It’s time for one last scene of the Nightwatchman in action!
So far, she did a really good job in helping the oppressed people of Nottingham.
She also managed to escape the bad guys, especially the evil Guy of Gisborne who wants to stop the Nightwatchman and unmask him (as he still thinks it’s a man #blind)
What will happen this time? Well, see for yourself…..
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And here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
Well….what can I say? Perhaps……WOW!
I got really attached to both Marian and the Nightwatchman in their adventures over 2 seasons of this show.
And know she is trapped, pinned down by Guy, he rips off her eye mask….finally he realizes the Nightwatchman is a woman.
I guess he also realizes now that it’s his beloved Marian under the mask of his hated Nightwatchman.
He slowly yanks down the fabric that still covers her face pretty well.
Finally, the Nightwatchman is UNMASKED!
There is quite a lot I really love about this EPIC unmasking!
The fight is done quite well, and the way she reacts to her more and more desperate situation is great.
She really sells the fear very well as her face gets exposed by him.
He is so shocked that it is Marian that he runs away at first.
He stills doubts that it was her all the time, wanting the see the scar he inflicted on the vigilante.
So, as she is forced to show that scar it’s like a second unmasking …in a way.
Perhaps a “NO!” or a “STOP!” would have been nice as he was about to unmask her…but she always stay silent in his presence as she was concerned he would recognize her voice….or at least realize that the Nightwatchman IS a woman.
So, it fits quite well, that she didn’t protest as he was unmasking her.
Well….I think this is one of the most thrilling unmaskings ever made in a movie or TV show. Especially I was so into the storyline after having seen over 20 episodes with her.
Ok, the Nightwatchman should have had more appearances, but well…I posted all 7 scenes of her….so, that’s not too bad.
Spoilers about Marian’s future in the show…..
Tragically this unmasking indirectly leads to Marian’s death just 2 episodes later as Gisborne is now really enraged.
At the end of season 1, she was already presumed dead. The producer loved the strong reaction of the audience as I saw in the bonus material on the Blu-ray set.
So they came up with the idea to “top” that and kill her off, this time for real!
I don’t like that decision at all, even it is a drastic and unusual way to kill off the big love of the main character! That was certainly not expected.
Of course, that also means that there were no more Nightwatchman scenes in the final third season, which was just ok for me.
I will re-watch seasons 1 and 2 at some point….but not season 3 😉
This is the episode:
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