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rand
03-04-2015, 04:05 PM
Hey. So, I'm pretty much done writing up all 80 episodes (8 seasons of 10 episodes each). I had to cut some stuff, obviously, but surprisingly little I think. I'm gonna start posting the episodes here, but it will probably take a while as I'm revising each one as I go through it again.

Just a few random notes:

-I took 5 minutes out of each episode to account for credits, previews for the next week, reminders of the last episode, etc. It would also be neat to show a quote from the Prophecies before each episode, though I'm not sure you could pick a different one for all 80 episodes. So the times next to each scene should add up to 55:00.

-I use the word "montage" a lot (ie, "montage of Emond's Field (1:00)"), and by that I mean random shots of the scenery to establish the location, mood, etc. Or if the characters are traveling, just several shots of different locations to show them moving along. I have no idea if there's a better term for this, but "montage" is what I used throughout.

-I didn't even bother trying to account for budget when making these episodes. CGI and character-wise, the first 3 seasons should be relatively cheap (compared to the later ones), so if the show does well enough throughout the first three it'll hopefully accumulate a budget that will allow for more CGI and more characters in the later seasons.

-Most of the episodes titles are just chapter titles from the books. I think Terez said she did the same thing, so I'm guessing a lot of them will be the same as some are kind of obvious ones to pick for certain episodes.

I think that's all for now. I'll post the first few episodes in a little bit. Let me know what you think.


Edit: Damn, guess I can't edit the typo in the thread title...

rand
03-04-2015, 04:09 PM
Season 1, Episode 1

“An Empty Road”

-LTT Prologue (5:30)
-Rand + Tam walk thru woods toward town, Rand sees the Fade, Tam talks of void (3:30)
-montage of Emond’s Field (1:00)
-they ride thru town, arrive at Winespring, meet Bran and Mat (3:00)
-Padan Fain arrives with news of Logain (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ Mat, Perrin joins them (2:30)
-Egwene joins the discussion, pulls Rand aside (1:30)
-Nynaeve appears, talks to Rand + others (1:30)
-Thom appears, they all listen to his stories (adds context to prologue w/ story of LTT) (3:00)
-Moiraine + Lan appear, watch Thom’s tales, Moiraine gives 3 boys coins (2:30)
-village council + Fain reappear (from inside inn), Tam + Rand head back home (2:00)
-montage of arrival at al’Thor farm (:30)
-Rand + Tam eat, Tam brings out sword for Rand (3:00)
-Trollocs burst in door, Tam holds them off, Rand flees outside (2:00)
-Rand outside, finds Tam; he’s hurt (1:30)
-Rand goes back in w/ sword, kills a Trolloc (no convo w/ it), gets supplies (2:00)
-Rand tends to Tam (1:00)
-montage of travel thru woods at night, they see Trollocs, Fade (1:00)
-Rand listens to Tam’s fever ramblings (2:30)
-arrival; montage of destruction in the village; brief convo w/ Master Luhhan (1:00)
-Nynaeve (w/ Egwene) says she can’t help Tam (1:30)
-Rand brings Tam to inn, convo w/ Bran, Mat, Perrin, Thom (2:30)
-finds Moiraine + Lan on Green, asks Moiraine to help Tam (2:00)
-Moiraine Heals Tam; Lan tells Rand about Trollocs, Fades; eyes Rand’s sword (3:00)
-Moiraine tells Rand they must leave the village w/ Mat + Perrin (2:00)
-Rand’s dream (1:30)


Notes:
-I was originally going to move the prologue as a flashback during Thom’s storytelling, but I decided to keep it where it was and use Thom’s stories as a way to give the prologue more context.
-I cut stuff like Ewin Fingar, Cenn Buie, and the encounter with Daise + Wit Congar, but everything else is pretty much kept intact.
-Fain names Logain directly so there’s no need to learn that news later.
-Village’s reaction to Logain news should set up outburst at Moiraine in next episode.
-The Trolloc Rand kills isn't Narg, and it doesn't talk to him.
-This is essentially the same format I used for all 80 episodes, if anyone was wondering.

Daekyras
03-04-2015, 04:20 PM
Season 1, Episode 1

“An Empty Road”

-LTT Prologue (5:30)
-Rand + Tam walk thru woods toward town, Rand sees the Fade, Tam talks of void (3:30)
-montage of Emond’s Field (1:00)
-they ride thru town, arrive at Winespring, meet Bran and Mat (3:00)
-Padan Fain arrives with news of Logain (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ Mat, Perrin joins them (2:30)
-Egwene joins the discussion, pulls Rand aside (1:30)
-Nynaeve appears, talks to Rand + others (1:30)
-Thom appears, they all listen to his stories (adds context to prologue w/ story of LTT) (3:00)
-Moiraine + Lan appear, watch Thom’s tales, Moiraine gives 3 boys coins (2:30)
-village council + Fain reappear (from inside inn), Tam + Rand head back home (2:00)
-montage of arrival at al’Thor farm (:30)
-Rand + Tam eat, Tam brings out sword for Rand (3:00)
-Trollocs burst in door, Tam holds them off, Rand flees outside (2:00)
-Rand outside, finds Tam; he’s hurt (1:30)
-Rand goes back in w/ sword, kills a Trolloc (no convo w/ it), gets supplies (2:00)
-Rand tends to Tam (1:00)
-montage of travel thru woods at night, they see Trollocs, Fade (1:00)
-Rand listens to Tam’s fever ramblings (2:30)
-arrival; montage of destruction in the village; brief convo w/ Master Luhhan (1:00)
-Nynaeve (w/ Egwene) says she can’t help Tam (1:30)
-Rand brings Tam to inn, convo w/ Bran, Mat, Perrin, Thom (2:30)
-finds Moiraine + Lan on Green, asks Moiraine to help Tam (2:00)
-Moiraine Heals Tam; Lan tells Rand about Trollocs, Fades; eyes Rand’s sword (3:00)
-Moiraine tells Rand they must leave the village w/ Mat + Perrin (2:00)
-Rand’s dream (1:30)


Notes:
-I was originally going to move the prologue as a flashback during Thom’s storytelling, but I decided to keep it where it was and use Thom’s stories as a way to give the prologue more context.
-I cut stuff like Ewin Fingar, Cenn Buie, and the encounter with Daise + Wit Congar, but everything else is pretty much kept intact.
-Fain names Logain directly so there’s no need to learn that news later.
-Village’s reaction to Logain news should set up outburst at Moiraine in next episode.
-The Trolloc Rand kills isn't Narg, and it doesn't talk to him.
-This is essentially the same format I used for all 80 episodes, if anyone was wondering.

Great stuff rand. Well done. Seems pretty tight on pacing to me.

Hugh the Hand
03-04-2015, 04:23 PM
why cut Narg and the Trolloc talking to him?

Lan found this to be very important, and I think kinda adds to why Rand and the boys are important.

but all of it appears streamlined and good, even cutting Narg was more a question than complaint

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rand
03-04-2015, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the comments.

I cut Narg mostly because it seems like an isolated incident. If Trollocs regularly talked to people (or talked at all, really) in later books, I might have kept it. I also think Lan can tell Rand all he needs to know about Trollocs and Fades without hearing about Rand talking with one. It would be easy enough to add him back in, though. There's plenty of wiggle room in the first few episodes for stuff like that.

rand
03-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Season 1, Episode 2

“Tellings of the Wheel”

-Rand wakes, convo w/ Tam (3:00)
-Rand goes downstairs, convo w/ Mat, Perrin, Lan (1:30)
-they watch Moiraine tell Manetheren story, disperse angry villagers (4:00)
-meeting in stable, Egwene and Thom arrive (4:00)
-montage of them leaving Emond’s Field (1:00)
-Rand convo w/ Egwene re. their journey (1:30)
-montage of journey along North Road (1:00)
-they see a Draghkar flying, Moiraine explains it (1:30)
-they pass Watch Hill, Mat + Perrin banter about inn there (1:00)
-Moiraine Heals everyone, Bela is fine (2:00)
-they’re chased by Draghkar, Moiraine creates fog to hide them until they reach Taren Ferry (1:30)
-they cross Taren River w/ out incident (1:30)
-boys reflect on their “adventure,” Thom laughs at them (1:30)
-montage of their journey north (1:30)
-boys practice fighting w/ Lan (2:30)
-Moiraine tells Egwene she can channel (2:00)
-Rand eavesdrops on Moiraine talking to Egwene (explanation of OP, 5 powers, saidin vs. saidar, taint, etc.) (3:30)
-arrival at Baerlon, montage of town, ride to the inn (1:30)
-they meet innkeeper, see Min talk w/ Moiraine briefly (1:30)
-discussion of news in private dining room (2:30)
-Rand’s first Ba’alzamon dream (4:00)
-wakes up, brief convo w/ Mat and Perrin, goes out for walk (1:30)
-meets Min, hears viewings (3:30)
-Rand wanders around town, sees Fain briefly, bumps in Dain while chasing after Fain (3:00)
-meets Thom, tells him about the dream (2:00)
-meets Mat and Perrin back at inn, they say Nynaeve has found them (1:00)


Notes:
-Just another explanation of my montage thing… When I say “montage of their journey north (1:30)” I don’t mean we see shots of them traveling for a minute and a half straight before moving on with the story. That 90 seconds can be broken up into segments and stuck wherever it’s needed for the best pacing.
-I cut the whole problem of trying the cross the Taren River. I figure they can just show up and cross on the ferry on their own.
-I cut the bath scene. They can discuss any news they’ve learned in the private dining room scene.
-To make things simpler, the innkeeper is unnamed and unimportant. He doesn’t necessarily need to know Moiraine and Lan.

Hugh the Hand
03-04-2015, 04:59 PM
Would this not be a good time to do a grand battle scene? IE have Moiraine narrate the Shattering of the Sword?

This could cost a bit, but would draw people in, specially if the first Episode is a two hour show.

Kimon
03-04-2015, 05:05 PM
If this series ever does get made, the casting department will have a bit of a problem with Min and Elayne. Each will basically just be in just one episode (maybe two) the first season without writing them into other bits. Yet both become much more important starting with the second book, but then Min is almost completely neglected for the next two books, only to become massively important from tFoH on. Convincing actresses to take these roles with any assurance of sticking around will be a nightmare.

Hugh the Hand
03-04-2015, 05:19 PM
GoT has just replaced actors, sometimes for the better, sometimes not, and that show's plot and overall draw has carried it.

For Elayne, you can use a filler for season one, or heck I can see a why she is written out of the season all together, you can show her garden scene with rand via flashback in second season, and just show rand in front of the queen in season one

Min, well you have a point there.

Again you can cut her from season one, show her introduction in 2 and her meeting rand in FB. ie all three girls gossiping over him.

But after that she is important in Book 2, not really in 3, kinda in 4 and then important in 5

Terez
03-04-2015, 05:19 PM
I think they can pull it off. The material is there to assure the importance of the roles later on. In my outline, they would have to cast everyone who accompanied Siuan to Fal Dara, or many of them anyway, just for the last episode of the first season. It's not customary, but the reasons for the custom are pretty weak and not impossible to overcome.

rand
03-04-2015, 05:22 PM
Would this not be a good time to do a grand battle scene? IE have Moiraine narrate the Shattering of the Sword?

This could cost a bit, but would draw people in, specially if the first Episode is a two hour show.
Maybe. I'm not really planning on any 2 hour episodes until the last season, where I'll try to fit the Last Battle chapter into a double episode.

If this series ever does get made, the casting department will have a bit of a problem with Min and Elayne. Each will basically just be in just one episode (maybe two) the first season without writing them into other bits. Yet both become much more important starting with the second book, but then Min is almost completely neglected for the next two books, only to become massively important from tFoH on. Convincing actresses to take these roles with any assurance of sticking around will be a nightmare.
I have Min and Elayne reappearing in episode 4 of season 2 (unless I revise it), and they'd be pretty constant after that. I tried to give Min more screen time than she gets in the books so people wouldn't forget about her (ie, spacing out her scenes in the WT, her journey to Salidar, etc.)

rand
03-04-2015, 05:27 PM
Season 1, Episode 3

“Shadow’s Waiting”

-Rand enters private dining room, awkward convo with Nynaeve and Moiraine, Lan surprised Nynaeve tracked them (3:30)
-Nynaeve talks privately w/ Rand afterward (2:30)
-Rand goes to the common room, listens to Thom’s story (2:00)
-everyone dances; Rand dances with Nynaeve, then Moiraine (2:00)
-Rand encounters a Fade on way to bed (2:00)
-discussion in stable yard with Moiraine, Lan, Nynaeve; Nynaeve agrees to go for now (3:00)
-montage of flight thru Baerlon; they see the inn burning behind them (2:00)
-they meet Dain + WCs at the gate, Moiraine scares them with an Illusion (2:30)
-montage of journey down Caemlyn road; passage of days (2:00)
-Lan tells them of Trolloc pursuit (1:30)
-they run initially away from Trollocs (1:00)
-Lan, Rand, Mat, Perrin, Thom fight the Trollocs; Mat’s Old Tongue (3:00)
-Moiraine uses OP to kill more Trollocs (1:30)
-Moiraine mentions Mat’s Old Tongue, “old blood” (1:30)
-they debate seeking shelter in Shadar Logoth (2:00)
-approach to Shadar Logoth (1:00)
-they enter the city, montage of travel to shelter in it, Moiraine creates wards (2:00)
-Nynaeve tries to use herbs on Moiraine (1:30)
-boys sneak off (1:00)
-montage of their exploration (1:30)
-they meet Mordeth, mentions treasure (1:30)
-Moiraine tells Egwene and Nynaeve the boys will likely die if they don’t return by nightfall, or if they enter a building (1:30)
-boys go to treasure room w/ Mordeth, Mat takes dagger, no shadow, Mordeth flees (2:30)
-montage of their race back thru the city, unseen eyes watch them (2:00)
-Moiraine explains Shadar Logoth’s history, Mordeth (3:30)
-hear Trollocs, leave shelter (1:00)
-wander city, see Mashadar, fight/flee from Trollocs, everyone becomes separated (4:00)


Notes:
-I added a “new” scene of Moiraine and co. back in their shelter while the boys are still with Mordeth.
-I’m not really sure how to accomplish the unseen eyes stuff, short of showing ghostly eyes in all the windows, or the boys telling each other they feel them.

Davian93
03-04-2015, 06:48 PM
This is going on premium cable kids...we're gonna need to spice it up a bit. I think you're forgetting the scene in Baerlon where Min helps Moiraine and Egwene bathe and then when she does the same thing for Nynaeve. They could have some expository dialogue about Tar Valon and the White Tower there so it's legit plot stuff...you know, classy.

And then maybe a dream sequence where Rand fantasizes about Egwene and it gets all hot and steamy again for a bit...you know, to demonstrate to the audience how deeply he cares about her and strengthen that character development.

So I'm gonna need to see some rewrites, k?

Daekyras
03-04-2015, 07:28 PM
This is going on premium cable kids...we're gonna need to spice it up a bit. I think you're forgetting the scene in Baerlon where Min helps Moiraine and Egwene bathe and then when she does the same thing for Nynaeve. They could have some expository dialogue about Tar Valon and the White Tower there so it's legit plot stuff...you know, classy.

And then maybe a dream sequence where Rand fantasizes about Egwene and it gets all hot and steamy again for a bit...you know, to demonstrate to the audience how deeply he cares about her and strengthen that character development.

So I'm gonna need to see some rewrites, k?

We don't call them rewrites over here. But I'm with you Dav, we need to see some big bouncy...rewrites.

rand
03-04-2015, 07:30 PM
Those will be included in the extended edition DVD box set. We'll also get to see Bran and Marin doing it on a table in the background as everyone watches Moiraine tell her Manetheren story.

Later on in the WT, Egwene and Nynaeve will be having a conversation while strolling through the novice quarters, and through all the open doors in the background we'll get to see the pillow friends in action.

Plus the Accepted tests will have plenty of boobs and spankings.

fionwe1987
03-04-2015, 08:22 PM
-I cut the bath scene. They can discuss any news they’ve learned in the private dining room scene.

I'd switch the news to the bath. TV shows in fantasy worlds seem to be very fond of baths, it seems.

fionwe1987
03-04-2015, 08:29 PM
Jokes aside, I think exposition is going to be the major issue. You've done a really good job of compacting Emond's Field to Shadar Logoth in three episodes. But you don't really get a sense for the characters here. We know them very well, so the lack of scenes just dedicated to normal character interactions is fine. But for the millions who will watch this who haven't read the books, that just doesn't work.

For example, I would definitely show Moiraine sinking the ferry. It serves several purposes. It reemphasizes that the EFers have some reason to view Aes Sedai with fear. And how Egwene and Rand react to this is pretty important in setting the stage for their future references. Egwene is scared of the event, but isn't scared off Moiraine. Rand, however, feels alienated from Moiraine by this, and that explains his reaction to Egwene possibly becoming Aes Sedai.

It will also make Nynaeve come across as a lot more sympathetic later on.

rand
03-04-2015, 09:30 PM
Yeah, unfortunately I can't include everything. This will be more apparent in later episodes. As for your specific example, though, I think you can convey their attitudes about Moiraine easily enough just by facial expression. When Moiraine kills as the Shadowspawn outside Shadar Logoth, for example, Rand, Mat, and Perrin can look on with horror, Egwene with awe, and Nynaeve with disgust. They don't even need to say much of anything to get these points across. I agree, though. A lot of these little things will be lost in the transition to screen, but unfortunately that's pretty much inevitable.

rand
03-04-2015, 10:01 PM
Season 1, Episode 4

“Flight Down the Arinelle”

-Rand finds Mat, they leave the city and find Thom (2:30)
-Perrin + Egwene meet, they leave the city (2:30)
-Rand + co. escape Trollocs, get on boat, boom on boat moves by itself to knock off Trolloc (2:30)
-convo w/ Bayle Domon, he agrees to take them with him (3:00)
-Perrin + Egwene outrun Trollocs to river, cross it in the dark, start a camp on the other side (2:30)
-(next day) Nynaeve finds Moiraine + Lan, discovers she can channel too (5:00)
-Perrin + Egwene discuss their situation; she tries to use OP to start their fire (2:30)
-Perrin + Egwene meet Elyas and wolves, Wolfbrother explanation (5:00)
-Rand has a Ba’alzamon dream (3:00)
-montage of their flight down the Arinelle in Domon’s ship (1:30)
-Thom teaches Rand + Mat how to juggle, play flute for the crew (2:30)
-Rand balancing on the mast incident (2:00)
-Rand discovers Mat has the dagger, short convo about it (1:30)
-Domon talks about Tower of Ghenjei, wonders of the world (3:00)
-they arrive at Whitebridge, farewell to Domon + crew (3:00)
-Elyas, Perrin, Egwene traveling, Perrin convo w/ Elyas re. wolves, starts to talk to them (3:30)
-montage of journey through Whitebridge (1:00)
-Rand, Mat, and Thom have convo with an innkeeper in an inn (2:30)
-they climb through window when they see some of Domon’s crew talking about them + Trollocs (1:00)
-Thom tells Owyn’s story as they hide in an alley behind the inn (2:30)
-Thom attacks approaching Fade, Rand + Mat run out of city (2:30)


Notes:
-I’m not really sure I like the episode title, but couldn’t really think of a better one (I used “Wolfbrother” for the next episode)
-I cut Floran Gelb, he’s not really important.
-The scene with Elyas and Perrin walking and talking about wolves is pretty much made up, though the dialogue would be taken from other parts of the book.

Kimon
03-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Season 1, Episode 4

“Flight Down the Arinelle”

-Rand finds Mat, they leave the city and find Thom (2:30)
-Perrin + Egwene meet, they leave the city (2:30)
-Rand + co. escape Trollocs, get on boat, boom on boat moves by itself to knock off Trolloc (2:30)
-convo w/ Bayle Domon, he agrees to take them with him (3:00)
-Perrin + Egwene outrun Trollocs to river, cross it in the dark, start a camp on the other side (2:30)
-(next day) Nynaeve finds Moiraine + Lan, discovers she can channel too (5:00)
-Perrin + Egwene discuss their situation; she tries to use OP to start their fire (2:30)
-Perrin + Egwene meet Elyas and wolves, Wolfbrother explanation (5:00)
-Rand has a Ba’alzamon dream (3:00)
-montage of their flight down the Arinelle in Domon’s ship (1:30)
-Thom teaches Rand + Mat how to juggle, play flute for the crew (2:30)
-Rand balancing on the mast incident (2:00)
-Rand discovers Mat has the dagger, short convo about it (1:30)
-Domon talks about Tower of Ghenjei, wonders of the world (3:00)
-they arrive at Whitebridge, farewell to Domon + crew (3:00)
-Elyas, Perrin, Egwene traveling, Perrin convo w/ Elyas re. wolves, starts to talk to them (3:30)
-montage of journey through Whitebridge (1:00)
-Rand, Mat, and Thom have convo with an innkeeper in an inn (2:30)
-they climb through window when they see some of Domon’s crew talking about them + Trollocs (1:00)
-Thom tells Owyn’s story as they hide in an alley behind the inn (2:30)
-Thom attacks approaching Fade, Rand + Mat run out of city (2:30)


Notes:
-I’m not really sure I like the episode title, but couldn’t really think of a better one (I used “Wolfbrother” for the next episode)
-I cut Floran Gelb, he’s not really important.
-The scene with Elyas and Perrin walking and talking about wolves is pretty much made up, though the dialogue would be taken from other parts of the book.

Why not just call it Whitebridge.

