KNIGHTFALL; Capturing the Essence of the Time

I’ve written one or two blog articles about the show KnightFall, and that’s because…. it’s just that good. The other night I tweeted, “From creator to creator, The writers of KnightFall did a fabulous job capturing the essence of the time. Good job!”

I should probably first mention that I’m ordering the episodes from Google Play because the show was actually cancelled in 2020 after two seasons.

When I finished watching the first season I said to myself, that was good, but it was good in a different way than I’m feeling right now after watching the sixth episode from Season 2. At the end of season 1, I had that attachment to certain characters that we all experience when we start watching a new show we like. I went along with all the highs and lows of each episode-some left me upset, and some were quite pleasing. After I watched the final episode my reaction was, “Are you f*cking kidding me?” I could not believe it. I think we all loved Queen Joan as much as Landry did.

I wasn’t even sure if would keep watching the show because I felt like Joan was that important to the storyline. I mean how could the show go on without the Queen?

It did though, and not only did it go on, Joan’s legacy and affair with Landry is still the driving force behind everything that’s playing out.

Season 2 gripped me in a completely different way. I just read last night that the show is based on actual events between the Army of France and the Templars-I think the actual date was October 13, 1307 (Don’t quote me on that date, but I’m close).

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Now, lets get to how watching this show has clarified world history as it was written. When episode 6, Blood Drenched Stone ended last night, a whole bunch of stuff clicked. First of all, if you’re into the show, you’re into the drama of it. King Phillips Army invaded the Templar’s castle, but they arrived with the Pope on their side after convincing him the Templars were heretics and idol worshippers. The Templars fight for God, and their relationship with the Pope was very important since he is the holiest man on earth. Before King Phillip’s Army attacked, the pope convinced some Templars including the Grand Master to surrender their swords and face the charges. Landry pleads for them not to because it was a trap, and indeed it was. The Pope promised a fair trial, but as soon as they got in front the King, well, the King was running the show. While the Templars who surrendered to the King were killed and tortured, the other Brothers fought with the King’s invading army.

My heart was with the Templars last night. I wanted them to defend their castle, preserve the life of Landry’s baby daughter, and destroy the Kings army. They did the best they could, but the King’s army was much greater in numbers, and they were led by Gwaine. Gwaine was a Templar, but left the order after a falling out with Landry. Gwaine was given a second chance at life by helping the King. He had a lot of hate for his former brothers, and King Phillip, well, we know why he was mad.

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All of this is happened because Landry fell in love with Queen Joan, and eventually, he got her pregnant. Queen Joan was married to King Phillip. So there’s all this hate, rage and anger in the King, and rightfully so. Not only did his wife cheat on him, but she got pregnant by a man who was supposed to be like a brother to him. That love affair caused King Phillip to murder his wife, go after her baby when he realized it was saved, and want to completely wipe out the Templars and kill Landry. He went crazy. I mean events like this are monumental; they change the course of history!

What clicked? This story is supposed to have taken place sometime during the early 1300’s, approximately 450 years before America and the Declaration of Independence, but it all makes sense. The Templers vanished and went into hiding before disappearing and blending in with the normal citizens of the world. Yes, absolutely. The King was the ruler and most powerful man in France. He was behind the murder of a Pope. He could get away with anything, and that’s not a good thing if you were under his rule. Don’t underestimate the power of love.

People escaped Europe to find freedom, better quality of living, and safety. Yes, absolutely. The Founding Fathers were former Templars. They probably were. America and the formation and establishment of our system all makes sense now. Our rights, the separation between church and state, checks and balances, the presidential term limits; everything created to prevent a system were a King comes to power and rules over a population. It all makes sense.

Once again, the writers did a fabulous job, and I can’t believe this show wasn’t picked up for a third season. Oh well, at least I can still purchase the final two episodes of season 2.

Good Night!

KNIGHTFALL; Review

I was a little late with KNIGHTFALL, a show produced for the History Channel. The first episode aired in December, 2017, and I started purchasing episodes on Google Play in 2019, but I must say, I was hooked thereafter.

