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The Wheel of Time Season 1 Episode 3 review: The Dragon Reborn is revealed and it is not Two Rivers towners!

The episode has several gory and violent scenes which make you feel nauseous and look away from screens. 

  • Akhila Damodaran

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The Wheel of Time Season 1 Episode 3 review: The Dragon Reborn is revealed and it is not Two Rivers towners!
The Wheel of Time Season 1 Episode 3

Story:

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, which have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. The series stars Rosamund Pike, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins, Barney Harris, Madeleine Madden and Daniel Henney. It follows the story of Moiraine (played by Rosamund Pike), a member of a powerful all-female organisation Aes Sedai. She embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn.   

Review:

The episode picks the story up exactly where it left in the second episode. The second episode reveals that Nynaeve is alive as she is seen threatening al'Lan Mandragoran at the climax of the episode. 

The third episode begins with a few scenes of the attack of Trolloc and how they took away Nynaeve. It shows how she escaped. Her last battle with the Trolloc is well choreographed. She looks brave as she fights the evil monster. She manages to track and reach Moiraine who has collapsed. Forced to find the whereabouts of her other friends, she tries to help her but all in vain. 

The episode has several developments. Egwene learns that she can channel her power as she puts on fire with a few twigs in the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile, Rand and Mat reach a town and walk into a bar where they befriend Dana only to realise she is a Dark friend. She attacks the two but gets killed by Thom Merrilin. 

The dream sequence of Perrin where he sees Laila being eaten by some wolves is horrid as the shot shows a closeup of her blood-soaked and half-eaten face. It's gory and makes you wanna puke. Also, the scene where Rand and Mat reach the town and find a dead man still hanging inside a cage will make you look away from the screen. There are a few such violent and gory shots, not meant for faint-hearted and can trigger troubles in your head. 

The episode is way ahead of time as it talks about gay relationships. Dana makes fun of Mat and Rand, calling them a gay couple with one upset with the other. 

The episode ends with Moiraine meeting Aes Sedai, giving hope for her recovery from the Trolloc poison. The episode ends with Liandrin Sedai introducing the dragon reborn. Now, we need to wait and watch if he is actually the dragon reborn and if so, will he save or destroy humanity. 

Verdict:

The episode has some really violent and gruesome scenes which can make you feel nauseous. Otherwise, another good episode that finally reveals the Dragon Reborn and it is not among the four Two Rivers towners.

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