The Musketeers Recap: A Marriage of Inconvenience

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
The Musketeers Recap: A Marriage of Inconvenience
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“The Musketeers” Season 2 Episode 7 “A Marriage of Inconvenience” aired last Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM on BBC One. In this episode, while King Louis (Ryan Gage) sulked around in his room, the Princess Louise of Mantua arrived, pending her marriage to the Prince of Sweden. However, because of her arrival, several assassinations and plots took place, which included Captain Treville (Hugo Speer) getting shot. In the meantime, Constance Bonacieux’s (Tamla Kari) life got an unexpected twist, and the Comte de Rochefort (Marc Warren), made several decisive moves that would change the game for everyone. Read on to learn more about this episode.

“The Musketeers” Season 2 Episode 7 “A Marriage of Inconvenience” aired last Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM on BBC One. In this episode, while King Louis (Ryan Gage) sulked around in his room, Princess Louise of Mantua arrived, pending her marriage to the Prince of Sweden. However, because of her arrival, several assassinations and plots took place, which included Captain Treville (Hugo Speer) getting shot. In the meantime, Constance Bonacieux’s (Tamla Kari) life got an unexpected twist, and the Comte de Rochefort (Marc Warren), made several decisive moves that would change the game for everyone. Read on to learn more about this episode.

At the beginning of the episode, while the Princess Louise of Mantua (Perdita Weeks) came off her carriage to rest while they were an hour away from Paris, she and the Musketeers were ambushed by several men in the fields. After defeating them and after finding Spanish coins on them, they decided to bring her first to the garrison to inform Captain Treville (Hugo Speer) of the matter before bringing her to Archbishop Jacqueme’s (Laurence Kennedy) residence and cathedral.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Paris, the Comte de Rochefort (Marc Warren) discovered from a council member, the Duc de Barville (Nicholas Blane), that Cardinal Richelieu had approved that they wouldn’t ransom him from the Spanish prison, and killed the duke after informing him that no marriage was going to be taking place.

Meanwhile, at the cathedral, after the Archbishop blessed Louise and her marriage, the princess slipped, allowing her would be assassin to kill the Archbishop. D’Argtanan went after him, but lost him in the crowd. Athos (Tom Burke) then commissioned Monsieur Boucher (Andrew Westfield) to make him a crossbow like the one used to kill the Archbishop as it was his work. After looking at it, he told them that he had made that and another crossbow for himself, but it had gotten confiscated by the Red Guard after the siege of La Rochelle, which meant that whoever the assassin was, came from within the palace.

Meanwhile, at the palace, only Rochefort was able to talk to a moody King Louis (Ryan Gage), whom he convinced to at least meet Chancellor Dupre (Tony Guilfoyle), who was coming for the council meeting. Later on, Constance Bonacieux (Tamla Kari) passed by D’Argtanan (Luke Pasqualino), and told him that she had sent for her husband so that she could break up with him. However, after she tried to do so, Bonacieux (Bo Poraj) hit her hard enough to make her lip bleed, which D’Argtanan tried to help heal. Louise saw the two together, and told him that she envied him.

Later, in his office, Rochefort convinced Marguerite (Charlotte Salt) to get Aramis’ (Santiago Cabrera) gold cross so that he could look at it, or else he would tell her father that she had slept with him. She managed to do so and Rochefort confirmed that it belonged to the queen. As a jealous Marguerite had known about this, she was tasked to watch them closely. He then met Milady de Winter (Maimie McCoy), who refused Athos’s money, on her way out of the palace, and took away all her jewels. Outside, she decided to follow Francesco (Ben Starr), Louise’s bodyguard, whom she saw sneaking out of the palace to follow Treville who was on his way to pick up Louise’s wedding present, and was even more surprised when Francesco shot Treville in the back.

Back at the garrison, they sent for the surgeon Lemay (Ed Stoppard), who with Aramis’ and Constance’s help, managed to remove the bullet, and saved his life. Athos and Porthos (Howard Charles) then went to the house of the painter that Treville had gone to, and discovered, thanks to the sketches of the portrait of Louise, that the woman inside the palace was not Louise at all.

At the palace, Rochefort sent D’Argtanan to receive the Chancellor at the courtyard, and congratulated Louise and gave her another crossbow so that she could shoot the Chancellor when he arrived. She then passed Bonacieux whom she sent away, but ended up shooting him after he returned to the stateroom, where she remained, as he had left his hat. After the shoot-out began, Porthos ran after Francesco, who later on died, while D’Argtanan ran after Louise. In the end, she got locked up inside, and told D’Argtanan that she had killed Bonacieux for him. In the stateroom, D’Argtanan and the Musketeers were too late, but before he died, he cursed Constance and D’Argtanan’s life together.

Because of everything, Treville promised to tell Porthos everything he knew about his father, and Milady paid a visit to Louise, who was really Sophia Martinez, an assassin. There, she learned that Rochefort was a Spanish spy, and decided to kill her. Meanwhile, Louis appointed Rochefort as his first minister.

And that was all for the recap on “The Musketeers” Season 2 Episode 7 “A Marriage of Inconvenience”. For more news, updates and recaps on “The Musketeers” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.