Completely Mad… Alena
Ah, things are finally in motion! The trio arrive in Valencia, and Isabella is finally feeling the guilt set in. She does everything she can to persuade Galavant to postpone his plans of saving the kingdom (but funnily enough, doesn’t just tell him why), and manages to detour them towards the monastery. There a band of singing monks, led by none other than Weird Al, offer them food and respite, and advice for the tormented Isabella.
In the castle, King Richard prepares for Galavant’s arrival, but little does he know that his wife, Madalena, has an evil plot of her own. She finally realizes she doesn’t need anyone to satisfy her needs, she can do it all herself. She decides to throw a coup d’etat and sends a mysterious letter to a mysterious someone.
Disguised as monks, the trio head into the castle, and are immediately captured by the King’s guards. However, minutes before his execution, Madalena saves Galavant from certain death… but not for the reasons you may think.
Dungeons and Dragon Lady
Madalena reveals her plans to take over the Kingdom and offers Galavant a position as her ‘boy toy’. Galavant pours his heart out to her, but Madalena’s too involved with herself to allow feelings of love. After being thrown back into the dungeon, Galavant slowly comes to grips with the situation. Madalena never loved him. He and Isabella reveal their feelings for each other, and then escape the dungeon along with Isabella’s parents and the Jester.
The King and Chef visit Xanax (played by the incredible Ricky Gervais), a “magician” that lives with his mother. The King wants to know why he is the way he is. Xanax takes them on an acid trip, which reveals that Richard was humiliated by his older brother, Kingsley, on the day of their father’s death. When he comes back, enlightened, he attempts to break up with Madalena, but is promptly interrupted by no one other than the menacing Kingsley (Rutger Hauer) – the one who Madalena wrote to, who has returned to take over Richard’s place.
Yeeesssssss. Thank you. This is what I’ve been looking forward to! Some drama! Some mystery! Some suspense! I’m so glad things are moving along quite quickly, and that Madalena finally has a purpose other than being a bitch. Also, we always knew that Richard’s too likeable to be a villain, so it’s nice to know more about why he is the way he is. I have a sneaking suspicion that Galavant and Richard will eventually have to work together, and I am so very much looking forward to that.
I’m still not entirely convinced by the Galavant/Isabella thing. I know it’s been a year since Madalena dumped Galavant, but last I checked, he was still deeply in love with her. Isn’t it a little strange that he’s already confessed to liking Isabella? Especially after finding out that she just duped him? Two more episodes to go! Let’s see how it pans out.