Having failed to petition the king for Tristan's release his father Bastien captures security chief Marchal. However Guillaume sees a chance to exchange prisoners, endorsed by Philippe, who is shocked when his brother only partially keeps to the plan. Philippe also continues his quest to identify the man in the iron mask and as to why efforts were made to prevent him, finding a clue of his own. When the queen returns to Versailles, having not gone to Spain Louis reveals his suspicions to her and declares his love for Francoise whilst a conjurer evokes the Chevalier's interest.
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Did You Know?
In this episode, not for the first time in the series, the King struggles with insomnia. In fact, historically, Louis did not sleep very much at all. At night he was often awake, either visiting one or another of his mistresses, reading, in meetings, or roaming the palace. Nevertheless, no matter where he spent the night, he was always found in his own bed by 8 am, in time for the Grand Levee (rising/dressing ceremony). See more