Mystery!: Cadfael: Season 1, Episode 3

The Leper of St. Giles (12 Jun. 1994)
"Cadfael" The Leper of St. Giles (original title)

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When a cruel middle-aged baron and a beautiful wealthy orphan are to be wed at the abbey, it comes as no surprise when the sadistic nobleman is found strangled to death.

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John Bennett ...
Lazarus the Leper
Sarah Badel ...
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Iveta de Massard
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Agnes Piccard
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Joscelyn
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Adrian Ross Magenty ...
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Norman Eshley ...
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Young heiress Iveta de Massard comes to the abbey to marry Baron Huon de Domville, as dictated by her guardian Godfrid Picard. Joscelyn loves her and would protect her with his life, which makes him the prime suspect when de Domville winds up dead. Cadfael must find the real villain from a tangle of hidden motives and a mysterious leper who has arrived at the hospice. Written by mama.sylvia

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Avice of Thornbury: We all need companionship, don't you think?
Brother Cadfael: Yes, I do.
Avice of Thornbury: Have you ever sought the companionship of another human being?
Brother Cadfael: I have, yes, but it was not to be. Now I have the company of my fellow brothers and the companionship of Christ.
Avice of Thornbury: That gives you joy?
Brother Cadfael: Contentment, yes. That is all I ask for.
Avice of Thornbury: You've no regrets?
Brother Cadfael: Which of us can say that?
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The Princess
3 July 2008 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I am finding these Cadfael episodes formulaic, predictable and uninteresting.

This one has a feature that is pleasantly distracting. The Princess, over whom two men fight, is played by Tara Fitzgerald. She's the sort of actress who can do well enough when all she has to do is act pretty and vulnerable — usually (but not here) exposing her breasts along the way in a practiced innocence.

She never was able to develop into someone that mattered. But here she is at her apex, her bearing absolutely perfect for the art direction here — particularly the understated makeup. That apex, that pure archetype, is of a healthy, but demur, desirable but either dedicated or confused why not, unvoluptuously inviting, tentatively poised.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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