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"The Silent Knight" is the thirtieth episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on May 9, 2014, and is the fifth episode of the second season.


In the Kingdom of Enchancia, all the knights in the Kingdom are gathered for the Shield of Valor Ceremony, an award that's given to someone for doing something very brave and the one getting it is Aunt Tilly who tamed the dreadful Dragon of Dashood and taught him how to knit. At this gathering, Sofia meets her favorite knight Sir Bartleby, also known as the Silent Knight since he never speaks in public. King Roland announces that it is time for the precession and so all the knights get to their horses. Tilly decides to go for a ride too and gallops around the fields facing backwards. But her ride is shortened when her horse suddenly halts to a stop nearly crashing into a man. The horse kicks her off, Aunt Tilly flies through the air and lands in the arms of Sir Bartleby. As the two look at each other, Sofia notices there is some sort of spark between them. However, Bartleby says nothing to her, he bows and quietly walks away. Curious to know, Sofia goes off to find out.

Meanwhile, Roland is inspecting the knights' precession when he notices James riding along on a pony holding a sword and wearing a helmet. James tells his father he wants to be a knight but Roland tells him that becoming a knight takes years of training and James needs to be a squire first. James complains that a squire just follows the knight around and carries his stuff. Sir Finnegan tells James that a squire does much more than that and Roland tells him being a squire is a very important job and the first step to becoming a knight. So with that, James decides to be Sir Finnegan’s squire.

Sofia trying to help Sir Bartleby.

Sofia finds Sir Bartleby and asks him if he likes her Aunt Tilly. Still, Bartleby won’t speak but after being asked many times he finally answers in a high squeaky voice “I love her!” Here it turns out he can talk but doesn’t like to, not with the voice he has which is why he’s too afraid to tell Tilly how he feels because he doesn’t know how she will react to the way he speaks. Sofia suggests he could write about how he feels rather than say it. Bartleby thinks that’s a good idea and begins writing a poem for Tilly while James starts to see how hard being a squire can be. Bartleby finishes his poem but he thinks it sounds silly. When they see Tilly and Miranda coming in their direction, Sofia encourages Bartleby to go to her and just as he’s about to a gust of wind catches his poem and flies away from him. Riding a shield and with Sofia following, they sled down the grassy hill after the poem where it lands in Roland’s hands who accidentally uses it as a tissue to sneeze on. Bartleby sadly walks to the hedges feeling hopeless. Sofia still feels he should still tell her but he still feels too embarrassed by his high pitch voice. When they hear Sir Maxwell singing this gives Bartleby an idea. He will pretend to sing while Maxwell sings from behind a bush. Sofia secretly doesn't think it’s a good idea but she still goes along with it.

Tilly and Bartleby nearly kiss.

Meanwhile, James gets so fed up with being a squire that he decides to quit just as he passes Tilly. He feels that doing nothing but sharpening and polishing is boring. Tilly tells him that being a knight is about more than just riding a horse with a big sword and shield: it's also about being the first to head into dark creepy woods to see what’s lurking there, climbing the tops of icy peaks to battle snow monsters and that can’t all be done without a well saddled horse and clean armor. This makes James understand why Sir Finnegan is being so tough on him: He’s training him to be a knight at the same time. So he goes back and finishes off polishing Finnegan’s armor. Sofia shows up and escorts Tilly to the garden where Sir Bartleby is waiting for her. She tells her he will sing for her. Tilly is surprised by this and takes a seat on the porch. Sir Maxwell begins to sing Bartleby’s poem while Bartleby lip sings to her. Tilly is flattered by his song and really falls for him. However, just before the two can share a kiss Bartleby slips and accidentally reveals Maxwell singing from behind a bush. Realizing that it was not Bartleby singing, Tilly feels a little insulted and quietly walks away after Bartleby fails to give her an explanation. Seeing his friend down in the dumps, Maxwell decides to take Bartleby to do some fencing practice to take his mind off things.

As Sofia watches Bartleby and Maxwell battle each other, she notices that some of Bartleby’s fighting skills look quite like dancing which gives her an idea. Meanwhile Roland finds James still polishing Finnegan’s armor. He tells him he should go and get ready for the banquet tonight but James says he’s not going because he has a lot of work to do. At the banquet Bartleby takes Tilly’s hand to dance. It goes very well until Bartleby bumps into a servant with some water. The water spills across the floor, Bartleby and Tilly slip, slide and then fall. Bartleby says he is sorry, but after realizing he spoke, he quickly rushes out of the ballroom with Sofia trying to catch up with him. Bartleby decides to give up and thinks he’s better off being alone.

