Series 2 - Episode 12

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by Drassil » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:27 pm

To my adult eyes, Knightmare is often at its weakest when it fashions an idiot-proof quest for a team who are not idiots. This episode felt like less than the sum of its parts.

Julian's firewalk and his closeness to being caught by the Automatum could be perceived as two let-offs.

Up until this quest, Mary Miller had alternated her characters by having Mildread in the odd-numbered quests and Lillith in the evens. One of our members, dontyoulikemypie, is named after what Mildread says in the FOUL scene. It seems as if Treguard's face disappeared from the kitchen too soon, because Mildread continues to act as if it's still there.

In one Series 3 quest, a crayon was needed to draw the Level 1 wellway into existence. Perhaps the quill was intended for that too, only the scene was changed at the last minute so as not to slow the action down. Either way, I don't like seeing a team complete a level using only one clue object, because it renders so many failed Knightmare quests, from Maeve's in S1 to Rebecca's in S8, unfair.

Julian was lucky to find that bottle of milk in the Mills of Doom. Treguard used to provide a free bottle to every contestant until Lillith put a stop to it.

How did Vaughan know that the Sprig of Energy was a "Life Force restorer"?

Like Team 7, this team's knowledge of Greek mythology is hit and miss. Sirens, yes; Achilles' heel, apparently not. Perhaps they thought it was a trick question, but Achilles only had one vulnerable spot.

It looks quite possible that this team's Level 3 will be less of a challenge than their Level 1 and Level 2.

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by wombstar » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:06 pm

There weren't let off in the fire room, he did damage to their life force.
And the Sprig of Energy has been use before, they probs seen series 1.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by Drassil » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:17 pm

wombstar wrote:There weren't let off in the fire room, he did damage to their life force.
And the Sprig of Energy has been use before, they probs seen series 1.
It is a matter of opinion, hence my use of the phrase 'could be perceived'. Not all dungeoneers got off so lightly when fire made contact with them. My perception is that the fire did not impact on Julian's health as severely as some of us might have expected. Some watchers may be inclined to wonder whether dodging such gentle fire was worth the effort. ;)

Yes, they probs had seen Series 1, but perhaps you could refresh my memory as to when in Series 1 a Sprig of Energy was featured, as I'm afraid I can't recall any particular occasions. :)

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by wombstar » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:35 pm

I'm sure Treguard said the fire damaged their life force. Many of the dangers in the early series just drain the life force. If they were hit several times by the fire im sure they would have died.

Wasn't there an energy sprit in level 3 of the first series??
series 1 and 2 tend to roll into one for me lol
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by HStorm » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:49 pm

As best I can remember, energy sprigs were invented in season 2, with team 3 the first to encounter them. The only team in season 1 who even got far enough that they might have found one was team 6. They found a bunch of grapes in level 3, the only top-up they found down there.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by wombstar » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:43 pm

Maybe it was written in their/series 2 guide book? Food and energy Sprigs are used to replenish the life force.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by Gretel » Fri May 16, 2014 9:20 pm

Okay so, as usual I'm here mainly for Audrey and Mary (mostly because I've seen this series on Challenge really recently) and I have to admit for all that people occasionally have a pop at Audrey for her acting or lack therof (it takes skill to act like a brat when you aren't one dammit!) I loved the way she obviously watched back Mary-as-Mildread to get it rigt on the money... there's also a lot of good punplay happens here.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by HStorm » Fri May 16, 2014 10:35 pm

I don't think fans do have a go at Audrey as such - for her acting or anything else. It's just a lot of us find the character of Gretel to be annoying. We recognise that that's not necessarily Audrey's fault, as she can only play the part as it's been scripted.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 12

Post by Gretel » Fri May 16, 2014 10:41 pm

Actually, I've come across a couple who really do have a go at Audrey herself, which is why my comment is the way it is. I don't much mind if people dislike Gretel which is fine but having a go at Audrey (to my face) will generally get me growling at you some.

You lot on here are genuinely nice to Audrey and Gretel in general (wanting to feed her to spiders aside :P) but in person I have dealt with some total toe-rags.
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