Are you planning on fewer than 10 episodes, because It seems like you're rushing through the book quite quickly? You have Thom's exit already at the end of this episode, which is the conclusion of Chapter 26 (Whitebridge). That isn't much screen time for Thom. I'd have his assumed death as the halfway point in the season.

rand
03-04-2015, 10:32 PM
tEotW will take 9 episodes. I didn't really plan it that way, that's just how it worked out for me. Thom "dies" almost exactly halfway through tEotW, so episode 4 of 9 isn't too early, I don't think.

I don't think it would feel too rushed to viewers. I basically just made up the first episodes based on how they felt right to me time-wise. For some of them I actually had to add stuff becasue they weren't an hour long yet.

Kimon
03-04-2015, 10:48 PM
tEotW will take 9 episodes. I didn't really plan it that way, that's just how it worked out for me. Thom "dies" almost exactly halfway through tEotW, so episode 4 of 9 isn't too early, I don't think.

I don't think it would feel too rushed to viewers. I basically just made up the first episodes based on how they felt right to me time-wise. For some of them I actually had to add stuff becasue they weren't an hour long yet.

9 seems too few, but would be possible depending on how long you're planning for an episode to be, which could vary considerably. If on normal tv (anything with commercials - BBC, Fox, Syndicated, or any network) you should be planning on 40-45 minutes for an hour episode. If for something like HBO or Showtime, probably 50-55 minutes for an hour show. Regardless, I think you're underestimating how long scenes would take. I think the amount of material your spanning probably takes 5 or 6 episodes, not 4.

rand
03-04-2015, 11:04 PM
Each episode is 55 minutes long. I've studied scenes in various TV shows and movies quite a bit for this. The times I'm using per scene aren't really any different from other shows or movies. A lot of the sections I break each episode into aren't necessarily scenes in their own right. They spend 9 minutes in Whitebridge, for example, even though I broke it down into smaller snippets. And 9 minutes is probably even a little too long for that scene.

rand
03-04-2015, 11:34 PM
Season 1, Episode 5

“Wolfbrother”

-Perrin + Egwene travel with Elyas, montage, convos (2:30)
-arrival at Tinker camp, they meet Raen, Ila, and Aram (4:30)
-Perrin convo w/ them re. Way of the Leaf (2:00)
-Raen’s story of Aiel Maidens, DO’s plan to slay Great Serpent (2:30)
-Nynaeve, Moiraine, Lan in Whitebridge (5:00)
-Rand + Mat on road, convo re. Thom’s “death”; sell dagger? (2:00)
-montage of their travel on Caemlyn road (:30)
-Rand + Mat convo while sleeping in haystack during rain; go to Caemlyn and wait for Moiraine? (2:00)
-montage of them traveling in sun (:30)
-Rand + Mat see a farm, decide to go in (1:00)
-Rand + Mat play for their supper at the farm (2:00)
-montage of Tinkers traveling slowly, dancing at night (2:00)
-Perrin convo w/ Egwene re. Aram, hoping the others are still alive (2:30)
-Perrin dreams of wolves, Ba’alzamon; wakes up and can still hear them (2:30)
-convo w/ Elyas in wagon (time to go) (2:00)
-farewell to the Tinkers (3:00)
-montage of travel around hills, Perrin can still hear the wolves (2:00)
-Perrin + Elyas climb hill, see ravens eat a fox (2:00)
-flight to the stedding, chased by ravens (2:30)
-arrival at the stedding (Elyas explains it), they camp near Hawkwing statue (2:00)
-Perrin + Elyas convo re. throwing away his axe, killing Egwene (2:00)
-Elyas tells the story of Artur Hawkwing (3:00)
-wolves announce men coming (1:00)
-Perrin + Egwene hide under Hawkwing’s hand, see WC’s (1:00)
-Perrin + Egwene whispered convo, Perrin promises to dance with her on Sunday (1:30)
-WC’s attack, kill Hopper, Perrin kills 2 of them, gets KO’d (2:00)


Notes:
-the farmers aren’t necessarily named the Grinwells, they can just be random farmers; no Else.

rand
03-04-2015, 11:42 PM
Season 1, Episode 6

“Play for Your Supper”

-Rand + Mat say farewell to farmers, head out again (1:30)
-montage of them traveling on Caemlyn road (1:30))
-montage of them playing for their supper at farms, sleeping in haystacks, under hedges, etc. (2:00)
-arrival at Four Kings, convo, find an inn (2:00)
-they meet the innkeeper and his bouncers (1:30)
-Rand + Mat perform for the common room, discuss eccentric innkeeper (2:30)
-innkeeper shows them to their room, it has bars on the window (1:30)
-Rand has vague dreams (1:00)
-woken up by innkeeper + bouncers attacking, Rand uses OP to escape (3:00)
-Nynaeve, Moiraine, Lan discuss finding one of the boys (Perrin); Nyn. + Lan bond w/ each other (3:00)
-view of Rand + Mat sleeping under a bush (:30)
-Rand has a Ba’alzamon dream, he kills the innkeeper who’s a DF (2:30)
-wakes in a sweat (:30)
- next morning Rand + Mat get a ride in someone’s cart, hear vague news of Logain nearing Caemlyn (2:30)
-the inn is full, they go to stable to sleep (2:00)
-Rand is sick, has fever dreams (1:30)
-DF woman attacks; they lock her in stable and flee (2:30)
-weakened Rand + Mat travel road, discuss constant DFs; Mat’s distrust grows (2:30)
-montage of travel, road crowded w/ people going to see Logain in Caemlyn (1:30)
-they arrive at the last town, see Fade talking w/ a DF about them (3:00)
-they get a ride w/ Almen Bunt to Caemlyn (2:00)
-montage of travel in cart, Bunt talks about Caemlyn + ruling family (3:30)
-arrival at Caemlyn (2:00)
-farewell to Bunt (:30)
-Rand + Mat search city for Thom’s inn (2:30)
-Rand buys red sword cloth for his sword (1:30)
-arrival at Queen’s Blessing, Mat suspicious, hesitates before going in (1:00)
-they meet Basil Gill, tell him of their journey, discussion about Thom (3:30)


Notes:
-The episode should be in chronological order (as opposed to how RJ presents it in the book).
-I cut Paitr out; seeing 3 Darkfriends should be enough to get the point across to viewers.
-Howal Gode and Saml Hake are combined into an unnamed innkeeper.
-Mili Skane is an unnamed DF and (probably) won’t appear again (I actually have her in as of now, but will probably edit her out to add in more important things).
-The scene with Nynaeve is made up, but the dialogue would be taken from the books.

rand
03-04-2015, 11:49 PM
Season 1, Episode 7

“Caemlyn”

-Perrin wakes up, convo w/ Bornhald + Byar (5:00)
-montage of travel w/ WC’s (:30)
-Moiraine + co. track Perrin + Egwene cross-country (1:30)
-Moiraine + co. arrive outside WC camp, make plan (2:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Byar (2:30)
-Nynaeve cuts horse lines, saves Bela + other horse (2:00)
-Lan knocks out Byar, frees Perrin + Egwene, they flee as lightning rains down (3:00)
-meet up with Moiraine + Nynaeve w/ horses, flee (1:30)
-Mat stays in his room (next day for them); they argue over the dagger (2:00)
-Rand talks with Master Gill, asks after his friends (1:30)
-Rand meets Loial in the library, convo re. Ogier, Aiel oath, ta’veren, etc. (5:00)
-Perrin + co. convo re. Rand + Mat, wolves, etc (3:30)
-(next day) Mat still refuses to leave room (:30)
-Rand walks to Inner City, montage of it, sees “beggar” (2:30)
-watches Logain’s parade at Palace gates (3:00)
-falls over Palace wall, meets Elayne, Gawyn, Galad (4:30)
-Tallanvor takes them inside, montage of corridors (2:00)
-Rand in throne room, Morgase, Bryne, Elaida (foretelling), etc. (6:30)
-Rand leaves, farewell to Elayne + Gawyn (2:30)
-montage of Rand’s race back to the inn (:30)
-convo w/ Gill + Loial in library (1:30)
-interrupted when maid says people are in the kitchen (:30)
-Rand races in and sees his friends (:30)


Notes:
-Lamgwin and anyone else at the inn but Gill and Loial are cut.
-This episode has several longer scenes (Perrin talking with Bornhald, Rand with Loial, Rand meeting Elayne + co., Rand in the throne room) that I devoted quite a bit of time to as I believe they should be left more or less intact from the books. Even so, 6:30 is probably way too long for the throne room scene.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 12:27 AM
Yeah, unfortunately I can't include everything. This will be more apparent in later episodes. As for your specific example, though, I think you can convey their attitudes about Moiraine easily enough just by facial expression. When Moiraine kills as the Shadowspawn outside Shadar Logoth, for example, Rand, Mat, and Perrin can look on with horror, Egwene with awe, and Nynaeve with disgust. They don't even need to say much of anything to get these points across. I agree, though. A lot of these little things will be lost in the transition to screen, but unfortunately that's pretty much inevitable.
But that would be Aes Sedai destroying Trollocs. That isn't nearly as horrifying. The problem TR people have with the Aes Sedai isn't just that they use the OP. They have heard garbled versions of stories of Aes Sedai being master manipulators who use up common folk for their own end. The Tarren Ferry scene was "conformation" of that, to the TR folk. She destroyed the livelihood of the guy to make sure no one followed them, and she did it remorselessly.

"There is nothing further to hold us here," the Aes Sedai said as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. Leading her white mare, she started away from the landing, up the bank. Rand stood staring at the hidden river. It could have been happenstance. No whirlpools, he said, but it . . .

...The Warder and the Aes Sedai stood conferring beside their horses a short distance beyond the border of the fog. The others huddled a little apart; even in the moonlit darkness their nervousness was palpable. All eyes were on Lan and Moiraine; and all but Egwene were leaning back as if tom between losing the pair and getting too close. Rand trotted the last few spans to Egwene's side, leading Cloud, and she grinned at him. He did not think the shine in her eyes was all from moonlight...

"Ah, Moi . . . ah, Aes Sedai." Mat stopped to swallow audibly. "The ferry . . . ah . . . did you. . . I mean. . . I don't understand why . . ." He trailed off weakly, and there was a silence so deep that the loudest sound Rand heard was his own breathing.
Finally Moiraine spoke, and her voice filled the empty silence with sharpness. "You all want explanations, but if I explained my every action to you, I would have no time for anything else." In the moonlight, the Aes Sedai seemed taller, somehow, almost looming over them. "Know this. I intend to see you safely in Tar Valon. That is the one thing you need to know."...

...Rand patted Cloud's neck and stared at nothing. Despite what she had done for Tam, he had no desire for the Aes Sedai to use the Power on him. Light, she as much as admitted sinking the ferry...

..."Aes Sedai don't braid their hair," she said simply. " At least, not unless they want to."
"You aren't an Aes Sedai. You're Egwene al'Vere from Emond's Field, and the Women's Circle would have a fit if they could see you now."
"Women's Circle business is none of yours, Rand al'Thor. And I will be an Aes Sedai, Just as soon as I reach Tar Valon."
He snorted. " As soon as you reach Tar Valon. Why? Light, tell me that. You're no Darkfriend."
"Do you think Moiraine Sedai is a Darkfriend? Do you?" She squared around to face him with her fists clenched, and he almost thought she was going to hit him. " After she saved the village? After she saved your father?"
"I don't know what she is, but whatever she is, it doesn't say anything about the rest of them.The stories-"
"Grow up, Rand! Forget the stories and use your eyes."
"My eyes saw her sink the ferry! Deny that! Once you get an idea in your head, you won't budge even if somebody points out you're trying to stand on water. If you weren't such a Light- blinded fool, you'd see - !"...

TR folk think Aes Sedai are Darkfriends. Killing Trollocs doesn't prove that. Sinking the ferry does, to an extent. For Rand, at least. I think that early mistrust of Moiraine is very important. As is the tension between Rand and Egwene over her becoming Aes Sedai. Take those away and this becomes an even more standard farmboy story.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 12:37 AM
I'm genuinely curious how the rest of the book is to fit in two episodes. Frankly, I'd spend a good 20 or so minutes with them all telling their Ba'alzamon stories, and realizing the danger to the world. And if you do things like the Ways (and SL, for that matter) too fast, they lose the impact they can have. I think the cleverer thing to do is compress Rand and Mat's stories, as well as Perrin and Egwene's, give more room to Shadar Logoth early on. More room for Rand and Elayne to interact.

These things are way more important than Rand and Mat facing DF danger three times in an episode. That totally cuts away dramatic tension, because a character barely enters a scene before they are suddenly shown to be Darkfriends. Have one single inn keeper, at Four Kings, who slowly is revealed to be in cahoots with the Myrdraal. Completely cut off stuff like Almen Bunt, and playing for supper at farms. Those things are not important in any way, and in a TV show, are a luxurious waste of precious time.

Davian93
03-05-2015, 08:46 AM
Yup...and even compressing it like that still gets the point across that they're in danger. Its an easy cut to make.

rand
03-05-2015, 03:10 PM
But that would be Aes Sedai destroying Trollocs. That isn't nearly as horrifying. The problem TR people have with the Aes Sedai isn't just that they use the OP. They have heard garbled versions of stories of Aes Sedai being master manipulators who use up common folk for their own end. The Tarren Ferry scene was "conformation" of that, to the TR folk. She destroyed the livelihood of the guy to make sure no one followed them, and she did it remorselessly.



TR folk think Aes Sedai are Darkfriends. Killing Trollocs doesn't prove that. Sinking the ferry does, to an extent. For Rand, at least. I think that early mistrust of Moiraine is very important. As is the tension between Rand and Egwene over her becoming Aes Sedai. Take those away and this becomes an even more standard farmboy story.
It's easy enough to add that scene back in. Just cut the Draghkar sighting and you have 4:30 minutes for it. I think part of problem with that scene too is that it takes a little while to set up. They're getting chased by Trollocs, Fades, and Draghkar, but Moiraine has to get the ferryman out of bed, then wait for him to get the other ferry workers out of their beds. You could cut all that, of course, but then it would be a huge deus ex machina for them to arrive and see a full crew conveniently manning the ferry for them at three in the morning. I get what you're saying about the importance of the scene. Maybe the Trolloc example I gave was a bad one, but I think there are other places to showcase everyone's thoughts regarding Moiraine other than the ferry incident.

I'm genuinely curious how the rest of the book is to fit in two episodes. Frankly, I'd spend a good 20 or so minutes with them all telling their Ba'alzamon stories, and realizing the danger to the world.
20 minutes is way too long to spend on any one scene, especially one where they're all just sitting around and talking.


And if you do things like the Ways (and SL, for that matter) too fast, they lose the impact they can have. I think the cleverer thing to do is compress Rand and Mat's stories, as well as Perrin and Egwene's, give more room to Shadar Logoth early on. More room for Rand and Elayne to interact.

These things are way more important than Rand and Mat facing DF danger three times in an episode. That totally cuts away dramatic tension, because a character barely enters a scene before they are suddenly shown to be Darkfriends. Have one single inn keeper, at Four Kings, who slowly is revealed to be in cahoots with the Myrdraal. Completely cut off stuff like Almen Bunt, and playing for supper at farms. Those things are not important in any way, and in a TV show, are a luxurious waste of precious time.
I had them spend roughly a half hour in Shadar Logoth and about 20 minutes in the Ways. Rand's scene with Elayne/in the Palace is about 16 minutes long. All of those have more than enough time to have a lot of impact on the viewers.

I kept the other stuff (Perrin and Egwene, Rand and Mat) for character building. Later seasons have a lot more going on in them, so it's good to have a couple "slow" episodes in season 1 to get to know the main characters as much as possible. The whole "play for your supper" stuff is, I'll admit, some of my favorite scenes in the series, so I'm biased on that. But I think it's important to show Rand living the simple life (more or less) and sleeping under bushes before he starts to become an arrogant ruler. It kind of gives viewers an image to look back on and say, "wow, this dude was sleeping in a haystack in the rain not so long ago." It also seems to have been an important series of scenes to RJ, who referred to it in the final paragraphs of aMoL.

I think it's important to show more than one DF in that episode too. Them seeing 3 (though only 2 attack) ups the tension a bit. Yeah, they're escaped from easily enough, but that's not really the point. The point is that, no matter where Rand goes, he's not going to be safe...pretty much ever, for the rest of his life (as far as he knows, at least).

rand
03-05-2015, 03:58 PM
Season 1, Episode 8

“The Dark Along the Ways”

-Aginor + Balthamel escape the Bore (1:00)
-reunion of everyone in the kitchen (2:30)
-Moiraine sees to Mat (3:00)
-everyone meets Loial; Rand + Egwene convo in library (2:30)
-Moiraine arrives w/ Mat (1:30)
-convo in library, plans to leave (Loial will come), tell Moiraine of dreams (3:30)
-Loial explains the Ways (2:30)
-final plans (1:00)
-Rand’s Ba’alzamon dream (2:30)
-brief convo w/ Mat, pulls out splinter (1:00)
-Lan tells them it’s time to leave (:30)
-farewell to Gill (1:00)
-montage of their journey thru Caemlyn at night (1:00)
-they enter the basement, Moiraine opens the Waygate (2:30)
-inside the Ways, Loial reads the first guiding (2:30)
-montage of travel thru the Ways (2:00)
-they come to a broken bridge, turn back for new route (2:00)
-Rand + Loial convo, plans for after the adventure (1:30)
-camp for the night, Moiraine says Thom still lives, Egwene + Rand convo re. Aram + Elayne (3:00)
-Lan hears Fain following them (1:00)
-they find next guiding defiled by Trollocs (2:00)
-hear the Black Wind, race to the exit (1:30)
-BW song, they leave, Moiraine blocks the Waygate (2:30)
-brief convo, they start for Fal Dara (1:30)
-montage of travel, Lan talks of Borderlands (2:00)
-arrival at Fal Dara, meet Ingtar at gates (2:00)
-montage of city/travel thru it (1:00)
-convo w/ Agelmar re. Eye, Tarwin’s Gap, etc. (4:00)
-Fain brought in by Ingtar (:30)


Notes:
-I’m not really sure if the Aginor + Balthamel scene is needed, but it could be interesting. Obviously at a minute they don’t really do or say anything. They could just materialize and say “Free at last!” or maybe something less cheesy… I think I made this scene just so viewers aren’t completely surprised when they show up at the Eye. At least they’ll have some idea who they are beforehand.
-Not much else to say. I don’t think I cut anything major in this section.

rand
03-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Season 1, Episode 9

“Against the Shadow”

-convo w/ Fain in Agelmar’s study (2:00)
-Moiraine + Lan take Fain away; others talk w/ Agelmar about Lan’s past, etc. (3:30)
-Moiraine returns, talks about Fain (3:30)
-final attempt by Agelmar to convince Moiraine to go to Gap instead (1:30)
-montage, Fal Daran army leaves city to go to Tarwin’s Gap (1:00)
-Ingtar leads Rand + co. to border of the Blight (2:00)
-montage of travel thru the Blight, Lan explains Blight beasts, trees, sticks, etc. (2:30)
-arrival at Broken Towers of Malkier (2:30)
-Nynaeve + Lan private convo (2:30)
-(next day) see the Towers in sun, leave the camp (1:30)
-montage of travel, sickly trees, etc. (1:00)
-monsters attack, they race for the mountains (2:30)
-hear worms chasing them (2:00)
-arrival at Green Man’s glade (1:00)
-convo w/ Green Man (2:30)
-GM leads them to the Eye cave, picks flowers (1:30)
-Rand + co. go inside the Eye cave (3:30)
-Aginor + Balthamel arrive, talk a little (2:30)
-battle, Lan flung aside, Moiraine hurt, GM kills Balthamel but dies himself (3:00)
-Rand flees through forest, fights + kills Aginor (2:30)
-Rand is transported to Tarwin’s Gap, witnesses battle between Shadowspawn and Shienarans (1:30)
-Rand channels to destroy much of the Shadowspawn (2:30)
-he hears the VOICE, takes stairs to Ba’alzamon’s room (2:30)
-Rand sees mother, fights + “kills” Ba’alzamon (4:00)


Notes:
-Since this isn’t necessarily from Rand’s PoV, the conversation between Lan and Nynaeve by the lake doesn’t have to include Rand eavesdropping on them. It can just be the two of them.
-To simplify things, I just have Rand killing Aginor, rather than some confusing scenario with the weird threads the Forsaken have, or trying to convey the fact that Aginor essentially goes crazy and kills himself.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 04:37 PM
It's easy enough to add that scene back in. Just cut the Draghkar sighting and you have 4:30 minutes for it. I think part of problem with that scene too is that it takes a little while to set up. They're getting chased by Trollocs, Fades, and Draghkar, but Moiraine has to get the ferryman out of bed, then wait for him to get the other ferry workers out of their beds. You could cut all that, of course, but then it would be a huge deus ex machina for them to arrive and see a full crew conveniently manning the ferry for them at three in the morning. I get what you're saying about the importance of the scene. Maybe the Trolloc example I gave was a bad one, but I think there are other places to showcase everyone's thoughts regarding Moiraine other than the ferry incident.
Well, you don't have to have Tarren Ferry be such a sleepy town. Maybe Master Hightower lives right by the river. Maybe he isn't someone unsavory, but perfectly innocent. Any of those changes should reduce time spent on the scene, while still emphasizing the character moments.

20 minutes is way too long to spend on any one scene, especially one where they're all just sitting around and talking.
Maybe 20 is too much, but if you rush this scene, it becomes ridiculous. Read it and you see how Rand moves from relief and joy to slow dread. That can't happen too quickly. You can definitely punctuate the talking with other scenes (maybe something to set up whats happening, like show the Trolloc buildup in Shienar, introduce Agelmar early, etc), but make Rand move from relief to dread in a few minutes and it stops working.

