It's got to be a better job than 'Queen's chief petal-thrower' anyway. Particularly as Anne looks like she wishes they'd fuckin' stop already.
Okay, I noticed at the time that Athos' hair was wringing wet, but on a re-watch so's D'Artagnan's. Have they just been going at it so hard they're all sweaty, or have the boys all been swimming too? Reasonable assumption, and I demand corresponding fic immediately. (actually they all still look wet 'three' days later. must have been going at it *really* hard...)
Aramis just casually polishing his barrel...
D'Artagnan: "For the last time. Mind the uniform."
Porthos: "It doesn't look right on you."
Athos: "Too shiny. Too new."
Porthos: "It look's like your mum's dressed you."
LOL that despite the fact they're on bodyguard duty, none of them are taking the slightest bit of notice what's going on or where the queen is. They're far more interested in pulling off D'Artagnan. (Off a cliff, I mean. Obviously.)
Athos/Porthos ganging up on him? Guh.
Have they given Louis and Charlotte matching teeth? XD
♥ Aramis going stir-crazy haha. I'm sure the others could liven things up for you...
Athos, what exactly are you doing in this shot?
Ohhhh it's the bloke who takes the shot *then* at Athos/Aramis that Gallagher kills later on outside the convent, for missing them. I'm with you now.
I love the page that catches Louis' goblet. I now demand fic involving this royal page and the musketeer stable boy that Porthos ropes in later. What?
I'd be pissed off if I was one of the other ladies in waiting. Abandoned by all four bodyguards and left with a corpse. Fair enough, the queen's the priority, but still.
What do your elf eyes see, D'Artagnan? They're miles back, let's stop for a fucking picnic.
*This isn't what I had in mind when I said let's go fishing*, thinks Aramis.
Anne: "It's the first time I've ever cooked."
Athos: "That's - hard to believe."
It's lucky that when they fled to the horses they apparently had time to stop and collect that enormous cooking pot.
Athos: "You two ride to Paris and get reinforcements. We'll hold up in there till you return."
Porthos: "What, just you two? Alone?"
Aramis: "Thank you for the vote of confidence."
(it occurs to me that this could be read as Athos sending D'Artagnan and Porthos to safety... ♥)
Aramis: Do we talk, or shoot?"
Athos: "If you've come to surrender, I accept." XDDD
Gallagher: "In case you think there's anyone coming for you - there isn't. My men will see to it your two friends don't make it to Paris."
(there needs to be angsty!Athos fic here, where he *knows* Porthos and D'Artagnan will totally be fine, but he's still fucking relieved when they finally turn up)
(also, even if Gallagher stopped them, presumably there are still two really pissed off ladies in waiting riding like fuck back to Paris as well? although I suppose they wouldn't know where they'd ended up.)
Athos: "Stay here, and I will kill you." UNF.
Porthos: "Ain't this better than trying to escape?"
D'Artagnan: "Ask me again in two minutes, if I'm still alive."
Fave bit of the episode: Athos and the Mother Superior strategising. Also the subsequent bit when she loses her shit and organises the nuns to fight back, and loads guns for Athos. ♥
Athos: You don't happen to have any weapons here?"
MS: "One musket and some charges. For shooting rabbits. And protestants."
Aramis probably didn't recognise his long lost love for so long because he was too busy thining "fuck, can't let Athos know there's a still..."
Isabelle: "I thought you could light the bottles with cloth and throw them. It'll be gruesome." Ah, a nun after my own heart. Will almost certainly end up dead.
Athos: If it's any consolation, the Mother Superior is next door, praying for our immortal souls."
Aramis: "Right now it's my mortal body I'm worried about."
(especially with Athos looking at him like that *sniggers*)
Serge: "No-one here but me, one-eyed Florian, and Jacques the stableboy."
(at least he wasn't Roger the stableboy...)
Milady: "This is no ordinary death." (No Ordinary Death would have been a much classier episode title...just saying)
(is that Davros in the background? oops, sorry, evening your Eminence)
Athos: "I think they're about to - "
*glass shatters, everybody ducks*
Aramis: "My parents always hoped I'd end up in a place like this."
Athos: "They wanted you to become a nun?"
The Mother Superior waiting until the bloke is nearly at the top of the rope before cutting through it? ♥
And the lobbing of the beehives! XD Never mess with nuns.
Athos' bitch!face is a thing of beauty. Even from a distance. XD
Aramis: "About what you saw - "
Athos: "I didn't see anything because I've been in here all morning and so I couldn't possibly have seen a thing, do you understand?"
Aramis: (about the tunnelling) "No, these walls are too thick, the garrison would be here by then - "
Athos: "I cannot believe you slept with the Queen!"
Aramis: "I thought you didn't see anything?"
Athos: "They'll hang you. And then they'll hang me, for letting it happen."
Aramis: "I should get back."
Athos: "Shout if you need me."
I think Athos wants to adopt the Mother Superior.
Boys, boys, boys. The intruders have tunnelled into the cellars. Don't. Take. The. Queen. Into. The. Cellars.
Athos throwing himself over the barricade in a somersualt? Yes pls.
Athos: "Did I mention this has to count?"
Aramis: "Thanks for the reminder." *fires*
Athos: "Did you get him?"
Aramis: "Athos, please."
Aramis: "If I ever complain about an assignment not being exciting enough - "
Athos: "I'll punch you so hard you'll beg me to kick you."
Aramis: "Yeah, I was going to say - remind me of this moment, but that works too."
So this episode was basically Athos-by-torchlight. I approve.
Why would you bung your calling-card flower on a payment to a man you're getting to commit treason? This was also 'how many ways can Milady fuck up in one episode'?
Treville: "This woman you suspect - who is she?"
Athos: "She's the most dangerous person I've ever known. She won't be easy to find."
Everyone: Yes but Athos, Who. The. Fuck. Is. She?
Athos: "Her, and whoever she works for."
Athos, what r u doing? Athos, stahp. *headdesk*
ETA: Fic rec - Dawn Chorus (Aramis/Porthos) by Mackem - Aramis wanting to shoot the chirping birds so reminded me of this!