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The Bastard Executioner "Behold the Lamb/Gweled yr Oen" Review - AVClub

AVClub: At some point Wilkin Brattle’s secret was going to have to come out. At some point his fake identity was going to be revealed for the sham it is, his real identity finally exposed to those beyond his closest friends and, of course, the villainous Milus Corbett. It’s perhaps the lone dramatic twist with the potential to liven up this otherwise dull, plodding season of self-serious historical drama. So when Wilkin finally reveals his true self to the Baroness in this week’s episode, tears streaming down his face as he realizes he’s betrayed her trust, why does The Bastard Executioner skate right past any consequences or dramatic tension and just say that, hey, everything is totally okay? Why doesn’t the moment feel more consequential, or at least as moving and significant as it seems to be to Wilkin?

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