I had them spend roughly a half hour in Shadar Logoth and about 20 minutes in the Ways. Rand's scene with Elayne/in the Palace is about 16 minutes long. All of those have more than enough time to have a lot of impact on the viewers.
Yes, but then these become just quick wayside obstacles. Frankly, I think it makes more sense to cut Baerlon completely, or at least trim it down considerably. Barring Min, and meeting Nynaeve, nothing much happens there that is geographically tethered. Have it so you go quicker from TR to Shadar Logoth, and then you can spend more time there, let the atmosphere and the danger of the place sink in.

I kept the other stuff (Perrin and Egwene, Rand and Mat) for character building.
I get that, but so many "events" from the books are in there that I'm not sure how much character building you'll get. It is great to be faithful to the books, but since character building in books can be achieved much more easily than on the screen, I think its way more prudent to cut down on specific events, and give more time to let the characters develop. For instance, we don't need to have the meeting with the Tinkers and the Stedding be different events. Maybe they meet the Tinkers at the Stedding. Maybe the WC attack, Elyas asks the Tinkers to run, and you get pretty much the same sequence of events. That gives you more time to show how Egwene is open to new cultures and traditions, and is trying to make the best of her travels. That she is able to quickly fit in with the Tinkers, while Perrin feels wrong-footed is very important. Those traits carry them through their arcs. Perrin is happiest and most useful with Two Rivers folk, and those who join with him. Egwene, on the other hand, gives herself over to new cultures, to the extent that some of her friends think she just doesn't care about the old.

Once he managed to get Egwene alone, beside a wagon painted in green and yellow. "Enjoying yourself, aren't you?" he said.
"Why shouldn't I?" She fingered the blue beads around her neck, smiling at them. "We don't all have to work at being miserable, the way you do. Don't we deserve a little chance to enjoy ourselves?"
Aram stood not far off-he never got far from Egwene-with his arms folded across his chest, a little smile on his face, half smugness and half challenge. Perrin lowered his voice. "I thought you wanted to get to Tar Valon. You won't learn to be an Aes Sedai here. "
Egwene tossed her head. "And I thought you didn't like me wanting to become an Aes Sedai, " she said, too sweetly.
"Blood and ashes, do you believe we're safe here? Are these people safe with us here? A Fade could find us anytime."
Her hand trembled on the beads. She lowered it and took a deep breath. "Whatever is going to happen will happen whether we leave today or next week. That's what I believe now. Enjoy yourself, Perrin. It might be the last chance we have."

Later seasons have a lot more going on in them, so it's good to have a couple "slow" episodes in season 1 to get to know the main characters as much as possible. The whole "play for your supper" stuff is, I'll admit, some of my favorite scenes in the series, so I'm biased on that. But I think it's important to show Rand living the simple life (more or less) and sleeping under bushes before he starts to become an arrogant ruler. It kind of gives viewers an image to look back on and say, "wow, this dude was sleeping in a haystack in the rain not so long ago." It also seems to have been an important series of scenes to RJ, who referred to it in the final paragraphs of aMoL.
Hmm, I dunno if " he slept in a haystack" is necessarily going to be what people get from the scene if a Darkfriend shows up and they have a near escape from her.

Frankly, the humble life of the TR folk should be conveyed early on, then left at that. I don't think his humble origins are hard for people to forget. But they do need to see how there are already seeds of distrust here, between Rand and Moiraine and between Rand and Egwene. Moiraine's sacrifice made Rand change his mind about her, and that allowed her to step in and prevent the disastrous consequences of Rand and Egwene going it alone, and the roots of that were in Rand's fear of Aes Sedai, and in his disappointment in how enthusiastic Egwene was to join them.

I think it's important to show more than one DF in that episode too. Them seeing 3 (though only 2 attack) ups the tension a bit. Yeah, they're escaped from easily enough, but that's not really the point. The point is that, no matter where Rand goes, he's not going to be safe...pretty much ever, for the rest of his life (as far as he knows, at least).
But that's the very definition of rushed. Three separate Darkfriends in one episode may tick the box of "show how many there are hounding Rand and Mat", but it won't add up to making the viewer feel that sense of dread that makes them question if Bunt and Gill are Darkfriends too. Instead, all we'll get is that Rand and Mat always escape from Darkfriends.

You want to show unsafe things are for Rand? Then spread out the DF stuff over more episodes. Heck, this is something that keeps coming up again and again, especially in the early books. Book 3 is filled with Rand and Egwene being totally unsure they can trust anybody. I feel a single effective DF story in the first season is worth a lot more than showing three separate ones. Doing that almost reduces the script to a cliff notes version of the book, and that's very ineffective on screen.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Season 1, Episode 9

“Against the Shadow”

See, I feel the pacing is way off. They enter the Blight in the beginning, and problem solved 55 minutes later? It is way better that they enter the Blight, and viewers get to experience the craziness of it in the previous episode. Then you get time for viewers to anticipate the next episode, and the crazy stuff that will happen.

Frankly, I'd have them reach the Green Man in the penultimate episode (the one before the final showdown, whenever you place it). Then the final chapter is dedicated to alternating between events at the Eye and Tarwin's Gap.

And it also makes sense to introduce Fal Dara, Agelmar, and especially Ingtar earlier. This way, the viewer is more invested in them and their survival, and when the gang arrives to Fal Dara, it isn't yet another new city no one's heard of.

It is probably best if in the very first episode, you have a little of the original Emond's Field stuff you have, mixed in with an intro to Fal Dara, and have a private, cryptic conversation between Lan and Moiraine about finally reaching their goal. Then intermittently, you can show more of the events at Fal Dara. The increasing raids have meant more scouts, and now the scouts are reporting a massive push out of the Blight. Agelmar and Ingtar are despondent, and sure the city will be lost (and this will be important later to show how despair leads Ingtar to become a DF). Then Moiraine arrives, and Agelmar is very hopeful, only to have his hopes dashed, and his fears enhanced, when Moiraine says that her battle is at the Blight.

Hugh the Hand
03-05-2015, 05:18 PM
It would cut into timing a bit, 2-3 min per episode

but how about something in each intro that is part of the world backstory that in someway relates to the current episode, as in

Andor is a major country and is always ruled by a queen. then show a bit about it

or in the later episodes, the forsaken were the most power bad guys till LT trapped them
bound for 3000 years, then show them waking up

rand
03-05-2015, 05:36 PM
@fionwe
I think you're overestimating how long it takes to show a scene, or convey a character's thoughts, etc. You can do a lot on screen with very little time. If you devoted an entire episode to the battle at Tarwin's Gap (a couple paragraphs from the book) and Rand's battle with the Forsaken, it would be way too long and slog down. The audience would just get bored, because the characters would pretty have to be forced to draw out conversations or draw out fight scenes. In short, I don't think there's enough material in the book to support having an entire episode devoted to just those couple of scenes.

I like the idea of showing Fal Dara in earlier episodes, though. I wouldn't necessarily introduce them in episode 1, but giving them two or three minutes in each of the previous 2 episodes (prior to their arrival at Fal Dara) would be a cool idea. I'll see if I can revise some of it at some point.

Re. your other post, I don't think the characters need to spend an entire episode in Shadar Logoth or the Ways to get the point across. Like the scene at the Eye, there's just not enough there to support an hour on screen. They aren't actually in Shadar Logoth or the Ways all that long.

About the 3 DFs in one episode...I still think it's needed. You say you can spread them out, but you already have some kind of danger for Rand in almost every episode. The 3 DFs in quick succession have more impact, I think, considering Rand is on the run and essentially alone (Mat's not a whole lot of help at this point). It's fine for him to get attacked by Trollocs and Fades before and after this, becasue Moiraine and Lan will be there to save the day. But here he has to fend for himself, and discovers that no matter which village in any part of the world he goes to, someone will be waiting to kill him. That's not something you can do with just a single, drawn-out DF encounter, I don't think. If all they had to do to get to Caemlyn was blow up a single innkeeper, the danger would be lessened a lot.


@Hugh
Interesting idea. I was thinking of having a portion of the Prophecies appear before each episode as well, but wasn't sure they're be enough excerpts to fill 80 episodes. Cutting 5 minutes for intro stuff isn't set in stone, as I have no idea how much time would actually be needed for credits and stuff, but I figured it was a long enough time to allow for 1-2 extra minutes to be snuck in each episode as needed.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 05:38 PM
It would cut into timing a bit, 2-3 min per episode

but how about something in each intro that is part of the world backstory that in someway relates to the current episode, as in

Andor is a major country and is always ruled by a queen. then show a bit about it

or in the later episodes, the forsaken were the most power bad guys till LT trapped them
bound for 3000 years, then show them waking up
That would be horrible. As a rule, something meant to be entertainment shouldn't resemble a lesson. You want these things to come out organically. They're facts about the world, and only matter so far as they affect the character. Viewers would get thrown off if they're fed this kind of info, which then they'll have to remember to understand the story.

rand
03-05-2015, 05:41 PM
Season 1, Episode 10

“The Flame of Tar Valon”

-Rand wakes up in forest, takes a moment to collect himself (1:30)
-he finds his way back to his friends (1:00)
-convo. w/ Moiraine, Nynaeve, Egwene, discovers he can channel (3:30)
-others reappear w/ Horn, banner, Seal (3:30)
-Loial’s tree song before they leave (1:30)
-montage of their journey back to Fal Dara (1:30)
-Ingtar talks of victory, city in celebration (2:30)
-convo w/ Agelmar, they give him the Horn (3:00)
-Rand convo w/ Egwene, “not ever home” (2:30)
-(next day) Rand wanders keep by himself in thought, lonely (2:30)
-he meets Lan in top of a tower, they spar, Bubble of Evil (3:30)
-they see the Amyrlin arrive (2:00)
-Rand goes to find Mat, Perrin, Loial, but feels awkward and distant w/ them, fights (3:00)
-Rand witnesses the Amyrlin’s arrival in the courtyard (3:00)
-he tries to leave the keep, but Masema + Ingtar won’t let him out the door (2:30)
-Agelmar convo w/ Siuan + Leane in his study, talks of the Horn’s temptation (2:30)
-Rand roams through halls, finds Egwene, she’ll take him to Fain (2:00)
-Moiraine meets w/ Siuan, they kick out Leane (2:00)
-Rand and Egwene in the dungeon w/ Fain (3:00)
-Moiraine and Siuan talk in private (3:30)
-Trolloc attack, fighting in the hallways, Ingtar rescues Rand from Fade, Rand finds Mat + Egwene in the dungeon, Fain is gone w/ Mat’s dagger (5:00)
-Ingtar reveals the Horn has been stolen (1:30)
-Lan convo w/ Rand, should have run away? (2:00)
-(next day) Lan arrives at Rand’s room, takes him to Amyrlin, gives instructions (3:30)
-Rand meets w/ Siuan and Moiraine, DR reveal (3:00)


Notes:
-This is a special 70 minute finale (65 minutes of actual content).
-To explain Siuan’s arrival almost immediately after they get back from the Eye, you could just have Moiraine say something like, “Gee, it’s a good thing you got my letter to come here that I sent from Baerlon.” Or something, preferably better than that. I don't think it would be good to have "Two Months Later" appear on the screen halfway through the episode, though.
-I cut Liandrin, Verin, Anaiya, etc. from this episode as it would be a bit much to introduce too many new characters in the finale. They’ll be in the first episode of season 2.

Kimon
03-05-2015, 05:42 PM
It would cut into timing a bit, 2-3 min per episode

but how about something in each intro that is part of the world backstory that in someway relates to the current episode, as in

Andor is a major country and is always ruled by a queen. then show a bit about it

or in the later episodes, the forsaken were the most power bad guys till LT trapped them
bound for 3000 years, then show them waking up

If live action, the obvious constraint would be cost, both in terms of hiring numerous more actors who otherwise wouldn't be seen again for quite some time and building more, essentially superfluous, yet expensive sets. Mind you, it doesn't seem much like Rand is taking cost much into consideration either, but if this actually happened, you can be quite sure that it would need to be.

Now if it were animated, none of this would be a concern, as even the voice actors could just be doubled, or tripled up with roles, making extraneous inclusions no problem. Animated really seems like the better idea but for one massive problem. Selling the idea of a live action WoT would be difficult enough, an animated version? Yeah, don't think cartoon network has the budget, and can't imagine anyone else (except me, and I clearly don't have that kind of money) being interested. Was WoT at all popular in Japan?

rand
03-05-2015, 05:56 PM
My thought on sets was that you could probably get away with reusing a lot of them. A pretty big chunk of WoT takes place outside (which costs money too, I know...). But a lot of it takes place in common rooms of inns, somebody's bedroom or study, or in a hallway in some palace. You could build one generic set for each of these, and then just buy a crap load of props so you can redesign the set depending on which palace (or whatever) you're in. Like for a hallway scene, they just need to build a hallway with an intersection, some windows*, maybe a balcony, and they're done. They just put in different props and decorations depending on whether they're in the Sun Palace or the Stone or the WT.

*they could have interchangeable wall panels or something too, so the windows and doors wouldn't look the same in every single palace.


Probably a dumb idea, but I figured it's a cheap solution to about 70% of the shots you'd need for the entire series.

rand
03-05-2015, 07:24 PM
Season 2, Episode 1

“Dark Prophecy”

-DF social (3:00)
-montage of Fal Dara still in celebration (1:00)
-continuation of Rand’s convo w/ Moiraine + Siuan (3:00)
-Moiraine + Siuan convo after Rand leaves (2:00)
-Perrin tries to visit Mat, brief encounter w/ Leane (2:30)
-Verin interprets dark prophecy, figures out Moiraine + Siuan’s scheme, joins their group (5:30)
-Bornhald in Tarabon, first mention of Seanchan (3:00)
-Agelmar announces Ingtar to lead hunt for the Horn after Fain + Trollocs (1:00)
-Moiraine visited by Liandrin, Anaiya, and Alanna, hears news; hints that Liandrin = BA (4:00)
-Rand goes to check on Mat, fight between him and Mat, Perrin, Loial (2:30)
-Rand meets Verin after, brief convo (2:00)
-Nynaeve + Lan talk, Mashiara (2:30)
-Nynaeve + Moiraine talk briefly afterward (2:00)
-in hallway, Agelmar warns Rand of the Horn’s tempting power (1:30)
-in their room, Egwene + Nynaeve talk about growing up (3:00)
-Liandrin private convo w/ Alviarin while walking thru halls (2:00)
-Rand meets Egwene in hall, farewell (2:30)
-montage of courtyard, everyone gathered to leave (1:00)
-Rand gets “sheathe the sword lesson” from Lan (2:00)
-Siuan addresses Ingtar + hunters (1:30)
-assassination attempt, confusion, Agelmar convo. w/ Siuan (3:00)
-Ingtar + hunters leave, meet up w/ Hurin (2:30)
-Amyrlin’s group leaves (2:00)


Notes:
-I cut out Bors/Jacchim Carridin, so the DF social won’t be through anyone’s eyes specifically. I originally kept him in, but honestly, he does so little that he isn’t really needed.
-I added Alanna to Moiraine’s scene with Aniaya and Liandrin to show her a bit so we know her more once she bonds Rand (I know we’ll see her in the TRs too). Mazrim Taim would probably first be mentioned in this scene. It would also cast some suspicion on Liandrin, or at least make it known that she isn’t one of the good guys.
-I also added a quick scene of Liandrin and Alviarin talking. I’m not necessarily sure what they should be talking about, but I think it would be a neat, quick little intro to them.
-I also added the scene of Rand meeting Verin, since she wasn’t there when he found out he was the DR.
-I don’t remember if there’s a scene where Agelmar officially announces the hunt setting out, but I added a short one. I figure it would just be him on a balcony announcing it to people in the courtyard below.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 07:31 PM
The internal sets won't be issues as much as the external stuff. If they want to stick to WoT architecture at all, that means CGI, since I can't think of many WoT buildings that can be created by strategically shooting real buildings. And you need some of this to make sure people have a sense of where the characters are.

I think in 10 years time, CGI will get good enough and cheap enough to manage WoT. Right now? The budgets would be ridiculous. Or you would have to scale back on the scope of Randland.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 07:36 PM
The Verin thing is a little problematic, no? She needs to be there for the meeting between Rand and Siuan, I think. Or Rand has very little reason to trust her even to the extent he does. And she has quite a starring role in tGH, and is pretty much one of the most major Aes Sedai we meet after Siuan, Moiraine and Cadsuane. So some more time with her won't be amiss. She'll be a total gift on screen, too. Between the three of them, Siuan, Moiraine and Verin are so distinct, and there's so many undercurrents at play here,

rand
03-05-2015, 07:50 PM
Season 2, Episode 2

“The Great Hunt”

-Bayle Domon in Illian scene (4:00)
-montage of Ingtar + co. travel thru wilderness (1:30)
-Ingtar, Hurin, Uno study tracks (2:00)
-Hurin guesses at conflict among DFs they’re tracking (2:00)
-Masema “serves” Rand supper (1:30)
-Ingtar explains Masema’s hate of Aiel to Rand + Loial (2:00)
-Rand + Loial convo about running (1:00)
-village at Erinin, Rand sees Lanfear briefly (3:00)
-river crossing, they discover skinned DFs (3:00)
-Ingtar mentions Hawkwing’s monument to Rand + Loial (1:30)
-Harad Dakar, brief history lesson w/ Loial (2:30)
-they enter village with repeating room (3:30)
-discover Fade crucified to door (2:30)
-Amyrlin’s party travel montage (1:00)
-Egwene + Nynaeve talk about Rand (2:30)
-Egwene overhears Nynaeve and Lan argue at night (1:30)
-montage of different AS training (Anaiya, Alanna, Liandrin, Alviarin) (2:00)
-Verin’s lesson to Egwene and Nynaeve (3:30)
-Egwene dreams of Rand (1:00)
-arrival at Medo, montage (:30)
-convo w/ Anaiya re. Dreaming; learns Moiraine, Liandrin, Verin all left (2:30)
-Ingtar + hunters set up camp at night (1:00)
-Ingtar tells Rand he’s his second in command, gives Rand bundle (2:30)
-Rand opens banner, convo w/ Mat + Perrin; he can channel, false dragon? (4:00)
-Rand, Loial, Hurin convo near ruined Portal Stone (2:00)
-Rand wakes up in bizarre mirror world (1:00)


Notes:
-I have Rand seeing Lanfear/Selene in the village by the river instead of Uno. Just think it makes more sense that way. It will also give Mat and Perrin more ammunition to use to make fun of Rand with.
-I devoted two minutes to a montage of Anaiya, Alanna, Liandrin, and Alviarin teaching Egwene and Nynaeve (I think I cut Carlinya—oh well). Maybe it would be better to have one of them be a yellow (or just make Anaiya yellow) to give Nynaeve someone to talk to about that. Either way, I just thought this would be a good place to both see Egwene and Nynaeve learning and to learn a little bit about each AS (they’d get about 30 seconds each, so it wouldn’t be much, just a quick montage type thing).

rand
03-05-2015, 07:52 PM
The Verin thing is a little problematic, no? She needs to be there for the meeting between Rand and Siuan, I think. Or Rand has very little reason to trust her even to the extent he does. And she has quite a starring role in tGH, and is pretty much one of the most major Aes Sedai we meet after Siuan, Moiraine and Cadsuane. So some more time with her won't be amiss. She'll be a total gift on screen, too. Between the three of them, Siuan, Moiraine and Verin are so distinct, and there's so many undercurrents at play here,
He still talks to her for a bit in Episode 1. He'll see a lot more of her in Cairhien and the events after that, so it's probably not a huge deal that they don't interact a whole not now.

Kimon
03-05-2015, 07:57 PM
Notes:
-I cut out Bors/Jacchim Carridin, so the DF social won’t be through anyone’s eyes specifically. I originally kept him in, but honestly, he does so little that he isn’t really needed.


Cutting Bors isn't much of a big deal, but you could still have it center on a mostly concealed character. You have it through the eyes of a woman with the serpent ring revealed, and maybe a bit of hair. Just pick. Liandrin, Verin, or Alviarin - there are only two of them present, one's Liandrin, I don't think it was ever confirmed who the other was. All are at Fal Dara too, you just don't make it explicit. Or Ingtar. If Ingtar, you maybe even reveal his face at the end of the scene.

Edit:
Or, you make Bors more important. You could combine the Bornhalds and Valda with Bors. That way you have him at Baerlon, then arresting Perrin and Egwene, at Falme, harrying the Two Rivers, assassinating Pedron Niall, raping Morgase, and finally getting killed not on Moridin's orders, but by Galad.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 08:19 PM
Wasn't the other Aes Sedai Verin? I thought her planning and actions all through tGH was basically contingent on what she gleaned of Ishamael's plans.

rand
03-05-2015, 08:24 PM
That's a good point about Bors. I don't think it would work to have him see everyone at Baerlon then arrest Perrin out in the middle of nowhere a little later on, though. I'll see if I can make something like that work, as there's about 5 or 6 major-ish WCs that would probably just confuse the audience if they were all included. I kinda think cutting Bors, who basically just keeps popping up all over the place, is the easiest solution, though. Valda, the 2 Bornhalds, and Byar should be easy enough to keep track of.

