S1E5: "Blood Calls Blood" - w/Book Spoilers

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Pretty sure they're going to Heal Mat before the end of the season.
 
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I really hope they don’t combine Elaida and Liandrin.
The black ajah always worked in secret, behind the scenes, which is why it was perfect for the keeper to be black, but let Elaida take the majority of the blame for everything that happened at the tower.
Having a black lead the revolt in the tower just feels too direct to me.
 

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If there are characters being merged, I think it more likely to be Liandrin and Alviarin. That Liandrin becomes Elaida's Keeper... But Elaida should be introduced soon, if we are to care about her, though said coup is a few seasons down the line (if they keep to roughly the same timeline for that of course...)
 

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Everything about Caemlyn will be in season 2, meaning Elayne, Morgase and Elaida. That's my guess, since it have been leading up to it. Might have read about that and also telling about Elayne when they started at season 2 filming. :cheeseeni:
 

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Pretty sure they're going to Heal Mat before the end of the season.

I hope they do. I know that tracking down the knife is a huge catalyst for The Great Hunt, but it doesn't make sense to me from a tv viewing perspective to have to heal him twice.

I don't think they'll merge Liandrin and Elaida, personally. They're more likely to be merging Alanna and Myrelle, to be honest.
 
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We see Fain from two different angles, both standing in a doorway. One where he's watching Rand and Mat walk along the street, and another looking up at them on the balcony.

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Ok this very much explains how I didn't see him!

I liked almost everything about this episode. My two quibbles are
1) Lan being very emotional at the funeral. For all of the great discussions here about him being chosen to express their collective grief, I'll be moving past this quibble
2) Loial is not as I imagined him and I did think he would be taller. And where's the ears? But maybe he'll grow on me. His voice and mannerisms were good.
 
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If I’ve said it once.

I’ve said it a thousand times.

the Warders NEED to have companies.

DM, SDS, MDD and VC are the exact support structure Steppin needed to survive the loss of his Aes Sedai.

sitting in his room with single warder friend. No wonder he killed himself.

The Aes Sedai totally dropped the ball. They know how it affects the warders and they just left him hanging in the breeze.

that would never happen in TV.net
 

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Amen to that Axis, straight up facts
 

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OH MAN I just watched this episode and I LOVED it! Tar Valon! It’s Tar Valon, on a real screen, and we got to go to the White Tower! Rand’s name sang in Loial’s ears! The Travels of Jain Farstrider! Liandrin got hit by a radish! Novices and Accepted! The last embrace of the mother! Blood and ashes! Rand reading the Karaethon Cycle! AHHHHHHHH!!!!

I love Aram SO MUCH on this show,
and I HATE IT because it’s gonna make me so sad when his whole storyline happens.

The Whitecloaks: I hate them! They’re the worst!

And Rand seeing Dragonmount and being like, I feel like I’ve seen it before! It was entirely too on the nose, and I DO NOT CARE, I loved it anyway!!!

Really the only thing that got me down in this one was that Alanna said Moiraine had been summoned to the Hall and so I thought we were going to get Siuan in this one, and then there was no actual Siuan content. GIVE ME ALL THE SIUAN CONTENT, GIVE IT TO ME NOW, I NEED ALL OF THE FISH SAYINGS

To reiterate: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
 
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If I’ve said it once.

I’ve said it a thousand times.

the Warders NEED to have companies.

DM, SDS, MDD and VC are the exact support structure Steppin needed to survive the loss of his Aes Sedai.

sitting in his room with single warder friend. No wonder he killed himself.

The Aes Sedai totally dropped the ball. They know how it affects the warders and they just left him hanging in the breeze.

that would never happen in TV.net
This +1
 
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Though to be fair to the show, he was a bit different since episode 1 with the “it could be warmer” scene, so I guess it does track with his show personality.
I prefer the rock-solid Lan.

In the books, we always see Lan from outsider's point of view. He is pretty stoic/emotionless when with other characters. We almost never see him alone with Moiraine. When we do he is usually more free (I recall once in the Great Hunt).

I missed Fain... I need to re-watch.

I always miss him. I don't know how you see him, he is shown like for a second.
 

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Question! What does Moraine revel behind the goldy gilded cabinet/ door in her chamber ( after Alvanna leaves) ?
 

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Ok this very much explains how I didn't see him!

I liked almost everything about this episode. My two quibbles are
1) Lan being very emotional at the funeral. For all of the great discussions here about him being chosen to express their collective grief, I'll be moving past this quibble
2) Loial is not as I imagined him and I did think he would be taller. And where's the ears? But maybe he'll grow on me. His voice and mannerisms were good.
I think his emotions are measured and in line, they have to let go of the collective grief . Then move on.
It has to go somewhere, since this is visual we need to understand the stotic solemn attitude needs to let go of his friend. He isn't weeping and being clingy,he's measuring
 

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I wish they had put a suicide hotline/warning in this episode. Stepin had all the signs and they really did drop the ball.
 

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I wish they had put a suicide hotline/warning in this episode. Stepin had all the signs and they really did drop the ball.

Hard agree. I don't have any triggers, but I know people who do, and who were upset by a lot of scenes in this episode, and they could be a little more sensitive to that. I hope they are, in the future.
 
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Question! What does Moraine revel behind the goldy gilded cabinet/ door in her chamber ( after Alvanna leaves) ?

I didn’t catch that either if anyone else did I’d love to know.



Next episode should be an important one. As it gets us back on track for the eye.

only 3 eps left. So they need to get a motor on. I wonder if the season finale is a longer ep?

little surprised they spent so much time on Steppin honestly. But getting them out of the tower and heading for the blight…… I’m not sure what that takes at the moment. Being in tar Valon has the team in a weird dynamic for the journey as by the book.
 

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It was a painting of Moiraine (I'm assuming) in the gold cabinet. It was a brunette figure facing out a window from what I could tell.
 

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I understand the need to solidify the Warder Bond for the television audience, but the Stepin scenes did seem too much.
Loial does need the ears! And I agree that his scene bringing Nynaeve to Rand was very abrupt and unexpected and kinda....just weird.
I didn't hear whistling with Fain, I heard giggling, but I missed seeing him, so thank you to those who added screen shots!!
I never really hated the Whitecloaks til now....I mean yeah, they suck, but now they REALLY suck and I REALLY hate them!
Perrin Goldeneyes!!!!!!
I wondered about merging; Liandrin and Eliada would be weird but maybe workable, Myrelle and Alanna would be a much easier merge I think.
I wonder since they're all there in Tar Valon if Mat will be healed and then Fain will steal the daggar....it would be easy to make it so Mat could still sense the dagger in order to chase Fain....
I don't like the bands around the Novice's arms, and if the little colored rings on the wristbands are all we have to tell Accepted apart that'll be weird, unless they are merging Novices and Accepted too? Nynaeve was never a Novice but there were several mentions of her becoming one.
 

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Also, just a note that BelaWatch 2021 continues apace! I’m assuming that our favorite horsie rejoins the group at some point,
given that Rafe mentioned in his AMA that lots of elderly Czech men are aware of her entire storyline
, but she’s not back yet, as far as I can tell.
 
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