Robin Hood (2006–2009): Season 3, Episode 5 - Let the Games Commence - full transcript

Gisborne is back, and he is not alone; by his side are Prince John's Elite Guards and a mysterious weapon. This time, he is determined to catch Hood. As the gang run for their lives, Little...

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I suppose I should
just come quietly?

Ah! Oh.

Aaaah! Oh. Oh.


No, please, no.

You know what he'll do to me.


Robin Hood. The
pleasure's all yours.

I think it's time you
were on your way. Now!

Here, allow me.


So, tell me,

why would two of Squire Thornton's men
pursue you all the way from Shrewsbury?

It wasn't for me. They were
in pursuit of my mistress.

Your mistress? Well, I would hardly
be much of a decoy in my maid's apron.

I was helping her escape.

Escape from what? Her marriage.

But the Squire sent men after her.

You know, some might consider
that an act of love, wouldn't they?

Squire Thornton has
never loved my mistress!

If you'll excuse me, my mistress
awaits me in Nottingham. Whoa!

Whoa. All right.

You can't just go to Nottingham alone, it's too dangerous.
I'll take you there... safely.

If you tell me your name.


Will it be necessary for
us to hold hands throughout?

I'm sorry.

In all seriousness, I would
like the use of my other arm.

Shhh! Come here quick! Quick!

Come here, come here.

We're close, keep moving.

He's back.

Keep together, lads. Move slowly.

Slowly forward.
Tighter! Move smoothly.

Right, come on!

Put some energy into
it! Shields higher!

And now!

Move it closer together.

You're still alive.

Things must have
gone well at court.

Well, they can't have gone that badly, not for
Prince John to provide you with men, horses...


So Prince John sent you back
to Nottingham with a mission,

and yet nobody saw fit to tell me.

The last time I checked,
I was still the Sheriff.

The Prince is still waiting
for his thousand crowns.

His patience wears thin. <
Protect yourself! Come on!

As indeed does mine.
What's the mission?

He wants me to kill Robin Hood.

Oh, I'm sure he does.

But you've... never
managed it before, Gisborne.

Although you did once have
him at your sword point!

Yet still he bested you.
This time will be different.

I will command without incompetent,
ill-conceived interference from others. No.

You will fail, as before, and then you
will be back, and beg me for my patronage.

Not this time.

The Prince has furnished me with a weapon
that not even Hood can escape. What weapon?

I will not have need of you...

ever again.

All I'm saying is, I shot them - it would be
nice if someone else offered to cook them.

Don't look at me. Just
because I'm the girl.

Oh, I think it's established
Much is the girl around here.

Hang on, Allan, what is this about?

I am a man in mind and
body. Yeah? Prove it. Robin!

Turn back, we've got
company. So I see.

No, our old friend is back
from the Prince's court.

What? I thought he was dead! So
what's the reason for her? Robin!

Come on, this way! Go, go!

What are we doing? We can't
outrun them! Don't worry,

we're not going to.

Follow me!

Hold on.

No, we can't! Yes, we can, jump!

Quickly! Come on! Come on!

See you, Gisborne!

It's time.

Get the weapon into position.

Go, go!

Come on. Come on. Oh.

I'll see if the road's clear.

No. They're closing in.

Right, we're making
it too easy for them.

We have to split up. Split up? We
should stick together? Listen to me.

We've got Prince John's Elite Guards
after us. They're taking us seriously.

I'll lead them away. Yeah. What?

I'll be fine. Just go to
Nottingham, I'll meet you there.

Get out of the forest
as quick as you can.

Nottingham? Are you mad? That's
the last place that they'll look.

And Kate, I need you to make
sure Isabella gets there safely.

Kate? Please?

For me.

Good luck.

Robin, wait! Listen, listen.

Kate, Isabella, go north.

Take the cliff road. Allan, Much, go west
through the marshes. Tuck, I'll go east.

Good man, I'll go south.Go, go!
Follow me.

The merchants are here,
as per your instructions.

Yes, I can see that.
Let's get on with it.

Thank you for coming
at such short notice.

