The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

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The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by halfhand » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:34 pm

Episode Name: "The Dragon Reborn"
Release Date 11/26 1200 AM / 11/25 7 PM
Runtime 1:01:36

Moiraine struggles with uncertainty while Lan struggles with their new companion. Rand wonders about Mat and Mat starts to wonder at himself. Egwene and Perrin take their first steps down a different path. An incredible new power is unleashed on the world.


Spoiler warnings: Please spoiler mark anything Episode 5 or further, please spoiler mark anything Book-talk that takes in the future

Offical aftershow:
Inside the Wheel of Time: Episode 2 (Ft Zoe Robins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r924MvP2pVY


Reviews:
The Slate. The Wheel of TIme isn't just the "new Game of Thrones". It's better.

The Telegraph: 4/5 "don't switch off yet – Amazon's fantasy has found its groove." Struck a pothole with a first episode that was horribly choppy even before the huge hairy monsters with axes turned up. But in parts two and three, Amazon’s adaption of Robert Jordan’s fantasy saga found its groove and this grand tale grew in the telling.

Ready Steady Cut: 4/5 "Episode 4 is a captivating hour with a major reveal of the series breakout character."

Meaww.com. Amazon Prime Video's ambitious new series 'The Wheel of Time' just came out with the fourth episode and it absolutely did not disappoint. The fantasy show which is based on the books of the same name has a brilliant cast who along with the incredible production value make for a stunning watch. Episode 4 of 'The Wheel of Time' was extremely satisfying with Logain taking center stage. New threats and revelations have us looking forward to the next one, with danger across the horizon and enemies fast approaching.
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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by halfhand » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:42 pm

Liked:
Logain is properly intimidating and his use of One Power was great and illustrates the danger of Male Channelers
Some tradition of different accents for different groups of people
Matt and the dagger, and Thom vs the Fade, and consequences
Nynaeve and Lan have good chemistry

Did no like:
tapdancing around the two halves of One Power and making it more complicated
Egwene/Perrin story would have benefited from (BOOK SPOILER) Elyas Machera (/BOOK SPOILER)
Tar Valon army seems a little...thin and kinda disorganized
Some of the CGI one power is a little hokey (Logain being lifted up at the end)


Other observation:
Yellow Ajah in WOTMUD should get the Super Saiyan Heal Bomb technique
Why did the White Tower send 8 AS to capture a false Dragon only 3 of them was strong enough to shield one?
Hopefully the Birgitte doll was a (BOOK SPOILER) call forward to Birgitte appearing, and not just an easter egg replacement, also Birgitte did a bad job of protecting that farm (/BOOK SPOILER)
Going to be a bad turn of the wheel for a lot of tertiary characters (Else Grimwell, Mr Hightower)

8.5/10
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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by krul » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:43 am

ep4 is CRACKED

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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by livendros » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:10 am

ragechannel 'heal' all.goodguy

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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by Dinuc » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:58 am

So they setup that male and female cannot see each others weaves, and then twice completely ignored that lore.

When logain was shielded they commented on how they couldn't see his weaves.

But then during the battle, the green ajah deflects 2 of the 3 logain weaves.

And then with the super saiyan heal bomb, logain commented on how it looked like the sun.

I don't mind changes and stuff. But they could at least try to be consistent.

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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by Kordin » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:01 am

Dinuc wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:58 am
I don't mind changes and stuff. But they could at least try to be consistent.
That went out the window in Ep 1 :lol:

As for this episode as well....
Itesh wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:30 pm
It was pretty bad. I'll probably watch all of it.

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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by Detritus » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:33 am

I'll watch it all but it's actually overall production weaknesses that annoy me more than specifics.

Did covid create a massive shortage of extras? so every army battle scene is going to be the same as this and first episode, an army of only 20 guys/trollocs charging then suddenly being spread out and dying 1 by 1 making sure there's not more than 5 people fighting at any given time.

I liked logain interaction with moiraine and seeing the raging sun discovering his lack, would have been better if earlier episodes had baerlon and Min to forsee his future greatness instead of dumb whitebridge darkfriend innkeeper.

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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by Detritus » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:37 am

halfhand wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:42 pm
Other observation:
Yellow Ajah in WOTMUD should get the Super Saiyan Heal Bomb technique
Heal bomb uses all 5 elements, none of yellow ajah can do it. That Wizzdum powah.

Heal bomb for wisdoms!

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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by Kordin » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:46 am

Detritus wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:37 am
halfhand wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:42 pm
Other observation:
Yellow Ajah in WOTMUD should get the Super Saiyan Heal Bomb technique
Heal bomb uses all 5 elements, none of yellow ajah can do it. That Wizzdum powah.

Heal bomb for wisdoms!
They could get the power from an orgy with Warders, like the Battle (in the sheets) Ajah

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Re: The Wheel of TIme Season 1 Episode 4 "The Dragon Reborn" Discussion

Post by Raya » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:31 am

Detritus wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:37 am


Heal bomb for wisdoms!
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Hah! Itesh, make it so!
-100 sps, flags the room as lit
-20 db coz your braid gets untangled.

By the way, previous episode's ingredients for cure poison was spot on with 1 goatflower and 1 willow bark (and more).

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