I was thinking of having the DF social basically show everyone present in a way that sort of tells the audience "you should know who this is." I wouldn't reveal too many people though. Maybe Alviarin or something.

rand
03-05-2015, 08:27 PM
Season 2, Episode 3

“From Stone to Stone”

-Ingtar rages about missing Rand, Loial, Hurin (1:30)
-Perrin + Mat convo about Rand (2:30)
-Perrin talks w/ wolves, learns Rand = Shadowkiller (2:30)
-Perrin tells Ingtar he can follow the trail (2:00)
-Verin’s arrival (2:30)
-Rand + co. survey surroundings, Loial talks about Portal Stones, Rand tries to use Stone (3:30)
-Rand takes charge, montage of their travels (1:30)
-Loial sings a staff, talks about the hatred from the world they’re in, talks of Elder Haman (2:30)
-Rand convo w/ Hurin, comforts him, following the trail (2:00)
-camp at night, Rand practices w/ sword (2:00)
-Rand’s waking dream (?) of Ba’alzamon in their camp, 1st heron brand (3:30)
-Egwene + Nynaeve convo on boat re. Egwene’s dreams + Rand (2:00)
-montage of travel by boat (:30)
-Siuan’s lesson to Egwene + Nynaeve (3:30)
-Egwene + Nynaeve brief convo after lesson (1:30)
-arrival at Tar Valon, montage of city (1:30)
-meeting w/ Sheriam (2:30)
-Rand examines his branded hand, they leave camp (1:30)
-discovery of Trolloc victory tower (2:00)
-Rand’s “rescue” of Selene from grolm (2:30)
-Rand + co. intro to Selene (2:00)
-travel/convo w/ Selene (3:00)
-hear lots more grolm, decide to run for Kinslayer’s Dagger (1:30)
-find Portal Stone, Rand returns them to real world (3:30)
-Fain monologue about killing Fade, meeting Rand on Toman Head, etc. (1:30)

rand
03-05-2015, 10:46 PM
Season 2, Episode 4

“The Price of the Ring”

-Moiraine + Lan in Cadsuane’s house (6:00)
***
-montage of TV (:30)
-Egwene follows an Accepted thru WT halls (1:00)
-Egwene meets Elayne (3:30)
-Egwene + Elayne walk, see Logain (1:30)
-outside, they meet Min, Gawyn, and Galad (3:00)
-Elaida arrives, everyone runs away (2:00)
***
-Rand + Selene talk of the Horn (2:00)
-Rand + Loial steal the Horn and dagger back (3:30)
-back at their camp, Selene talks of glory, etc., they set out again (3:00)
***
-Fain is furious (1:00)
***
-Rand + co. arrive at excavation of Choedan Kal statue (1:00)
-Rand feels saidin thru the statue, Selene gets worried (3:00)
-at Nine Rings inn common room scene, Rand + co. plan next move (to Cairhien) (3:00)
-Rand, Loial, Hurin talk of Game of Houses in Rand’s room (2:00)
-(next morning) Selene is gone, Rand finds her note (1:30)
***
-Sheriam explains testing to Nynaeve (3:00)
-1st test, Aginor chases Nynaeve thru a maze (2:30)
-1st time back out (2:00)
-2nd test, back in Emond’s Field (3:00)
-2nd time back out (1:30)
-3rd test, with Lan in Malkier (3:30)
-final time out, receives ring (2:00)




Notes:
-The title for this episode is actually from Egwene’s Accepted test in tDR, but I like the title of that one better than “The Testing.”
-I cut Vandene and Adeleas from the story completely and decided this would be a decent time to introduce Cadsuane. She won’t be back for a while after this, but it could show her early interest in Rand.
-I started separating PoVs with asterisks so it’s easier to follow.

fionwe1987
03-05-2015, 10:58 PM
Season 2, Episode 4

“The Price of the Ring”

Isn't it way better to show Nynaeve's test in parts? You want to build it up. Explanation from Sheriam, and Nynaeve entering the first arch should be followed by some other scene. Then you have the first test. Then something else. Then the second test, and so on. That's the only way to up the dramatic tension. Won't work at all in one go.

rand
03-05-2015, 11:28 PM
It worked for RJ... I get what you mean though. It might make the episode feel a bit messy to the audience, I don't know. I'll redo it and see how it looks.


Season 2, Episode 4

“The Price of the Ring”

-Moiraine + Lan in Cadsuane’s house (6:00)
***
-Sheriam explains testing to Nynaeve (3:00)
***
-montage of TV (:30)
-Egwene follows an Accepted thru WT halls (1:00)
-Egwene meets Elayne (3:30)
-Egwene + Elayne walk, see Logain (1:30)
-outside, they meet Min, Gawyn, and Galad (3:00)
-Elaida arrives, everyone runs away (2:00)
***
-1st test, Aginor chases Nynaeve thru a maze (2:30)
-1st time back out (2:00)
***
-Rand + Selene talk of the Horn (2:00)
-Rand + Loial steal the Horn and dagger back (3:30)
-back at their camp, Selene talks of glory, etc., they set out again (3:00)
***
-Fain is furious (1:00)
***
-2nd test, back in Emond’s Field (3:00)
-2nd time back out (1:30)
***
-Rand + co. arrive at excavation of Choedan Kal statue (1:00)
-Rand feels saidin thru the statue, Selene gets worried (3:00)
-at Nine Rings inn common room scene, Rand + co. plan next move (to Cairhien) (3:00)
-Rand, Loial, Hurin talk of Game of Houses in Rand’s room (2:00)
-(next morning) Selene is gone, Rand finds her note (1:30)
***
-3rd test, with Lan in Malkier (3:30)
-final time out, receives ring (2:00)



Yeah, I kinda like that actually. Thanks for the suggestion. I'd thought of doing something like this, but figured it would be too messy, like I mentioned above. Looks like it would work, though.

rand
03-05-2015, 11:30 PM
Season 2, Episode 5

“Cairhien”

-Bornhald learns more of the Seanchan (3:00)
***
-Domon battles Seanchan ship, captured (2:00)
-Egeanin boards Domon’s ship (2:30)
-arrival at Falme montage (:30)
-Domon follows Egeanin thru town (2:00)
-Domon’s meeting w/ Turak (3:00)
***
-Rand and co. arrive at Cairhien, montage of city + their walk to an inn (2:00)
-convo in room, Rand burns his first invitations (3:00)
-Rand wanders around the Foregate alone (1:00)
-he sees Thom, waits until he’s done reciting to talk to him, set up meeting at inn (2:30)
***
-Moiraine + Lan at Cadsuane’s house, Draghkar attack, they leave in a hurry (3:00)
***
-Rand + Loial meet Dena at Thom’s inn (1:30)
-Rand, Loial, Thom convo. (2:00)
-Rand + Thom convo after Loial leaves (4:00)
-Thom + Zera talk briefly afterward (1:30)
***
-Ingtar + hunters in Kinslayer’s Dagger montage (1:00)
-Perrin, Verin, Ingtar convo re. Rand, their plan (2:30)
-Uno sees an Aiel (1:00)
-they talk w/ Urien (3:00)
-Mat + Perrin convo afterward (2:00)
***
-Rand + Loial leave Thom’s inn (:30)
-convo as they walk thru emptying Foregate (1:30)
-Trollocs attack, they race thru streets, meet Selene again (2:30)
-they race to the Illuminator’s chapter house, Selene gets them in (1:30)
-they set off some fireworks to kill Trollocs, Aludra argues with Illuminators (3:00)
-they climb wall, discover Selene is gone again (1:30)
-back at inn, Rand finds letter from Selene (1:30)


Notes:
-The Domon/Bornhald stuff at the beginning takes up a lot of space, but I think it’s a good way to learn more about the Seanchan.

rand
03-06-2015, 12:01 AM
Season 2, Episode 6

“Dangerous Words” or “Daes Dae’mar”

-montage of Cairhien (:30)
-Rand in room w/ Loial + Hurin, gets invitations from King + Lord Barthanes (3:00)
-Rand + Loial convo on way to guardhouse (1:30)
-they ask about Ingtar; no one’s seen him (1:00)
-race back to burning inn (1:00)
-Rand rescues Hurin from the fire (2:30)
-Ingtar + co. arrive, reunion in the street, Horn + dagger stolen again (3:30)
-at new inn, Rand studies Selene’s letters in his room (1:00)
-Rand, Verin, Ingtar, etc. plan in private dining room (3:00)
-Rand convo w/ Verin, won't be used (1:30)
***
-montage of the WT interior (:30)
-scene of Egwene + Elayne in a novice class (3:00)
-Nynaeve takes a private lesson w/ a yellow sister (3:00)
-Min watches Gawyn + Galad practice w/ Warders (1:30)
-Siuan + Leane convo in Siuan’s study (2:30)
-Elaida + Liandrin convo, early hints to Elaida wanting to take over (2:00)
***
-Rand + co. arrive at Barthanes’ manor (2:30)
-montage of the party inside (1:00)
-Ingtar brief convo w/ Barthanes (1:30)
-Rand convo w/ Cairhienin noblewomen (1:30)
-Thom saves Rand from convo, talks with Thom briefly (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ Barthanes (3:00)
-Hurin tells Rand Mat found the dagger (:30)
-Verin brief convo w/ Thom (1:30)
-Rand, Loial, Mat + Hurin discover, open, close Waygate (4:00)
-Barthanes gives Rand Fain’s message (3:00)
-back at inn, Verin + co. make plans for Tsofu + Toman’s Head (3:30)


Notes:
-Not really sure what the title should be for this one.
-Pretty much all the scenes at the WT are made up. It adds extra time, but we don’t get to see much of the actual classes in the books. The actual next chapter for the girls skips ahead several months to when they travel to Falme.
-Not really sure what the conversation between Siuan and Leane should be about, since Leane doesn’t know about Rand. Just something I thought would be interesting to see.
-The convo between Elaida and Liandrin should have Liandrin hinting that Siuan is secretly dealing with the DR—in not so many words, of course.
-I’m not really sure what Ingtar would have to say to Barthanes in private, but it seemed like a cool, short scene to have.
-Not sure what Verin would have to say to Thom, either…
-I kind of like this episode ‘cause of all the conversations I could add in that weren’t necessarily in the book. That’s easy enough to do in a slower episode like this, but will become a luxury in later seasons once there’s a lot more going on.

fionwe1987
03-06-2015, 12:14 AM
Yeah, I kinda like that actually. Thanks for the suggestion. I'd thought of doing something like this, but figured it would be too messy, like I mentioned above. Looks like it would work, though.
Definitely works better. RJ could afford to do it because it was a book. A TV show shouldn't focus on one arc for too long.


-Not really sure what the conversation between Siuan and Leane should be about, since Leane doesn’t know about Rand. Just something I thought would be interesting to see.


Best would be a little discussion about the Wondergirls, and Taim can get into the mix. Maybe Leanne says something about False Dragons popping up so often, and worrying that the Tower is declining, and Siuan wondering what it means that they now have three of the strongest women the Tower has seen in a thousand years.

rand
03-06-2015, 12:31 AM
Season 2, Episode 7

“Damane”

-montage of Falme (:30)
-Fain in Falme, meets w/ Turak (3:00)
***
-Thom finds Dena dead, learns of Barthanes’ death, kills assassins, tells innkeeper he’s going after King Galldrian (3:30)
***
-montage of TV (:30)
-convo on WT grounds w/ Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, Min, Gawyn, Galad (3:00)
-Liandrin + Alviarin brief convo, time to execute plan (1:00)
-Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, Min convo in Egwene’s room (1:30)
-Liandrin arrives, tells them Rand’s in trouble, need to help him (3:00)
***
-montage of Rand + co. traveling to Tsofu (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Mat + Perrin (2:30)
-enter Tsofu, channelers feel effects (1:30)
-arrival at the Ogier village, Loial meet Erith, talk w/ some Ogier, montage (2:30)
-confrontation w/ Maidens, reminder of the pact (2:00)
-head Ogier takes Verin to Elders, others sent to waiting house (1:30)
-Rand, Mat, Perrin convo re. Urien’s Prophecy (2:00)
-Rand + Loial convo re. Erith, marriage, Loial’s mother (2:00)
-Rand + co. summoned to see Elders (1:00)
***
-brief scene of Moiraine + Lan traveling (2:30)
***
-introductions w/ Elders (1:00)
-Elders recount story of Jain Farstrider (2:00)
-Elders warn everyone against using the Ways (2:00)
-they go to Waygate, but BW is waiting for Rand again (2:30)
***
-4 girls travel to Ogier Grove montage (1:30)
-Liandrin opens the Waygate (1:30)
-journey thru the Ways (3:30)
-meeting w/ the Seanchan, Nynaeve + Elayne flee (3:30)
-Egwene + Min taken away by Seanchan, Egwene collared (3:30)


Notes:
-There’s some more made up scenes of the WT here. Just cause I don’t feel like there’s enough going on there in the books. TV audiences will want to see TV…if that makes sense…
-The scene with Moiraine and Lan is there so people don’t forget about them.
-When the Elders tell the story of Jain Farstrider, they should mention that they think it was him. Casual viewers probably won't remember this anyway by the time Noal appears.
-This journey through the Ways is brief and mostly montage type stuff. We’ve already seen them once, no need to spend too much time in the Ways again.

rand
03-06-2015, 02:01 PM
Season 2, Episode 8

“Five Will Ride Forth”

-Rand + co. arrive at Portal Stone, farewell to Ogier; Loial farewell to Erith (2:00)
-Verin instructs Rand on PS (2:00)
-various PS visions Rand has (4:00)
-arrival at Toman Head (3:00)
***
-montage of Falme (:30)
-Nynaeve + Elayne walk around Falme, search for Egwene (3:00)
-Egwene shown blowing up rocks w/ Renna (2:00)
-Turak + Suroth convo, mention Empress and Tuon (2:30)
***
-Rand + co. march across Toman Head montage (:30)
-Rand, Verin, Ingtar convo re. what they’ve learned about Seanchan (2:00)
-arrival at abandoned village, Hurin throws up at violence (1:30)
-discussion in common room of Seanchan, Fain, their plans (3:30)
-Rand’s Ba’alzamon dream upstairs (3:00)
***
-Min visits Egwene in the damane stable (4:00)
-Min leaves, meets up w/ Nynaeve + Elayne (2:00)
-the 3 visit Bayle Domon at an inn (3:00)
***
-Perrin, Mat, Hurin pick up Fain’s scent in a village, see WCs (2:30)
-Perrin talks w/ wolves briefly (1:00)
-Perrin convo w/ Mat re. Rand, their situation (2:00)
***
-Bornhald + Byar convo, talk of fighting Seanchan, Byar will wait out next battle (3:00)
***
-Bayle convo w/ Egeanin on his ship (2:30)
***
-Rand + Ingtar convo re. swords, effectiveness of Heron stance (2:00)
-Verin makes plans for the 5 to enter Falme (3:30)
***


Notes:
-Seta + Bethamin are cut/combined with Renna.
-The conversation with Turak and Suroth is made up. I think it’s a good way to learn a little more of Seanchan culture, etc.
-The conversation with Bayle and Egeanin is made up too. Just something to help them build their relationship.



One random thing I just thought of that doesn't have to do with this episode is that the Forsaken should all be mentioned at some point. If it's at the DF social, then maybe we even see hologram type images of them. But I think it's important that a TV audience has at least a vague idea who they all are before they start popping up. Aside from a few offhand references and the glossary, most of the Forsaken in the books just kind of appear as their introduction.

Davian93
03-07-2015, 02:07 PM
Isn't it way better to show Nynaeve's test in parts? You want to build it up. Explanation from Sheriam, and Nynaeve entering the first arch should be followed by some other scene. Then you have the first test. Then something else. Then the second test, and so on. That's the only way to up the dramatic tension. Won't work at all in one go.

He makes some good points here.

Daekyras
03-07-2015, 03:13 PM
Hey rand,

Just want to say how much of a success this is. The proof is in how little arguing there is and the fact that most of the comments are concerning minor things.

Great stuff man.

daek

rand
03-09-2015, 12:45 AM
Thanks, Daek. I appreciate it. The episodes got a lot harder to make after the first 2 or 3 seasons, so I'd be interested to hear what you guys think of those.

I'll start posting more episodes on Monday afternoon. I work about 22 hours over the weekend so I don't have much time to post then, but I have the next three days off so I'm hoping to get a good chunk of it posted by Thursday.

DahLliA
03-09-2015, 08:37 AM
Just wanted to say: this is awesome :D

Good work and keep them coming :)

rand
03-09-2015, 05:50 PM
Thanks :)

rand
03-09-2015, 06:22 PM
Season 2, Episode 9

“The Grave is No Bar to My Call”

-montage of Falme in the morning (:30)
-Elayne, Nynaeve, and Min capture Renna (3:30)
***
-Hurin leads Rand + co. to Turak’s manor (2:30)
-they break into the house, Rand briefly sees Egwene (2:30)
-they find the Horn + dagger (1:30)
***
-Elayne, Nynaeve + Min w/ Renna race thru streets to damane quarters (1:30)
-they rescue Egwene, leave Renna tied up + wearing a’dam (4:30)
***
-fight scene in the Horn room, Mat uses Fain’s dagger, Rand kills Turak (5:00)
-convo about Rand seeing Egwene, they leave the house (2:00)
***
-Egwene + co. battle Seanchan, damane in the streets (2:30)
-montage of chaos erupting in Falme (1:30)
***
-Bayle Domon + crew decide to leave (1:30)
***
-Egeanin discovers Renna wearing the a’dam, they leave the room together (1:30)
***
-Rand + co. fight into alley thru chaotic streets (2:00)
-Ingtar convo w/ Rand, DF confession, he sacrifices himself (3:30)
***
-Bornhald + WCs arrive outside Falme, reminder for Byar to take no part (1:00)
***
-Egwene + co. fight their way thru the streets (2:30)
***
-Rand + co. leave city, trapped between WCs and Seanchan (2:00)
***
-Bornhald orders WCs to charge Seanchan army (:30)
***
-Mat blows the Horn, fog begins to form (1:30)
***
-Bornhald + WCs ride blindly into fog (:30)
***
-Heroes appear before Rand + co., they talk, charge into Falme behind Dragon banner (4:30)
-montage of the battle, Seanchan vs WCs, Heroes kill Seanchan in Falme, etc. (2:30)
***
-Byar sees carnage and rides away (:30)
***
-Fain also watches, rages about stolen dagger, runs away muttering about destroying Emond’s Field (1:30)
***
-more montage of the battle raging on (2:00)
-Rand battles Ba’alzamon in the sky (5:00)
-“first claiming” scene, Selene = Lanfear reveal (3:30)


Notes:
-This is a special 68 minute episode. I'm going to try to have one extended episode per season.
-The battle in the sky should be seen from multiple viewpoints. Mainly from close by the action, but we should also see the view from the city below.
-I figured Egeanin disocvering Renna would be an interesting scene. In the book I think it’s Bethamin that finds her, and it happens off-screen.
-I wanted to include Fain as well, since in the book we never get any real resolution about him until the prologue of tDR. We never find out how/when/why he left Falme, as far as I remember.

rand
03-09-2015, 06:54 PM
Season 2, Episode 10

“The Dragon Reborn”

-montage of Falme in flames, Seanchan ships fleeing to sea (1:00)
-montage of people in Falme talking about Rand, whispering of DR, selling paintings of him (1:00)
***
-Rand wakes, convo w/ Min, finds out Verin + girls, Mat left for TV (2:30)
-Rand talks w/ Moiraine, she shows the Seals (4:30)
-Perrin, Loial, Shienarans all say they’ll join Rand (2:30)
***
-Verin + co. traveling to TV, Mat still healthy at this point (4:00)
***
-montage of journey across Almoth Plain, Mts. of Mist; pass Dragonsworn camps (2:00)
-Moiraine sets up a base camp in the mountains (1:30)
***
-Siuan meeting w/ several AS (Leanne, Elaida, Alviarin, Anaiya, Myrelle, etc.) in her study to talk about Liandrin’s attack in the WT (2:30)
-interrupted w/ news of events at Falme (2:30)
***
-montage of various cities; citizens hearing of events on Toman Head (2:00)
***
-montage of Mountains of Mist, carvings on walls shown, etc. (:30)
-Perrin + Shienarans shoot down raven on way back to camp (2:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Min at camp (2:00)
-Loial joins them; he announces his plan to write a book (2:30)
-Perrin follows Rand, convo, earthquake (3:30)
-they return, Perrin brief convo w/ Min (1:30)
-meeting in Moiraine’s house (tent?), they speak of news gathered from the Plain (3:30)
-Perrin in TAR, sees Ba’alzamon, Lanfear, Forsaken meeting in Ways (3:00)
-still in TAR, Perrin sees Callandor for first time; dead Hopper arrives to wake him (2:30)
-Trollocs attack the camp, wolves help fight (4:30)
-after the battle, Moiraine discovers Rand has left (while she goes to check on him) (3:00)


Notes:
-I think the various montages of people in the world learning about the Dragon Reborn would be a cool idea.
-The scene with Verin and everyone returning to the Tower is made up. This is here basically just so they aren’t cut from the last episode of the season. Mat will be healthy (sort of), in contrast to his condition in the opening of season 3.
-The scene with Siuan and the AS is made up too. Just thought it would be an interesting perspective to learn some of this news from. It also gives audiences more time to learn about some of the secondary AS characters as well (Alviarin, Leane, Anaiya, Myrelle, whoever else is there).
-Instead of Moiraine using eyes-and-ears to get news, the implication will be that Perrin and the Shienarans rode back to Almoth Plain to get news for her.
-Ending the season with Rand running away seems like an appropriate place, I guess…

rand
03-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Season 3, Episode 1

“Punishments”

-montage of word/rumors of the DR traveling thru Randland (2:00)
-Rand races thru forests in the mountains at night (:30)
***
-Verin + co. traveling to TV, Mat now unconscious (2:00)
-Egwene + Nynaeve convo re. Egwene’s captivity w/ the Seanchan (2:00)
-first sighting of TV, they approach the bridge (1:30)
-WC confrontation; they meet Dain Bornhald + Eamon Valda (3:30)
-montage of their journey thru TV (:30)
-farewell to Hurin in square before WT (2:00)
-they meet Sheriam, Mat brought away (2:30)
-Egwene, Nynaeve + Elayne are led to their old rooms (1:30)
***
-montage of the camp in the mountains, bustling w/ everyone packing (:30)
-Perrin refuses to let Shienarans skin the wolves (1:30)
-meeting in Moiraine’s house/tent, dreams of Callandor, chasing Rand, Shienarans sent away, Min sent to TV (5:30)
-Min tells Perrin his viewings (Aiel in cage, falcon/hawk, Tinker w/ sword) (3:30)
-Perrin sits and thinks about his connection w/ wolves (1:30)
***
-montage of Siuan’s study (:30)
-Leane announces Verin’s arrival to Siuan (:30)
-Siuan + Verin convo re. Falme (3:30)
***
-montage of Amador/Fortress of Light (:30)
-Pedron Niall talks w/ Byar re. Falme, looks at chalk painting of Rand (3:30)
-Fain comes in, convinces Niall to send Dain to TR (3:00)
***
-Egwene + Elayne convo thru wall of their Novice rooms (2:30)
-led to Siuan’s study, reunion w/ Nynaeve (1:30)
-convo w/ Siuan, gives them punishments, Egwene + Elayne to be raised to Accepted (3:00)
-Siuan dismisses Elayne (1:00)
-Siuan sets Egwene + Nynaeve on BA hunt (3:30)
***
-Be’lal looks at Callandor in TAR, Liandrin appears behind him (1:30)



Notes:
-The 30 second scene with Rand is just a quick glimpse of him running away from Moiraine and everyone else. I think it makes a cool contrast with the opening scene of everyone across the continent proclaiming his glory or whatever, and then you see some scared kid running through the woods.
-Eamon Valda appears in the scene outside TV just so audiences get a little time to know him.
-In case anyone was wondering, I cut Faolain and Theodrin.
-The last scene, with Be’lal and Liandrin, is made up. It’s mostly for dramatic effect after the BA hunt is revealed, but also cause the episode was actually too short and I needed an extra 1:30 of time lol.

