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Pilot: Part 2 

After a gruesome discovery, Wilkin Brattle vows revenge upon Baron Ventris. Also, Randolph Corbett makes a swift decision that could have dire consequences.


Paris Barclay


Kurt Sutter (created by), Kurt Sutter




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Jones ... Wilkin Brattle
Katey Sagal ... Annora of the Alders
Flora Spencer-Longhurst ... Baroness Lady Love Ventris
Sam Spruell ... Toran Prichard
Sarah Sweeney ... Jessamy Maddox
Danny Sapani ... Berber the Moor
Darren Evans ... Ash y Goedwig
Kurt Sutter ... The Dark Mute
Timothy V. Murphy ... Father Ruskin
Sarah Grace White ... Isabel Kiffin (as Sarah White)
Elen Rhys ... Petra Brattle
Ethan Griffiths ... Luca Maddox
Stephen Moyer ... Milus Corbett
Matthew Rhys ... Gruffudd y Blaidd
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Baron Ventris


Finding their loved-ones massacred and tormented despite the baron and his men being slain by the massed rebels, Wilkin reneges his just-renewed pacifist vow to devote himself to revenge. Assuming the bastard executioner Maddox's identity, he returns Ventriss's corpse to the unsuspecting widow. Chamberlain Milus, an abusive sodomite himself, plots to maintain his position as virtual regent, now as widow baroness Lady Love Ventris's strong arm, and eliminates his clumsy brother Randolph Corbett, who denounced the identity theft but is condemned to death as a cowardly lying deserter. 'Maddox' is ordered to take up residence as permanent executioner, starting with Randolph's decapitation. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

15 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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FX Productions, Fox 21 See more »
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In the field battle with the baron you can see a sword bend when the baron falls. See more »


The Bastard Executioner Main Title Theme
Written by Kurt Sutter and Bob Thiele Jr.
Performed by Ed Sheeran
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Good lord this is AWFUL!
23 September 2015 | by thrillkillkittensSee all my reviews

I was so excited to finally see a historical drama about Wales, but wooooow they really shouldn't have bothered..

The lead guy is just terrible. Utterly unbelievable and flat out bad at acting.. Get a day job dude.

Seriously? A sheep shagger in the first ten minutes? Oh yes, the welsh shag sheep. Ha. Ha-dy. Ha. Strap yourself in guys thats about as sophisticated as this show gets.

Katey Sagal should have been a highlight but she plays the oh so tedious and obligatory-for-every- historical-drama witch, putting on the most atrocious Romani? Slavic? Who knows what? accent, that I actually laughed out loud..

But it wasn't just her.. the accents, oh my god the accents! *cries laughing* not a welsh one amongst them!

The attempts at GOT style gore and violence completely fails to shock or interest due to the use of what appears to a mix of ketchup and bbq sauce for blood, and acting thats about as believable as a student film at first year art school...

Not one character is developed in the TWO HOUR long pilot and frankly, I couldn't gaf about any of them..

With so many amazing historical stories from this era and location this could have been brilliant and exciting - but the cheesy dialogue, completely amateur fight scenes, lack of characters or storyline beyond a shitty robin hood style remake and a cartoon witch mean that I spent the whole tedious two hours alternating between laughing to getting annoyed to being flat out bored..

Utter waste of two hours.

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