‘Knightfall’ Season 2, Episode 4 ‘Equal Before God’ Recap: Brothers in Christ
BY Daniel Rayner
Published 4 years ago
In Knightfall, the Knights Templar welcome new brothers to their fold. After dealing with the Luciferians, the Templars now face a much terrible dilemma. The Pope is dead. Now, God’s Executioners accompany a fellow brother back to their church. However, the French have a different plan in terms of who goes in and out of Rome.
On Monday night’s episode of Knightfall, Landry (Tom Cullen) and his fellow Initiates finish their Templar training. At the night of their ordainment, Gabriel (Sam Hoare), a knight of the Order of St. Lazarus, reaches the Templar Castle. Upon hearing news of the Pope’s death, the Templars decide to alert other Templars of the recent tragedy. After escorting Gabriel to their church, the Templars defend themselves a the French, led by Gawain (Pádraic Delaney) attack.
Prince Louis (Tom Forbes) could no longer hide from his guilt. When William De Nogaret (Julian Ovenden) brings the widow, Lydia (Salóme Gunnarsdóttir) whose husband and child the Prince murdered to testify to King Philip(Ed Stoppard) against the Templars, she recognizes the Prince. Prince Louis’ quick thinking helped him lead Lydia out of the throne room. Later, Prince Louis burns her alive, handing her baby’s blood. With his troubles out of the way, Prince Louis now made love to his wife, Queen Margaret (Clementine Nicholson). However, the Queen has secrets as well.
Princess Isabella (Genevieve Gaunt) and Queen Margaret spent a day together, drinking their problems away. The Princess listened intently to the Queen’s rants, thinking of a way to have power over her. Princess Isabella took Queen Margaret on a picnic in a secluded forest area. After some time, she leaves the Queen, bringing her two knights with her. As they left, Princess Isabella looked at the Queen enticingly.
Welcome Home, Brother
Landry, Kelton (Daniel Campbell), Rhone (Dean Ridge), and Vasant (Joseph Ollman) are now Knight Templars, ordained by Grandmaster Jacques De Molay (Matthew Marsh) and Initiate Master Talus (Mark Hamill). A few moments later, the Templars argue among each other as to what they should do regarding the Pope’s death. Recognizing that the French murdered the Pope, Landry insists on fighting back. However, he receives much resistance from other Templars, particularly those who dislike him. While preparing to escort Gabriel back to the Church of Saint Lazarus, Kelton, Rhone, and Vasant have a discussion about lepers and how Rhone sees them as monsters. A leper once brought his five-year-old sister, suffering from a fever back to them, so he blamed the leper for her death.
The journey to the church took an entire day. Landry and Tancrede (Simon Merrells) use the time to chat and enjoy each other’s company. Landry thought about his daughter Eve, missing her each moment they spent apart. Tancrede, on the other hand, thought about what his life would have been if the woman betrothed to him, now Sister Anne (Claire Cooper) would have chosen to continue their marriage instead.
Finally, the Templars reached the Church of St. Lazarus. They mainly spent their time resting and praying, but the younger Templars took advantage of the time to mingle with the other members of the Order. Rhone found it hard to disassociate the members of the Order from the Leper who brought his sister to them. On the other hand, Kelton offended Elizabeth (Bethan Rose Young), who was also a leper, thinking that she is not one. While they rested, a Lazarian Knight opens the doors for a brother.
On The Defensive
Knights Templar and Lazarian Knights fought alongside each other as the French stormed the church. With minimal casualties, they push the French out of the church. In a brief moment of eerie silence, Landry, Gabriel, and the other knights accept their final fate, but fortunately, Landry devises a wise plan. As the French broke through the church door, the Templars and the Knights set the floor on fire, creating a barrier before charging after the French. In the chaos, Landry and Gawain fight toe-to-toe. Luckily, the French are forced to retreat as the Templars, and the Knights gain the upper hand.
The French attack on the Church of St. Lazarus will not remain unnoticed. Talus decides to head warn the other Templars. Meanwhile, Kelton, Rhone, and Vasant receive instructions to return to the temple immediately. On the other hand, Landry and Tancrede will travel to the convent where Eve stays, before King Philip nor Gawain makes it impossible for him to visit his daughter.
‘Knightfall’ Season 2, Episode 4 ‘Equal Before God’ Final Verdict
So far, the fight sequence of this episode is the most epic. The part where the Templars and the Knights let go of the candles was breathtaking. Also, Gawain and Landry’s encounter may have been brief, but the intensity was there. Perhaps at the end of the season, a final battle between the former brothers happens. For now, the biggest challenge that the Templars face would be sending out word of the French’s treachery. Otherwise, they are at risk of being caught by surprise.
Knightfall continues Monday, April 22nd with ‘Road to Chartres’ at 10/9c on History.