My general thoughts and reaction to Episode 4 of The Wheel of Time tv series on Amazon Prime
The Wheel of Time series has arrived on Amazon Prime. These are my general (spoiler-free) reactions to the latest episode:
EPISODE 4: THE DRAGON REBORN
I am in tears! What an impact this episode had.
This episode, like the last one, was divided into three paths, each following a different set of characters. While I didn’t dislike any of the plot points specifically, two of them stood out to me. The Egwene / Perrin plot was the least exciting, though it did have some great character moments and exposition. I didn’t hate it, but the other plot paths far outshined them.
The second plot point was Mat, Rand, and Thom as they continue their journey. I was beginning to think this was going to be the highlight of the episode until it concluded with still a lot of time left. The third plot, following Moiraine, Lan, and Nynaeve really stood out. Great character moments laid the groundwork for future events and it concluded with a moment of epic-ness I was not expecting.
BONUS: SAIDIN, SAIDAR, STONE
The bonus video released alongside episode 4 was an interesting “lecture” on the nature of The One Power. It is the first time that it is mentioned that the One Power is split into two halves, Saidin (the male half) and Saidar (the female half). Worth checking out if you want to learn more about the lore of The Wheel of Time.
I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this is my favorite episode so far. I really enjoyed the character moments and exposition. Each episode seems to be bringing just a little bit more to the table in a way to ease newcomers to The Wheel while still driving the plot forward.