Look, I came into this thinking Kerra was the main character in Britannia, and episode 4 proved me right – at least for now, and I want to take this moment to say that you should never trust a Pilot, you should never trust actors or writers or social media hype, but you should always, always trust the posters a network puts out.
The posters never lie.
It was a wild ride to get to Queen Kerra, though. Not just wild oh yes the blood of your father shall anoint you queen weird, though that also happened, because of course it did. No, this weird involved the druids, of course, and a judicial system that is apparently based on gut feeling and some herbs? I’m not exactly sure how Veran gets his messages from whatever Gods he gets his messages from, but I’d be a little iffy on trusting him if I were Pellenor or the Cantii tribe in general.
No one listens to common sense on this show, though. Most of them have never even heard of the concept.
Just to point out the flaws into what the druids are trying to pass as logic, though, I will say that Veran basically told the King he was wrong to sacrifice his wife, which he did because ….eh, the druids told him to, and his punishment for …eh, being faithful …is to …eh, sacrifice himself for his faith that he shouldn’t have followed in the first place?
Logic, where are you?
At one point in the episodes Veran tells Amena: “ask and you will see what’s happening here is beyond us,” and I feel like this might describe the episode, nay, the entire show. Things are happening, they are, I just don’t understand them, or what the point is, or where they’re leading, or even who I’m supposed to care about – and I say that as Kerra has been crowned Queen.
In a show like this, one that very clearly doesn’t want us to get attached to anyone, how long does that give her? Two seasons before they kill her in a gruesome manner or what? Taking bets at this point.
But whatever, Kerra is now the Queen, and the posters were right, so I’m going to try to up my caring a notch, for like, at least this season. I’m running very low on options here, so I might as well.
Especially because Cait is just boring, Divis is dumb, I refuse to care for the men, Antedia is …well, Antedia, and since I still have to continue watching this show, I need a lifeline.
Long live Queen Kerra, she of the posters. Long may she reign.
Things I think I think:
- We get it, the druids speak for the Gods. You don’t need to repeat it every episode, I promise, we understand.
- Divis, you coward.
- Kerra’s priorities are a thing of beauty: attempt escape or …sleep with Lindon to annoy Amena? Let’s stay petty till the end!
- So this was all Aulus? Did he and the druids who absolutely speak for the Gods make a deal of some sort?
- I don’t want to give Aulus this much credit, but I mean, if this isn’t his doing, it’s just dumbass storytelling, so I’d rather give him the credit.
- There are limits to what Amena is willing to do. Who knew?
- Kerra’s whole “you were a mistake from when I thought I was going to die” brushoff to Lindon is a thing of beauty.