Following a spate of kidnappings, Queen Elizabeth declares that she will no longer pay the perpetrators their ransom demands. Almost immediately, Edmund Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by the demented German spy Ludwig, who may have more on his mind than just money. Knowing that the Queen will not pay for their release, Blackadder and Melchett must outwit their half-wit captors in order to escape.
Did You Know?
Prince Ludvig offering Edmund apologies (pronouncing it as "Apple Logies") and Edmund not accepting it, was a jab at the Australian television awards The Logies as how the first season was made by an Australian television network so it was eligible for any Logie nominations, but did not receive any. See more
Percy sings the Pat a Cake nursery rhyme in this episode. The series is set during the reign of Elizabeth I, which ended in 1603. This nursery rhyme was not published until 1698. See more
As private parts to the gods are we! They play with us for their sport.
Funeral for a Friend
Written and performed by Elton John
The opening plays over the scene after the credits as the camera pans over the murdered bodies of the characters. See more