Frustrated by his wife’s infertility Louis makes a foolish statement, suggesting it were best if she were dead. As a result Richelieu sends Irish gunman Gallagher and his gang to kill her while she is travelling with the musketeers. Sending their friends back for reinforcements Aramis and Athos take her to a convent for sanctuary, where Aramis is surprised to see his former love, Helene is one of the nuns though she and the Mother Superior prove themselves very capable in the subsequent siege. However it is with the queen that Aramis grows intimate, to Athos’s horror. The siege is lifted, the queen saved and the king contrite whilst Richelieu manages to frame somebody else for the assassination attempt.