In his first mission since discovering the devastating truth about operation Shah Mat, Robin (Jonas Armstrong) launches an abortive raid on Nottingham Castle’s new Strong Room, as Dominic Minghella’s popular revival of the Robin Hood legend continues.
The Sheriff (Keith Allen) has stored all his Shah Mat funding in the medieval Fort Knox, but, before the Black Knights arrive to divide up the silver, he’s preparing a final big deposit.
Having underestimated the Strong Room’s array of deadly traps, Robin rethinks his strategy and resolves to track down the original Strong Room designers. With the help of now-blind designer Steven, mutilated by the Sheriff to stop him sharing the room’s secrets, Robin and his men build up a picture of the Strong Room mechanics and practice how to beat it.
Meanwhile Gisborne (Richard Armitage) has ordered Marian (Lucy Griffiths) to pander to every whim of the high-roller Prince Frederick of Hanheim, who has arrived to play in the casino. In fact, the Sheriff has no intention of losing to this Bavarian Count, and, when outraged Frederick learns the Sheriff’s plan to fleece him using crooked dice in the casino, Marian gains a vital ally. For Frederick is not the booby the Sheriff initially thought, and, together with Robin and the gang, they formulate a plan to rob the Strong Room.
All Frederick must do is lose, but he ends up winning. Things aren’t looking so good for Robin in the Strong Room, either. Traitor Allan has leaked information about Robin’s attempt on the Strong Room and Gisborne has ordered modifications.
Robin Hood � The Booby And The Beast, Saturday 13 October