"Queen of Swords" Death to the Queen (TV Episode 2000) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • The Queen of Swords is shot while investigating reports that her villagers are being abducted and men sent to Colonel Montoya's prison are never seen again. In spite of her wound, she continues her search and discovers the men being forced to labor as slaves in Montoya's secret gold mine.


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  • This was the first episode filmed and set the style of the series.The new Doctor arrives in Santa Helena. Men are disappearing and the Queen discovers Colonel Montoya is using them in a gold mine. Captain Grisham sets a trap to capture the Queen of Swords. She is shot and falls from her horse, pursued by Captain Grisham and his men to the top of a cliff over looking the ocean. With too many soldiers in pursuit and badly wounded, she jumps from the cliff. She survives and as Tessa, attends a dance given by Montoya who realises one of his guests is The Queen. Her maid Marta assists her escape.Marta also discovers, the doctor has a secret ,that he was a soldier who fought against Napoleon and sickened by the war became a doctor Later she is captured at mine and tied to a stake awaits the arrival of Colonel Montoya and Captain Grisham. The doctor cuts her bonds and she flees inside the mine trapped by the soldiers and to make her escape blows the mine up to the chagrin of the Colonel.

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