Episode 7 of The Wheel of Time season 2 sees Rand come face to face with the Amyrlin Seat and has to find a way to get to Falme. The episode is streaming on Prime Video.
Siuan calls for Moiraine and privately asks her when she was going to reveal that she has been stilled. She says that it is about time that she meets the Dragon Reborn, Rand al’Thor.
Lan prepares Rand for his meeting with Siuan and tells him that she is a clever and understanding woman so he shouldn’t be too worried. Siuan faces Rand and asks him to answer her questions truthfully.
Mat is walking through the foregate when he is knocked out by someone. He wakes up to see Lanfear, who tells him that he is in Falme. Elayne and Nynaeve sneak through the streets of Falme with Elayne having a plan on how they should proceed.
The sul’dam and their damane gather in the desert for training and when Egwene and Renna walk up and Egwene shows off her immense power.
Ihvon tells Alanna that he doesn’t trust Verin and Tomas so he follows the Warder to keep an eye on him. Liandrin visits Anvaere and Barthanes.
Lan and Moiraien once again have a tense conversation with each other. Siuan tells Rand that she’s no longer interested in guiding him and would rather follow the laws of the White Tower that say she has to control him like a weapon.
Elayne and Nynaeve wait for Loial in the streets and then ask him where Egwene is being kept. Once they have a location, they move on to the next bit of their plan.
Ishamael quietly whittles a piece of wood while Mat sits there watching. He asks Ishamael what he’s going to do but doesn’t get a straight answer. Ishamael then offers him a cup of tea that will show Mat who he truly is.
Perrin and Aviendha travel across the desert until they come across her fellow Aiel warriors and eventually reach Falme. Mat drinks the tea and is haunted by visions of his mother telling him that he’s just like his father.
Rand is kept prisoner in a cell and he tells Moiraine that he can ask Lanfear for help. Renna tries to connect with Egwene once more but Egwene shows no interest.
Moiraine and Rand manage to escape with some help, but Siuan catches up to them as they’re trying to escape. Lanfear arrives and helps them get away.
Nynaeve and Elayne sneak up on a sul’dam and place the a’dam on her.
- The mammoth run time for each episode once again counts as a turn-off for this series. The pacing of the episodes is predominantly slow and agonizing.
- The story just isn’t captivating enough and there are far too many narratives to thread together, leading to the overstuffed episodes with uneven focus.
- Madeleine Madden’s performance as Egwene is one of the bright lights and her delivery of one particular line to Renna is so cold and impressive.
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