|"Keep Your Friends Close"|
|Premiere broadcast:||2 January 2015|
|"Musketeers Don't Die Easily"||"An Ordinary Man"|
Keep Your Friends Close is the first episode of the second season of The Musketeers. The episode was written by series creator Adrian Hodges and was directed by John Strickland. It premiered on 2 January, 2015.
The Musketeers are sent to retrieve the Comte de Rochefort, the Cardinal's man in Madrid, who has escaped from a Spanish prison and brings news that the chief author of France's military strategy against Spain, General De Foix, has been captured.
The Musketeers must join forces with Rochefort to rescue De Foix before this critical information falls into the wrong hands, but can Rochefort be trusted, and will the Musketeers succeed against the traps laid for them?
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- Athos - Tom Burke
- Aramis - Santiago Cabrera
- Porthos - Howard Charles
- Queen Anne - Alexandra Dowling
- King Louis - Ryan Gage
- Constance Bonacieux - Tamla Kari
- D'Artagnan - Luke Pasqualino
- Treville - Hugo Speer
- Comte de Rochefort - Marc Warren
- Allard - John Harding
- Bishop - Robin Browne
- Villager - Mark Carter
- Physician - Peter Pacey
- Marguerite - Charlotte Salt
- Bonacieux - Bo Poraj
- Perales - Will Keen
- Courtier - Richard Mulholland
- Monk - Anthony Houghton
- Spanish Captain - Mateo Rufino
- Lucie de Foix - Olivia Llewellyn
- General de Foix - Dominic Mafham
- Alvarez - Andy Lucas
- Spanish Officer - Hugo Nicolau
Reviewer Rob Kemp of DenofGeek.com said that despite its promising premise, the episode didn't "quite unfurl that way. The rescue plot and the men-on-a-mission premise plays second fiddle to the introduction of Rochefort and his many failed ways in shafting the Musketeers. Unfortunately the episode plays all the worse for it."  He continued: "Herein lies the problem: there’s nothing in Keep Your Friends Close that feels like there’s anything at stake."
- ↑ "Keep Your Friends Close." BBC.com. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wtlrp
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Kemp, Rob. "The Musketeers series 2 episode 1 review: Keep Your Friends Close." http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/the-musketeers/33491/the-musketeers-series-2-episode-1-review-keep-your-friends-close.