Monday, January 16, 2023

Willow - Children of the Wyrm

After taking the leap of faith, our travelers all eventually find themselves in the Immemorial City, beginning with Kit (Ruby Cruz) and Elora (Ellie Bamber) discovering Prince Airk (Dempsey Bryk) has joined the Crone (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) and each of them will be tempted to do so as well. Despite a large section of the episode suggesting they might be tempted, nothing in the plot actually sells this as likely possibility. We also see the return of lame minions of the Crone (remember those rejects which look like a mix between Hellraiser and The Masters of the Universe live-action movie?) and a final battle which will see one member of our troop fall in battle (well... sort of).

The show's hit-and-miss qualities continue in this concluding episode that sees the minimally-trained Elora stand up to the most powerful magic being on the planet without any trouble, the most unlikable character of the bunch become the show's big hero, and the most liked sent to hell (or whatever Willow's equivalent of that is). Why the rising army is stopped after the defeat of the Crone isn't really explained, just that they stop for now and will start again when the writers find in convenient. The show also underlines the fact that the Crone isn't the big bad of the series. Instead, that is the sleeping Wyrm deep in the Earth which the Crone, and now apparently Prince Graydon (Tony Revolori), serves. The show will no doubt return for another season, but whether it should is a highly-debatable.

  • Title: Willow - Children of the Wyrm
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