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The Further Adventures of the Musketeers - screencaps, episodes 10 - 14

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Jan. 1st, 1970 | 03:47 pm

Episode 10: The Oath

Episode 10, “The Oath” picks up where episode 9 left off: with Mordaunt training a gun on Athos and Aramis, and fully
intending to kill them.

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But D’Artagnan stops him, saying that because he and Porthos actually captured them, they belong to him. While
Mordaunt is briefly called away, D’Artagnan warns the others not to kill Mordaunt while surrounded by Cromwell’s
men. Mordaunt returns, with an escort to take Charles Stuart to London for trial.

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He wants to take Athos and Aramis as well, but again, D’Artagnan claims them, saying they are worth a ransom of
1500 pistoles each, and that as Mazarin’s envoy, he has a right to them.

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Clearly Mordaunt is close to Cromwell, because though he interrupts his prayers, he is allowed to remain. He informs
Cromwell that the King, deserted by all but three men – one of whom is now dead – was taken prisoner, and sent to
London under heavy guard. Cromwell wishes that Charles had died fighting; Mordaunt says he will surely be executed.

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Cromwell asks which of Charles’ supporters was killed. Mordaunt says it was Charles’ equerry, whom Cromwell recalls
was Mordaunt’s uncle. Mordaunt says that traitors don’t belong in his family. Cromwell wonders whether Mordaunt is
human.  Mordaunt tells Cromwell that Mazarin’s envoys fought well on his side; Cromwell decides to give Mazarin the
troops he wants, and asks Mordaunt to bring the envoys to him.

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Mordaunt asks Cromwell whether he has given good service; he wants the two prisoners as a reward. Cromwell
suggests he wants to collect a bounty for them, but Mordaunt insists he doesn’t care about money.

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Cromwell asks whether they are friends of his. Mordaunt, pretending to show a weakness, says they have ties with
his family that are sealed with blood, and that he’d give his life for theirs.

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Thinking – as Mordaunt wanted him to - that these ties are of affection, Cromwell agrees that he can have them.
Mordaunt says this gift is more precious than gold.

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Mordaunt returns to D’Artagnan, and tells him he now has orders from General Cromwell, giving him the right to
take the prisoners. When D’Artagnan claims he can’t afford to lose the ransom money, Mordaunt offers to pay for
them, but D’Artagnan won’t surrender them without a written order from Cromwell.

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Mordaunt tells him to go and get it himself – Cromwell has sent for them. But D’Artagnan calls his bluff, so Mordaunt
returns to Cromwell, who signs the order, and demands once more to see the envoys.

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Meanwhile, D’Artagnan sends Porthos to get the horses, and barricades the door while Athos and Aramis escape
through the window.

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Mordaunt returns with troops, demands entrance, then tries to break the door down.

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D’Artagnan opens the door, Mordaunt bursts in, but can’t get a clear line of fire, and shoots his own man, who is
grappling with D’Artagnan. D’Artagnan then throws the dead trooper at Mordaunt, and makes his escape.

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Mordaunt now realises that the ‘envoys’ are the two men involved in the killing of his mother whom he had not
previously identified, and that they were in league with their ‘prisoners’ all along. He throws his musket at the wall
in frustration.

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Episode 11: The Trial

Towards the end of episode 11, “The Trial”, the Musketeers, masquerading as Roundheads, go to London and attend
the trial of Charles Stuart. Mordaunt is also in attendance.

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Despite the presence of his enemy, Athos, angered by the treatment of the King, stands up, shouting in protest.
Mordaunt recognises him and calls on the guards to catch or kill him and his friends, but they escape.

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Mordaunt angrily says he’d kill fifty to get those four.

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Episode 12: The Scaffold

In the second half of episode 12, “The Scaffold”, the Musketeers, hoping to rescue Charles Stuart from the scaffold,
detain the Public Executioner, but to their dismay, another Executioner – of whom little can be seen, apart from his
bearded chin – comes for the King.

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They had hoped to spirit him away through a tunnel beneath the scaffold, where Athos conceals himself, but this
proves impossible. Charles asks whether his hair will impede the Executioner, who replies that he should move it
out of the way. Charles asks whether the Executioner will be able to sever his head with one blow; the Executioner
says that he hopes so. Charles tells him to wait until he gives the word, before striking.

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Charles then whispers something to Athos, says a prayer, then lets the Executioner know he is ready. After his head
is severed, the Executioner holds Charles’ head up, for the crowd to see.

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Thinking that D’Artagnan must have released the Public Executioner, Athos quarrels with him, but D’Artagnan denies
this.  He had the man who executed Charles Stuart followed to his home, and left a man on guard. They go to the
house, and spy through the windows.

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They see the Executioner remove his hooded rode, then his mask, then his false beard.

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He is revealed as none other than Mordaunt.

Episode 13: Treachery

This episode picks up where the previous one left off. Without noticing the Musketeers outside on the balcony,
Mordaunt closes the blinds.

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Cromwell comes in, and is surprised to see Mordaunt. Mordaunt says he came through a secret passage, which is
rather puzzling, given that D’Artagnan had him followed through the streets.

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Cromwell had heard from other sources about the plot to save Charles Stuart; he thought Mazarin was behind it,
and that the plotters were four Frenchmen, including Mazarin’s two envoys.

