fionwe1987 Posted December 10, 2021 Share Posted December 10, 2021 41 minutes ago, Darryk said: The Siuan / Moiraine stuff was strong, making them lovers (they were just good friends in the books, right?) does make the relationship more poignant. They were lovers (pillow friends) as Novices and Accepted, and some time after they were raised to the shawl. 41 minutes ago, Darryk said: This sidelining of Rand, which I'm guessing is intentional because they're trying to maintain the mystery, is in danger of backfiring on them as it seems it's resulted in a lot of viewers not liking the character, which could be an issue going forward. Yeah. If someone is unlikeable in the first three books, it is Mat. They kinda reversed that here, though who knows if that lasts with the change in actors for Mat. 41 minutes ago, Darryk said: 41 minutes ago, Darryk said: So the Eye of the World is the Dark One's prison now? Maybe they thought Shayol Ghul was too similar to Mount Doom from LOTR? The Eye seems like a much less dramatic location for the prophesied Last Battle to take place though. I watched that scene again. She says see saw the Dark One at the Eye of the World, not that the Eye of the World is his prison. I wonder if they just missed a line that this would be enormously concerning to her, because it'd imply he's free. In the books, that partial freedom (as Moiraine perceived it then) is what alarmed the heck out of her, and pushed her to bypass Tar Valon and go to Fal Dara braving the Ways. In fact, it's the justification she gives Loial for using the Ways. Maybe in the next episode she'll do the same to the whole group, and then we'll learn the Eye isn't his prison? 41 minutes ago, Darryk said: Also why would Moraine think that the Dark One can be stopped this early on? Surely she'd be aware from the prophecies that the Dragon has a long way to go before he's ready to face the Dark One? Uncertain. The Prophesies, even in the books, are vague..some big signs exist, like the taking of Callandor. But all of them are vaguely worded enough that it could just be misinterpretation, if things went another way. 41 minutes ago, Darryk said: Also what's this with Siuan's dreams about a three-headed dragon? Was that in the books? Or are they getting their WoT and ASOIF prophecies mixed up? I wouldn't put it past them to have used the five headed Dragon as a deliberate callback go GoT. After all, this is a tale a gleeman told Moiraine. I think she's mocking it, and we're meant to get a callback go GoT, just like aSoIaF references WoT a few times. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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