“The Musketeers” Season 2 Episode 8 “The Prodigal Father” aired last Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on BBC One. In this episode, Porthos (Howard Charles) learned the truth about his father, Belgard (Liam Cunningham). Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and the other Musketeers stopped Belgard’s son-in-law and daughter from exploiting young women. Meanwhile, the Comte de Rochefort (Marc Warren) made a move that placed the queen and Aramis in danger. Read on to learn more about this episode.
Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and Porthos (Howard Charles). had just arrived at the Marquis de Belgard’s (Liam Cunningham) estate. They were greeted by Belgard’s son-in-law, Levesque (Steven Cree). He claimed that the two young women running away were thieves. Later, they threw one of them, Camille (Phoebe Dynevor), into a shed.
Porthos was then received by the marquis. He confirmed that he was Porthos’ father, and informers his daughter, Eleanor (Emma Hamilton), and her husband, Levesque, that Porthos was her half brother, and that they were staying over for dinner. However, they refused to acknowledge the fact, because of his color. It led to a fight in which Porthos won over Levesque. It delighted the marquis as he now had a champion and an heir.
He then told Porthos that he and his mother had been kidnapped by Captain Treville (Hugo Speer) and General De Foix as his father had threatened to disinherit him and kill them. He also told him that he had been Captain of the Royal Guard. King Henry reigned and had been fired. He had been the scapegoat after the king had been assassinated.
Meanwhile, at the barracks, Treville told Athos (Tom Burke) and D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) that abandoning Porthos and his mother at the Court of Miracles wasn’t a good thing. He had had his reasons for doing so, and told them to support Porthos now more than ever.
At the palace, King Louis (Ryan Gage) became even more paranoid, which led him to allow the Comte de Rochefort (Marc Warren) to take charge of all of the affairs of the states. Meanwhile, D’Artagnan told Constance Bonacieux (Tamla Kari), that instead of mourning her husband, they should be happy because they could finally be together. However, Constance decided that she needed more time. She advised Queen Anne (Alexandra Dowling) not to let Rochefort stop he from visiting her husband.
Later on, Milady de Winter (Maimie McCoy) visited Rochefort. She informed him that she knew that he was behind the recent attempted assassination of the chancellor. Because of this, Rochefort began to ask her if she knew anything about Aramis’ relationship with Anne. She then tried to approach Athos so that she could pay for information that could save Aramis, but Athos refused to give her anything. , Dr. Lemay (Ed Stoppard) also surprised Constance by proposing to her.
Porthos then, upon the suggestion of his father, questioned Treville as to why he had given him a commission as a Musketeer. Treville told him that he wasn’t proud of what he had done. He had tried looking for him, which made Porthos believe that he had been given it because of his guilty conscience. However, Treville told him that Belgard was lying, but Porthos didn’t believe him. He then decided to stay with his father, who gave him a picture of his mother. He told him that he was going to inherit his estate, and that Porthos had to get rid of Levesque who saw Porthos as a rival, and just wanted Belgard’s wealth.
Aramis became suspicious about Eleanor and Levesque. It was after they told him that Martine died. She had been kicked by a horse when she had obviously been killed. Afterwards, he followed Levesque, who brought a very scared Camille to a house. He then attempted to get her out, but was interrupted by Eleanor. She told him that he wasn’t welcome there, and that they had to be invited to the event that night in order to “purchase” Camille. Angered by this, Aramis enlisted the help of D’Artagnan and Athos to rescue the girls, and they did so that night. They also fought off Levesque and his men, which angered him. He told his wife that Porthos would pay for this. Camille then told them that she had been recommended to work under the Levesque on the pretense of respectable work, but she and the other girls were exploited instead. Afraid that Porthos might be in trouble because of this, they all rushed over to Belgard’s in the nick of time. Levesque had just gotten shot by Belgard as Levesque was ready to fight the old man and Porthos. However, during the fight, Belgard escaped upstairs, and there, Porthos confronted him. He had realized that the picture that he had given him of his mother wasn’t real. He then helped save Treville, who almost got shot by Belgard and decided to rejoin the Musketeers.
Back at the barracks, D’Artagnan was surprised to see Constance. It was after she realized the queen has nothing was stopping her from being happy, turned down Lemay and reconciled with D’Artagnan. She also learned that the dauphin was actually the son of Aramis.
Later, while the queen was praying, Rochefort confirmed that the queen had slept with Aramis. She tried to force herself on him, claiming that he loved her. Because of this, she stabbed him in the eye, and he told her that she would pay her treachery.
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