During the sword fight between Robin and the Sheriff, Robin is disarmed.
The Sheriff proudly boasts "The end draws near for you."
Robin replies, "No. I rather think it's you that's facing the final curtain!"
Before the Sheriff can kill him, a cloth tapestry is thrown over the Sheriff, restricting his sight and movement. Robin takes the opportunity and swings his sword, decapitating him.
The Sheriff's head, wrapped in the tapestry, rolls across the floor. Clara exclaims "Brilliant, Robin! Brilliant!"
The Sheriff's head then continues to breath as it comes out from under the tapestry. He explains: "I forgot to mention, my Lady, that the skyship fell on me. And my rude Mechanicals took good care of me. Very. Good. Care."
Clara asks, "You're a robot, too??"
The head of the Sheriff replies, "Half of me, my Lady. The rest is talent and pure flair!". The headless body, from behind the group, grabs Clara and points its sword at her throat. "Surrender! Or the wench dies!"
Robin scoops up the severed head and tosses it to the headless body - which promptly lets go of Clara and clicks its head back on!
Robin replies, "Call it a sporting gesture!"
"And one which will cost you your neck!"
And thus, the fight scene continued.
Saturday, 6 September 2014
What Was Cut From Robot of Sherwood
The BBC earlier announced that a beheading sequence was cut from the episode in order to show respect to the American journalists beheaded by ISIS. The following is what was cut: