In episode two, The Hunger, we get a story all about the persecution of Migrants, which is quite timely at the moment with all of the referendum talks and results.
In this episode we get the first idea of how far both Feron and Lucien would go to get their own way. In this case both of them were perfectly happy to allow a bunch of migrants to be hung for a theft which they themselves had perpetrated just because they could.
Of course being Migrants made them easy pray for the devilsome twosome to lay false trails to them and knowing that if they placed enough incriminating evidence in their path that the people would take their side and believe that they had done the deadly deed without actually having to produce any actual evidence of their illdoing, as, unfortunately, has been shown throughout history.
Of course neither Feron or Lucien counted on the Musketeers actually giving a shit about the Migrants, and the unfairness of the sham trial that they were being put through by the Red Guard, as the majority of other citizens of Paris were in agreement with them.
However The Musketeers are good fellows and will always help people in adversity as they all possess a conscience bigger than the whole of France and will strive to make sure that justice was done.
Whether or not they would have been so keen to help if D’artagnan had been taken amongs the Migrants in the first place is not really adressed as it might have been a moot point, but perhaps Contance would have badgered D’artagnan to help even if he hadn’t been caught up in and in turn would have got the rest of the Musketeers involved in it anyway.
Speaking of the lovely Constance she had appeared in both episodes but hasn’t had a great deal to do in either of them really whch is a bit of surprise. The same can be said of the Queen who has even less to do in this episode than Constance has which isn’t really saying much but she seems to appear in this episode only to be told that Aramis is back and little else. One suspects that she will have more to do in the upcoming episodes.
The rift that exsisted between Porthos and Aramis seems to have been forgotten about in this episode and they work very well together in this episode almost as though Porthos had decided that it was a bit pointless him being pissed off with Aramis for much longer.
Both Lucien and Feron were equally as nasty in this episode with Lucien being the more outright evil and Feron being more calculating and playing a game. Rupert Everett is very good as Feron and just manages to stay the right side of hammy in his portryal of Feron, and gets away with chomping on the sets whenever he appears on screen whilst Matthew McNulty broods, looks mean and says very little as Lucien.
I am enjoying this new series so far and thought that this episode was very timely given the way migrants are being treated in our own country as well as being damn entertaining with two bad guys to boo and hiss at and enjoy seeing their best laid plans unravelled before their eyes.