In this maladaptation, the noble knight and repentant killer have become two brothers, one of whom is blamed for their father's death. Winsome Melangell has become a thief to support her con-artist brother (their aunt doesn't exist). Only Cadfael is still interested in the truth, even if it disarranges the plans of any of these unsympathetic characters. Written by
Did You Know?
Unlike most of the episodes in the series, the plot of this episode bears almost no resemblance to Ellis Peters' novel of the same name. Several of the characters share the same name as the characters in the novel, but their story arcs are entirely different and the murder victim is also entirely different. See more
When Cadfael handles the skull of the dead man, it is obvious from its weight in his hand and the sound that it makes when tapped, that it is made of plastic. See more