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
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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 completely re-written at the very last minute. 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
Just as I'd begun to believe it was all over. How stupid of me! It's not over. It'll never be over.
Referenced in No 73: Country Matters