Pick’s hands are quicker than the mind sometimes and his antics are getting to some of the outlaws. However, Robin is anxious to use Pick’s skills for a daring jewel heist in London but there is suspicion that Pick is up for the job. Once in London, Pick’s friends show their own abilities to tease and trick Prince John’s soldiers.
Conmans were exceptionally well with tricks of the eye and likely the best candidates for fooling even Prince John’s soldiers. This episode shows the value of these skills and that even the most crooked conman or conwoman can be used in the name of King Richard and for the causes that help the outlaws.
An important visitor is awaiting in a deserted castle for Robin’s arrival. There is an alliance in the works between Prince John and the French that could seriously hurt King Richard the Lion heart. Robin has been instructed by this visitor to thwart their plans and save King Richard. Once the Sheriff catches on to the trick laid out by Robin and his crew, the danger mounts but not until Robin has received important news regarding King Richard….and he has a playing card.
A classic masquerade episode, Robin must stop the alliance between King Phillip of France and Prince John before they hatch there plans against King Richard. The outlaws trick has gotten the intentions of the court of King Phillip to come out in the open and now to handle the Sheriff. One of the better episodes, featuring Jill Esmond as Queen Eleanor.
A new tax is levied against those in Nottingham while a minstrel sings the songs of glorious Richard the Lion-Heart. The Sheriff must do away with this nonsense and tries to arrest the minstrel to no avail. Escaping he finds himself in the hands of the Outlaws amongst an eager to be entertained crowd. Robin Hood is looking to get back the villagers the tax that was added to their regular taxes but he’ll have to get into the Earl of Belmont’s castle. Robin asks Bartholomew, the minstrel, to help them infiltrate the castle by joining him as his magicians helpers. An easy task that would work in most cases, except there’s a lot more to juggle than balls.
A fascinating episode where we see a typical trick by an undercover agent but this one works masterfully. The Jongleur plays his role well and gets everyone believing him. When Nottingham is subjected to even harsher taxes the Outlaws desperately need to get back the money taken away from the villagers. The quality of writing is evident in this first season and it does strike me that even after watching most of the series episodes I still enjoy these first season episodes.
A young lad dreams of being an Outlaw and it looks like he will have his chance. He is seeking to find the noble knights that fight tyranny and he is also hiding a secret. Robin and the Outlaws show him that being an Outlaw isn’t all sword fights and saving the villagers. The conditions the Outlaws are in surprises the kid but he takes it all in stride trying to show his tenacity to fit in. A representative of the boys family has requested Robin to bring the boy back to his mother but something goes awry.
The heir to the thrown, a young boy, is sick of the courts pageantry and seeks to become an outlaw. Robin and the outlaws take him in even before realizing who the boy really is. This story shows the young lad’s wishes for adventure that winds up taking him into real danger. One of the better episodes in this first season.
A horrible mishap has left Paul blind. Now Paul is being put up in a hotel to hide out until his sight is restore and he can identify the smugglers. The sly crooks found a way to trick people into believing that one of them is Harry and this is how they have devised a plan to make Paul be quiet. The trick is in place at Harry’s place with lives at stake but the climax relies on the voice not the brute.
Another great episode from the Protectors. I found this story fun to watch. The trick of mimicking Harry’s voice was a fun touch to this mystery and actually gave Nyree and Tony a chance to have their own episode together. One of the better episodes in this season.