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Mordaunt says they are all guilty of crimes against England, and asks Cromwell for the power of life and death over
them, which Cromwell grants. Mordaunt questions Cromwell’s non-attendance at Charles’ execution; Cromwell says
he didn’t want to be there. Mordaunt says he was standing where he could see and hear all. Cromwell mentions the
“impromptu executioner” – Mordaunt tells him that Charles died from a single blow.

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Well aware that Mordaunt was the executioner, Cromwell disingenuously claims to wonder who would want to have
to perform such a function if it weren’t their job. Mordaunt suggests that it was someone who wanted revenge for
the confiscation of his lands by Charles, and asks whether Cromwell would condemn such a man, if he knew him.

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Cromwell passionately affirms, “I do not know him!”  He wishes Charles had escaped onto the boat to France with
the plotters, because his men had planted some barrels of gunpowder in their hold. Charles should have been blown
up on the way across the English Channel – and Cromwell would have appeared innocent of the King’s death.

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He tells Mordaunt to go and fetch the gunpowder, but Mordaunt suggests that they leave it on the Frenchmen's
vessel, let them get on board, and blow them up instead.

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Cromwell grudgingly agrees, and Mordaunt thanks god that he’ll be able to complete his vengeance. Cromwell

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Mordaunt goes back to the window and opens it.

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The Musketeers lure him out, surround him, and then hustle him back inside.

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D’Artagnan says they have been running after each other for so long, they ought to have a talk. He say it's appropriate
that Mordaunt is dressed as an assassin, but Mordaunt retorts that he is the one who will be assassinated.

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D’Artagnan points out that he has a sword – Mordaunt doesn’t think his one sword is a match for their four. D’Artagnan
thinks he should have kept the axe – the role of Executioner suited him.

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Mordaunt scores a palpable hit by reminding D’Artagnan of how he had Milady killed. D’Artagnan’s bluster covers a
weak response: that they could hardly have offered her a sword to defend herself.

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Mordaunt asks whether it’s a duel D’Artagnan wants – he’d like to kill all of them. D’Artagnan agrees, he want to
fight Mordaunt. But Mordaunt claims the right to choose which of them he fights first, and Porthos agrees.

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Mordaunt challenges Athos - his mother’s former husband. Athos says that a duel between them is impossible, but
gives no reason for this.

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If Athos won’t fight him, Mordaunt doesn’t care who goes first, so the others draw lots.

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D’Artagnan wins. Mordaunt asks for their word that while he is fighting D’Artagnan, the others won’t stab him in the
back; he
insists they retire to a far corner.

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A fierce duel ensues.

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When D’Artagnan finally seems to be getting the upper hand, Mordaunt slips away through a secret door.

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Athos is unaccountably relieved not to have killed Milady’s son, but D’Artagnan says that if they don’t, he will kill
them, or send Cromwell’s Ironsides to do so. Unaware of the gunpowder aboard their vessel, they decide to return
to France.

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Mordaunt gets to the Musketeers’ boat first, and finds Cromwell’s Captain Groslaw in command.

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Groslaw shows him the dinghy tied behind the boat, ready for their escape.

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Groslaw then hides Mordaunt in his cabin.

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When the Musketeers arrive, Groslaw convinces them that he’s their Captain Rodgers’ mate, Mulligan. D’Artagnan
is a bit suspicious, and demands to be taken on a tour of the boat, but when he checks Groslaw’s cabin, he fails to
spot Mordaunt, in a hiding place above the door.  Neither does he find the gunpowder hidden in the hold.

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Left alone, Athos’ servant Grimaud, peeling vegetables in the servants’ quarters, decides he would prefer some
wine to the beer he is drinking, and goes to the cargo hold to get some, but finds a barrel of gunpowder instead.

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When he hears footsteps, he hides, and listens in on Mordaunt and Groslaw, discussing how much time they will
need to escape after they have lit the fuse.

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Mordaunt lights the fuse, but as soon as they leave, Grimaud puts it out. He warns D’Artagnan, who sends him
back to light it again.

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Mordaunt, thinking he has five minutes before he needs to leave the boat, is praying, while Groslaw waits patiently.
Meanwhile, Grimaud lights the fuse again.

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The Musketeers kill the man guarding the dinghy, get into it, and - when Grimaud joins them - cut the rope and row
away from the boat.

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When Mordaunt finishes praying, he and Groslaw go on deck, only to find that the dinghy has gone. Groslaw runs
to snuff the fuse out, but Mordaunt pulls off his jacket and jumps into the water.

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The Musketeers hear an explosion, and think it’s all over. Then they hear Mordaunt, calling, “Pity, in the name of Heaven!”

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Athos responds, “Mon Dieu!”

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D’Artagnan tells Porthos to keep rowing, but Mordaunt swims alongside and grabs the oar.

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When they threaten to split his head, Mordaunt goes to Athos, and pleads, “You killed my mother. Must the feud go on?”

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Athos decides that there’s been enough killing, and grabs hold of him, saying “Sir, you are safe – be calm.”

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Mordaunt betrays his trust, and pulls him into the water.

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They fight, trying to drown each other.

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Then we see that Mordaunt has a knife.

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As the episode ends, Mordaunt appears to have the upper hand, and soon, only bubbles can be seen.

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Episode 14: Hunted

At the beginning of episode 14, “Hunted”, Porthos, D’Artagnan and Aramis see Mordaunt’s body floating past, with
a knife embedded in the chest. They are then relieved to see Athos, still alive.

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As they help him aboard, Mordaunt's body drifts away.

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