Kimon
03-09-2015, 11:11 PM
Season 3, Episode 1

“Punishments”

-montage of word/rumors of the DR traveling thru Randland (2:00)
-Rand races thru forests in the mountains at night (:30)
***
-Verin + co. traveling to TV, Mat now unconscious (2:00)
-Egwene + Nynaeve convo re. Egwene’s captivity w/ the Seanchan (2:00)
-first sighting of TV, they approach the bridge (1:30)
-WC confrontation; they meet Dain Bornhald + Eamon Valda (3:30)
-montage of their journey thru TV (:30)
-farewell to Hurin in square before WT (2:00)
-they meet Sheriam, Mat brought away (2:30)
-Egwene, Nynaeve + Elayne are led to their old rooms (1:30)
***
-montage of the camp in the mountains, bustling w/ everyone packing (:30)
-Perrin refuses to let Shienarans skin the wolves (1:30)
-meeting in Moiraine’s house/tent, dreams of Callandor, chasing Rand, Shienarans sent away, Min sent to TV (5:30)
-Min tells Perrin his viewings (Aiel in cage, falcon/hawk, Tinker w/ sword) (3:30)
-Perrin sits and thinks about his connection w/ wolves (1:30)
***
-montage of Siuan’s study (:30)
-Leane announces Verin’s arrival to Siuan (:30)
-Siuan + Verin convo re. Falme (3:30)
***
-montage of Amador/Fortress of Light (:30)
-Pedron Niall talks w/ Byar re. Falme, looks at chalk painting of Rand (3:30)
-Fain comes in, convinces Niall to send Dain to TR (3:00)
***
-Egwene + Elayne convo thru wall of their Novice rooms (2:30)
-led to Siuan’s study, reunion w/ Nynaeve (1:30)
-convo w/ Siuan, gives them punishments, Egwene + Elayne to be raised to Accepted (3:00)
-Siuan dismisses Elayne (1:00)
-Siuan sets Egwene + Nynaeve on BA hunt (3:30)
***
-Be’lal looks at Callandor in TAR, Liandrin appears behind him (1:30)



Notes:
-The 30 second scene with Rand is just a quick glimpse of him running away from Moiraine and everyone else. I think it makes a cool contrast with the opening scene of everyone across the continent proclaiming his glory or whatever, and then you see some scared kid running through the woods.
-Eamon Valda appears in the scene outside TV just so audiences get a little time to know him.
-In case anyone was wondering, I cut Faolain and Theodrin.
-The last scene, with Be’lal and Liandrin, is made up. It’s mostly for dramatic effect after the BA hunt is revealed, but also cause the episode was actually too short and I needed an extra 1:30 of time lol.

This episode seems like a lot of talking, no action (except Egwene briefly freaking out and attacking the whitecloaks). Wouldn't be as big a deal if say the second or third spisode, but seems kind of glaring for the first in a season. When does Rand kill the DF assassins, and accidentally kill the DF woman? Might make sense to put something like that here.

Kimon
03-09-2015, 11:18 PM
Another thought occurred to me. Are you cutting Masema? If not, shouldn't he play a more significant role in this episode?

rand
03-09-2015, 11:36 PM
Now that you mention it, I did have Perrin talking to Masema. For some reason I just skipped over that while revising this episode. It's 1:30 long, which accounts for the extra time I had to add that random Be'lal scene. So, cut that and add in the Masema scene right before the meeting in Moiraine's house.

FWIW, though, Masema isn't going to have a huge role in this series. Rand will still send Perrin to recruit him, but I had Masema get killed at Malden instead of Aram (same scene basically, just with Masema instead of Aram). But yeah, he should be in this episode. He'd also be hanging around in the previous few as well.

As for the action; yeah, there's not much. I could move Rand's DF attack here, but that would leave Rand with basically nothing to do in between now and getting to Tear. Plus I'd assume that if people had already watched 2 seasons of this show, they wouldn't stop now just because there's not a lot going on in episode 1.

rand
03-09-2015, 11:39 PM
Season 3, Episode 2

“Wolf Dreams”

-montage of Moiraine + co. leaving mountains (1:00)
-Moiraine + Lan talk cryptically about Myrelle (1:30)
-montage of their first camp (:30)
-Moiraine catches a fish (2:00)
***
-montage of TV from outside the city, Dragonmount (:30)
-Dain receives letter to head for TR, Valda congratulates him (2:00)
***
-Perrin + co. arrive in Jarra (1:00)
-Simion explains bizarre weddings, WC behavior (2:30)
-Perrin + Loial ask Simion about Rand (1:30)
-Perrin, Moiraine, Lan convo re. Rand (2:00)
***
- (next day in TV) Egwene + Nynaeve discuss Siuan’s plans while walking thru Novice court (1:00)
-Gray Man attack, Sheriam takes over (4:00)
-Nynaeve kicks Gawyn + Galad out of her room (3:00)
-trio talks briefly of Ajah choice (1:00)
-they fill in Elayne on BA hunt (2:00)
-Elaida arrives to bitch (2:00)
-Sheriam interrupts to lead them to the Healing room (1:30)
-Mat’s Healing (3:30)
***
-Simion asks Perrin to help his brother (interrupts convo w/ Loial) (1:30)
-Perrin + Moiraine look at Noam, Moiraine leaves (1:30)
-Perrin + Simion free Noam (2:30)
-Perrin + Moiraine convo re. wolfbrothers, TAR (2:30)
-Perrin in TAR, sees Lanfear again, meets w/ Hopper (3:00)
***
-Mat wakes up, battle flashbacks, surveys room, eats (2:00)
-Selene enters, convo w/ Mat (2:30)
-Mat searches his wardrobe, plans to leave (1:00)
-Siuan + Leane enter, convo w/ Mat, mention of Siuan’s uncle who died in fire (3:30)
-Mat lost in thought after everyone leaves (:30)
***
-Rand dreams of Callandor (1:00)
-Rand wakes, darkhound attacks; he balefires it (1:00)


Notes:
-The scene with Dain and Valda is made up.
-The stabler in Jarra could be unnamed, but it’s probably best to keep him as Simion just to make the story with his brother more personal.

Kimon
03-09-2015, 11:47 PM
Now that you mention it, I did have Perrin talking to Masema. For some reason I just skipped over that while revising this episode. It's 1:30 long, which accounts for the extra time I had to add that random Be'lal scene. So, cut that and add in the Masema scene right before the meeting in Moiraine's house.

FWIW, though, Masema isn't going to have a huge role in this series. Rand will still send Perrin to recruit him, but I had Masema get killed at Malden instead of Aram (same scene basically, just with Masema instead of Aram). But yeah, he should be in this episode. He'd also be hanging around in the previous few as well.

As for the action; yeah, there's not much. I could move Rand's DF attack here, but that would leave Rand with basically nothing to do in between now and getting to Tear. Plus I'd assume that if people had already watched 2 seasons of this show, they wouldn't stop now just because there's not a lot going on in episode 1.

The middle of the book is almost all Egwene and Mat POVs, but Rand does show up in a bunch of the Egwene stuff during her Dreaming and Testing scenes.

Did you cut Aram? Not sure why you'd have him survive Malden instead of The Prophet.

rand
03-10-2015, 12:09 AM
I didn't cut Aram. Masema hardly survives Malden by more than a day anyway. His plotline goes nowhere. At least Aram is easy enough to include in the Last Battle in a few scenes.

I figured I wanted one of the 2 characters RJ just dropped to continue into the last season. Aram was a lot easier to fit in than Masema would have been. Granted, neither one needs to survive Malden, but I figured TV audiences wouldn't enjoy two characters getting randomly killed off almost back to back for no apparent reason.

rand
03-10-2015, 12:12 AM
Season 3, Episode 3

“The Falcon”

-Rand plays the flute while huddled in the rain (1:30)
***
-montage of WT (:30)
-Mat wanders halls inside WT, searches for way out, flirts w/ random servants/Novices, etc. (2:30)
***
-Egwene shown leaving the kitchens wiping her hands (:30)
-she meets w/ Verin, Ishamael paper, BA files, TAR explanation (5:00)
-Verin thinks in her room after Egwene leaves (:30)
-Sheriam summons Egwene to Accepted test (1:00)
***
-Perrin sees Darkhound print on roadside (1:00)
-Perrin + Loial convo, recap Rand’s ta’veren towns (2:30)
-ride into Remen, see Gaul in a cage (1:30)
-Hunter tells story of Aiel “ambush” in common room of inn (2:30)
-Perrin sees Faile staring at him while walking up stairs (:30)
-a servant mentions the Prophet/Masema (1:30)
-Perrin tells Moiraine about Faile (1:30)
-Perrin goes out, frees Gaul (3:00)
-they fight off several WCs, Faile sees (2:30)
-Lan arrives, they all race to boat at docks, Loial talks of adventure (2:30)
-they set sail, Faile boards + talks w/ Perrin (4:00)
***
-Egwene begins Accepted test, hides TAR rings (2:30)
-1st test, Egwene abandons Rand in TR (2:30)
-1st time out (1:00)
-2nd test, Egwene abandons Rand in Caemlyn (2:30)
-2nd time out, Sheriam explains 13x13 (2:00)
-3rd test, trapped as Amyrlin, anomaly w/ testing ter’angreal (5:00)
-Siuan + AS describe the anomaly to Egwene, give her the ring (2:30)
-Egwene looks at TAR ring thoughtfully (:30)
-Egwene meets Elayne + Nynaeve in Nynaeve’s room, they all cry (2:00)


Notes:
-The scene with Mat is mostly made up.
-I changed the other Accepted test to spread it out over the entire episode, but kept this one together. It’s more about the final vision anyway, and using the same technique for both Accepted tests might not work again.

Kimon
03-10-2015, 12:15 AM
I didn't cut Aram. Masema hardly survives Malden by more than a day anyway. His plotline goes nowhere. At least Aram is easy enough to include in the Last Battle in a few scenes.



You going to let Demandred kill one more schmuck before he eats it vs Lan?

rand
03-10-2015, 12:24 AM
Haha, no. I'm not really sure what Aram would do specifically. I didn't actually write him in at all, just kind of planned it afterward. It might be cool for him to tag along with Perrin and Gaul in TAR. Or he could just guard the refugees near the ruins at Merrilor, and be reunited with Ila and Raen. He doesn't necessarily have to die at all.

rand
03-10-2015, 10:38 PM
Season 3, Episode 4

“Tel’aran’rhiod”

-Mat wanders Tower grounds (1:00)
-Mat fights + beats Gawyn + Galad, convo w/ Gawyn, Hammar (4:30)
***
-Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne look at BA notes in Nynaeve’s room, read some aloud (3:00)
-“novice” tells trio of BA info in basement (1:00)
-Egwene chases her, meets Lanfear briefly (2:00)
-trio goes to basement, they find hints to go to Tear (3:00)
***
-brief scene of Min riding north, complaining of it being Rand’s fault (3:00)
***
-convo among trio before Egwene uses TAR ring (2:30)
-Egwene in butterfly field (1:30)
-Egwene sees Perrin w/ wolf at an inn (:30)
-sees Rand in hollow, he talks of imitation friends Ba’alzamon sent to kill him (1:30)
-back to butterfly field for a moment (:30)
-Egwene meets “Silvie” in Heart of the Stone (3:00)
-trio plans to leave for Tear (2:00)
***
-Mat eating, trio enters, gives him Siuan’s letter, trip to Caemlyn (4:00)
***
-trio working in kitchen (1:00)
-Siuan enters, secret convo w/ Nynaeve (3:30)
***
-Mat walks thru WT halls w/ baggage, jokes w/ Anaiya (1:30)
-montage of Mat walking thru city (:30)
-Mat enters inn, gambles, wins (2:30)
-montage of Mat winning at different inns (1:00)
-Mat fights + kills Gray Man, runs into inn to hide from DFs (2:30)
-he finds Thom, convinces him to leave TV w/ him (3:30)
-montage of Southharbor (:30)
-they jump on a boat and use Siuan’s letter to convince the captain, brief mention of High Lord Samon (3:30)
***
-Rand plays his flute, thinks aloud of his dreams (2:00)


Notes:
-Since Else wasn’t in season 1, Lanfear isn’t impersonating her (or anyone specific). She’s just pretending to be a random novice.
-I cut Laras. She’s interesting, but ultimately never does anything too significant.
-I cut the DF attack on Mat’s boat. One attack is enough, I think.

rand
03-10-2015, 11:01 PM
Season 3, Episode 5

“Shadowbrothers”

-trio on boat from TV, Egwene + Elayne convo re. Egwene’s dreams (2:00)
-fires in Cairhien, they discuss Andor vs. Cairhien (1:30)
-boat crashes, they’re forced to leave on foot, Nynaeve + Egwene argue (2:00)
-they meet Aviendha, Bain, and Chiad (2:30)
-Nynaeve Heals their friend, convo re. Aiel ways, etc. (3:30)
-farewell to Aiel, they see another boat in the distance to board (1:30)
***
-Perrin + Hopper in TAR, see Forsaken meeting (3:00)
-wakes up on boat, convo w/ Moiraine re. his dream (2:00)
-Faile reveals to Moiraine + Perrin she wants to travel w/ them (2:00)
***
-Mat + Thom in Aringill (1:30)
-they save Aludra from other Illuminators (3:30)
***
-Rand kills troop of DFs, including a woman (3:30)
***
-Perrin + co. arrive at Illian, montage (1:30)
-they get off at docks, confirm Faile’s desire to go w/ them (1:30)
-travel thru city, Faile + Perrin convo (2:00)
-at “Easing the Badger,” hear news of Lord Brend from innkeeper (2:30)
-Moiraine + Lan leave to investigate (1:00)
-Perrin + Loial see signs of Darkhounds near the inn (2:00)
-Perrin goes to TAR, convo re. Darkhounds w/ Hopper (3:00)
-Moiraine + Lan return, Sammael reveal, flee the inn + city (2:30)
-fight w/ DHs in the countryside (3:00)
***
-montage of Caemlyn (:30)
-Mat + Thom at inn, convo w/ Gill, Mat leaves for palace (3:30)
-Mat climbs the wall into the palace grounds (1:00)
-Mat sneaking around grounds, overhears Gaebril’s plan w/ Comar (2:30)


Notes:
-Egwene, Nynaeve, and Elayne aren’t attacked by DFs + a Fade. Rhuarc won’t be introduced until later this season.
-Aludra could probably be cut for now, but I feel that she’s important enough in the end (making the dragons) to get reminders of her presence here and there.

rand
03-10-2015, 11:21 PM
Season 3, Episode 6

“A Storm in Tear”

-Dain + Fain arrive in Taren Ferry (3:00)
***
-Tallanvor takes Mat to see Morgase + Gaebril (4:00)
-Mat leaves, brief convo w/ Tallanvor (1:30)
-Mat, Thom, Gill plan back at inn, leave quickly for Tear (3:00)
***
-Egwene, Elayne, Nynaeve arrive at Tear docks (1:30)
-montage of Tear/the Stone (1:30)
-trio in Mother Guenna’s house (3:30)
-Guenna introduces them to Juilin (2:30)
-Egwene enters TAR briefly, finds Liandrin + BA waiting in Heart (1:00)
***
-Perrin + co. enter Tear, he + Faile argue (2:00)
-find an inn, Moiraine + Lan go out to search city (2:00)
-Perrin works at blacksmith’s, Faile watches (2:30)
-Moiraine + Lan return, explain Be’lal (3:00)
***
-montage of Mat + Thom searching inns in the rain (1:30)
-Mat + Thom convo re. finding girls, Comar (1:30)
-they find + kill Comar (3:30)
***
-Nynaeve out in streets, thinks she sees Rand (2:00)
-Juilin meets her, says he found BA (1:30)
***
-Rand comes out of an alley behind Nynaeve + Juilin, looks up at Stone (:30)
***
-return to Guenna’s house, fight w/ BA (3:00)
-Liandrin takes them away in a carriage, Juilin begs forgiveness (1:30)
***
-Perrin back in forge, blacksmith gives him the hammer (2:30)
***
-Mat + Thom in rooms, Thom is sick, Mat takes him out for medicine (1:30)
-they search the city, find Guenna’s house (1:30)
-convo w/ Guenna, discover girls were taken into Stone (3:30)



Notes:
-The idea with the Rand scene (where he’s in the alley) is that Nynaeve did see him briefly, but he hid from her, then came back out after she left with Juilin.

rand
03-10-2015, 11:47 PM
Season 3, Episode 7

“What is Written in Prophecy”

-montage of Tear (:30)
-Perrin + Faile arguing at their inn (1:30)
-Moiraine comes in, tells them the plan (3:00)
-Faile trapped in ter’angreal, Moiraine’s advice to Perrin, she runs out (2:00)
-Perrin enters TAR, joins Hopper (1:00)
***
-Mat crosses rooftops, sees climbers on Stone (1:30)
-encounter/fight w/ Aiel + Juilin (3:00)
-Mat + Juilin join forces (1:00)
-Mat blows hole in side of the Stone (2:00)
-Mat + Juilin start to fight Defenders inside, alarms go off (1:30)
***
-Rand finishes his climb, clutches at his side + laughs (1:00)
***
-Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne in their cell, Egwene plans to enter TAR (2:30)
-Egwene fights + defeats Joiya Byir (3:00)
***
-several Aiel are shown finishing their climb on top of Stone (1:00)
***
-Perrin + Hopper fight DFs in TAR (1:30)
-finds Faile but loses her, smashes stone block (2:00)
***
-Mat + Juilin fight thru halls, Mat defeats Darlin (4:00)
***
-Rand enters the Heart of the Stone, walks slowly to Callandor (1:30)
-convo/fight w/ Be’lal (3:30)
-Moiraine arrives, BFs Be’lal (1:00)
-Ba’alzamon arrives, attacks Moiraine, Rand takes Callandor and Ba’alzamon flees (2:30)
***
-Egwene stills Amico in TAR (2:30)
-she wakes, realizes they’re still trapped, despair (1:30)
***
-Mat + Juilin rescue the girls (4:00)
***
-Perrin breaks down door, fights thru falcons to free Faile (2:30)
-wakes up back in inn w/ Faile (:30)
***
-Rand chases Ba’alzamon thru hallways of the Stone (3:00)
***
-montage of Aiel fighting Defenders in the Stone (1:30)
***
-Mat + Juilin follow trio, fight off Defenders (1:30)
***
-Rand fights Ba’alzamon back in the Heart, kills him w/ Callandor (3:30)


Notes:
-This is a special 66 minute episode. Hopefully it will be the only extended episode in season 3, as I’m trying to only have one longer episode per season. But episode 10 might run a bit long too.
-Egwene’s fights with Joiya and Amico are a little more significant than in the book, mostly to give Egwene something to do other than sleep in the cell.
-I think it’s important that Darlin is seen and named, as he’ll be more significant later on.

rand
03-11-2015, 07:48 PM
Season 3, Episode 8

“People of the Dragon”