I thought we'd get the boring business of paying our
taxes out of the way nice and early this month.

Unless, of course,

anybody has a problem with that?

Step forward with
your contribution.

Business is very slow
these days. Very slow.

It must be, hmm? Because you would
not short-change me. Would you?

Because...? If you short-change the Sheriff,
you short-change Prince John. What was that?

You dare to cast aspersions on
my relationship with Prince John?

Because your fate is in my hands.

A word in the right ear,

a whisper in the right
direction. I am still the Sheriff!

Black Elite.

There's more of them.

Why aren't they attacking?
Would you prefer if they did?

Let's go.



Right, lads, shields!

Do you even know how to count?!

Where the hell is my treasurer?

You killed him, sir.

Anybody can see that that
is nowhere near enough!

Years of loyal service, that's worth more
than coins, and dead outlaws, isn't it?

Isn't it?! Yes, sir. It is, sir!

Apparently not.

Very well. I shall pledge
my allegiance in gold.

Come with me, bring that book.

We're going to make money.

It's market day, sir.
It's always congested.

Yes. Yes, you're quite right.

So something needs to be done.

There! You! Two-cow
family, are we?

Yes, sir.That'll be two crowns.

Don't just stand there, man.
Take the money.Two crowns.

Stop! How many goats
have you got there?


Anyone hurt?


But you are.

Does that hurt?


I thought you were being attacked.

No, I was training my men.

Although watching you and
Gizmo, maybe I'm out of a job.

Oh, I'm sorry... Don't worry.
You've got Titus training hard.

Bertha of Bath.

Of Bertha's Circus Maximus? Famous
from Huddersfield to Haltemprice?

Where've you been? Here mainly.

I gotta go. Why? That's
Prince John's men.

They're looking for me.

Please. I'm an outlaw.

One of Robin Hood's men.
If they capture me...

Which is exactly what they will
do, if you run. Here. Trust me.

I don't...

This is not going to
work... Keep your head down.

How can I help you, officer?

Name, and purpose in this forest?

I see. Straight to business, is it?

Suit yourself.

I'm Bertha, of
Bertha's Circus Maximus.

These are my gladiators, my little band of
helpers, and we're on our way to Nottingham.

What's wrong with him?

He's a leper.

Be gone, woman. The forest is
no place for you to be today.

I was getting that impression
already, but thank you for the advice.

Let's get out of here.

All right.


This is going to
slow him down a bit.

This is all we need.

This could take a while.

Keep an eye out for company.

What? Are you a giant?

No. Are you a gladiator? Grrr!

Are they all yours?

Er... not by birth!

She saved us.

Eh, Walt, don't be silly.
She did.

None of us had anyone.

We'd have starved to death.Hey!

That's enough.

I find them on my travels.

Begging or thieving.

I take in as many as I can. I feed them, I clothe them.
I'm only doing what anyone else would.

I wish that was true.

Hey, you could help us. How?

When we get to
Nottingham, fight for us.

Yeah? In the show. ALL: Yeah!

That wouldn't be helping you. That
would just put all of you in more danger.

We'd disguise you again. It was
you that put Gizmo out of action.

No, I can't.

I can't cancel the show.

Or if I do, it'll be a
long, cold winter for us all.

All right, I'll stay with you...

...until my friends
make it to Nottingham.

If my friends make
it to Nottingham.

Oh! Oh.

I thought you were
heading west? We were.

You're meant to be heading north! We're
trying! There's Black Elite at every turn!

There must be hundreds of men.

There are, and they seem to
know exactly where we're going.

Or where they want us to go.

We've been herded. Like sheep.

Like lambs... to the slaughter.
They've been tracking us.

They've exhausted our
arsenals. I've one arrow left.

So how do we get out of here?

There's only one way left to go.

Come on, quickly.

It's Gisborne. This way, this way.

Where now?

Come on! Where now?

Follow me! Go, go, go, go!

Looking well, Gisborne.

For a dead man.

Be assured that your
death will be real...

not rumoured.

You must have made quite an impression on Prince John.
A better impression than you have.

What's he got in there?
How should I know?

Just ready yourself.

