Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Galavant - Love and Death

After Sid (Luke Youngblood) accidentally stabs Galavant (Harry Collett) with the knight's own sword, the group speeds to a healer (Reece Shearsmith) in hopes of saving his life. While our hero spends most of the episode dead, complete with a song and dance number featuring Death (Eddie Marsan) and a few familiar faces in the great beyond, the sudden demise of Galavant brings Richard (Timothy Omundson) and Roberta (Clare Foster) closer together. By the end of the episode the heroes are back in action, along with their own zombie army (cutesy of the healer) that may or may not be of any use in the coming battle.

With the life of its lead character hanging in the balance in the main storyline, elsewhere Gareth (Vinnie Jones) and Madalena (Mallory Jansen) struggle to deal with their emotions for each other as they prepare for war. And in Hortencia leadership of the army falls to Isabella (Karen David) who discovers that defending the kingdom may be an impossible challenge. While the Hortencia sequences continue to be the season's weakest, through no fault of David, I'm increasingly enjoying the show exploring the pairing of Gareth and Madalena culminating in Gareth's humorous Disney-esque rendition of "Loves Makes the World Brand New."

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