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So far on this season of Galavant, Isabella is finally free of her betrothal to her kid cousin, King Richard is no longer a king (although his beard remains magnificent), and Galavant is chomping at the bit to rescue his fair princess. Also, there’s a lizard named Tad Cooper.

Will Galavant and Richard reach Isabella in time? Will Madalena fall prey to the temptations of sorcery? WILL WE GET A THIRD SEASON? Spoilers ahead!

Episode 9— “Battle of the Three Armies” or “This Isn’t Game of Thrones”

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After a rousing recap song performed by the jester, the armies of Valencia and Hortensia prepare for battle. King Gareth is excited to fight, but becomes confused and disheartened when Madalena says that she won’t be joining him, instead choosing to watch the war from afar with Wormwood and cookies. The evil pair, who are saving the D’DEW for the most crucial moment, observe as the armies clash right on top of what happens to be Chef and Gwynne’s new house shack. Galavant’s zombie army joins the fray, and despite all the odds, Richard stays alive and kicking.

While on the battlefield, Gal and Isabella finally meet again and after a slap or two, they work out their misunderstandings. They decide to get married if they make it out of the war alive, because what better place to propose? At the same time, Gareth comes face to face with Richard—Gareth has by now realized that Madalena lied to him and sided with Wormwood’s dark arts, and the two make up.

From on high, Wormwood has spotted that someone down below is wielding the Hero Sword. He shows Madalena how to use the D’DEW, and they turn the zombie army against Gal and his gang. The heroes flee the battlefield, taking shelter in the castle. Madalena comes to parlay, and attempts to take Gareth back with her. He refuses, choosing to stand with his old friend Richard instead. Although Madalena loves Gareth, her hatred for Isabella and her love of war prompts her to unleash the undead army against them.

Cue the 30-second long cliffhanger!

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So far on this season of Galavant, Isabella is finally free of her betrothal to her kid cousin, King Richard is no longer a king (although his beard remains magnificent), and Galavant is chomping at the bit to rescue his fair princess. Also, there’s a lizard named Tad Cooper. Spoilers ahead!

Episode 7— “Love and Death” or “Sing-a-long with King Gareth”

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In the wake of Sid accidentally stabbing Galavant—oops?—the gang takes our gallant hero to a healer named Neo of Sporin. Neo spends so much time talking that Gal dies on the table. After a number of Princess Bride references, Neo tells the distraught Richard, Roberta, and Sid that he possesses an in-progress potion to reawaken the dead. However, he is lacking the final, most mystical ingredient—a grey hair from the beard of middle-aged man yet untouched by a woman. Luckily for our deceased hero, Richard fits that description, and despite his mortification, gives up a hair to save his friend. While they’re waiting for the potion to take effect, Gal wakes up in another plane where he witnesses Death doing a song and dance number because, hey, it’s Galavant. A number of people show up, one of whom is Isabella who sings about how Gal broke her heart. Gal realizes that there’s been a terrible misunderstanding, and refuses to accompany Death to the afterlife. Meanwhile, Roberta is telling Richard that she loves him, and just as they’re about to have their first kiss, Gal wakes up. Before they depart, Neo provides them with an army of zombies.

In Valencia, Wormwood is planning the surprise battle with Hortensia. During the scheming, Madalena lets slip that she loves Gareth. Wormwood, being primarily a wedding planner, immediately decides that the two must get married as soon as possible. Madalena balks at the idea of nuptials with someone she actually likes, however, as she is terrified of her newfound feelings. Because Gareth and Madalena both suck at communication, they tell each other via giving orders to their soldiers on the eve of war that they have mutual feelings for each other, but will go slow.

In the interim, Wormwood’s assistant accidentally sends the Hortensians a “save-the-date” for the war. Isabella ends up being designated to lead the Hortensian troops, but is dismayed when she realizes that their weapons of war are all children’s toys.

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So far on this season of Galavant, Isabella is still engaged to her underage cousin, King Richard is no longer a king (although his beard remains magnificent), and Galavant is chomping at the bit to rescue his fair princess. Spoilers ahead!

Episode 5— “Giants vs. Dwarves” or “You’re the same damn height”

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Galavant receives a rude awakening when Richard trades the jewel of Valencia for a baby dragon—only it isn’t a dragon, but a very cute lizard instead, whom Richard lovingly names Tad Cooper. Understandably pissed, Gal storms off. Richard sings the best song I’ve ever heard about his “dragon pal” before running into a group of dwarves. The dwarves are at war with the giants (with whom Gal has, of course, crossed paths). Now would be a good time to point out that these two groups of men are all the same height—roughly 5 foot 10. The groups, spurred on by the new feud between Gal and Richard, agree that they must go to war. Roberta is able to broker peace between then and reconcile our two lads, but only after a rousing number modeled beautifully after West Side Story. 

In Hortensia, Isabella is told by wedding planner Wormwood that only one person has yet to RSVP. Under the control of the crown, she visits Princess Jubilee (Sheridan Smith) to demand a reply. But during a musical number, the crown is accidentally knocked off her head, freeing her from Wormwood’s curse. Remembering that she, in fact, doesn’t want to marry her underage cousin, Isabella returns to the castle to set things right.

Down in Valencia (or…up in Valencia? I really need a map of where these countries are in relation to each other), King Gareth confesses to Sid that he’s starting to have feelings for Queen Madalena. Sid tries to discourage his affections, referencing the sanctity of the bro code. But the well-meant warnings accidentally pass Gareth’s lips to Madalena, who orders the guards to kill Sid. He escapes into the city, only to realize that there’s a bounty on his head.

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So far on this season of Galavant, Isabella is still engaged to her underage cousin, King Richard is no longer a king (although his beard remains magnificent), and Galavant is chomping at the bit to rescue his fair princess. Spoilers ahead!

Episode 3— “Aw, Hell, the King” or “Richard’s beard is seriously distracting”

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When Gal and Richard attempt to find out what happened to Richard’s castle, they realize that the townspeople dismantled it and used the stones to build better houses and businesses. What’s more, they have declared themselves free of Richard and tell him (in a very Mel Brooks/Monty Python sort of song) that they are now a democracy. Gal attempts to pursuade the people to lend him their army to rescue Isabella, while Richard mourns his recent lack of a job. At the town meeting, the only person who volunteers to go back with them to Hortensia is a young woman named Roberta.

Meanwhile, Isabella’s parents hire a wedding planner to boost their daughter’s interest in her own strange nuptials. When he sees that Isabella is truly uniterested, he gives her a tiara that magically turns her disdain into joy: and strangely enough, the only people who notice her change in character are the jester and the chef.

But what about the sword of the one true king? Will Isabella be brainwashed forever? Luckily, we get two episodes back to back.