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Someone made a good post on this in one of the bigger threads that was much more thorough, but I thought it would make a good topic on its own. Most of my guesses are going to be short and sweet.

 

We have titles for episodes 1-4 and 6 so far.

 

101. Leavetaking - I'm hoping this will be a longer episode, at least an hour and a half. Seems like a lot of time should be spent introducing the main characters, but clearly by the end of the episode they must either be fleeing the Two Rivers or, possibly but less likely, fleeing the farm and heading to the Two Rivers.

 

102. Shadow's Waiting - Seems pretty obvious

 

103: A Place of Safety - Arrival in Baerlon

 

104: The Dragon Reborn - Traveling to Caemlyn - maybe we hear a bunch about Logain and to Rand he will seem to be the Dragon Reborn. Could also have some of the channeling Rand is unaware of doing, so the title is actually about him.

 

105: Unknown - Arrival in Caemlyn

 

106: The Flame of Tar Valon - Rand sees all of the Aes Sedai parading/escorting Logain through the streets. He meets Elaida at the palace, then Moiraine shows up. This would be a good episode to learn some extra stuff about the White Tower and Aes Sedai. They leave Caemlyn at the end of the episode. I've seen people use this episode's title as evidence they'll fit 2 books into 1 season and this is Siuan's arrival to Fal Dara. I find it far more likely this is just where we see a lot of Aes Sedai and learn a lot about them, and the flame will be on their cloaks of course.

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I agree with 1-4. 5 and 6 could potentially be Moiraine backstory ground. Honestly, I prefer your idea, but on the other hand, an episode title like "The Flame of Tar Valon" should have some exceptionally large Tar Valon content, of the sort that I'm not sure Rand meeting Elaidia would generate.

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2 minutes ago, TheSociopath said:

I agree with 1-4. 5 and 6 could potentially be Moiraine backstory ground. Honestly, I prefer your idea, but on the other hand, an episode title like "The Flame of Tar Valon" should have some exceptionally large Tar Valon content, of the sort that I'm not sure Rand meeting Elaidia would generate.

 

 

I think they will make a huge deal out of the procession of Logain and the Aes Sedai and that would be enough. Especially if it's the first introduction of Aes Sedai besides Moiraine. The idea of the Aes Sedai changed a lot once we knew more than one of them. But yes they can add in some back story as well, maybe make us aware that Siuan exists.

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Most of the stuff with Logain will probably be in episode four, as you placed it. 

 

As for it being the first non-Moiraine introduction, I suppose, although there were earlier lines about "how if I had known I would have found trollocs and Myrdraal I would have dragged a half dozen of my sisters" 

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24 minutes ago, TheSociopath said:

Most of the stuff with Logain will probably be in episode four, as you placed it. 

 

As for it being the first non-Moiraine introduction, I suppose, although there were earlier lines about "how if I had known I would have found trollocs and Myrdraal I would have dragged a half dozen of my sisters" 

 

 

What a disaster that would have been.

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You know what would be cool is Moiraine(Rosamand's) voice over the end of episode one as they're all leaving, telling the Manetheran story as I think that has to be in there.

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On 8/20/2019 at 9:56 PM, DemandredFO said:

You know what would be cool is Moiraine(Rosamand's) voice over the end of episode one as they're all leaving, telling the Manetheran story as I think that has to be in there.

That would be a good way to allow you to cut the mob scene.

And, yeah, you really need to get the story of Manetheran.

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I expect A Place of Safety to be Shadar Logoth (an ironic title, but one the gang thought would be true since it sheltered them from trollocs) or have to do with evens soon after Shadar Logoth if the gang splits up. 

 

The Dragon Reborn will be Caemlyn and surrounding events. 

 

Episode 5 will be titled The Eye of the World and will be the climax of the first book. 

 

Episode 6 is the start of TGH. 

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I'm just finishing my relisten of EotW and my thoughts are alot of the episodes will have backstory about various characters and adjustments.

Like A Place of Safety, which has to be Shadar Logoth will have the Aridhol story but also maybe flashing to the real Mordeth. I'm think RJ meant Mordeth to be one thing when he was writing a trilogy but decided to keep him in the longer story. I think his character has to be more well established since TV will want to make him something other than a leftover RJ didn't know how to handle.

If ep 5 really isn't EotW, it could be Wisdom, featuring backstory of Nyneave and emonds fielders that she's interacted with. It could be info heavy too as you could put almost anything in with that title and of course the rescue, provided they're keeping that White cloak vs. Perrin subplot.

Wherever they put it, they have to keep some of the journey to Caemlyn as it's important, like the channeling bits and Mat being consumed by the dagger. Alot can be left though as it has no bearing on anything, like all those named farmers and the jumping back and forth in time is just confusing. Maybe an honorable mention to Els and perhaps a flashback if her name in mentioned but no more.

Some elements of Books 1&2 might be combined too since I don't know how you get 10 eps from EotW alone, considering half the book is gone because you aren't describing anything. I doubt you can squeeze 2 books in 10eps but the Fal Dara stuff, along with Suian might be in Season 1 but the Eye and the blowing of the Horn would be too much for one season. It's not like most of the later books where they don't really have an epic ending like Dumais Wells or the Cleansing

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I think they get 1.5 books done in Season One.  So much of those two books is just traveling. 

