The Sheriff is ordered by the King to put a stop to Robin Hood once and for all, or else Robert de Rainault will lose all his power as sheriff. Using threats to set up an ambush at Wickham, and bloodhounds to follow the outlaws desperate attempt to escape back into the depths of Sherwood, it soon evolves into a dramatic life-or-death chase through the forest. In the end, Robin finds himself alone and surrounded by soldiers on an open field, realising that he must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his band members and continue to protect the people of England. Written by
Did You Know?
Since no one had yet been cast in the part of Robert of Huntingdon, the mysterious hooded man who appears at the end of the episode is not Jason Connery, but stuntman Graeme Crowther. See more
The soldier killed by Nasir while having a rest against a wall during Nasir's sneaking into Wickham, is later pouring wine for Gisburne and The Sheriff on De Rainault's return to the village after Loxley's murder. See more
Robert de Rainault
Look, Gisburne, I'm tired. I'm hungry and somewhat saddlesore.
Referenced in No 73: Country Matters