The Return of the King





23 December 2006

Written by

Dominic Minghella

Directed by

Matthew Evans

Produced by

Richard Burrell


Jonas Armstrong
Lucy Griffiths
Richard Armitage
Keith Allen
Gordon Kennedy
Sam Troughton
Joe Armstrong
Harry Lloyd
Anjali Jay

Preceded by

"Dead Man Walking"

Followed by

"A Clue: No"

"The Return of the King" is the twelfth episode of Season 1 of Robin Hood.


The sheriff devises a scheme to convince his subjects that the King is returning to England. In reality he will hire a false King Richard in order to weed out his loyal noblemen from the disloyal. This also proves an opportune event for Sir Guy, as Marian will have to follow through on her promise to marry him. When Robin comes to Marian to try to talk her out of the marriage, Marian sternly reminds him that Guy has qualities which Robin does not have, like money and a good hairline. Though this hurts Robin, she is frustrated at his arrogance and wants him to leave her alone. She is determined to wed Sir Guy, whom she does not love like she loves Robin, only in order to protect her father.