Series 2 - Episode 8

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8

Post by pjmlfc05 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:23 pm

Yeah it is most likely the next team hadn't arrived yet so the production team let them carry on.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8 - Stalactite

Post by Drassil » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:19 pm

Canadanne wrote:Mildread gives them this mysterious word STALACTITE, remarking that "the word is mightier than the sword". Were they perhaps supposed to use the word instead of the dagger?
That would have been far too subtle for them. ;) Granitas told them that the dagger was not for use against flesh, and Treguard later emphasised that the cavernwraith had no flesh, so I think they did what they were meant to do. In Series 4, we again saw a dagger that was intended for use as a magical object rather than a weapon.

When the team tried giving "stalactite" to Cedric, he replied that it wasn't the password "for this level". This supports the theory that it would have got them past Gumboil on Level 1, had they encountered him. Gumboil tended to carry a sword...

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8

Post by pjmlfc05 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:10 pm

Drassil wrote:
When the team tried giving "stalactite" to Cedric, he replied that it wasn't the password "for this level". This supports the theory that it would have got them past Gumboil on Level 1, had they encountered him. Gumboil tended to carry a sword...
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There may have been a chance then that the quest was edited. Otherwise surely the team would had to encounter Gumboil at the end of level 1? That's as far as the team should have got to anyway!
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8

Post by wombstar » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:00 pm

They still tried to use the word, so even if things were cut they couldn't have used it on level one. Unless it was one of Mildred's tricks.

It was probably means to be the level one password and in the end they didn't bother with it. Guess we may never know.
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8

Post by pjmlfc05 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:21 pm

Yeah only Tim Child or Neil and the team can say what really happened while all we can do is speculate!
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8 - Stalactite

Post by Canadanne » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:27 pm

Drassil wrote:When the team tried giving "stalactite" to Cedric, he replied that it wasn't the password "for this level". This supports the theory that it would have got them past Gumboil on Level 1, had they encountered him. Gumboil tended to carry a sword...
Oh, hmm, that's an interesting observation! You could be onto something there - that it WAS a valid password, just not the one they needed.

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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8

Post by pjmlfc05 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:06 pm

Canadanne wrote:
Drassil wrote:When the team tried giving "stalactite" to Cedric, he replied that it wasn't the password "for this level". This supports the theory that it would have got them past Gumboil on Level 1, had they encountered him. Gumboil tended to carry a sword...
Oh, hmm, that's an interesting observation! You could be onto something there - that it WAS a valid password, just not the one they needed.
This convinces me even more that a edit took place. The team wouldn't be aware of this and would be none the wiser. Could there be a possibility the actor who played Gumboil might not have been available at the time so the production team had to alter the script? Maybe instead of shooting a scene with Gumboil they let the team use the dagger which was the correct thing to do and then carry on from level 2?
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Re: Series 2 - Episode 8

Post by Morghanna » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:46 pm

Team 7 didn't do well in the clue room with only 1/3 against Granitas. However, they still got a vital clue, that the dagger could be used, tho not against flesh. After some indecision, they took the potion not the bone.
So they got to Mildread and she wanted a bone for her cauldron! 8-o Their reaction showed that they thought they were doomed. There was a noticeable sigh of relief when she surprisingly accepted the potion instead. Was this a let-off for team 7, or was it an example of Mildread's twisted humour? :question:

They used the dagger to get rid of the cavernwraith in the well room. Was this the first time a team had successfully used a weapon in Knightmare? :question:

Quickly reached the clue room in level 2, but there was only a key (which they took) and some bones, which they eventually left. Were the producers trying to see if the team could be tricked into taking the bones this time? :question: ;D

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Re: Clue objects they shouldn't have left behind

Post by Pooka » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:44 pm

I've always been interested in the item choices of Series 2, Team 7. There were given a hint (told outright, really) that they needed a bone to give to Mildread, which they didn't have.

However, she did nevertheless accept the potion named "Potion" in its stead, which I found odd. She also them gave them "just a word" - Stalactite - which I'm assuming was a red herring, as they didn't need to use it even once, and even tried to give it as a password at one point.

I'm wondering what Mildread may have given them if they HAD the correct clue item. I suspect it may not have been anything more useful, as they completed the level without any problems anyway. They may, of course, have been let off on this occasion.

I wonder what the point of 'Stalactite' was, then, if not to just throw them off?
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