 

101:  Leavetaking

 

Yes Pretty Obvious. But do they start with Lews Therin? 

End with the Tale of Manetheren by Moiraine.

 

102:  Shadow's Waiting

 

Baerlon to Shadar Logath. Hello Min.

End with the Scattering.

 

103:  A Place of Safety

 

Boat ride, Traveling to Tuatha'an and The Queen's Blessing.  Intro to Bornhald. (Think they mentioned combining father and son as Perrin Antagonist)

Ends with Rescue from the White Cloaks

 

104:  The Dragon Reborn

 

Falls out of a Tree; Elayne,Galad, Gawyn, Logain, Morgase, and Elida. 

Group Meet Up at The Queen's Blessing. 

Ends with Heading into Ways

 

105:  Title unknown

 

I think this Episode is the Eye of the World.

CGI is expensive might skip Green Man

Ends With big fight and the Horn & Banner.

 

106:  The Flame of Tar Valon 

 

Siuan and Group in Fal Dara Start of TGH

Please give us Cat Crosses the Courtyard!!!

Ends with Suian leaving and assassin.

 

107:  Title unknown

 

Group Splits Girls to Tar Valon, Boys to get the Horn back.  Lanfear and Portal Stone World. 

Might Have Lan and Moiraine to Tar Valon rather than opening up a third/fourth shooting location.

Ends with Rand and Loial getting Horn. Yay!

 

108:  Title unknown

 

Accepted Test in Tower.  Girls, Galad, Gawyn, Min. 

Boys onto Cairhien. Thom is back!

Ends with reunion and they lose the Horn. Boo!

 

Season 2

 

Seanchan at Toman's Head all the way to the Fall of the Stone of Tear.  

 

 

 

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I reckon Tex's summary is probably right.  The only few things I would comment on or speculate to add or amend is that I think for episode 1, it doesn't end at Moiraine's speech.  That's probably a midpoint, or nearly so, of that episode, which likely ends with Baerlon in view.   I also think they cut the Lews Therin prologue for use later in the series.    For additional speculation, I think they cut Rand and Tam going back to the farm; instead they'll stay for Winternight and Tam will have some excuse to bring his sword with him, for Rand to have it when they leave.  Tam's fever-confession will be accelerated, Rand will carry him out of a burning building instead of through a forest all night long, and ultimately, we'll see Lan and Moiraine save everybody about 20-25 minutes in.  My main concern is I think they may cut Thom, and I would hate that.  

I think ep 3 will actually end with Perrin and Egwene's capture by the Whitecloaks and Rand and Mat's capture by Darkfriends at Four Kings.  Ep 04 opens with Perrin's rescue and Rand and Mat's escape, but is otherwise right on, in my view.

 

For ep 05, I think that's right that it'll basically be the Eye of the World scenes.  But I think they keep the Green Man and drop Fal Dara, or a great deal of it.  CGI's not that expensive anymore, and they don't need the Green Man for long, and this episode is gonna need a lot of it anyway.

 

I think the rest is right, though I would find it odd if they finish season 1 with Padan Fain stealing the Horn and dagger back.  I reckon they'll specifically end it at the point where Rand uses the Portal Stone to get them all to Toman Head, and Liandrin pushes the girls through the Waygate at Falme.

 

 

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I'm with Texas for the most part with a few exceptions. I expect Moiraine will take over Verin's part (who will be introduced later), because otherwise she's barely in TGH and I doubt Pike is getting sidelined. Since it sounds like filming will take 9 or more months, I'm expecting more episodes than 6-8. My version.

 

Episode 1 

Logain facing off against the Aes Sedai here prior to Padan Fain spreading the news. 

 

Episode 2

If Thom is not in TR, Baerlon seems like a natural place to meet him. Min could be his apprentice.

 

Episode 3-5 - same as Texas

 

Episode 6 

Seanchan invasion experienced through Bayle Domon meeting Turak. 

Bornhald doing his "necessary evil" deeds. 

Suian/Moiraine reunion, likely with a romantic flavor. 

 

Episode 7

Rand portal stone and the boring Selene sequence.

Moiraine/Lan researching in the Cairhienin library, since it ties to the Selene plot where that library is brought up at least 200 times. It's also a good place to delve into Moiraine's past.

Ends with Nynaeve's accepted test. 

(they'll probably skip Rand getting the horn only to lose it again)

 

Episode 8

Rand/Moiraine reunion with everyone in Cairhien. Daes Dae'mar.

Liandrin sneaking the girls off to the Ways. 

Thom killing the king. 

Ends on Moiraine guiding Rand into using the one power on the portal stone.

 

Episode 9

Starts with Egwene getting captured and collared, or with the epic Flicker sequence.

Ends with Ingtar's confession and sacrifice.  

 

Episode 10

Final showdown at the end of TGH.

 

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My guess is the portal stone will take less time as that whole selene thing lasts waaay to long, I just hope they cast someone good for Lanfear

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