-montage of TV (:30)
-Min arrives at WT, viewings, convos w/ Gawyn, Siuan (4:30)
-Elaida brief convo w/ Alviarin (1:30)
***
-montage of streets of Tear w/ cheering for DR, Dragon banner on Stone shown (1:00)
-Rand stands on parapet of Stone, staring out over city in thought (:30)
-meeting: Moiraine, Lan, Perrin, Mat, Faile, Loial, Egwene, Nynaeve, Rhuarc; Ba’alzamon = Ishamael reveal (3:30)
-Berelain intro, delivers Lanfear’s message (2:00)
***
-Suroth on Cantorin, plans new assault on Randland (3:00)
***
-Perrin + Faile argue, axe attack (3:00)
***
-Mat w/ lordlings, cards attack (3:00)
***
-Rand’s dream of Min + Elayne in Waterwood (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Berelain (1:30)
-Rand fights mirrors (2:00)
-dismisses Berelain, sits + thinks (1:00)
***
-Mat goes to Thom’s rooms, convo (3:00)
***
-Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, Moiraine, Aviendha interrogate BAs, Moiraine called out (1:00)
***
-Perrin + Faile see Berelain run by, Faile leaves Perrin (1:00)
-Perrin gets by Maidens (Bain + Chiad there), convo w/ Rand (2:30)
-Moiraine, Lan, Rhuarc arrive, talk of Bubbles of Evil (2:30)
-Perrin + Rhuarc leave, brief convo outside Rand’s rooms (1:00)
***
-trio + Aviendha determine their destination = Tanchico from BAs (2:30)
-Moiraine returns, talks about Rand, Prophecy, mentions the doorway (3:00)
-Egwene + Elayne talk privately about their feelings re. Rand (1:30)
***
-(next day) Egwene + Elayne try to teach Rand about channeling (3:00)
-Rand + Elayne talk alone after the lesson (2:00)
-High Lords enter as Elayne leaves, Rand gets angry, threatens to hang, brief mention of Darlin’s rebellion (2:00)
***
-Egwene + Mat convo in hallways, tells Mat of doorway (2:30)


Notes:
-Instead of having a bunch of Maidens, I’ll probably stick with Bain, Chiad, and Sulin. Rand can still add the names of others as they get killed to his List.

rand
03-11-2015, 09:15 PM
Season 3, Episode 9

“The Stone Stands”

-montage of streets of Tear (:30)
-Perrin hears rumors of trouble in TRs at an inn (2:00)
***
-Rand + Elayne sneak away from meeting with High Lords, find hidden corner and talk/kiss (3:00)
***
-Egwene + Aviendha talk of Aiel culture in Egwene’s room (2:30)
***
-Rand enters his rooms, stares at Callandor, his herons, recites the Prophecy Thom told him (1:30)
-Lanfear appears, convo, reveals herself (3:30)
-Rand leads Defenders, Aiel to battle Trollocs in anteroom (2:30)
-montage of fighting in hallways (Mat, Perrin, Moiraine + Lan, Loial, etc.) (2:00)
-Lanfear tells Rand to go back for Callandor (1:30)
-more montage of fighting (Aiel, Rhuarc, Aviendha, Maidens) (1:00)
-Rand uses Callandor to destroy Trollocs, tries to resurrect girl, convo w/ Moiraine (3:30)
***
-Min convo w/ Gawyn + Galad re. Egwene, etc; Galad’s WC book (3:00)
-Min sees Logain’s halo (:30)
-Min tells Siuan of viewing, reminders her of other viewings of WT (2:30)
***
-Mat visits Perrin in Perrin’s room, Perrin to go to TR (2:30)
-Mat leaves, Berelain comes in, then Faile, tells Faile of plan to leave for TR w/ out her (3:00)
***
-Egwene goes to TAR, Nynaeve, Elayne, Aviendha stand watch (1:30)
-explores Panarch’s Palace (3:00)
-brief trip to Waste, sees Amys (:30)
-back in Tanchico, meets Amys (3:00)
-wakes up, convo w/ girls, Moiraine arrives w/ WO’s letter, Elayne + Nynaeve to Tanchico, Egwene + Aviendha to Rhuidean (3:30)
***
-Mat in basement, enters doorway (2:00)
-Mat in Finnland (4:00)
-Mat, Moiraine, Rand convo outside doorway (2:30)


Notes:
-Mat’s time in Finnland (4:00) might seem short, but 90% on it in the book is just description. Four minutes should be plenty of time for that scene to be impactful. Plus there’s another similar scene coming early in the next season, of course.

rand
03-11-2015, 09:59 PM
Season 3, Episode 10

“The Truth of a Viewing”

-Perrin visits Loial, Faile is there, they talk of traveling the Ways (3:30)
***
-girls make plans to travel w/ Sea Folk, Lan comes in, says farewell to Nynaeve (3:30)
***
-Thom + Moiraine convo in Thom’s rooms (3:00)
***
-Perrin + co. at Waygate (Perrin brings Gaul, Faile brings Bain + Chiad) (2:00)
-they go inside, Perrin + Faile argue (2:00)
***
-nobles, etc. gathering in the Heart, Egwene + Moiraine wait impatiently for Rand (1:30)
***
-Nynaeve + Elayne arrive at docks, meet Thom + Juilin (2:30)
-they board the ship, barter w/ Sailmistress (4:00)
***
-Rand’s arrival/speech in the Heart, leaves Callandor (3:30)
-reveals plans for Rhuidean to Moiraine, Egwene, Mat (2:00)
***
-montage of their voyage (dolphins, etc.) (:30)
-now out to sea, Elayne + Thom convo (2:30)
***
-montage of Rand’s procession out of city (1:00)
-Rand convos w/ Moiraine, Mat, Aviendha (3:00)
-Rand uses Portal Stone, Mat’s coin flip (2:30)
***
-Perrin + co. in Ways, fight Trollocs to get out (1:30)
-arrival at TR, Loial seals the Waygate (2:30)
***
-Rand + co. arrive at Rhuidean, convo w/ WOs, Rand + Mat sent in valley (4:00)
***
-Elaida, Alviarin, etc. confront Siuan in her study, depose her (2:30)
-Min hears fighting (:30)
-Gawyn forms band of students (future Younglings) (1:30)
-Gawyn brief convo w/ Min, rushes off to fight (1:00)
-montage of the fighting, Gawyn kills Hammar (2:30)
-Siuan + Leane thrown in prison cells (:30)
-montage of TV from outside, smoke rises from WT, AS flee from it (:30)


-I thought that ending the season with the civil war in the Tower seemed appropriate.
-I cut down on a lot of Perrin’s stuff in this episode. We’ve already seen the Ways twice at this point, so I cut most of their trip through it. When I say he “fights Trollocs” to get out, I just mean one or two Trollocs jump out and are killed off fairly easily. Just enough so we understand that the Trollocs are using the Ways to get to the TR. We should be able to hear others chasing them though. I originally had more of Perrin + Faile in this episode, but I cut it down to fit the episode within 60 minutes.
-I cut the scene of Elayne talking with the Windfinder. In fact, I cut most of the Sea Folk encounters from the books. They still appear at Ebou Dar, with the Bowl, a little bit in Camelyn, at the Cleansing/Far Madding, and in the Last Battle, but all the other dealings characters have with them I pretty much cut.
-Moiraine and Aviendha will go into Rhuidean at the beginning of the next season.
-Couladin won’t appear until the next episode/season either. No use introducing him at the very end of this season.
-In the scene where Elaida overthrows Siuan, it would be interesting if we see Mesaana in the background. She wouldn’t be highlighted at all, but some people might recognize her when she appears again (which admittedly won’t be for a while).
-I wanted to show more of the fighting at the Tower. It’s mostly all off-screen in the book.

rand
03-11-2015, 10:28 PM
Season 4, Episode 1

“Rhuidean”

-montage of various rooms/halls in WT, smoke, small fires, bodies (1:00)
-Siuan + Leane convo in their cell (2:00)
-Min convinces Logain to help her, he agrees (1:30)
-brief montage of Elaida getting elected new Amyrlin before the Hall (:30)
-Min + Logain rescue Siuan + Leane (2:00)
-Gawyn confronts them, but lets them leave (2:00)
-they ride away down streets of TV (:30)
***
-WOs talk w/ Aviendha, send her to Rhuidean (2:30)
-Moiraine enters after (1:30)
-Amys begins Egwene’s lessons in TAR (cut off after a few moments) (1:00)
***
-Perrin + co. in camp, see hawk shot down, arguing (1:30)
-Perrin goes to TAR, finds Slayer, chases him to Ghenjei w/ Hopper (2:30)
-convos w/ Birgitte + Hopper (3:30)
-Perrin wakes, brief convo w/ Gaul (:30)
***
-Rand + Mat in valley, they enter the mist (1:30)
-walk thru Rhuidean to central court, Rand enters columns (3:00)
-Rand’s first set of visions (3:30)
-Mat enters Finnland, attacked by Eelfinn (4:00)
-Rand’s second set of visions (3:30)
-Rand cuts Mat from Tree of Life, they examine Mat’s gifts (3:00)
***
-Nynaeve + co. reach Tanchico, meet Domon, he takes them to an inn (3:00)
-Egeanin in house, convo w/ Renna in basement, convo w/ the Seeker back upstairs (3:00)
***
-Rand + Mat return at dawn, accosted by Couladin, intro to Sevanna too (4:00)
-Aviendha + Moiraine return, Lan catches + carries Moiraine (2:00)
-convo w/ Rhuarc, plans to go to Alcair Dal (2:00)



Notes:
-Since I cut Laras, I have Logain helping Min to free Siuan + Leane.
-As I mentioned earlier, Egeanin has Renna with her because Bethamin (and Seta) were cut.
-I didn’t bother trying to divide Rand’s column visions up. I figure seven minutes of screen time is enough to show quite a bit of it, though.

Kimon
03-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Why did you cut the scene of Sahra being killed by a Black Sister (likely either Alviarin or Sheriam) after being sent to a farm by Siuan? Shouldn't you want to make clearer that the Black Ajah were involved in the coup?

rand
03-12-2015, 12:27 AM
It was already revealed that Alviarin was a DF during the DF social and in her conversations with Liandrin, so I just cut the Sahra subplot.

Daekyras
03-12-2015, 06:27 AM
I originally had more of Perrin + Faile in this episode, but I cut it down to fit the episode within 60 minutes.

Excellent. I am always in favour of cutting anything involving Faile. In fact if you could have her die in tDR and have Perrin fall into a cycle of depression over the girl he had just met leading to him being all vicious and foot choppy I would be all the way behind you.

Hugh the Hand
03-12-2015, 11:01 AM
Maybe the maidens can wear red shirts

rand
03-16-2015, 04:08 PM
Season 4, Episode 2

“Homecoming”

-Rand hears the story of his parents from WOs (still at Rhuidean) (3:30)
***
-Egwene + Elayne talk in TAR, interrupted (1:30)
-Egwene dragged into nightmare by Amys (:30)
-Egwene + Amys brief convo in Egwene’s tent (1:00)
-Egwene goes to sweat tent w/ Amys, convo w/ other WOs + Moiraine, mention of “remnant of a remnant” prophecy (3:30)
***
-Dain Bornhald in WC camp at Watch Hill, convo w/ Fain, mentions Tinkers (2:30)
-Fain enters his tent and begins to question a Fade (1:00)
***
-Perrin + co. ride by al’Thor house (2:00)
-they ride into Emond’s Field, montage, somber mood (1:00)
-they visit Bran + Marin at the inn, get news of Trollocs, WCs, Fain, dead parents, etc. (4:00)
-Perrin cries w/ Faile (1:00)
***
-Min + co. arrive at Kore Springs, hear news that Morgase fired Gareth Bryne (1:30)
-they sleep in a barn, start fire, Logain flees while others are caught (2:30)
***
-montage of breaking camp at Rhuidean (:30)
-montage of travel in the Waste (:30)
-Rand + Aviendha convo re. Elayne, etc. (2:30)
-scouts announce peddlers ahead (:30)
-they meet the “peddlers,” Mat gets his hat (3:30)
***
-Liandrin in Tanchico, sees “Gyldin” as a servant, convo w/ other BAs (3:30)
***
-Nynaeve + co. convo w/ Domon in private dining room of inn (3:30)
-Elayne listens to Thom’s stories in the common room, montage of her drinking (2:00)
-drunken Elayne confronts Thom, learns of his past w/ Morgase (2:00)
***
-make camp at Imre Stand, Rand sees WOs spying on him (1:30)
-they find evidence of Trollocs (1:30)
-Rand spares w/ Lan + Rhuarc; Rand asks Lan when he finds time to put down his mountain (2:30)
-Mat + Natael convo, mention of sa’angreal at Rhuidean (2:30)
-Natael sings campfire songs (on-going thru next scene) (:30)
-Rand, Aviendha, Moiraine, Egwene convo (2:30)



Notes:
-I’m not sure if the “Fain questioning the Fade” thing should be cut, since we never really learn what comes of it. It would still be interesting enough to show this once, at least.
-For Perrin’s story, I skipped the part where Perrin tries to leave Faile and the Miadens behind, but they follow them and show up anyway. It would just take too much time.
-The scenes with Min are sort of made up, since they don’t actually happen on-screen in the book.
-I cut Isendre, so the only named peddlers would be Kadere, Keille, and Natael.
-I cut the Trolloc raid on Imre Stand, since we’ll get another one soon at Cold Rocks Hold.

rand
03-16-2015, 04:38 PM
Season 4, Episode 3

“Veils”

-Marin leads Perrin + co. to AS house (2:00)
-Cenn Buie (or any crazy old man) recognizes Perrin (2:00)
-arrival at safe house, see Warders (1:00)
-convo w/ Verin + Alanna (3:00)
-Tam + Abell arrive, convo w/ Perrin (3:00)
***
-Nynaeve goes to TAR, Elayne watches over her (no longer drunk/dif. day) (1:00)
-Nynaeve in TAR, sees Asmo at Rhuidean, chased away by Birgitte (1:30)
-she goes to Emond’s Field, surprised by Slayer (1:00)
-wakes up, brief convo w/ Elayne (1:00)
***
-montage of travel in Waste, peddler’s wagons seen (:30)
-Aviendha teaches Rand about Aiel customs (2:30)
-Natael talks to Rand about composing his epic story (2:00)
***
-Nynaeve + Elayne searching streets of Tanchico, mention Thom, Juilin, Domon are doing so as well (2:00)
-montage of Tanchico (:30)
-attacked by footpads, Egeanin saves them (2:30)
-back at inn, convo w/ Egeanin in private dining room (3:00)
-Egeanin leaves, Thom arrives to talk of political turmoil in Tanchico, then he leaves (2:00)
-Moghedien enters, compels Nynaeve + Elayne (2:30)
***
-Min + co. trial w/ Bryne, oaths (3:30)
-Logain rescues them; they flee (1:30)
-Bryne gathers veterans, decides to follow them (1:30)
***
-Nynaeve + Elayne convo w/ Egeanin in private dining room, eat w/ sursa (1:30)
-Domon enters, reveals Egeanin = Seanchan, BA may be in Panarach’s Palace (3:00)
-Domon leaves, girls convo w/ Egeanin; she says she freed Renna (2:30)
***
-Perrin + co. (w/ Tam, Abell, Verin) travel toward Watch Hill, convos (2:00)
-ride into al’Seen farm (:30)
-convos, Luc intro, Perrin convinces farmers to retreat to Emond’s Field + gains recruits (4:30)
-montage of Perrin getting other farmers to retreat, recruiting more TR boys (1:30)

Kimon
03-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Season 4, Episode 3


-Cenn Buie (or any crazy old man) recognizes Perrin (2:00)



What exactly happens here that would fill up 2 minutes? This scene seems like something that could be cut to give some extra screen time to an important, but lesser utilized character - like Moiraine or Min. Or Mat. Doesn't seem like you have him doing anything yet in this episode. Have you had any scenes of Mat trying to hit on Isendre yet?

rand
03-16-2015, 05:12 PM
The scene with Cenn Buie (or anyone) would show that Perrin isn't universally accepted back to the TR.

Mat and Moiraine aren't in this episode at all (Isendre is completely cut, btw). I actually had Rand's storyline cut from this episode originally, but added in a few scenes to give him more time in the next episode. Perrin will be completely cut from the next episode so Rand and the Tanchico girls' storylines can be finished up (through tSR, at least).

rand
03-16-2015, 05:48 PM
Season 4, Episode 4

“A Breaking in the Three-fold Land”

-montage of Rand’s arrival at Cold Rocks Hold (:30)
-they enter the Hold thru canyon (1:00)
-montage of the “town” inside (:30)
-inside, Lian welcomes Rand, snubs Couladin (2:30)
-cut to meal inside Lian’s house (3:00)
***
-Nynaeve goes to TAR w/ Elayne and Egeanin in the room (1:30)
-she meets Egwene and the WOs in the Heart, learns of Rand at Hold, learns of Need (3:00)
-she briefly sees Amathera being held by BA, flees (:30)
-she sees Moghedien in Panarch’s hall, sees domination band, covno w/ Birgitte, sees Gaidal Cain too (3:30)
-wakes, tells Elayne they must enter the Palace (:30)
***
-Rand dreams of Lanfear + Asmo convo (1:30)
-wakes, walks outside to see Draghkar killing a WO (1:30)
-skirmish in Cold Rocks Hold w/ Trollocs (3:00)
-Rand convinces Moiraine and Rhuarc they must leave for Alcair Dal immediately (2:30)
***
-girls travel in cart to Palace, men argue (1:30)
-girls enter the Palace as servants w/ baskets (1:00)
-Thom, Juilin, Domon start riot in the street outside, montage of fighting (1:00)
-the girls pass a BA sister in the kitchen, split up once in hallways (1:30)
-Elayne + Egeanin rescue Amathera from Temaile (Elayne battles Temaile) (2:30)
-Nynaeve confronts + duels Moghedien (3:30)
-Liandrin appears w/ balefire rod, Nynaeve loses Moghedien (2:00)
-girls reunite, they leave the Palace w/ Amathera on same cart they arrived in (2:00)
***
-Rand arrives at Alcair Dal, brief convo w/ Rhuarc (1:30)
-Rand brief convo w/ Moiraine + Egwene (1:30)
-they enter the bowl, “wash the spears” song (1:30)
-Rand’s speech, Sevanna argues, Couladin reveals his own dragons (3:30)
-Lanfear reveals herself, tells Rand of Asmo’s plan (1:30)
-Rand fights Asmo in the Skimming space (2:30)
-Rand fights Asmo in Rhuidean, earthquakes, flood (3:30)
-Rand, Lanfear, Asmo convo (3:00)
-Rand retruns to Alcair Dal w/ “Natael,” rain falls, brief convo w/ Rhuarc (1:30)


Notes:
-This will be the first of two 65 minute episodes in Season 4.
-Since I cut Jaicchim Carridin, I also cut the Whitecloak presence in Tanchico.
-I felt it was appropriate to have Liandrin with the balefire rod over Jeaine Caide. I’m basically writing Liandrin’s BA group with the intention of Liandrin being the only named one.

rand
03-16-2015, 07:05 PM
Season 4, Episode 5

“Hunter of Trollocs”

-montage of news spreading thru Holds in Waste, Bleakness begins, Aiel throw down spears + leave, etc. (1:00)
-Rand + Rhuarc convo, Bleakness explained, plan move to Rhuidean (2:30)
***
-Elaida meeting w/ several AS (Alviarin, Teslyn, Joline, Silviana, etc.), discuss news (3:30)
***
-montage of Perrin + co. camped outside Watch Hill (:30)
-Perrin, Tam, Abell, Faile scout WC camp (1:30)
-Perrin brief convo w/ Verin (1:00)
-they rescue the Luhhans + Cauthons from the WC camp (3:30)
-Perrin brings the TR men on a hunt for Trollocs (1:30)
***
-Morgase talks w/ Gaebril in Caemlyn throne room (1:30)
-montage of Gaebril walking to his own rooms (:30)
-Rahvin meets w/ Lanfear, Graendal, and Sammael, discuss Asmo, trap for Rand (3:00)
***
-Nynaeve + co. hand off Amathera to innkeeper as “Thera” (1:30)
-everyone examines the Seal + Domination Band (3:30)
-Egeanin + Domon decide to take Domination Band (1:30)
***
-Min + co. traveling, Siuan decides to head for Lugard (2:30)
-Bryne + men still following (1:00)
***
-Perrin at his house, looks at graves beneath tree (1:30)
-announcement that Faile and Luc have arrived from Emond’s Field (:30)
-Perrin walks back thru camp, montage of TR boys in the cold (:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Faile, tells him his Goldeneyes nickname (2:30)
-Luc says everyone should return to Emond’s Field (2:00)
-Gaul announces more Trollocs coming, Luc decides to leave (1:00)
-montage of Perrin, Faile, TR boys waiting for Trollocs (:30)
-Trollocs attack from behind, many TR boys killed (2:30)
-Perrin kills a Fade, but shot by a Trolloc arrow, blacks out (1:30)
***
-Nynaeve, Elayne, Thom, Juilin travel across Tarabon in carriage montage (:30)
-Nynaeve + Elayen argue about returning to TV or not (2:00)
-Nynaeve goes to TAR, meets Birgitte in Heart, Gaidal reborn (3:00)
-Nynaeve convo w/ Egwene + WOs, tell of march to Rhuidean (3:00)
-Egwene + Nynaeve go to Siuan’s old study (1:00)
-they search the study, find out Elaida replaced Siuan, glance at Salidar name (2:30)
***
-Rand + co. marching, see Rhuidean cleared of fog in the distance (1:00)

rand
03-17-2015, 06:30 PM
Season 4, Episode 6

“The Nine Horse Hitch”

