The Wheel of Time Season 2 Finale Review: A Thrilling and Satisfying Conclusion
The second season of Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, came to an explosive end with the eighth episode, titled “What Was Meant to Be”. The finale delivered a thrilling and satisfying conclusion to the season-long arc of Rand al’Thor (Josha Stradowski) discovering and accepting his destiny as the Dragon Reborn, the prophesied savior and destroyer of the world. It also featured some stunning action sequences, emotional character moments, and shocking twists that set up the stage for the next season.
What Was Meant to Be was a strong and satisfying finale that wrapped up the main plot of the season and left us wanting more. The episode showcased the excellent cast, the impressive production values, and the rich and complex world of The Wheel of Time. It also set up some intriguing questions and possibilities for the next season.
Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the episode:
Epic battle scenes: The episode featured some of the best battle scenes of the season, with the different factions clashing in a chaotic and visually stunning spectacle.
Satisfying character payoffs: The episode delivered some satisfying payoffs for the character arcs that have been building up throughout the season. Rand embraced his role as the Dragon Reborn, Egwene showed her strength and resilience, Perrin avenged his friend Hopper, and Mat unleashed a dark power from the ruby-hilted dagger.
Stunning visuals: The episode featured some stunning visual effects and cinematography, especially in the final scenes where Moraine unleashed a massive blast of magic that destroyed most of the Seanchan fleet and created a giant dragon-shaped firework in the sky.
Unsatisfying reunions: Lan’s reunion with Moraine after she had been presumed dead was unsatisfying, as there was no dialogue or emotion between them.
Disappointing character arc: Siuan’s downfall was abrupt and anticlimactic, as we did not see how she reacted or what happened to her afterward.
Overall, “What Was Meant to Be” was a strong and satisfying finale that set up some intriguing questions and possibilities for the next season. The Wheel of Time has proven to be one of the best fantasy shows of recent years, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.