We present Zorro the Chronicles episode 4 Two rebel hearts — plot summary, our subjective review, the episode itself and the list of creators. Don’t forget about the next episode! You’ll find a link to it at the bottom of the page.
Zorro the Chronicles episode 4 Two rebel hearts plot summary
Zorro the Chronicles episode 4 “Two rebel hearts” is a simple instruction how NOT to court a girl. Carmen Villalonga, a daughter of don Luis, returns to Los Angeles. Ines’s friend has been in Mexico City and hasn’t known the current pueblo problems yet. She fondly remembers her childhood sweetheart, the mischievous and handsome Diego, who once gave her an Indian bracelet. She doesn’t care about Ines’s warnings that her brother has changed a bit.
The girls gossip about a mysterious renegade on the arrest warrant and witness the arrest of a random passer-by in the process of interrogating residents in the Zorro case. Even the gallant and full of compliments greeting of Carmen and Ines performed by Monasterio doesn’t wash away their disgust.
Meanwhile, a satisfied don Alejandro informs his son of the return of señorita Villalonga and of their arranged wedding, which is to take place shortly after the harvest. A surprised Diego protests and even Bernardo’s cute expressions don’t cheer him up. Both de la Vegas go to don Luis’s hacienda. Carmen warmly greets Diego, who is a bit intimidated by her beauty. The atmosphere gets awkward as fathers walk into the house, contemplating their wedding plans aloud. A conversation turns to the tyrannical captain and Zorro. The señorita notices what changes Ines previously mentioned. Diego eventually discourages her with tart remarks about her favourite bracelet. As he later explains to his friends, he is doing this to protect her. Zorro is not allowed to get married. The crying girl runs away to her room.
Same day, different problems
If Diego thought that he would get away with upsetting his fiancée, don Alejandro crushed his hopes the next morning. He threatens to throw him out of the house if the young man don’t apologize to the señorita. However, the boy cleverly words a promise and sends Bernardo to play a serenade on the guitar. Carmen’s bad mood grows even worse and is experienced by Garcia, who comes on behalf of the captain with a bouquet of flowers.
Diego is meditating under the tree, where four friends once inscribed their names. When the object of his sighs approaches, he hides among the branches. Then he returns to recover at the hacienda, riding a horse with Bernardo. There he is found by Inez, who witnessed the departure of a soldier detachment with a warrant to arrest the household and the Villalonga employees.
Blackmailing in progress
Monasterio announces that the interrogations of the prisoners will last until harvest so that there will be no-one to work in the fields. Don Luis’s protests are fruitless, but they show loyalty to his people. Everyone stays in front of the property while the captain goes home to seduce Carmen. However, she cleverly teases him and has no intention of giving in to his blackmail. In the meantime, Zorro sneaks inside. He is just waiting for the right moment to reveal his presence. Monasterio stops pretending and threatens the girl, for which he is reprimanded by the masked bandit. During the duel, he also gets some unwanted advice on how to court a señorita properly.
The clash of sabres brings the soldiers and don Luis inside, who raises up Gonzalez’s pistol and makes him miss. Lancers block the exits, and Zorro has to deal with three enemies at once. Carmen also helps him in the fight by tripping one of them. The renegade escapes with the servants and the soldiers return to the garrison. However, Zorro doesn’t really run away. He hides on the roof and comes back to the hacienda. He makes sure that Carmen is okay and gives her a red rose.
Zorro the Chronicles episode 4 Two rebel hearts — review
We take a little break from military operations to get emotional over love affairs. Episode 4 introduces two new characters: Diego’s childhood friend and her father. Carmen is a different type of woman than Ines, which adds nice variety to the show. Naturally, Diego acts like a fool and discourages her from himself. He believes that due to the safety of his future wife, Zorro cannot get married. This theme always introduces interesting complications and a bit of drama in a true soap opera style, which is quite good to watch and follow with interest.
While Diego has many concerns about his marital future, captain Monasterio has no such scruples. A rich only child is a great opportunity for him to gain a fortune, which of course is rather obvious to Carmen’s father. The officer has absolutely no patience with courting. He’s also cheeky enough to keep his feet on the table in the house of a potential future father-in-law! It’s a bit shocking when coming for the usually elegant captain. Moreover, he allows himself to have a temper tantrum in front of the señorita while talking to her in private. The scene is very interesting for two reasons. Firstly, it suggests some complex towards high-born ranchers, maybe from Monasterio’s past. Secondly, it is inspired with the scene from the book “The Mark of Zorro” by Johnston McCulley, when the privacy of Zorro’s beloved was intruded by the villain, Captain Ramon.
Zorro has helpers
Soldiers are, of course, inept in combat scenes. They interrupt each other more than help. Garcia runs into a duel between Zorro and the captain, with a pistol in hand, but the commander has to order him to fire. However, the sergeant doesn’t obey. Suddenly, he is afraid of damaging property and refuses to shoot in the house! The fight gains more realism when Carmen and her father start helping Zorro. However, when three soldiers fall over after the girl trips one of them, the viewers can only shake their heads, smiling incredulously.
It is very credible, though, that captain Monasterio has an excuse for all his morally questionable and cruel actions. Is he taking Villalonga’s men, blackmailing don Luis and making his harvest difficult? Oh, but it’s all to catch Zorro! Such covers explain why no-one could officially remove the captain from his post. However, it isn’t understandable why Carmen states that she doesn’t like Monasterio. Okay, he’s just arrested a man who was sitting in the square without really disturbing anyone. But the señorita doesn’t know the reason and sees the military man for the first time (who, by the way, greets her with great gallantry!). I get the impression that she doesn’t like him because the scriptwriters decided so, but they didn’t take care of the believable reason or something like getting to know and judging people over time.
The main source of humour are, of course, the soldiers. Garcia pushes Gonzalez around and tries to escape from his duties to the inn, but runs into Monasterio, who in turn pushes Garcia around. These three have a great, humorous scene at the beginning of the episode. But there is also another element that adds to the general fun. This is Diego, who is trying to avoid marriage and not to anger his father too much, although watching the young de la Vega is bittersweet. You can see that the boy likes Carmen and he wants to sacrifice personal happiness for her sake. Sometimes it’s really hard to be a hero!
Zorro the Chronicles episode 4 Two rebel hearts — Youtube
World premiere: 01.11.2015
Production: Cyber Group Studios
Directed by Olivier Lelardoux, Pierre Sissman
Animation: Nicolas Davoust, Yann Martinat
Don Diego/Zorro: Johnny Yong Bosch, Valéry Schatz
Ines: Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Sandra Lou
Monasterio: Jamieson Price, Paul Borne
Demetrio Garcia: Kirk Thornton
Ignacio Gonzalez: Fabrice Fara
Other voices: R. Martin Klein, Kyle McCarley, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Joe Ochman, Alan Shearman, Keith Silverstein, Anne Yatco. Michel Bedetti, Martin Billany, Bernard Bollet, Lucien Dodge, Richard Epcar, Pascal Casanova. Melora Harte, Vincent de Bouard, Marie-Christine Darah, Jean-Christophe Dollé, Bubba Kuchow, Patrice Dozier. Joey Latsko, Dave Mallow, Karine Foviau, Stéphanie Hédin, Tony Joudrier, Juan Llorca, Patrick Messe, Michel Voletti,