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?
This episode was originally meant to focus on the character of Nasir and his background as a professional assassin. However, as Michael Praed decided to leave the show for Broadway, the episode was substantially re-written at the very last minute. The earliest scenes in the episode, in which Nasir seems to leave the band, are from this abandoned script. The basic story of the original script was used as the B plot of the Third Season episode 'The Sheriff of Nottingham'. 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
Do you remember Loxley? That was a rebel village, wasn't it? Now it's just a name and a tangle of undergrowth.
Referenced in No 73: Country Matters