Great episode. Poor Lemay. I would have loved to keep him. Poor Rochefort. That eyepatch did not do him any favours, although I welcome any setback, even if it's just a mismatched eyepatch for now. And poor Anne. Not only was she nearly raped and is married to a whimsical grown-up child, her own brother would betray her, again.
The Catherine plot was a bit of let-down. Was that it with her? On the upside, Athos and Milady were intriguing (unlike Constance and d'Artagnan, for whom I kind of root but who are a tad boring).
With everything we've been seen of Aramis/Anne, Athos/Milady and d'Artagnan/Constance, I really think Porthos needs an exciting love interest next season, one that stays for more than one episode.
I am really curious now who will survive the finale. Constance has a target on her back, but it's so damn obvious that I am starting to have doubts if they will really kill her off. The actress did a great job with Constance's horror/shock reaction when the doctor was executed, by the way. Things are also looking dire for Rochefort, although he might escape off to Spain or whereever, and haunt them from there. I was actually entertained by his evilness this episode. Now that he's acting on it and Anne can see it, I can stomach it so much more easily.
I've been having some uncomfortable worries about Milady, whom I would hate to lose for this show, but whose redemption story might be topped off with an honourable death. That's a very standard narrative procedure. Take someone beyond redemption, redeem them as much as you can, then kill them off to forego the awkward question of where they'll go from there with the undeniable residuals of their evilness. I really hope that our writers found a way around that. For the sake of Milady, and for the preservation of snarky Athos. Steamy snarky Athos in today's episode!
I've also worried about Treville, who I suspect will become captain again or die. I loved Treville in this episode, especially when Aramis's night with the queen was revealed, and Treville immediately jumped into his role of the captain again, just the way he handled the situation.
As utterly annoying as Louis has been this entire season, and indeed this whole episode, I kind of liked how it was not at all easy for Rochefort to really turn him against Anne.
Classic: Athos and Milady playing 7 Minutes in Heaven in Richelieu's closet.