Louis: Because after all we have been through… After all the hurt I have caused you, you love me as I love you. Similarly Louis and Philippe are able to make peace, coming together as true brothers for the first time in the entire show. What if the poison spreads? The guard outside looks worried and crosses himself, and we cut to Montespan in her room at a table, toying with a vial of poison. Apparently de Clermont gave Marchal the names of the conspirators against the king, and all the names of those who shared her allegiance. Why, asks she, her fate is already sealed.
The door flies open, they sweep in, for a moment I think she might be dead, but then she moves. Louis staggers to his feet, Montcourt bleeding out on the floor, and he goes to Marchal, who has collapsed near the fireplace. We were taking the air with our governess when we made a break for freedom. The Chevalier calls for guards…. After rewarding Chevalier for his heroics, Louis promises to send Philippe to his destiny in the war against the Dutch. The three remaining lived to be 59, 49 and 68.
Montcourt tried to tell me the same. It is so interesting to watch, given a discussion I had on Twitter earlier with some fellow fans. Louis throws down the book in frustration and stomps out, and we next see Montespan asleep in her bed. Here it is, mes amis! I guess he felt like he had to make up for messing up by giving away the plan. She gasps and the priest enters silently. I have more to say on season two, but I will do it some other time. This is who they truly are in this one moment of grief.
The attempt fails and Monsieur attacks again, both roll over a table. She is in confession with Bossuet and he does not look impressed. Louis: Please, try to be reasonable- Philippe: What would you have written on my tombstone? Whatever exists between us is stronger, purer, than desires of the flesh. Philippe is no more vulnerable to the hurt and damage done to him than she is to the hurt and damage done to her, simply because he is a man with rights and she is a woman with no rights. You will be known for your piety and your humility. While surfing about the charachters I chanced upon your blog and viola!! He got some explaining to do now. Who else would be so brazen.
Here are our parting shots for Season Two. Thank so much for posting all these very thorough reviews. I was on a Versailles-S2-Marathon dvd earlier this afternoon and stopped at Ep. My heart aches at the sight… but I also think once more how very soap opera all of this is…. History will record your fleeting moment in blood! Claudine then enters and grills Bontemps, the Queen and Philippe about the symptoms while Henriette gasps in pain on the bed.
Louis decides Maintenon is the new girl for him. Oh, but she has never lied about her feelings for him. I thought so… but no. What kind of outlaw are you? Thomas finishes his blah-blah, they all clap and Marchal approaches. Now she is in a marriage that will never give her any joy with a man she does not love and she should risk displeasing her lover, the king, by rejecting him? Especially as her lover was the king. Both felt neglected by the other.
As to fiction — I found the ones I did read ended up thrown against the wall. Louis gives him a look, Philippe looks back at him. Then , a dark conspiracy and the harassing by William of Orange make Versailles an uncomfortable place. After her final betrayal, Louis orders Montespan to remain at Versailles. His maid told on him. Agathe is the source of the poisons. Anyway, yes, the arm chairs are annoying, as are those Empire and Louis Seize tabouret that pop up every so often.
Therefore, my thoughts are strictly about the characters. Marchal shoves Gaston up against a cell, and a rough looking Agathe steps from the shadows, all messy and bloody about the face. Philippe: quietly No thanks to you. The camera hovers over the prone Henriette then pans up from the bed, like we are her soul being released from her body. And we came here for a visit.
He bores me… and I never thought I would say something like that. You and your Lord have no dominion in my world. My heart breaks for him. Some of the people in the book are close friends. He had no intention to cause trouble, but seeing Monsieur like this he could not help it.
In summary, of the four people involved in this sad business—Louis, Philippe, the Chevalier and Henriette—Henriette is the most powerless, the one with the least choice in anything. It unfortunately follows that her absence would weaken you. His name was indeed one that was mentioned during the affair, but what he did is a bit unclear. The difference between the finale of season 1 and season 2 is that during the latter i did not cry. She breaks the kiss again. Everyone shares a look because, yeah, they know. They're infrequent but always special! If that is what you wish.