The Count of Severne is forced to pay a ransom for his son’s actions yet decides to tax the villagers of his land for this ransom. By chance Robin finds a frisky Sir Guy whom is on his way to pick up the ransom from the Count of Severne. After a failed attempt to appeal to Sir Guy on behalf of the villagers, Robin must find a way to help the villagers by playing the honor game himself .
When upholding ones honor is more important than the suffering the poor must deal with it, it is only fair to have a lesson in empathy. Robin Hood plays the same game with these honor hungry counts and helps the villagers from such a deep blow to their pockets.
Coded visits by unseemly messengers brings together some very important people in the fight for the rightful king Richard the Lionheart. These messengers are sent off with the ransom for the king, rejecting the transport authority from Queen Eleanor to Robin Hood. However before the trip was to commence the ransom money was taken by a traitor in an overnight heist. Robin with some valuable information is captured and is soon subjected to the power of the High Constable. The Outlaws will need to free Robin before he meets with the scaffolds.
A group of mysterious men arrive at Maid Marians castle seeking the ransom money for Richard the Lionheart. The traitor from within steals the treasure and hides it in the forest but Robin has been snooping. The men behind the traitorous man shows a greater conspiracy was at play to stop King Richard as always.
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.
Taxes are getting harder to nab from the villagers. One villager, Will Stukely, can not pay so he is arrested and sentenced to be hanged. Disguised as a Butcher, Robin Hood comes into the village to help Will escape but he will have to get into the castle first. Robin’s plan is to manipulate the Sheriff into letting the villager go free by tricking the sheriff into Sherwood Forest and then holding him for ransom.
The taxes are too damn high so of course many cannot pay it. This story of the poor villager would normally end in his death and historically speaking would have most likely but the plan Robin concocts will make sure he is let go with the highest form of ransom, the Sheriff himself. This episode shows the compassion Robin has for the villagers and also the clever ways he can have his way with the castle and guards. An easy episode with a good scene when Robin is selling his stolen slices of meat to the lady villagers.
The daughter of a wealthy socialite is kidnapped and held for ransom. Madame Anderson fears for her daughters life but must not attract the polices attention, so she contacts The Protectors. The ransom note leads the team on a chase throughout Copenhagen. Harry poses a threat to the kidnapper so the instructions given require that only the Contessa can deliver the ransom money. Harry must find where the young kidnapped lady is before the the kidnappers loses his patience and kills her. Information from a local fisherman leads Harry and Paul to an old fort and a standoff.
A simple episode of kidnapping and ransom. The story could have easily been expanded into a fuller and more dramatic affair. Copenhagen looks great in 1973 which is one of the highlights of this episode. All in all an easy going kidnapping that left me wanting more.