-montage of repopulated Rhuidean (:30)
-Rand watches from window as peddlers pack ter’angreal + doorway on wagons (:30)
-Rand finishes up meeting w/ Rhuarc + clan chiefs re. Bleakness, other chiefs, Shaido (2:30)
-Rand convo w/ Moiraine + Egwene (partially broken Seal) (2:30)
-Rand argues w/ Asmo, Asmo’s “man clinging to branch” story (2:00)
***
-Mat dances + sings drunkenly w/ Aiel in street, lucky knife throw, meets Melindhra (3:00)
-Mat brief convo w/ Rand, calls him Lews Therin (1:00)
***
-Rand enters Roof of the Maidens (:30)
-Aviendha enters, convo w/ Rand, gives him dragon buckle, tells him she hates him, leaves (2:00)
***
-Egwene, Moiraine, WOs in sweat tent convo, Aviendha arrives during it (4:00)
***
-montage of Lugard (:30)
-Min + co. arrive at the Nine Horse Hitch (2:00)
-Siuan meets w/ Blue eyes and ears, learns of Salidar (2:30)
-they leave the inn to head out, Bryne seen watching them in the distance (:30)
***
-Nynaeve + co. enter town on Amadician border, see WC presence, Elayne + Thom flirting (1:00)
-Nynaeve + co. encounter group of WCs (2:00)
-Nynaeve + Elayne meet Ronde Macura, but since they know of Elaida, are able to avoid her forkroot trap (2:30)
***
-Perrin wakes up in Tinker wagon w/ partially healed leg (:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Faile, they share their secrets (wolves + relation to Saldaean throne) (3:00)
-he goes outside, reunites w/ Raen + Ila (2:00)
-convo w/ Aram, Aram asks where Egwene is (1:30)
-montage of dancing/celebrations at night (:30)
-Perrin goes to TAR, has to choose between axe and hammer (1:00)
-goes to the Waygate, finds it reopened (1:00)
-fight, chase, brief convo w/ Slayer; wakes up (2:30)
***
-Rand wakes, smells Shadowspawn (1:00)
-he goes to the roof, kills DHs w/ BF (3:00)
-Moiraine comes to warn him, but he takes off for Mat’s house (:30)
-montage of Rand racing thru Rhuidean (:30)
-Rand BFs the DHs outside Mat’s door, Melindhra is inside (:30)
-Rand, Mat, Moiraine convo, Mat goes back in room (1:30)
-Rand + Moiraine convo re. BF, Mat’s foxhead (2:00)
-back in his room, Rand checks on Choedan Kal (:30)
-Lanfear visits w/ Rand, he calls her Mierin (3:00)


Notes:
-Melindhra won’t play a big role in the series. This might even be the only episode she appears in, so she doesn’t necessarily have to be named even. But she won’t try to kill Mat later. Mat doesn’t get a lot of screen time in tFoH, early on at least, so there’s not much I can do to include him more short of inventing scenes for him to be in. It will have to suffice that he’s at least present in most of Rand’s scenes.
-On a related note, I’ve tried to include as much of Rand’s story as possible in this series. If I had to cut material, it was usually from Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne, Mat, Perrin, etc’s stories. The whole thing is, after all, about Rand.
-For the scene in Lugard, Siuan’s contact would be in the Nine Horse Hitch itself. She’d just go in the kitchen to talk to her or something. I don’t think it’s necessary for Siuan to drop everyone off at one inn but go to another to meet her contact, as in the book.
-I felt like the forkroot incident would take too much time, so I modified it a bit. Since they already learned Elaida is the new Amyrlin, the girls are suspicious when they see the Yellow sign. Nynaeve would take the tea from Macura, realize it’s forkroot, and leave. She would then explain what forkroot is to Elayne so the audience knows about it for later.

rand
03-17-2015, 06:59 PM
Season 4, Episode 7

“The Tinker’s Sword”

-Perrin asks Raen to go to safety in Emond’s Field; he refuses (1:30)
-farewell to the Tinkers (1:00)
-montage of riding up road, TR boys singing (1:00)
-montage of Emond’s Field w/ barricade + catapults (:30)
-large crowd gathers around Perrin, mothers call out names of dead sons, he’s overwhelmed and rushes inside inn (1:30)
-inside Winespring, Perrin convo w/ Alanna + Verin (2:30)
-Perrin mentions opened Waygate to Loial (1:00)
-Alanna Heals Perrin’s leg, he blacks out (1:30)
***
-(next day) Rand meets w/ clan chiefs, informed that Couladin + Shaido march for Jangai Pass (2:00)
-montage of Aiel packing up in Rhuidean (:30)
-Egwene + Mat convo re. Moiraine obeying Rand (1:30)
-Egwene + Aviendha brief convo re. teaching Rand (1:00)
-Rand’s farewell speech to Rhuidean, makes fountains flow again (2:00)
-Moiraine checks doorway on wagon, convo w/ Lan (2:00)
***
-Elayne + Nynaeve traveling, pass circus, convo w/ Luca, snub him (2:30)
-they enter Sienda, go to the inn (1:00)
-meet Galad as a WC in common room, convo (3:00)
-girls convo w/ Thom + Juilin, ask them to sneak them back out of town (1:00)
-cut to them meeting w/ Luca again, Thom demonstrates a little, they join the circus (3:00)
***
-Morgase wonders aloud what’s happening to her after Gaebril leaves, Tallanvor watches (2:00)
***
-Liandrin + BA meet Moghedien in Amador (3:00)
***
-Perrin wakes, learns Loial left, tries to leave inn, falls down stairs w/ Faile (2:30)
-Perrin + Faile ride out in town, convos w/ leaders re. imminent Trolloc raid (2:30)
-TR forces repel a small Trolloc raid (2:00)
-wounded Tinkers arrive, Perrin lets them in (2:00)
-Luc arrives w/ Fade head (1:30)
-Perrin + Faile convo re. ruling people (1:30)
-in inn, Aram takes sword, Ila disowns him, Perrin promises to train him (3:30)
***
-montage of Rand’s camp at night in middle of desert (:30)
-Egwene passes Rand’s tent, sees him talking w/ Natael (:30)
-Egwene visits Moiraine, they talk about Rand, Elaida’s takeover, etc. (3:30)


Notes:
-The Morgase scene might seem out of place, but I think they could make a segue into it from the Elayne scene right before it.
-Rand’s going to be moving pretty quickly in the next few episodes. No way around that, really. Even if there was extra space in some episodes for him, audiences wouldn’t want to just see him marching around the Waste for months.

rand
03-17-2015, 07:32 PM
Season 4, Episode 8

“Goldeneyes”

-Morgase escapes the Palace with help from Lini and Tallanvor (3:30)
***
-Perrin meets Dain Bornhald on border of Emond’s Field, deal to hang if they help defend the village (3:00)
-Perrin watches Tam training Aram (:30)
-Loial + Gaul return, tell of huge Trolloc army approaching (1:30)
***
-montage of circus traveling, performers practicing (:30)
-circus set up in Samara, Ghealdan (:30)
-Nynaeve goes to TAR, she + Birgitte spy on Moghedien spying on Forsaken meeting (3:00)
-fight w/ Moghedien, Birgittte shots her, but ripped away (2:30)
***
-Moghedien in Liandrin + BA house, rushes out of her room bleeding and furious (:30)
***
-Nynaeve wakes up, men bring Birgitte in, Elayne bonds her to save her (3:00)
-Elayne goes outside while Nynaeve + Birgitte sleep, reveals BA + other secrets to Thom + Juilin (2:30)
-Elayne goes back in, convo w/ Birgitte (3:00)
***
-Perrin goes to TAR, checks Trolloc camps outside Emond’s Field (:30)
-Perrin duels Slayer, wounds him (2:30)
-Luc rides away wounded (:30)
-Perrin wakes, tells Faile to get help from Camelyn, she asks to marry him first (2:00)
-cut to their marriage in progress, fade away (1:30)
***
-montage of Jangai Pass, carvings (:30)
-Moiraine instructs Rand, she has to all but beg him to listen to her (1:00)
-they find a village, all the villagers are impaled on sticks outside it by Shaido (2:30)
-they make camp, Rand + Asmo brief convo re. Asmo’s village (1:00)
-Aviendha gives Rand Laman’s blade (2:30)
-multiple Draghkar attack the camp, Rand argues w/ Aviendha after (2:30)
-Rand + Moiraine brief convo (1:00)
***
-Perrin rides through Emond’s Field w/ Aram, surveys defenses, mentions Faile being gone (1:30)
-brief convo w/ Tam (1:00)
-brief convo w/ Verin, they hear “Isam” shouts (1:30)
-Trollocs attack Emond’s Field, Faile + residents of other TR towns arrive to save them (5:30)
-Perrin + Faile ride over killing field to reunite (1:30)
-TR folks kick out Dain + WCs (1:00)
-montage of TR people celebrating their victory , cheering Goldeneyes, waving Perrin’s banners (1:00)
***
-Fain (+ corrupted WCs) complains about Slayer, plans to go to TV (1:30)


Notes:
-For the scene where Morgase escapes the Palace, I cut Gill, Breane, and Lamgwin. I originally had Gill there, but decided to cut him. He doesn’t really do much except appear in the background of a few scenes, so it would easy enough to re-include him if needed.
-I cut quite a bit of Valan Luca and the circus in general.
-Liandrin doesn’t try to attack Moghedien, and thus isn’t perma-shielded. As I mentioned earlier, Liandrin will pretty much be the only named BA in her group, so she’ll be back in Ebou Dar instead of Falion + Ispan.
-I cut one of the massacred villages in Jangai Pass, so there’s only the one. Or they could mention seeing others at some point.
-Rand’s camp is only attacked by a few Draghkar, not a small army of Trollocs and Fades. Which means not much Mat again. Just assume he’s hanging around in a lot of Rand’s scenes, making the occasional comment.

rand
03-17-2015, 08:37 PM
Season 4, Episode 9

“This Place, This Day”

-montage of Rand’s camp outside Cairhien, Kin Tovere’s Tower under construction (1:00)
-Moiraine seen inspecting doorway wagon (:30)
-Rand talks w/ chiefs, “Fifth I give you,” discuss attacking Cairhien (2:30)
***
-Egwene talks w/ Aviendha, interrupted by Sorilea’s arrival, intro to Sorilea (2:30)
***
-Rand, Rhuarc, Lan in tent discussing tactics (:30)
-Mat comes in tent, assess their tactics, announces his departure (3:00)
***
-montage of circus outside Samara (:30)
-Nynaeve talks w/ Birgitte while walking thru circus, keeps trying to apologize, circus people perform in background (3:00)
-Nynaeve convo w/ Elayne, vows to get revenge against Moghedien(1:00)
***
-Rand returns to his tent, startles a naked Aviendha, she flees thru gateway (1:00)
-Rand chases Aviendha thru snows of Seanchan, builds igloo (1:30)
-Rand + Aviendha in igloo (3:30)
-they return to gateway, attacked by Seanchan, Rand gets his spearhead (1:30)
-Aviendha leaves the tent (:30)
-Rand + Asmo convo (1:30)
***
-Siuan + co. ride into Salidar, montage of AS there (1:30)
-they go into common room of Little Tower, Min introduces Siuan and Leanne (2:30)
-Siuan + Leanne talk w/ Sheriam, Anaiya, and Myrelle, plan to use Bryne (5:00)
-Bryne escorted thru Salidar by Warders (:30)
-Bryne + AS talk, he agrees to lead their army (2:00)
-Bryne + Siuan convo back in common room (1:30)
***
-Rand surveys his camp w/ Lan + Rhuarc (2:00)
-Rand climbs the tower w/ Egwene, Moiraine, Lan, and Rhuarc; they look at Cairhien thru telescopes (2:30)
-they come down, Rand sends clan chiefs to their stations (1:30)
-Rand + Lan convo, Lan tells him not to seek out Couladin (1:00)
-Maidens force Rand to fight from tower (2:00)
-Rand, Egwene, Aviendha climb tower again, beginning using lightning on Shaido (2:00)
***
-Mat saves a legion from the Shaido, leads them to a victory (intro to Talmanes + Nalesean) (3:30)
***
-Rand + co. continue their attacks from the tower (1:30)
-the tower is destroyed by Sammael, Maidens are killed, Rand races off in a rage (2:30)
***
-montage of fighting around Cairhien (1:30)
***
-Rand rages at Sammael while riding around blasting Aiel w/ OP (2:00)
***
-montage of Mat + co. in another battle (1:30)
-Mat fights + kills Couladin 1 vs 1 (2:00)
***
-Rand fights while exhausted, Lan tells him they won, Rand faints in Sulin’s arms (2:30)


Notes:
-This episode is 70 minutes long. That will mean there are 3 extra long episodes in season 4. Hopefully this isn’t too much of a problem.
-The “Far Snows” scene is moved around from where it was in the book. Basically, I cut the journey from Jangai Pass to Cairhien. This doesn’t really make for any significant changes. Rand and Aviendha are in a tent instead of a room in a town. I also cut down a lot on their interacting with the Seanchan. Basically they just see the Seanchan as they leave through the gateway, and Rand gets the spear thrown at him. Enough for the audience to understand they went to Seanchan, but I don’t think there’s any need to go into more detail regarding the Seanchan in that scene.
-Instead of having a “Salidar Six,” I cut Carlinya, Morvrin, and Beonin. Sheriam, Anaiya, and Myrelle are the only ones that are really significant (I cut Beonin being a spy).
-I cut Weiramon from the Cairhien scenes. He might not be in the rest of the series either; I’m not sure yet.
-Kin Tovere is either cut or has a significantly diminished role.

rand
03-17-2015, 10:17 PM
Season 4, Episode 10

“The Threads Burn”

-Mat sulks on the battlefield while his men celebrate + sing, Talmanes + Nalesean create Band (3:30)
***
-Rand wakes, convo w/ Aviendha + Natael, he wants to ride into city (2:30)
***
-montage of Emond’s Field, monument of the fallen, Loial reads to kids, foreigners seen (1:30)
-Perrin, Tam, Aram spar, Perrin talks about needing to leave to find Rand (3:00)
***
-Rand’s procession thru Cairhien montage (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Aviendha as they ride to the Palace (1:30)
-arrival at Sun Palace (:30)
-Rand’s speech in the throne room, intro to Colavaere (3:30)
***
-Nynaeve practices getting shot at by Birgitte, Luca watches (3:00)
-Nynaeve angrily enters wagon w/ Elayne, Nynaeve grabs TAR rings and decides to go after Moghedien, she lays down to enter TAR (2:00)
***
-Rand looks out at Cairhien from balcony, everything is withered due to weather (:30)
-Moiraine arrives w/ Egwene, they give him letter from Elaida explaining her delegation (2:30)
-Mat arrives, brief mention of his Band, he announces Morgase is dead, Moiraine convinces Rand to go w/ her to the docks first (3:30)
-Rand gives orders to Rhuarc, says no Maidens can come (:30)
***
-Nynaeve finds Moghedien in TAR version of circus, Moghedien mentions Luca, Moghedien captures Nynaeve + ties her up (2:00)
***
-Rand + co. arrive at docks, Moiraine gives him 2 letters (for him and Thom) (1:00)
-confrontation w/ Lanfear, Rand won’t attack her, Moiraine knocks Lanfear thru doorway (4:00)
-montage of people’s reactions to Moiraine’s “death” (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Lan, Lan rides away (2:00)
-Egwene convo w/ Aviendha, WOs (1:30)
-Rand goes aside and reads Moiraine’s letter (aloud) (1:30)
-Rand convo w/ Sulin, promises to let Maidens die for him from now on (2:00)
-Rand announces immediate attack on Caemlyn/Rahvin (:30)
***
-Birgitte uses another TAR ter'angreal to save Nynaeve, Nynaeve captures Moghedien w/ a’dam, they head for Caemlyn in TAR (2:30)
***
-montage of courtyard in Cairhien (:30)
-Rand opens gateway to Caemlyn (:30)
-they arrive in Caemlyn, Trollocs attack, Mat, Aviendha, Asmo killed; Rand travels to throne room, Rahvin flees (3:30)
***
-Moghedien + Nynaeve run thru palace hallways (1:00)
***
-Rand chases Rahvin into TAR, they fight thru halls + courtyards (4:00)
***
-Nynaeve sees Rahvin, sneaks up + burns him (1:00)
***
-Rand BFs exposed Rahvin (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Nynaeve, he leaves (2:00)
***
-Nynaeve tells Moghedien she knows she’s hiding in the circus, gives her forkroot (1:30)
***
-Rand returns to real world, Trollocs all dead, finds Aviendha, Mat, Asmo alive again (3:00)
***
-Asmo wanders away from celebrations, killed mysteriously (1:30)


Notes:
-This is a special 70 minute episode.
-In the Perrin scene, Perrin doesn't actually leave the TR yet, just starts planning for it.
-A lot of Nynaeve and Elayne’s tFoH story won’t get wrapped up until next season.
-I cut Dobraine, but kept Colavaere.
-I had Rand get a letter from Elaida only, not from Alviarin.
-As I mentioned earlier, Melindhra doesn’t attack Mat. There’s also no delay (of one day, I think) between the news of Morgase’s death and their actual trip to Caemlyn.
-Moghedien mentions Luca, so Nynaeve knows she’s hiding in the circus.
-Pretty much all of Kadere’s stuff is cut from the series as well, except for a few initial scenes.
-I have Rand Traveling everyone to Caemlyn instead of Skimming them.

rand
03-17-2015, 10:48 PM
Season 5, Episode 1

“The Lord of Chaos”

-Demandred visits Shayol Ghul, meets Shaidar Haran, talks w/ DO (3:30)
***
-Egeanin + Domon caught near Cantorin, Anath/Semirhage takes the domination band, first sight of Tuon (not revealed as DotNM yet) (3:30)
***
-Nynaeve, Elayne, Birgitte interrogate Moghedien in their wagon (3:00)
-montage of Nynaeve walking thru circus (:30)
-she meets Uno, he takes her to Samara (1:30)
-montage of Samara (:30)
-Nynaeve convo w/ Masema; will help to find ship (3:30)
-she leaves w/ Uno (1:00)
-they encounter Galad, Nynaeve convo w/ him; will help to find ship, he mentions Salidar and she remembers it now (2:30)
-cut to back at circus, Nynaeve tells Elayne + Birgitte about Salidar (1:00)
***
-Fain has an audience w/ Elaida + Alviarin (2:30)
***
-Morgase convo w/ Lini as they travel thru Andor (2:30)
***
-Perrin talks w/ Faile in their new manor house, says Rand is calling and they have to leave (3:30)
***
-Galad + Uno + Shienarans come to circus, say there’s a ship but there are riots in Samara (1:30)
-farewell to circus, Nynaeve + Luca convo (1:30)
-montage of travel thru Samara, see fighting everywhere (1:30)
-Galad + Shienarans fight thru mob at docks, see WCs fighting Prophet’s men (1:30)
-Nynaeve + Elayne accuse Galad of starting a war, say goodbye (1:30)
-they board the ship w/ Thom, Juilin + Moghedien (1:00)
***
-montage of Elaida’s embassy on hillside (:30)
-Gawyn talks w/ Younglings, hears of Morgase’s death from a peddler (2:30)
-Shaido WOs meet w/ Elaida’s embassy, Galina (2:30)
***
-Demandred meets w/ Mesaana, Semirhage, and Graendal in WT (3:00)
***
-montage of girls’ arrival in Salidar (1:00)
-reunion w/ Min (1:30)
-Nynaeve + Elayne meet w/ Sheriam, Anaiya, Myrelle, Siuan, and Leanne (3:30)
-Bryne talks w/ Thom in common room (1:30)
-Elayne + Min convo, she reveals Rand’s 3 lovers (1:30)


Notes:
-The scene with Egeanin and Domon is made up. Just something I thought would be interesting to see. We’d get a first glimpse of Tuon, and perceptive audience members might recognize “Anath” is Semirhage, as she’s seen later on in this episode.
-I know that the Forsaken meeting doesn't take place in the White Tower, but I thought it would help audiences to reveal that Mesaana is there now.
-This is probably obvious, but the majority of this episode is just to catch Nynaeve and Elayne’s story up with everyone else’s.

rand
03-17-2015, 11:18 PM
Season 5, Episode 2

“A Different Dance”

-Rand + Mat talk in Caemlyn throne room, interrupted when Bashere enters, talk of Taim, etc. (3:30)
-Rand explains Mat will be leading Rand’s army + the Band to Illian to fight Sammael (2:00)
***
-Nynaeve, Siuan, Leanne interrogate Moghedien, talk of Healing stilling (3:00)
-Elayne arrives w/ news of Moiraine’s + Morgase’s deaths (2:30)
-Elayne finds Min, they talk of Salidar’s embassy to Rand (which Min is in) (2:30)
***
-Aran’gar + Osan’gar meet Shaidar Haran (3:00)
***
-Fain steals dagger in WT, kills an Accepted, convo w/ Alviarin (3:00)
***
-montage of Band camped near Aringill (:30)
-Mat convo w/ Talmanes + Nalesean at an inn (2:00)
-Mat dances w/ a serving girl, has memories of another dance (2:30)
-Mat walks outside (:30)
-he saves Olver, gives him to Talmanes + Nalesean to take care of (3:00)
-cut to dawn, montage of camp breaking for next day’s march (:30)
***
-Rand quickly fights + beats five men at once in Caemlyn courtyard (1:00)
-Rand convo w/ Bashere, Arymilla introduced as the main Andoran noble (2:30)
-Saldaean soldier announces Taim’s arrival (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Taim, Bashere; Taim gives Seal; Rand describes Forsaken (3:30)
-they Travel to the Farm (1:30)
-Rand shows Taim around, intros to various men, Taim’s testing, Rand sees Sora’s eyes (4:30)
-Rand brief convo w/ Sulin, decision to visit army on Plains of Maredo (:30)
***
-montage of Amador (:30)
-Morgase in rooms w/ Lini + Tallanvor, tells them of Ailron’s reluctance to help her (2:00)
-Pedron Niall arrives, has private convo w/ Morgase (3:00)
***
-montage of the army on Maredo (:30)
-Rand tells his joke to the Maidens after they accuse him of having no sense of humor (2:30)
-Rand meets w/ Tairen + Cairhienin lords, Aiel clan chiefs; learns of Darlin’s rebellion (3:00)
-he returns to his rooms in Caemlyn, Aviendha wishes him goodnight (1:00)


Notes:
-The named Asha’man (or future Asha’man) we meet in the Farm seen should be Damer Flinn, Jur Grady, Karldin, Eben Hopwil, Fedwin Morr, and Androl. Narishma will come along later, as in the books. But aside from “Dashiva” and Logain, these will pretty much be the only named Asha’man we meet. Androl’s only real role will be to save Logain in the last season.
-Rand telling his joke to the Maidens could easily be cut, but I like it.

