Going to have to play with these posts to shrink them!
Episode 1.1 - Leavetakings
1. An Empty Road
Rand and Tam enter Emond’s Field. Rand discusses the black rider with Mat and Perrin while they unload apple brandy for Master al’Vere. Egwene offers honey cakes to the boys on her way to Nynaeve’s for Wisdom training.
2. The Peddler
Padan Fain pulls up in his peddler wagon and announces Logain’s army in Ghealdan. Pan to Lan looking out from the inn window. Moiraine uses her blue stone to eavesdrop on the gathering and the two discuss the events.
Trollocs attack the village and Tam is injured. Show Moiraine and Lan’s defence of Emond’s Field and Rand and Tam’s defence of the farm.
4. You must leave the Two Rivers
Rand hears Tam’s fever dreams as he enters Emond’s field carrying Tam. Moiraine heals Tam, tells Marin al’Vere that the boys need to leave, Egwene overhears.
5. Flight from the Two Rivers
Egwene and Thom join the Ta’veren as they leave. Moiraine heals the horses. Episode ends with the party entering Taren Ferry.
Episode 1.2 – Shadow’s Waiting
They cross the river and the ferry sinks. Thom watches Lan give the boys instruction on the use of the sword and axe, as they enter camp after they watch Moiraine talking to Egwene about the power and guiding Egwene’s first channelling.
2. Prologue to the Great Hunt
Ba’alzamon hosts a gathering of darkfriends and images of the three boys are suspended in the air. Specific focus on the darkfriends coming from all classes and nations – particularly the ones who engage with the party (Shiaine, Patyr, Ingtar, Black Ajah incl Liandrin, Barthanes, Valda – Carridin being absorbed into Valda’s character)
3. Glimmers of the Pattern
The group enter Baerlon, Moiraine admonishes them to keep quiet and stay close to the inn. The men have their bath and Lan tells them off. Nynaeve turns up while they bathe.
4. More threads in the Pattern
The awkward dinner; Moiraine agrees to let Nynaeve stay overnight. The boys have the rat dream and wake up simultaneously. Rand goes to get a glass of milk and is rescued from a Fade by Lan. They all flee in the night. Rand has his first channelling reaction at the gates, forcing Moiraine to threaten the Whitecloaks.
5. Sheep Herders herded
The group are herded from Baerlon, we see demonstrations of Moiraine’s power and the arrival in Shadar Logoth. In Shadar Logoth Moiraine recounts Manetheren’s fall and Aridhol’s betrayal. Must include the dialogue about Mat and Egwene understanding the Old Tongue.
6. Shadar Logoth
The boys explore and meet Mordeth. Lan reappears with word of Trollocs. Episode ends with Rand, Mat and Thom on Domon’s boat.
Episode 1.3 A Place of Safety
Elyas and the wolves come across Perrin and Egwene huddled around a wispy fire while patrolling for trollocs. Elyas offers to help them get to Tar Valon (via Tinkers) and Hopper speaks to Perrin for the first time.
Rand, Mat and Thom see the Tower of Genjei before Domon points to Whitebridge sparkling in the distance. Cut to Moiraine, Lan and Nynaeve decide to head to Whitebridge. Moiraine emphasises the importance of her mission. Lan comments it’s a week to Whitebridge
3. The Tinker stole my pots!
Perrin’s group meet the Tinkers. We learn about the Way of the Leaf. I’m inclined to reduce this by removing Aram (seriously, he has zero impact on the story). Then we can cut to Rand and co walking through Whitebridge discussing their options when a Fade attacks, they flee and Thom goes for heroic sacrifice. Rand and Mat beg for room and offer to play the flute at dusk in the next town.
4. Whitecloaks in Shadow
We see the formal Tuatha’an farewell. Perrin and co walk for a time before ravens appear, Elyas leads them to a stedding to hide rather than the pursuit. They stumble into Whitecloaks patrolling the Stedding rather than sheltering in Artur Hawkwing’s hand. Hopper attacks and we hear Perrin’s first communication with the wolves.
5. Journeys (short scenes)
- Moiraine turns aside from the Caemlyn Road to find Perrin and Co.
- Rand and Mat montage flute playing and walking, comment on a week passing
- Rand and Mat play in Four Kings.
- Rand channels for the third time to escape Howal Gode. Hide in Almen Bunt’s cart
Moiraine, Lan and Nyneave begin their rescue Perrin and Egwene from the Whitecloaks while Bornhold is explaining Perrin’s death sentence. Moiraine discovers Perrin’s eye colour change.
Rand and Mat farewell Almen Bunt at the gates of Caemlyn
Episode 1.4 The Dragon Reborn
1. The False Dragon
Open with a flashback of Logain’s capture, including Alanna and warders in prominence. I expect Cadsuane to be recognisable but unnamed in the scene. Close up of Logain entering Caemlyn surrounded by Aes Sedai and Warders.
2. The Queen’s Blessing
Rand and Mat enter the Queen’s Blessing. Mat goes to bed, but Rand stays and meets Loial and Min for the first time. Min is moved from Baerlon to Caemlyn to provide a balancing exposition of both her powers and Ogier and streamline the story. Basel Gill tells the group Logain will enter the city tomorrow. Rand decides to go see.
3. Four Kings (short)
Moiraine and co enter Four Kings and see the damage to the inn. Lan tracks them to a cart. States if the boys got a cart all the way to Caemlyn they’ll arrive around the same time as Logain.
