In Review: The Shannara Chronicles – Crimson

Wil and Mareth race against time to recover an item in uncharted territory.

Synopsis: Wil and Mareth race against time to recover an item in uncharted territory.

Review: Things begin to get really interesting as Wil and Mareth have to rush to save the life of Wil’s father and finally managed to find the Skull they have gone back in time for.

Back in the present Bandon and Allannon continue their difference of opinion and Bandon figures out that his former mentor is hiding something. Meanwhile, Flick tells Allannon that he wishes he’d never met him or gotten involved.

In Leah. The Queen sends Jax off to kill Riga. A mission that Jax is all set for due to him having issues with the General. Prince Ander makes a deal with Lyria that they should be open with each other so that they can rule as an effective team.  Lyria agrees and the future King and Queen shake hands.

Elsewhere Eretria can’t seem to find Cogline and decided to vanquish the demon he has been keeping in the prison anyway. Jax having failed to finish off Riga reconnects with Eretria and the two rush back to Leah in order to warn Ander and Lyria about Riga, but they’re too late.

Having returned from the past. Wil and Mareth must face off against Bandon. Flick kills himself so as not to give Wil an impossible choice and while in combat with Bandon. He breaks the sword of Shannara and Allannon is mortally injured by Bandon’s staff.

Overall. This was a fantastic episode which builds nicely to what is likely to be an explosive conclusion. We’re left with a few interesting questions such as what are Wil’s visions about and how will the alliance between the Elves and the Kingdom of Leah survive now that a major player has been taken out of the equation.

Fans in the UK will likely have to wait until next week to get at least some of these answers.

The Shannara Chronicles - Crimson
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