I’m not going to lie, this show has mixed reviews with the most critical pointing out certain historical inaccuracies. Others talked about quality; the show looked cheap; a low budget knockoff of something much better.

For me personally, KNIGHTFALL is amazing, and I say “is” because I’m still purchasing episodes from season 2. Unfortunately, Season 2 is the end. The final episode aired in May, 2019, and the History Channel announced their cancellation of Season 3 in May, 2020.

It’s not the newest show, but it’s still fairly new. People can argue about specifics, but I think this show captured all the important elements from a time I absolutely love. I love the Medieval/Victorian Era and everything that comes with it. Kings and Queens, the Templars, war, the struggle for territory in Europe, the Holy Grail, King Arthur, the power and influence of the church and Pope; KNIGHTFALL has it all, comingled with the shows natural plot, which by the way, is what roped me in. 👍

Cardinal-We’re Officially In a Wormhole Now

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In the Roman Catholic Church there’s a hierarchy, and the most senior members of the clergy are the Cardinals-second only to the Pope himself. It is the responsibility of the Cardinals to elect a new Pope when the Holy See is vacant-be it by death or resignation of the Pope.

Here we are, once again analyzing the meaning of the Cardinal in a different context. And as you can see, the word stays true to its Latin root-something of importance. In the world of the Catholic Church, I’d say the Cardinal is a pretty important figure. Like the bird, they also wear the colors red and black.

Four days ago we slid into this wormhole, but I didn’t anticipate a wormhole then. There’s a window behind my toilet, and I got out of bed Monday morning to use the bathroom. That’s when I was looking out of the window and saw the bird. I thought it would be a good idea to write about the bird, and all of a sudden this topic shot out in a hundred directions, and took on a life of its own. It’s now four days later, and I’m still writing about Cardinals.

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If you read my post “Cardinal Quality,” you probably noticed the image of the cross. When I added that picture to the article, I knew the image obviously carried religious significance, but I was really posting it because the cardinal directions. If you look at a map or a compass, there’s usually a cross in the center of north, south, east, and west to assist in the locations of such directions. Isn’t funny though how that image of the cross would fit well in this post as well?

I also said, “This is all high level thinking,” and what I was referring to was someone had to take the time and apply “Cardinal” in all these different yet similar uses. There is a common thread here. It obviously started with the bird, but what made someone use the term cardinal as a quality for astrological signs representing the solstices and the equinoxes?

Personally speaking, February has been an important month for me. My birthday just passed, and a day later, the book I wrote became available for purchase. From a spiritually symbolic standpoint, the bird showed up at an important time so I buy into the meaning behind its symbolism.

But…

Where are we going with all this? Is there a way out of this wormhole? Can we come up with a conclusion from making these connections?

🤣I don’t know where we’re going because like I said, I didn’t anticipate a wormhole. I wanted to just write about the bird I saw. I think there’s a way out of this wormhole, but shits about to get real wormy. I think the way out is going in the opposite direction-lets think about what “cardinal” is not. Cardinal is not ordinal. In math, cardinal numbers are natural. 1, 2, 3, etc. (Natural also meaning from nature/god)

SET is the Egyptian God of Chaos, but don’t worry. There won’t be any chaos because in SET theory, we have order-as in ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers, unlike cardinal number, are not natural. They are used to describe a way to arrange objects or describe place. For example, first or 1st, second or 2nd, third or 3rd etc. As the saying goes without order there’s chaos. (God will get angry if we’re not in order?)🤪 There’s a conflict here-I just noticed (and this is why I didn’t want to go here)

Okay, so if ordinal numbers are not cardinal then they’re also not natural. God might get upset if we’re not being good or “in order,” but it’s human nature to do what comes natural and being ordinal isn’t natural. Are we being controlled with the threat of God?

So, our way out of this wormhole is to revert back to religion and put everything in Gods hands.

You’re first, I’m second, and she’s third. SETS happy, there’s no chaos, and we live on.

Have a wonderful night! 🤣🤣