Sir Bartleby finally admits his feelings to Tilly.

The next day, James quickly prepares Sir Finnegan for the ceremony, which finally earns him the knight's respect. Meanwhile, Sofia tries to encourage Bartleby not to give up and not to be afraid to be himself no matter how strange his voice sounds. At the ceremony, it is time to reward Tilly with the Shield of Valor. Sir Bartleby is given the honor to present the shield and although nervous he finally tells her how he feels, revealing his squeaky voice to the crowd. He admits the reason he didn't speak up in the first place was because he was worried about what she would think of his voice, but Tilly loves his voice as she loves one of a kind things. After being rewarded with the Shield of Valor, Tilly and Bartleby go off on an adventure to the Enchanted Forest together.




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  • After Sir Bartleby's voice is heard by Aunt Tilly for the first time and runs away from her, Sofia goes after him and said "Wait!" However, her mouth is not even moving.
  • Near the end of the episode, Amber pronounces Aunt as "Ahnt".


  • This episode includes Aunt Tilly's second appearance in the series. Her first appearance was in the episode "Great Aunt-Venture".
  • James and Amber see the "real" Aunt Tilly for the first time.
  • This is the second time that Amber wore her ball dress, the first time was in Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.
  • Aunt Tilly's face glows red when flirting Sir Bartleby.
  • This episode nearly shows a kiss scene for the first time in the series.
  • This is the first episode to focus on Sofia and James equally.
  • The episode title is a pun on the classic Christmas carol Silent Night.
  • Moral: Never be afraid to be yourself.

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Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna, and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlinArchimedes

Season One: "Just One of the Princes" • "The Big Sleepover" • "Let the Good Times Troll" • "Cedric's Apprentice" • "A Royal Mess" • "The Shy Princess" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny" • "The Princess Test" • "Baileywick's Day Off" • "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" • "The Little Witch" • "Two to Tangu" • "Finding Clover" • "The Amulet of Avalor" • "The Buttercups" • "Make Way for Miss Nettle" • "The Amulet and the Anthem " • "Tea for Too Many" • "Princess Butterfly" • "Great Aunt-Venture" • "The Baker King" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" • "The Enchanted Feast" • "The Flying Crown" • "Mom's the Word" • "The Silent Knight" • "Enchanted Science Fair" • "King for a Day" • "When You Wish Upon a Well" • "Gizmo Gwen" • "Sofia the Second" • "Mystic Meadows" • "Princesses to the Rescue!" • "Ghostly Gala" • "The Emerald Key" • "Scrambled Pets" • "The Princess Stays in the Picture" • "Baileywhoops" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "Winter's Gift" • "The Leafsong Festival" • "Substitute Cedric" • "Clover Time" • "In a Tizzy" • "A Tale of Two Teams" • "The Littlest Princess" • "Buttercup Amber" • "Carol of the Arrow" • "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" • "Minimus is Missing" • "Cedric Be Good" • "Princess Adventure Club" • "Minding the Manor" • "The Secret Library" • "New Genie on the Block" • "The Fliegel Has Landed" • "The Princess Ballet" • "All the Sprite Moves" • "Sofia in Elvenmoor" • "Stormy Lani" • "Lord of the Rink" • "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" • "Gone with the Wand" • "Bad Little Dragon" • "Bunny Swap" • "Her Royal Spyness" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "The Tale of the Noble Knight" • "The Bamboo Kite" • "Beauty is the Beast" • "Cauldronation Day" • "Camp Wilderwood" • "Royal Vacation" • "Hexley Hall" • "The Princess Prodigy" • "One for the Books"
Season Four: "Day of the Sorcerers" • "The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch" • "The Crown of Blossoms" • "Pin the Blame on the Genie" • "The Mystic Isles" • "The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector" • "The Royal Dragon" • "The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist" • "Through the Looking Back Glass" • "Princess Jade" • "Ivy's True Colors" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "Pirated Away" • "The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye" • "The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender" • "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassalia" • "The Birthday Wish" • "In Cedric We Trust" • "The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks" • "The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies" • "A Royal Wedding" • "The Royal School Fair" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "Return to Merroway Cove" • "The Elf Situation" • "Forever Royal"

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Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeopleChanulHoodwinks