Andrew Cunningham and Lee Hutchinson spent decades of their lives with Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson wheel of time Books, and they bring this knowledge to be affected by it Summarize each episode new from amazon Weight TV series. These summaries won’t cover every element of every episode, but they will contain major spoilers for the show and book series. If you want to remain unspoiled and haven’t read books, these summaries are not for you.
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Andrew: If I have to come up with a file friendsEpisode title this week wheel of time episode, it will be “The One With The Dragon Reborn Misdirects.”
I’m not sure how much screen time or effort I really want the show to devote to the great mystery of the Dragon Reborn. Changing who he is is going to get us out of the “adaptation” zone into the fan world, so at the end of the day, I don’t really think the series is going to change it on us. But I will say that if I knew absolutely nothing about the book series that would be shown, the show at least makes a plausible case that any of our Five Rivers could be the Dragon. And so far at least, the show has managed to do so in a way that is consistent with what we know about the long arcs of each of these characters.
Mine: Oh ya. I love misdirection. We don’t have the luxury in the show of getting into each character’s head and figuring out their inner scene, so we play “Who’s the Dragon?!” A good way to give the audience something substantial to chew on is beyond dialogue and preparation. Showrunner Rafe Judkins said the show doesn’t change who Dragon is and fans of the book will know right away. But this gives people who haven’t read the books a nice little puzzle to think about.
This episode gives us our first on-screen demonstration of what it’s like to be crazy about a male channel, too. In the scenes where Logan confronts the King of Gildan, we see that his knitting is mixed with blackness – the corruption of the Dark One. (The show also uses the word “corruption” on the writers’ choice of “smear,” likely to avoid all the memes that might come from everyone saying “distortion” all the time. Haha, slander.) Logan is surrounded by shadowy characters who seem to make themselves out of corruption, whispering him with seductively dark things, like, “Hey, you should totally kill that king.” It’s a neat effect, and I think it works great.
And I enjoy Logain…everything the actor does. extravagance? strange presence? Whatever the case, Alvaro Morte does a great job of making Logan feel like the bad type who will definitely treat you to dinner as well as a Bond villain monologue before killing you.
Andrew: I’m glad you mentioned the “polluted” thing because if this adaptation prevents all of the characters from talking and thinking about the “dark guy” all the time, I’d be willing to forgive any and all other shortcomings.
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pollution One Power’s Corruption is probably my favorite visual effect of the series so far, strictly in terms of how economical and effective it is. You can still see the white tufts, mixed in between the grainy tendrils, but even before you see Logan’s madness unfold, something is clearly amiss.
Being and ever talking to Logain is one of the two big exit points in this episode of the books – I think we only spy him from a distance once Eye of the world, and did not become a player in the story until a few books in.
We meet him because we are inside the camp of Ace Sedae, which Maureen, Lane, and Nineveh sought so that Moiren’s wound caused by Trollock could be completely healed. And the show uses this camp to give us our first big dose of how the Ice Side community is organized. We get a basic outline of the various facets and their motives, we hear about Amerlin’s seat, we meet some named characters from books like Liandrin and Alanna. We are physically move around Much less in this episode, and the opportunity to take a breath makes world building and knowledge dumping feel more organic and less compelling.
I actually lovable All things with guards, because in the books you hear a lot about how they interact with each other but you really can’t see the kind of guys backtracking that’s going on here.
Mine: Agreed, the bouncer’s stuff was fun. This is a very different LAN from the ones we see in books – still stoic, but not rocky and unreachable. He and Nynaeve managed to have a whole conversation about the home of the fallen Lan Malkier without either snoring or punching each other. I’m here for it – Hell, I’m here for anything that makes Nynaeve less of an emotionally stunted bully who desperately needs the therapy to start with like in the books.
Your comment about Aes Sedai camp showing a bit of how the Aes Sedai community operates is over, and one of the more interesting things to watch is the green sister in charge of camp, Keren (Claire Perkins) keeping red sister Liandrin (Kate Fleetwood) firmly in check. Readers of the books know that among the Ace Sidai, the most powerful women with the one power automatically wield some kind of power over those less powerful, and Kirin (which Maureen says has held entire armies back with her guidance) is firmly in command. For a while at least.
We also see a little about why false dragons are so feared – and what happens to them. The main task of the Red Ajah is to hunt down the False Dragons and “cute” them (i.e. permanently separate them from the One Power, so that they can never direct them again). False dragons with great power in the One Force tend to muster armies of followers and wreak havoc – as Logan did with Gildan. The Reds have hung him in a cage, and they are transporting him to the White Tower for trial.