‘The Wheel of Time’ 1×05 Review: “Blood Calls Blood”

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  1. Raj says:

    Hey Brandi, I’ve been a fan since your 12Monkeys podcast and I’m so excited that you’re covering one of my favourite fantasy series! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the show.
    Just wanted to clarify a few things about Egwene lying. She was able to tell a blatant lie because she’s not a bound by the Aes Sedai oaths. The last stage of Aes Sedai training requires the candidate to swear the oaths on a magical device that makes it physically impossible for them to break the oaths. So the speaking-only-that-which-is-true thing only applies to full Aes Sedai. All other channelers including Aes Sedai-in-training can lie.

  2. Brandi Peters says:

    Thank you so much! For following me to a new show, for the support, AND for the clarification.

    I completely misread Moiraine’s explanation in episode 2 when she told Egwene they *couldn’t* break the oaths. For some reason, I applied that to all female channelers, as if the One Power itself bound the way they used it. I suppose you normally have to take oaths for them to apply to you! *facepalm*

    That makes it much clearer and I love the tidbits book readers can offer that enhance, but don’t spoil. I really appreciate you!

  3. Raj says:

    Loved yours and Christina’s insights into 12Monkeys and I’m looking forward to your deep dive into Ted Lasso and Hometown Chachacha, two other shows that are very dear to me.
    Yeah, I think the confusion comes from Moiraine saying the oaths are bound by the One Power itself. Without context from the books, it’s understandable for a non-reader to assume that this applies to all female channelers.
    So excited for the next episode, can’t wait to meet Sophie Okonedo’s Siuan! Hope you have a great week and looking for to your review!

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