S1E7 “The Dark Along the Ways” —w/Book Spoilers

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I am thinking that it might be rumor put out by the Black Ajah, that THEY might have a prophecy that if the Dragon shows up without friends it will be easier for the Dark One to turn him. We know from the books that the Dark has their own prophecies, so it wouldn't be unparalelled.

Agreed on the love triangle thing, but at least as Elanda said we now know why Perrin's wife was so pissed at/uncertain of Egwene.
 
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Especially since Moiraine has a Warder that knows everything about the Blight and yet she didn't take him.
I think she didn’t take Lan, because she knew that he and Nynaeve were together. And if she tried to take Lan, then Nynaeve would insist on coming, and then everyone else would go along.
 
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One more positive, the set quality seemed vastly superior in Fal Dara.

I didn’t get that “sound stage” feel at all this episode. Heaps heaps heaps better.

Something they reviewed during covid probably. Hopefully that continues.
 

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That would indeed be amazing. She'll make another Cadsuane than the one I had in my head, to be sure, but the no-nonsense, I might just kill you myself if you don't ******* behave is there for sure :laugh:
 

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Cadsuane is one of my least favorite characters, but having Shohreh playing her might change everything about that.
 

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I really want to like this show, but I'm struggling :s
As am I....
I really dislike how everyone is so confrontational; Min seemed that way, Agelmar was down right rude, and to an Aes Sedai no less! Throwing an Egwene/Perrin thing in there was unnecessary.
Shaiel giving birth while kicking arse was probably the only thing I enjoyed about this episode.
Yes, there are a lot of things that make sense due to filming and such, like it's probably much easier and cheaper to film just Rand and Moiraine so they decided to send them alone into the Blight....but at some point I get tired of trying to justify that kind of stuff when they are clearly spending a lot of time and money making other gross distortions.
Ugh, I tried not to rant, but I could only hold it in for so long....I hated ep 6 and read that ep 7 was supposed to be so much better and I was sorely disappointed instead. Meh....
 
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I loved Cadsuane. She reminds me of my favorite teacher.
 
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Cadsuane is one of my least favorite characters, but having Shohreh playing her might change everything about that.

Mine too!
For some supposedly powerful and wise Aes Sedai, she sure did make every possible mistake with Rand.
I loved it when Tam called her out for being a bully.
 

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Might I ask why? The ins and outs of people's favorites and least favorites is interesting
It's been a whole since I've read any of the books she was in, but basically I found her to be a collection of the worst Aes Sedai traits. Every negative stereotype someone had about them and the White Tower, it seemed she exhibited. I just found her incredibly off-putting, especially in comparison to some of the other Aes Sedai.
 

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I think that Moiraine and Rand left alone because of Moiraine’s assumption that anyone else who goes will die. I also think the others are going to follow anyway and prover her wrong.
 
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I can't remember which of the 4 said it in episode 7, but they've acknowledged that Moiraine says what she thinks is true. It doesn't mean she can't be wrong. They're beginning to learn the Aes Sedai truth speaking tricks
 

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On the one hand, Aghdashloo would be fantastic as Cadsuane. On the other hand, I would then feel conflicted because she would make me want to like the character. Also after watching The Expanse I would be expecting her to creatively swear in every other sentence and be disappointed when she didn't.
 

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I saw some people suggesting she should play Sorilea instead. I think that would be an interesting choice as well.
 
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It's been a whole since I've read any of the books she was in, but basically I found her to be a collection of the worst Aes Sedai traits. Every negative stereotype someone had about them and the White Tower, it seemed she exhibited. I just found her incredibly off-putting, especially in comparison to some of the other Aes Sedai.

Ah, that is a fair assessment and I can understand your point of view. Thank you for clarifying.


I saw some people suggesting she should play Sorilea instead. I think that would be an interesting choice as well.

I think I tend to agree with you here.
 
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What are people’s thoughts on Fal Dara? To me, not at all what I imagined. And I’m kinda confused about a dead bird on Lord Agelmar. The clothing is not what I thought it should be either. Nor was Agelmar’s attitude what I remember it being.

I agree with this! Similar but not quite what I was expecting
 

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It's been a whole since I've read any of the books she was in, but basically I found her to be a collection of the worst Aes Sedai traits. Every negative stereotype someone had about them and the White Tower, it seemed she exhibited. I just found her incredibly off-putting, especially in comparison to some of the other Aes Sedai.

Yes - she seemed to be just so fed up with all the plights of regular people because she had seen it all before. It's like she didn't understand that folks need to develop and mature on their own - you can't rush that. I think RJ was trying to make the distinction because she is so much older than everyone else (other than a few damane).
 
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