How can I ready myself when I don't know what I
have to be ready for? Just be ready for anything!

What the hell...? Are
you ready for that?

It's an apt way to despatch virulent
supporters of the Coeur de Lion.

He hasn't been fed for days. I
wanted him to be ready for you!

Just stay together. Robin?

Are you as good a shot
as they say you are?

Of course I am.

Calm down!

They can smell fear, you know!
Really(?)What you thinking?

Throw this as far away from us as
you can. Robin, you hit it in the air.

Yeah. Tuck, can you take the other? Yeah
. Everyone, cover your eyes. Don't breathe this in.

On three. Ready? One...



Get it back in the damn box.

Go, go! Run!

You men, with me.

Mustard powder! COUGHING.

Nice work.

Wait, wait, wait!

And where exactly does a
maid find mustard bombs?

Does it really matter?
I think it does.

I believe the words you are
looking for are "thank you".

It won't take long for
Gisborne to regroup.

You need to go to the camp
and rearm. Tuck, with me. -Yeah.

Where are you going?
To Gisborne's camp.

To see what else he's got, to see
if, and where, he's vulnerable.

Hang on, where's John? Why didn't he
get rounded up with the rest of us?

There's two possibilities. One, he
might have made it to Nottingham...

I don't want to know the other one.

Just rearm.I should come with you.

I think that would be
a good idea. I agree.

The camp should be on a need-to-know basis. And you
don't need to know. With the greatest respect.


Bertha's Circus Maximus! Ladies
and gentlemen, it's your lucky day!

Bertha's Circus Maximus is in town!

Place your bets here to
add some extra excitement.


The ladies love him.

Get going, show me your money!

Bring her to see me.

No need for that, Bertha. I don't
expect it from old acquaintances.


Sheriff... Vasey. Let's not
dispense with all formalities.

Now, the last time
we spoke, I told you

that if I ever saw you in Nottingham
again, I would kill you, but...

here you are.

In my defence, I heard
you were no longer sheriff.

Why shouldn't I be?
Who told you that?

I was told you'd moved
on to better things.

Unfortunately for
you, it was a lie.

Not so fast. I assume you are here to
alleviate the locals of their purses?

I go where the audiences are. No.

You go where men are
prepared to gamble...

on your fixed fights.

Fixed? My fights are for real.


Let's not insult
each other, Bertha.

Oh, how much do you want?

Two hundred crowns.

Anything else you
make you can keep.

I can't make that in a day!
There won't be anything over!

That's your problem. I can give you half.
Then I shall only half hang you. Wait.

I could settle the debt with...

something better than money.

There's no such thing.

What about one of Hood's outlaws?

What if I told you I could have him killed in
your market square for all to see this afternoon?

You can really do this? Would it
be worth a hundred crowns to you?


Who's got the rope?

It has to go over there.

Right, ready?


Walt, are you hurt?
You saved my life.

What? Oh. I saved
you from a sore head.

No, I was nearly dead.

Very well.


Now I have to save
your life, in return.

No, no, there's no need.

No! I have to!

All right.

What did I miss?

Oh! We are rigging tonight's fight.

So I want you to take as many bets
as you can on our new gladiator.

Aw, does that mean he's going to be the
loser? Why don't you say that a bit louder?

Does he have to? For
heaven's sake, Walt!

He can win next time.

Right, off you go. And make
sure you give good odds.

Go, go, go! It has to go there!


Place your bets
here! Place your bets!

Be a winner!

We've had a special
request for tonight's fight.

Our new attraction
appears for one night only.

Do you know what they do to little
pigs with big ears? You're hurting me!

They take them to market!

Why is Gisborne after you?

Cos I'm an outlaw.

It's a long story.

Looks like he's been
here a while. Yeah.

And he could be here a lot longer.

He's picked a good position.

Only one way out. Easy to defend.

There's no-one defending it
now, I mean... Where's Gisborne?

Where I've been all along.

One step ahead.

Guy! Non!

Mon frere doux!



He's my brother.

Get after them!


I had him! Guy, tell me. At the point
of my sword! I had him! CLATTERING.

