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"Keep Your Friends Close"
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Key crew
Writer: Adrian Hodges
Director: John Strickland
Producer: Colin Wratten
Music: Murray Gold
Release details
Series: 2
Story number: 011
Premiere broadcast: 2 January 2015
Production code: 2.01
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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.

Synopsis edit

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?[1]

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Reception edit

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." [2] He continued: "Herein lies the problem: there’s nothing in Keep Your Friends Close that feels like there’s anything at stake."[2]

References edit

  1. "Keep Your Friends Close." BBC.com. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wtlrp
  2. 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.

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