The Musketeers: A Marriage of Inconvenience – Review

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Posted March 2, 2015 by John Newby in Nerdy Bits

The Musketeers seems to be the new master of intrigue, backstabbing, and messed up politics. This second season of The Musketeers has been signified by evil characters trying to murder their way to the top of the food chain and by other characters sleeping around just for fun. Additionally, the rest of the characters have spent their time figuring out inventive ways to kill their rivals without being caught in the act. This circle of events may be confusing at times, but it has definitely made The Musketeers more interesting. Now, the latest episode of The Musketeers has taken this political intrigue to all new levels while crafting a very enjoyable episode.

“A Marriage of Inconvenience” is one of the better episodes of The Musketeers, mostly because it does create a nice balance between intrigue, romance, vicious battles, and straight up murder. Each moment of the episode is filled with something extremely important, and nothing feels like filler content. Plus, this latest episode is the only one that doesn’t include a temper tantrum by King Louis, so the show is made that much better. Finally, Rochefort dresses like the Dread Pirate Roberts throughout the episode, making him more entertaining.

“A Marriage of Inconvenience” is aptly titled because it follows the Musketeers as they try to protect a princess who is scheduled to marry a member of the Swedish royal family. However, the princess is quite perturbed by this marriage, mostly because she hasn’t even met her suitor. In addition, a string of attacks have followed the princess during her entire journey, resulting in the murder of dozens of guards and a religious leader. Obviously, Rochefort is behind the attacks against the princess, but his reasons are unknown to the Musketeers or anyone else. Even worse, Rochefort is suddenly obsessed with figuring out Aramis and why he wears a specific crucifix around his neck. This obsession leads to more backstabbing and political intrigue, especially within the queen’s residence.

The unhappy princess

The unhappy princess

Given the amount of political intrigue within “A Marriage of Inconvenience”, it’s almost impossible to describe the story without major spoilers. Rest assured that all of these storylines craft a deep, vastly interesting experience. Of course, many of the major events are very sad, but this sadness is more fitting for the episode. Plus, a lot of these sad moments lead to some much-needed resolution. Some storylines had been hanging out without any progress, and this latest episode fixed that problem.

The best part about The Musketeers’ latest episode is the included action. The episode both starts and ends with two major battles, both of which are very entertaining. The final battle, in particular, is quite entertaining in that it features a seasoned assassin attempting to defeat Porthos in battle. Obviously, this isn’t a wise move. Even better, this final battle provides some very unexpected twists and turns to a major storyline, even though this storyline wasn’t technically a part of the battle. It will be very interesting to see how this updated story progresses after some major turns.

Recovering from battle

Recovering from battle

“A Marriage of Inconvenience” was a fantastic episode that included great action, resolution to some stories, and political intrigue. More importantly, this episode actually achieved something that most shows strive for by providing genuinely surprising moments. Most shows shoot for impressive plot twists, but almost all fail. The Musketeers was very successful with their attempt, making the episode even better. Finally, “A Marriage of Inconvenience” had quite the fulfilling conclusion, complete with enough loose threads to create excitement for the next episode. This was one of the best episodes yet.


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John Newby

A random dude obsessed with coffee, blue heelers, and most nerdy things. Big fan of Star Wars, Borderlands, Arrow/Flash, and a whole lotta video games. The Saboteur is underrated, and Silverado is the best movie ever made.