Why are you here, Isabella?

I could not endure another day.
So, what? You just walked away?

You were joined in holy matrimony!

I was only a 13-year-old girl!

If you had any idea of what he has
done to me... Guy, I'm your sister.

All I ask for is protection.

Well, it seems you've already
received that from Robin Hood.

I knew nothing of his true nature.

I was in need of help. The
help I'm asking from you now.

Really? And what if I were to
send you back to your husband?

Then you'd be condemning me to a
life of misery for a second time.

Only this time, you'd
be doing it knowingly.

Guy, I don't believe you knew the damage you
were doing when you sent me to Squire Thornton.

But now you do. Surely you must feel some
obligation towards me? A sense of loyalty, duty?

Loyalty? How can you speak of loyalty, when
you have twice aided and abetted Robin Hood?

A mistake, and one I
will not make again.

Give me a chance, and I will earn
back your trust and your respect.

But please...

do not send me back to my husband.

Very well. You may stay.

Thank you.

But if I find you in
Hood's company again,

I will drag you back
to Shrewsbury myself.

You have my word.

I knew! I knew there was
something off about her.

Just concentrate on
the plan, all right?

I mean, Gisborne's sister?

I can't believe you fell
for it. Kate, the plan.

Well, I'm not happy about
it. When are you ever?

Robin cannot just walk
into Gisborne's camp, alone,

with no means of defence, against
Black Elite, and a massive cat!

If we storm in
there, we'll be shot.

Robin looks like he's surrendering. Not one of
your better plans. If we waited... For what?

Isabella to divulge everything
she knows about us? She wouldn't.

All right? I know she wouldn't.

It's a good plan.

Robin won't be undefended for long.

Allan, let's go.

He may look small, but he's strong, and
he's very smart. Sounds like trouble to me.

Not too smart, no need to worry
about an impertinent tongue.

Though you could always have it
cut out.I'll give you ten crowns.

No, I'm thinking 20 crowns.

Not likely.15.

Huh.13. Final offer.

All right. Deal.

Please don't sell me. I won't say
anything to him. I'll keep quiet.

I wish I could believe that.

Is that all you got?

Nearly show time, lads.

And... we've got the
Sheriff watching.

So, let's make sure we give
him what he wants.What's that?

A fight to the near death.

Blood, guts... I
don't want to hurt him.

Don't worry, you won't.
You'll be losing this bout.

What? Why?

Why do you think? The Sheriff.

He wants it rigged so he can
clean up on the bets we take.

And if we don't make
enough, he will hang us all.

All you gotta do is
watch out for my signal.

When you see that, you go
down, and you stay down.

Stay down. You do that, and
the Sheriff gets what he wants.

If you don't, we won't
get out of here alive.

Well, you're not giving
me much choice, are you?


Welcome.I like what you've
done with the place, Gisborne.

I wasn't expecting
your visit. ROBIN LAUGHS.

Well, I find that
very hard to believe.

Given him a full report, have you?

No conversation with my sister.

She knows where her loyalties
lie. I'm sure she does.

So... would you like
to hear my demands?


Please, demand away.

It's quite simple, really.

Get out of my forest.

Yeah, that's a reasonable request.

Let me think...

Kill him.




Let's see how many of your men
he can stomach! Eh, Gisborne?

Come on, let's find John!

Gather round, it's
almost show-time!

Is that all you've got? Come
on, place your bets here.

Put your hands together for

Bertha of Bath!


Gentlemen! Honoured guests!

Tonight, you are
truly in for a treat.

You may have thought the ancient art
of the gladiator was gone, but no!


you are in for a dazzling
display of their swordplay.

Welcome our gladiators warmly!

Tonight, they fight
for nothing but pride,

and your applause only.


without further ado...

Gladiators ready?


Let me go! Behave yourself!
I don't want to come, please!

You belong to me now, so shut up!


That's it. Don't go down just yet.

Guy, what about your men? You can't
just leave them. They've failed me.

Is that why you gave me to Squire
Thornton? Did I fail you too?

Why won't you answer me? Don't you owe
me that at least? I owe you nothing.

