A mortally wounded, one-legged messenger from King Richard flees Locksley Manor pursued by Gisborne's men and ends up in the arms of Robin. With his dying breath, he tells Robin that the King needs him to return to fight in the Holy Land, and utters the word "Lardner". Written by
Did You Know?
The title of this episode is a play on the name Ring Lardner Jr.
. A blacklisted writer in 1950s Hollywood, Lardner was one of the original writers of the original The Adventures of Robin Hood
(1955) TV series. He would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for MASH
(1970). See more
Before riding off, the Sheriff says to Guy, "Don't let them escape before I get back," and Guy replies, "They'll be dead by then." At this point both the Sheriff and Guy think that only Robin is in the tree and won't find out until later that Marian is there as well. Therefore they should have said "him" rather than "they" or "them". See more
Guy of Gisborne
I will always believe that there is a chance for you and me.