Of course, the final ep tore me up–that goes without saying–but it was the Guy and Meg episode in series 3 that also had me blubbering like a baby.
Guy, sarcastic and stoic, resigned to his fate after his sister has condemned him to death and sent him to the dungeon. This boisterous young woman who seems singularly unimpressed with the great “I Am,” who won’t stop talking and leave her fellow prisoner in peace.
And yet, there’s something about her that appeals to Guy’s softer side–the one he doesn’t want to admit he has.
And there’s something about him that appeals to Meg.
When she finally breaks through that wall he has built around himself, when he finally admits to his past sins and failures, she doesn’t condemn him. Meg reaches out to him. No hidden agenda, no pulling his strings.
She would do that for him.
He pleads for her life to be spared, every inch the chivalrous knight. She tries to protect him and receives a mortal wound as a consequence. A blossoming friendship cut short far too soon. It’s a beautiful, moving episode featuring an amazing performance by Richard ably assisted by the incandescent Holliday Grainger, RA’s “stepdaughter” in Sparkhouse.