I did what was best. For who?

You? You did nothing but condemn me
to hell, and I demand to know why.

Foolish girl, you don't understand
the world. No, I understand perfectly.

I just want to hear it from you.

Why did you give me away?

I said, why did you give me...?

Because he offered
a fair price for you!


do you still require my protection?

You know I do.

No, you fool, you're
supposed to be the loser!

Let me through!

Let me past!

CROWD: Ooooh.

Let me through! Out of the way!

No! He's going to kill you! No!

She told him to do it. I
heard. That's why she sold me!

What? He's exaggerating. It's what
he does. You know how he goes on.

I'm telling the truth - to save your
life, just like I said I would.

I warned you what would happen
the next time you crossed me!

Kill him! Arrest the others!

Follow me, boys! Stop them!


Kill them!

You sold him! I had no
choice. The Sheriff...

No! She sold me because I heard
her talking about killing you! What?

She was going to
get Titus to do it.

No, you don't understand! If I didn't do what the
Sheriff told me, he was going to kill us all.

What an excellent idea!

So, exactly how far did
you think you'd get, Bertha?

We had a deal. The deal is off.

You do not touch those children.

No, no, I just want the
money from the wagers.

She's welcome to the slaving money.


Oh, I suppose she told you that she took the children
off the street out of the goodness of her heart?

Look at them. They're
healthy and well-fed...

Healthier children
fetch a bigger price!

She's being doing it for years.

Taking waifs and
strays off the streets,

fattening them up, and then selling
them on at the end of the season.

Have you?

Yes, not this year though.

Take her to the dungeons. No!

Oh, and... arrest those.

Leave them be!
Somebody kill that man.


Come on, boys! Run!

I leave you alone for
one minute, John...

Get back, get back!

It used to be safe for children
in Nottingham. So says the outlaw.

But, for once, I am
pleased to see you, Hood.

It means that Gisborne has snatched
defeat from the jaws of victory once again!

After them!

Open it!

Idiots! Open it!

Who will watch out for
me now? You're safe now.

No-one's gonna hurt you.
Everything's gonna be fine.

Thank you.Thank you.


I want to stay with you.

I know.

But it wouldn't be safe.

I have a job to do, Walt. Helping
other people who are in trouble.

I can't do that if
I'm looking after you.

But I could look after you.

I saved his life.


Will I ever see you again?

I hope so.

Good luck.

Take care of your brother. Take
care of each other.Thank you.

Can I help you?

Well might you hang your
head in shame, Gisborne.

You've let him escape, again,

and this... this! Is
this what distracted you?

This is my sister.

Oh, oh, I'm so sorry. You were
busy playing happy families?

Well, your level of incompetence never,
ever ceases to amaze me, Gisborne.

Every time I think you've plumbed a new depth,
along you come, and surprise me all over again.

Well, maybe now Prince John will
remember why he put me in command!

Is this what you're looking for?

That's mine!

Not your mistress'?

If I'd have known you were Gisborne's
sister... You'd have killed me?

And after I had already saved you.

You made your choice when you
lied! You think I have a choice?

My fate has been decided
for me since I was a child.

You knew it was him chasing
us, and you said nothing.

I didn't know it was
him! He's your brother!

I hadn't seen him
since I was thirteen.

When I realised... I was shocked.

You have to believe me.

No. That's the last
thing I have to do.

Because you've been lying
to me ever since we met.

You know, I preferred
you as a wronged servant.

So do I. Better that, than a wronged sister, who
was sold to her husband like a piece of meat.

I couldn't tell you
I was Lady Thornton.

You're... you're Robin Hood.

I know what you do to nobles.

I never turn my back on
someone in true need. Good.

Because that's exactly what I am.

Goodbye, Isabella.

And thank you for the donation.

Welcome to Nottingham, Your
Highness. Long live King John!

Long live me.

Robin Hood isn't dead.

His blood is a gift I covet,
and yet no-one gives it me.

Italian or Spanish?

Which do you prefer?


You will kill the Sheriff for me,
Gisborne. Only the two of us will know.

Wait until they're all inside,
then burn it to the ground.