4. The Royal Palace
Rand tries to get a look at Logain, falls into the Royal Palace. Elayne, Gawyn, Galad, Elaida, Morgase and Bryne are introduced.
5. The shape of the Pattern
Rand returns from the Royal Palace to be greeted by Moiraine and company. Mat is healed. Min’s visions encourage Moiraine to haste. The group determine the necessity of heading to the Blight via the Ways and Min is sent to Tar Valon with Moiraine’s message for Siuan.
Episode 1.5 Blood Calls Blood
1. The Ways
the group enter and travel the ways. The discover the trolloc remains before fleeing Machin Shin. They escape and enter Fal Dara where Lan’s notoriety gets them an audience with Agelmar.
2. To the Blight
Ingtar reports to Agelmar Padan Fain was captured trying to enter Fal Dara while talking with Moiraine and Lan. Agelmar greets the EF group and Loial. Moiraine returns and insists the party leave for the Blight in the morning. The boys have their final Ba’alzamon dream.
3. The Blight
The party leave Ingtar and enter the Blight. We see the Thousand Lakes and Seven Towers and Lan refuses Nynaeve’s love. Ingtar arrives at Tarwin’s Gap. We see massed trollocs at the other end of the Gap.
4. The Eye of the World
The group meets The Green Man. He takes them to the Eye of the World. Aginor and Balthamel are waiting for them outside. The Green Man kills Balthamel. The boys flee while Moiraine tries to hold Aginor.
5. The Light’s Salvation
Tarwin’s Gap begins. Rand’s struggle with Aginor is depicted. Tarwin’s Gap is saved. The Creator stops Rand from pre-empting Tarmon Gai’don.
6. The Banner of the Light
Rand returns from his duel. The Horn of Valere is revealed, the first Seal is broken and the Dragon Banner is unravelled. Rand name’s the Dark One and the world lurches. Moiraine leads the party back to Fal Dara.
7. There are no beginnings or endings
Ba’alzamon greets the other Forsaken exiting the Bore and voices his displeasure at Aginor and Balthamel’s failure. The Forsaken travel separately away from the Bore.
Episode 1.6 The Flame of Tar Valon
1. The Amyrlin Seat
Egwene meets Rand at the end of his sparring session with Lan and they discuss his channelling. They witness the Amyrlin’s party approaching Fal Dara. Rand finds the gates closed, so Egwene hides him in the women’s apartments. Agelmar and Moiraine greet the Aes Sedai at the entrance to Fal Dara Keep.
2. Tar Valon
Min witnesses Elaida leading the Andoran royal party into Tar Valon. Elaida admonishes Elayne that the training will be hard, and sends Gawyn and Galad to the training ground.
3. Dark Prophecy
Egwene takes Mat to visit Padan Fain. They are ambushed by Ingtar and Liandrin (though we don’t see their faces). Cut to Rand, who hears the bells and bursts out of the Women’s Apartments to fight trollocs, Ingtar saves him from a Fade and he finds Mat and Egwene. Verin admonishes him for scrubbing away the prophecy.
4. The Hunt Begins
Moiraine and Siuan are caught by Verin off-guard. Verin deduces their 20-year plot and offers to help.
Lan takes Rand and Perrin to Siuan. She speaks with each separately and we see her conversation with Rand with Verin and Moiraine in attendance. Loial meets them at the entrance to the Amyrlin’s chambers and Perrin invites him to help hunt the Horn.
Scene in the parade ground. Siuan is shot at while talking to the boys, they ride out and Hurin (or Juilin) is introduced. Finish with Egwene and Nynaeve boarding the Aes Sedai boats on the Erinin.
Bayle Domon grumbles (by his aged grandmother) as he weaves through crowds to the Spray. The Hunter’s Oath is taken in the Square of Tammuz.
Liandrin instructs Egwene and Nynaeve on the river. Comments that Moiraine and Verin left the party before boarding
3. Portal Stones
Rand and co discover the brutality of Fain’s party. They stop by the Portal Stones. Mat and Perrin learn Rand can channel. Selene steps into the sleeping camp.
4. The Watchers over the Waves
Moiraine discusses Falme and the Horn of Valere with Adeleas and Vandene. Moiraine’s deception with the bond is revealed. Lan fights off the Dhragkar.
5. The Corenne
Domon is boarded by the Seanchan and his cache of 2nd Age treasures, including the two seals is discovered. He notes Whitecloaks on Toman Head.
Ingtar discovers Rand, Loial and Hurin missing. Perrin nominates himself as a substitute sniffer. The episode ends with the trio waking in the parallel world.
Egwene and Nynaeve arrive at the White Tower. Sheriam gives Egwene to the care of Elayne. Nynaeve learns she will be tested for Accepted without being a novice
2. The Scent is Wrong
Perrin and co discover the Myddraal pinned to the village town hall. Verin catches up with them.
3. A Way Out
Rand and co rescue Selene. She leads them to her camp where she coaches Rand to use the stone. They come out near Tremosien and the Illuminator’s Guild, barely a day’s ride from Cairhein proper.
We see Nynaeve undergo her Accepted Test in full.
5. Kinslayer’s Dagger
Rand and Loial steal back the Horn and Dagger. They use the destruction of the Guild to escape towards the topless towers of Cairhein.
6. The Royal Line of Andor
Elayne introduces Egwene to Min, Galad, Gawyn, Elaida and Logain. Min reveals her talent. Egwene has more of her dreams.