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Tread Perilously – ‘The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World’

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: The Wheel of Time‘s “The Eye of the World”

The Wheel turns as Tread Perilously wraps up its prestige fantasy month with The Wheel of Time‘s season one finale, “The Eye of the World.”

As Moiraine and Rand make the perilous trek to the Eye of the World, the Dark One tries to make contact with the Dragon Reborn. Also, back in Fal Dara, Egwene and Perrin discuss the best course of action and her love for Rand. In another room, Nynaeve and Lan almost admit their feelings despite their other devotions. Additionally, the Fal Dara leadership prepares for its own Battle of Helm’s Deep. But will it all be for naught when Rand confronts his own desires?

Justin reveals his previous fandom for showrunner Rafe Judkins. Erik discloses his utter distaste for the Dragon Reborn. He also tries to explain the premise of The Wheel of Time. The pair finally explore the origin of “Everything Will Be Fine If We Wake the Dragon.” They also discuss their favorite characters in the episode — none of which are Rand. The issue of pedigree gets aired. An attempt to recast Rand is made. The Andor talk continues, too. Erik accuses the Dark One of stealing his clothes, and Justin’s knowledge of siege warfare comes in handy.

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