In the tenth episode, having given his casting vote and spared the lives of Gervase and Julia, Arthur has instead cast them out into “the wilderness.” Arthur and Julia still believe that Gervase can lead them to the chosen one, the rightful King who can unite the country and overthrow Mordrin. Arthur points them in the direction of Canterbury, where it is believed the King is in hiding.
Colley persuades Arthur to tell him where Gervase and Julia are headed so that he can discreetly watch over them – in reality he is still out to kill them.
Hugo is now languishing in prison but still thinks he can possibly talk Mordrin around. Especially when he tells him that as long as Julia is with Gervase he will always do what she wants and not Mordrin. It does Hugo no good though, Mordrin tells him he is to stand trial in a week.
Instead Mordrin puts a major detail out to recapture Gervase and Julia.
A very strong episode, mixing moments of tense action, epecially when Colley tracks the young couple and tries to kill them. He ends up shot by the Knight patrol and Gervase and Julia end up caught once more. Colley, with his dying breath, also gives away the information they are heading to Canterbury. In a twist it turns out that Julia’s father, Brigadier Clarke, has infiltrated the squad that captured the pair in order to keep them safe. As things move towards a finish it’s also now very clear that Mordrin’s real ambition is to make himself King.
“Gervase Edwards is a poison in your body.”
UK / ITV – TVS / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast 15 November 1987
Writer: Richard Cooper / Director: Michael Kerrigan
Series: Knights of God Episode 10 (of 13)
Claire Parker as Julia
George Winter as Gervase
Julian Fellowes as Hugo
John Woodvine as Mordrin
Patrick Troughton as Arthur
Barrie Cookson as Brigadier Clarke
Don Henderson as Colley
Nigel Stock as Simon
Peter Childs as Tyrell
Christopher Bowen as Helicopter Pilot
Bunny Losh as Officer
Alan Mock as Communications Officer
Mark Burgess as Knight in carrier
John Rapley as Crown maker