The poor musketeers on The Musketeers: even when there’s multiple unconnected storylines in one episode, they’re still barely involved. And with so many things going on at once, no-one really had time to talk to each other, so no-one could warn the king against taking Milady as a mistress, or tell Constance that kidnapping the heir to the throne is a bad idea no matter what your motivations, or give Rochefort some romantic advice. This week, it was all about the side characters, with Porthos the only musketeer who got to do anything other than punch things.
The more interesting storylines involved palace intrigue this week, as home remedies saved the Dauphin where medicine failed, and meanwhile his parents sought comfort from other people. Milady de Winter’s method of seducing Louis through prayer worked miracles, and no matter what Constance or Athos might have to say about the matter, it looks like she’s going to be a firm part of the court for the foreseeable future.