Eretria - These episodes are rough on Eretria. First, she finally learns about her history, including the meaning of the tattoo and her mother’s secret. However, it’s what that secret implies that really packs a punch. Expect some major changes in Eretria that should make the last 4 episodes quite the ride.
Mareth - She gets some family news that informs her direction in the episode as well, which makes her even more effective at kicking butt. It helps that she’s already an accomplished liar and quick thinking too. However, she also gets stuck in the most eye-rollingly bad subplot. It’s frustrating to watch her awesomeness drain more and more as the night continues.
Wil - Wil’s a man on a mission and nothing, not even common sense, is going to get in his way. (Neither are those pesky time travel dictates that usually demand that the character lie low and not disturb things too much.) Still, he gets to show his leadership and sword fighting skills as well as cheerlead a character that really needs it. Wil has a real future as a motivational speaker because in these episodes he always knows exactly what to say, especially when he’s thanking someone important to him. Non-snarky awwww.
Allanon and Bandon - Bandon is really upping his villain snark these days, which makes him even more fun. Poor Allanon though has it even rougher than Eretria. He hides it by being a complete douche to Flick. Urgh!
Character Most in Peril by the End of the Episode - too many
Best Scene - Wil vs. Bandon
Best Character Interaction - Allanon and Bandon
Best Backstory - tie - Eretria and Tamlin
Best Quote - “Scarecrow competition? You really need to rethink your seduction techniques.”
Best Reaction - Tamlin to Ander calling her mom
Best Plan - Allanon’s plan to NOT tell Wil the plan
Worst Plan - pick a plan, any plan, even Allanon’s plan
Worst Fashion Statement - changing eyes / blue face
Worst Subplot - Mareth
Most Inexplicable Subplot - Jax’s solo adventure
Most Over-the-Top Subplot - time travel
Most Needed - a better communication system among the good guys
Most Surprising Return - Cogline, who is actually important to the plot
Most Overused Word - trust
Most Disgusting - Jax fights are so graphic
Biggest Hero Moment - Ander
Number of Times I Resorted to Using All Caps in My Notes - 11, possibly a new record
“And lose my soul in the process like you? I think I’ll pass.”
“And what exactly was his usefulness?”
“Bandon isn’t a creature of darkness? Could have fooled me?”
“Clandestine trysts with fanatical elves. You’ve really lowered your standards.”
“Death is too good for you.”
“Don’t put me in the middle of this.”
“I guess you forgot to mention that to the men who just tried to kill me.” “An oversight.”
“You know if I’m being honest, you’re the closest thing I’ve ever had to a father. How tragic is that?”