Things are going from bad to worse as Season 1 of “The Bastard Executioner” continues. According to the title of episode 4, “A Hunger/Newyn,” the people of Ventrishire will face famine as food supplies run low in the corrupt county that was formerly governed by the late and evil Ventris (Brian O’Byrne).
Now that the Brony of Ventrishire is being ruled by Ventris’ wife, the sweet and kind-hearted Lady Love, we’re hoping that the hostility between the Welsh and the English can subside – along with the starvation. However, considering we’re only three episodes into the freshman season of Kurt Sutter’s epic medieval drama, it’s safe to assume that a truce between the enemies won’t be occurring anytime soon.
Not only is Ventrishire at odds with the rebels, who have consistantly been attacking their carriages and men, but it looks like the county’s relationship with King Edward II will also become strained – just like Milus (Stephen Moyer) had warned. The cruel and deviant adviser might be menacing, but he knows a thing or two about running an English country… and that means not conspiring with Welsh traitors.
In episode 3, a young, rebel girl was captured by Lady Love’s knights. Milus wanted her head, hoping to send a message to the others. But the Baroness decided that she would spare the girls life by traveling to the north fishing village, where the prisoner’s family resided, to discuss a trade: her survival for a moment with The Wolf, the leader of the rebels.
After her request was denied, Milus told Lady Love that she shouldn’t have attempted to seek out The Wolf in fear that the King might think they, too, are walking hand-and-hand with rebels. And apparently, he was right.
In episode 4, “ Lady Love will journey to Windsor to learn the fate of Ventrishire from King Edward II,” according to the synopsis. Meanwhile, “back at Castle Ventris, Milus and company welcome a visit from Baron Pryce.”
“The Bastard Executioner” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.