I think my favourite thing about this episode (and I have a LOT of favourite things about this episode) is simply Athos and Porthos sitting together in the tavern at the beginning, competently figuring out who else in the room is watching Bonnaire. ♥
"I want to see how this plays out."
I like the fact they just laugh at D'Artagnan when she bites him, instead of going to help.
Bonnaire: "Lucky for me you were here!"
Athos: "Not entirely..."
"I am Athos of the King's Musketeers, you are under arrest." (Dear God Tom Burke's voice does worrying things to me.)
Bonnaire: "No, I never carry any concealed weapons."
*Porthos finds hidden pistol*
Bonnaire: "I completely forgot about that one."
Bonnaire: "A few moments alone with my wife?"
D'Artagnan: "You must think we're stupid."
*everyone else shrugs*
D'Artagnan: "Terribly sorry, apparently we are."
Oh sweet baby jesus, Porthos and Athos looking at each other (and Porthos' little nod and smile of approval) while Bonnaire's groaning out sex noises from the next room. Kill me now. XD
(and of *course* they knew exactly what he was up to, and it was beautiful)
Richelieu: "Of course even assassins should have a holiday."
It strikes me that Capaldi would make a good Vetinari...
"I've been fending for myself since the age of five." (Oh Porthos... <3)
*Athos cocks his pistol* (innocent face)
Aramis: "Come out and state your business!"
Athos: "That was very formal."
Aramis: "I like to be polite."
D'Artagnan: "Aramis!!" (meanwhile, Athos is being practical)
I kind've like the fact that despite having a sword and a pistol, Athos sees off most of the people he faces in that ambush by punching them. Now there's a man with a lot of rage...
Athos: "I will inform the cardinal of your claims against Bonnaire."
Paul: "How do I know you won't betray me?"
Athos: "I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that."
"Don't you care about Porthos?"
Bonnaire: "So potent they call it kill-devil."
Porthos: "Then let's get acquainted."
D'Artagnan: "So how did you know about this place?"
Athos: "I own it."
Porthos: "Fine needlework Aramis does. Should have been a seamstress."
Aramis: "If you'd like to prepare the patient?"
Athos: *knocks him out then shakes his knuckles*
Aramis: "Don't make us knock you out again."
Porthos: "I knew I'd been punched!"
Athos: "Go inside Porthos! You're no use in this condition!"
Owwwwwwwchie. His little faaace! (but yeah, ♥ Athos knowing he'll only take notice of practicality, because Porthos just dismisses Aramis' more sympathetic "You're not ready for this.")
The slave ship reveal was an epic and emotional scene, but I'm mostly taken with the way the screencaps make it look like orgy-tiems.
If anyone else went at Athos like this, he'd kill them without a second thought. But in this ep, Aramis, Porthos AND D'Artagnan grab him by the shirt front, and he reacts utterly passively, doesn't so much as try and push them off. ♥ ♥ ♥
Athos' emo meltdown should not be that attractive...
I approve of the fact that the more unhinged he gets, the more his shirt falls open. *coughs*
D'Artagnan pouring water over Athos? Hoo mama.
And then Athos' response is to pull D'Artagnan's shirt open LOL
"I suggest you put that down, so we can talk."
Aramis making whipping noises. Ngh.
Porthos: "Mind my wound."
Aramis: "Mind my needlework."