that exploits the desires for riches, and eventually teaching a much needed lesson to the sheriff and Sir Richard of the Lea as well. This episode is a clear reflection of the political beliefs of the shows producers showing that greed will only get you so far.
It is night and in the cemetery grave robbers strike. Soon, a mountain of gold bullion is shipped out of the United Kingdom and Gene Bradley is on a movie set on the other side of the world. Mr Parminter and his team will have to take on this case without Gene’s help. The trail of dead gold takes Parminter across western Europe to ultimately face off with the leaders in the illegal gold trade.
Gold bars, probably one of the worst things to steal off anyone however when there are hundreds of them, it would be a difficult choice. Gene Bradley is on location shooting a movie when the inevitable gold bullion goes missing ploy. The lack of screen time for Gene Barry shows the behind the scenes tension between Gene and pretty much everyone else. The lack of screen time also means that Barry Morse, Catherine Schell and Garrick Hagon team up to retrieve the gold and a greater part of the storyline.
The Outlaws steal a shipment of gold in Sherwood Forest. This haul will be great for the Outlaws and the local villagers, however Rolf, one of the Outlaws, holds back a plate of gold for his own mother as she is saving to leave the shire. During their meeting to exchange the plate, bystanders see a glimpse of the figure that gives this gold to the villager. This glimpse gave the impression that the gold was handed over by none other than the devil himself or at least a demon. The Sheriff caught wind of this witch story and the stolen gold so he excited the villagers into a frenzy over this evilness. Robin, Rolf and the rest of the Outlaws must now try to calm down these rumors by playing the same game before the witch is burned at the stake.
A great episode in this first season. The temptation of an outlaw to help his own mother must have great. When he does, he unintentionally causes trouble within his mothers village and within the outlaws. Robin and his crew will need to stop the hyped up villagers from killing an innocent woman whom simply wanted to save herself and her son. This touching story proves to be one of the better written stories of this season.
Queen Eleanor is going around England getting funds to help the Crusades and King Richard the Lionheart. Prince John supporters wish to stop her from this fundraising effort so the Sheriff gets to work. His contribution to the Queen was only a rouse to get information on the sum of her fundraiser. Maid Marian calls for Robin to meet the Queen who tells Robin of the Sheriffs plan to alter the course she will take to escort the money to Richard. It is Robins responsibility to make sure the Sheriffs does not take away the money from the Queen but the Sheriff has a trick under his sleeve. Do not do what the enemy expects you to do is the mantra and the money must get to Richard the Lionheart.
Queen Eleanor is here in England seeking money to help the crusades and get King Richard back to England for good. A valiant effort that Robin Hood and the Outlaws would definitely go along with. Of course the Sheriff wants the opposite and will attempt to foil the plans of Queen Eleanor. The Outlaws always seem to know when there is a trap and act accordingly. This episode is further developing the scope of reasons why Robin Hood and the Outlaws are so important for England.