Kimon
03-17-2015, 11:44 PM
Notes:
-The named Asha’man (or future Asha’man) we meet in the Farm seen should be Damer Flinn, Jur Grady, Karldin, Eben Hopwil, Fedwin Morr, and Androl. Narishma will come along later, as in the books. But aside from “Dashiva” and Logain, these will pretty much be the only named Asha’man we meet.


The assassins? Or are you going to have Dashiva do that all on his own? Who then will Rand be hunting in Far Madding? Just Dashiva? That would work, but it still seems like Taim and Logain both need lackeys. As for Androl, if you have him appear this much earlier than in the books (prologue to WH), what are you going to have him do? Wouldn't seem to make sense to have him join Rand's posse, so you'd have to either just ignore him again for the next few seasons, or make up scenes for him.

rand
03-18-2015, 12:10 AM
There will still be 3 or 4 renegade Asha'man, but they won't be named. Taim and Logain will each have their factions, but they won't have names either. As far as I know, giving someone a name in a TV show means you have to pay them a lot more, so having as many random side characters remain unnamed as possible seems like a good idea.

As for Androl, I tried to move events around a lot to showcase the BT more. Toveine gets there a little before the halfway mark of season 6, and then Pevara's group gets there not too long after. Androl will still be in the background in season 5 (basically LoC) whenever Rand visits the BT, and he'll be at Dumai's Wells. So he'd really only be off screen for a little bit at the start of season 6.

rand
03-19-2015, 06:26 PM
Season 5, Episode 3

“Under the Dust”

-Sammael + Graendal meet in Arad Doman palace (3:30)
***
-Perrin convo w/ TR boys while traveling (3:30)
***
-montage of the Farm (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Taim, they watch men train, talk about how to recruit more (3:30)
***
-Egwene dreams of Gawyn (1:00)
-montage of random Egwene dreams (:30)
-she wakes in camp outside Cairhien, convo w/ WOs (3:00)
***
-Elayne in Caemlyn throne room in TAR, studies thrones (1:00)
-Demandred comes out from hiding after she leaves (:30)
-Elayne convo w/ Nynaeve, they’re tired of Salidar already; Elayne wanted to go to Rand (2:30)
-Nynaeve walks outside, montage of bustle in Salidar (:30)
-Nynaeve sees Siuan + Bryne arguing over laundry (1:30)
-Nynaeve convo w/ Thom, Juilin, Uno about possibly running away (2:00)
-she overhears Sheriam, Anaiya, Myrelle discussing a “biddable girl”; wonder if they should return to WT (2:30)
-convo w/ Birgitte about possibly running away (1:30)
***
-Niall convo w/ Balwer (3:00)
-Morgase convo w/ Tallanvor in their apartments (2:00)
***
-Nynaeve convo w/ Elayne in room, they decide to use Need in TAR (2:30)
-they appear in a city, Elayne thinks it’s Ebou Dar (:30)
-they appear in the Rahad (:30)
-they appear in a storeroom, find Bowl, look outside to see where they are (2:30)
-they wake, a bubble of evil strikes Salidar (3:00)
-Nicola (or a random unnamed novice) has a foretelling (1:00)
-girls tell Sheriam about Bowl, but she won’t let them go to Ebou Dar (1:30)
***
-Rand convo w/ Bashere + Bael as they walk thru Caemlyn palace hallways; mention 2 AS at an inn (3:00)
-montage of Caemlyn, Rand + co. arrive at the inn (:30)
-Rand talks w/ TR girls (2:30)
-Rand convo w/ Verin + Alanna, Alanna bonds him (3:00)
-Rand leaves and scares the TR girls, Bashere says it’s for the best (1:30)
-Rand gallops alone thru city in a rage (:30)


Notes:
-For the scene with Perrin, this is obviously a new scene, but the dialogue and everything would mostly be taken from the scene in tSR when he’s in the Winespring and telling Ewin Finngar and Dav Ayellin about his adventures.
-The two Rand scenes are switched around. In LoC, Rand flees from Alanna to the Farm. I switched them because I think Rand racing through the streets alone is a better ending then him talking with Taim. So instead of him being alone at the Farm in the first scene, he’d have Sulin and a few Maidens with him.

rand
03-19-2015, 07:03 PM
Season 5, Episode 4

“A Taste of Solitude”

-Tuon on board ship w/ Selucia, she hears her prophecy from former AS damane (3:00)
-Egeanin + Bayle in Tuon’s fleet, brief convo (1:30)
***
-Rand lounges on the Lion Throne as Norry (not necessarily named) drones on (1:00)
-Bashere brings in some Andoran nobles, including Dyelin, convo w/ Rand (2:30)
-Rand private convo w/ Dyelin, learns that Tigraine is his mother (3:00)
-Rand tells Bashere he’s traveling to Cairhien for a bit, Aviendha goes w/ him (:30)
***
-montage of Band camped at night (:30)
-Mat studies his spear in his tent (:30)
-Mat’s attacked by a few DFs (2:00)
-convo w/ Talmanes + Nalesean (1:30)
-Mat discovers Olver is still there (2:00)
***
-Rand + Aviendha appear in Traveling room in Cairhien, Avi goes to see WOs (:30)
-Rand meets w/ Berelain + Rhuarc, convo, he hears of trouble in Shara (4:00)
***
-Nynaeve in Logain’s house, convo, she Heals him (3:00)
-she tries to explain herself to Sheriam, Anaiya, and Myrelle; Sheriam’s servant (Aran’gar) is in the background (1:30)
-Nynaeve Heals Siuan + Leane (3:30)
-Siuan + Bryne convo (1:30)
***
-montage of Rand riding thru Cairhien (:30)
-Rand enters his school, sees various inventions on display (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ Herid Fel (2:30)
***
-Perrin + Loial discuss Loial’s book, adventure (3:00)
***
-Egwene walks thru Sun Palace halls, convo w/ Sorilea (1:30)
-she waits for Rand in his rooms (wants him to tell WOs to train her again) (:30)
-Egwene + Rand convo, Egwene refuses to tell Rand about Salidar (3:30)
***
-Morgase plays stones w/ Pedron Niall (1:30)
-Eamon Valda returns to Amador, meets w/ Dain Bornhald (2:00)
-Valda convo w/ Asunawa in Dome of Truth (2:30)
***
-Siuan + Leanne visit Nynaeve + Elayne to thank Nynaeve, convo (3:30)


Notes:
-I wanted to include more of Tuon early on because I cut a lot of her trip with Mat through the middle of nowhere. Hearing her prophecy this early might tip some people off to the fact that she's the DotNM (that won't be revealed to the audience until it's revealed to Mat), but 1) book readers would already know, and 2) most of the casual audience wouldn't realize that Mat might know Hawkwing's face. They could just cut the red hand think though, and amaybe add some other clue that wouldn't point too glaringly at Mat.
-To avoid confusion, I have Mat being attacked by ordinary DFs, not ones disguised as Aiel. And honestly, this scene could have been cut easily, but Mat has very little to do in the early stages of LoC.
-FWIW I cut most of the named people in the Band who aren't Talmanes or Nalesean. Daerid, Vanin, Harnan, and everyone else are all cut from what I remember.
-I made Aran’gar be Sheriam’s servant instead of having to worry about showing Delana. It wouldn’t necessarily give away the fact that Sheriam = BA, since she could be an ignorant dupe or under compulsion or something.

rand
03-19-2015, 10:55 PM
Season 5, Episode 5

“An Embassy”

-Rand has LTT dreams, killing Ilyena, etc. (1:00)
-Rand announces return to Caemlyn, says farewell to Berelain + Rhuarc (1:30)
***
-Graendal meets w/ Sammael in Illian (3:00)
***
-back in Caemlyn, Rand + Aviendha talk of toh, she shares the WOs dreams concerning him (2:30)
-Sulin announces Ogier (:30)
-Rand meets w/ Haman, Erith, Covril (3:00)
-trip to Shadar Logoth (3:00)
-Rand drops the Ogier off in the TR, stares at Emond’s Field in the distance (2:00)
***
-Egwene sees Elaida’s embassy enter manor house in Cairhien (1:30)
-Egwene meets Gawyn, they go to inn, kiss, discuss the embassy + Rand’s possible murder of Morgase (3:30)
-she discusses the embassy w/ the WOs (3:00)
***
-Rand watches Bashere’s horsemen train, convo w/ Deira (2:30)
-Rand rides back thru Caemlyn, Fain + his WCs attack (3:00)
-Rand mourns the death of a Maiden, recites his List in his head (1:30)
-he announces his return to Cairhien, asks Maidens not to tell Aviendha (:30)
***
-Egwene in the inn kissing Gawyn, he tells her Rand has arrived and Elaida’s embassy is to meet w/ him soon (2:00)
-cut to Egwene meeting w/ Rand before the embassy arrives, he hides her (2:30)
-Rand meets w/ Galina + 2 other embassy members (3:00)
-Rand convo w/ Egwene afterward, shows her Traveling (2:30)
***
-Galina + 2 other embassy AS talk in carriage from Palace, hints as to their plans (2:30)
***
-Rand tries to talk w/ LTT (1:00)
-cut to Rand visiting Herid Fel (2:00)
-he returns to Caemlyn (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Aviendha in his rooms (1:30)
-a gray man appears, but Taim arrives to kill it, announces Narishma’s potential (3:00)
***
-Egwene meets w/ AS in TAR, summoned to Salidar, they show her a map (2:00)
-Rand comes out from shadows, looks at map to see Salidar (:30)


Notes:
-I cut the “Liah gets lost in Shadar Logoth” thing, cause I cut Liah.
-I have Fain actually appearing during the attack on Rand, just to keep him in the story a little more. This is kind of the point where he starts to drop out of the story in the books. He wouldn’t stab Rand here or anything; likely he’d just get whacked by a Maiden and run away.
-I realize that Rand jumps around a lot in this episode and the previous one. I could probably change it up a bit from the books, but I actually like the fact that Rand’s almost constantly on the move in LoC. Usually he lets some event (the TR girls’ reaction, his mother’s revelation, Fain’s attack, embassies, etc.) scare him away from one city to the other, so I think it’s a cool way to show how vulnerable he is now that he’s more or less on his own.
-I’m keeping Galina as the only named AS in Elaida’s embassy. It would be way too confusing for an audience to keep track of them all, let alone all the ones in the Salidar embassy as well.

rand
03-19-2015, 11:23 PM
Season 5, Episode 6

“Summoned in Haste”

-Morgase beats Niall in a stones match, she leaves (1:00)
-Valda enters, convo w/ Niall, then he kills him, brief convo w/ Asunawa after; Balwer witnesses (3:30)
***
-Egwene’s farewell to the WOs (2:30)
-Egwene packs, enters TAR in the flesh thru gateway (1:00)
-montage of her ride on Bela thru TAR (1:00)
***
-Mat plays snakes + foxes w/ Olver, Rand + Aviendha arrive (1:00)
-Rand tells Mat + Aviendha to go to Salidar to bring back Elayne + Nynaeve; says he’ll gate them there (3:30)
***
-Egwene arrives in Salidar, farewell to Bela (1:00)
-Egwene convo w/ Sheriam, Anaiya, Myrelle, Siuan, and Leane; Egwene = new Amyrlin (3:30)
-the raising ceremony (4:00)
-Egwene goes to bed as Amyrlin, meets Chesa (1:00)
***
-Min + Salidar embassy arrive in Caemlyn (1:30)
-montage of Min’s travel thru city, then palace (1:00)
-Rand convo w/ Min (4:00)
-Merana + Salidar embassy arrive, convo w/ Rand (3:30)
-after, Rand announces Travel to Farm, Min won’t go (:30)
***
-Merana + Salidar embassy convo w/ Verin + Alanna at their inn (3:30)
***
-Rand at BT, convo w/ Taim, gives pins + new names (4:00)
***
-Chesa wakes Egwene (:30)
-Egwene’s speech to Salidar, raises Elayne + Nynaeve to full AS (3:00)
-convo w/ Sheriam + Siuan in her study (3:00)
-convo w/ Elayne + Nynaeve in her study (3:30)
-Egwene meets Moghedien (2:00)
***
-Mat + co. shown traveling thru gateway to nearby Salidar (:30)
***
-Sheriam + Aran’gar convo (1:30)


Notes:
-The WOs don’t beat Egwene here. She doesn’t necessarily even have to pretend to be full AS on the show.
-One somewhat important thing to note is that Verin and Alanna should bring the Salidar embassy’s number up to 13. It would just be too random if Bera and Kiruna show up out of nowhere.

Morelikeunwisewoman
03-21-2015, 11:29 PM
This is great.

I've been thinking of doing a re-read (my first!) And this has just helped to whet my appetite even further. Eye of the world is coming off the shelf tonight. :)

Thanx rand.

rand
03-23-2015, 03:42 PM
This is great.

I've been thinking of doing a re-read (my first!) And this has just helped to whet my appetite even further. Eye of the world is coming off the shelf tonight. :)

Thanx rand.
Awesome. Rereads are fun. Good luck with your first one. :)

rand
03-23-2015, 04:08 PM
Season 5, Episode 7

“The Mirror of Mists”

-Perrin arrives in Caemlyn, his party makes its way to the Palace (2:00)
-montage of Perrin + Faile escorted thru Palace by Aiel (:30)
-convo w/ Perrin, Faile, Rand + Min (2:00)
-Faile + Min leave, Rand + Perrin convo (3:30)
-Perrin + Bashere meet, convo while walking thru halls of Palace (3:00)
-Perrin, Faile, Bashere, Deira convo; acceptance of marriage (2:30)
***
-Rand convo w/ Min, new viewing of Perrin saving Rand twice (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ LTT (1:00)
***
-Perrin + Faile convo in own rooms, Perrin asks her not to spy on Rand (2:00)
***
-Mat riding toward Salidar, convo w/ Aviendha re. Olver, killing Elayne (2:00)
-arrival in Salidar, brought to Little Tower (1:00)
-Mat walks in on Egwene, Nynaeve, Elayne in study, convo (4:00)
***
-girls convo after Mat leaves (2:00)
-Egwene convo w/ Sheriam re. trip to Ebou Dar; Sheriam suggests “Halima” for headaches (3:00)
***
-Mat convo w/ Thom + Juilin, delivers Thom’s letter (3:00)
-Mat convo w/ Band re. trip to Ebou Dar (Talmanes to follow Egwene, Nalesean comes w/ Mat) (2:00)
***
-Elayne + Aviendha convo (3:00)
***
-Rand, Perrin, Loial convo in a courtyard (2:30)
-Min warns of approaching Salidar embassy, w/ Verin + Alanna they’re now 13 (:30)
-cut to throne room, Salidar embassy of 13 arrives, argues + uses Mirror of Mists when Rand gets angry (3:30)
-Rand announces that everyone will travel to Cairhien w/ him (:30)
***
-Salidar embassy decides to use Alanna to follow Rand on horse (2:30)
***
-montage of celebration of Egwene’s raising in Salidar (:30)
-Mat dances w/ Halima (1:00)
-Mat convo w/ Siuan + Leanne (2:30)
-(next day) Mat + co. say farewell to Salidar, final convo between Mat + Egwene (3:00)

rand
03-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Season 5, Episode 8

“The Taking”

-Morgase meets Eamon Valda, he beats her and is implied to rape her (off screen), Balwer sees (3:00)
-Morgase convo w/ Lini back in own rooms, releases her claim to the throne (2:00)
***
-Rand plays flute for Min in his rooms in Cairhien (1:00)
-Rand + Min visit Herid Fel, “clear the rubble” comment (2:30)
***
-Perrin + Faile talk about Berelain briefly (1:30)
***
-Rand + Min meet w/ Berelain, Rand’s plan to have Elayne on Sun Throne, Min + Berelain staring contest (2:30)
-Rand receives a note from Elaida’s embassy, agrees to meeting (1:00)
***
-montage of Ebou Dar, Mat + co. ride to square (1:30)
-Mat’s + Nynaeve’s groups split up in square (:30)
-Mat enters Wandering Woman, meets Setalle Anan (2:00)
-Nynaeve + Elayne escorted thru Tarasin Palace (:30)
-they meet Merilille, Salidar’s ambassador to Ebou Dar (2:30)
-convo w/ Elayne, Nynaeve, Aviendha + Birgitte; Aviendha + Birgitte leave to scout Rahad (2:30)
-Elayne + Nynaeve meet w/ Queen Tylin (3:30)
***
-Rand convo w/ Sulin, Min is missing (1:30)
-Elaida’s embassy enters, kidnaps Rand (3:30)
-Sulin goes in to check after they’re gone, finds Rand missing (:30)
***
-Mat in Wandering Woman common room, makes 9 moons comment, hears Seanchan accent (1:00)
-Thom tells Mat the girls are out searching the Rahad again (1:00)
-Mat + Setalle convo (2:00)
***
-Nynaeve + co. search Rahad, argue about stories in building Bowl is in (1:30)
-montage of Rahad (:30)
-they see a Wise Woman Heal someone after a duel (2:30)
***
-montage of Salidar group, Band on the move (:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Logain as they walk (2:30)
-Egwene tells Siuan to quietly free Logain later that night (2:00)
-Egwene convo w/ Bryne re. their army (1:30)
-Egwene visits Nynaeve + Elayne in TAR (2:30)
***
-Perrin watches Faile + Loial play stones (1:00)
-Sulin interrupts Perrin, in tears over Rand’s kidnapping (:30)
***
-Rand in cage in a basement, Min’s tied up there too, Galina explains trip to TV (2:00)
***
-Herid Fel is slaughtered by a gholam (:30)
***
-Lan rides into Salidar camp, meets Myrelle (1:30)

Notes:
-Instead of Fel leaving the note about clearing the rubble to Rand, he just tells him about it here.

rand
03-23-2015, 08:41 PM
Season 5, Episode 9

“Dumai’s Wells”

-montage of Elaida’s embassy on the move; camera zooms in on Rand’s box (:30)
-Rand panting in his box (:30)
***
-Galina interrogates Min in a tent that night (1:30)
-Galina comes out, brief convo w/ Gawyn (1:00)
-they briefly free Rand, he sees Min and kills a Warder w/ his bare hands, put back in box (2:30)
***
-Perrin talks w/ Faile, Colavaere is eyeing the throne w/ Rand gone (1:30)
-meeting w/ Perrin, Faile, Loial, Sulin, Berelain, Rhuarc, Amys, etc; how to save Rand; Faile + Berelain to stay behind (3:30)
-Perrin + Faile say goodbye (1:30)
-Perrin + co. ride out of Cairhien (:30)
***
-Rand in box, talks w/ LTT (1:00)
***
-Elaida’s embassy makes camp at night (:30)
-AS whose warder was killed beats Rand (2:30)
-Sevanna + WOs watch (1:00)
-Gawyn watches w/ troubled expression (:30)
-Rand put back in box (:30)
-Sevanna + WOs leave, kill one of their own, plan betrayal of embassy (2:30)
***
-montage of Perrin + co. traveling (:30)
-Perrin talks w/ Loial + Gaul about married life (1:30)
-Perrin meets w/ leaders of Cairhien men, Mayene men, Sulin, Amys, Sorilea (2:30)
-Perrin communicates w/ wolves, gets their help (2:30)
-Perrin’s group meets up w/ Verin, Alanna, + Salidar embassy (3:00)
-more travel montage (:30)
-wolves tell Perrin they’re getting close (:30)
***
-montage of Elaida’s embassy camped at Dumai’s Wells (:30)
-Min tries to talk w/ Gawyn (1:30)
-Gawyn hears of Shaido coming to attack, he tells Galina (1:00)
***
-Rand convo w/ LTT re. breaking the shield (1:30)
***
-Sevanna orders Shaido to attack wagons; WOs start to attack w/ OP too (1:30)
-montage of Shaido vs. Elaida’s embassy (1:30)
***
-Perrin + officers peek over slope, he orders attack against Shaido, calls wolves (1:00)
***
-Sevanna turns to see Perrin’s charge (:30)
-montage of Perrin’s group + wolves vs. Shaido (1:00)
-montage of Perrin, Loial, Aram fighting (1:30)
***
-Gawyn fighting inside circle of wagons, looks at battle raging outside (1:30)
***
-Rand struggles to break thru the shield w/ LTT (1:00)
***
-more montage of the fighting (1:30)
-Asha’man arrive thru gateways, begin attacking Shaido; Taim arrives (1:30)
-montage of battle: Shaido, Perrin’s group, Asha’man, Elaida’s embassy, wolves (2:30)
***
-Rand destroys the box, reunites w/ Min, sneaks around taking out AS (3:30)
***
-brief montage of Perrin, Aram + Loial fighting (:30)
-Perrin + Asha’man make their way inside the circle (1:00)
***
-Gawyn convo w/ Rand, then he runs away (1:30)
-Rand + Min reunite w/ Perrin, Loial (1:00)
-Rand brief convo w/ Taim (:30)
-Asha’man slaughter Shaido, the survivors flee (2:30)
-AS in Salidar embassy arrive, swear fealty to Rand (3:00)


Notes:
-This is a special 70 minute episode, which will make it the only extended episode of season 5.
-I tried to include as much as I could in this episode, as this is one of the most iconic scenes in the series. I cut a few characters like Dobraine and Havien Nurelle, but they can be played by random extras and just be credited as “Cairhienin Captain” or whatever.
-Some of Sevanna’s scenes from the beginning of aCoS would be worked into the battle here. There won’t be any weird flashback at the beginning of next season.

Daekyras
03-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Season 5, Episode 9

“Dumai’s Wells”

-montage of Elaida’s embassy on the move; camera zooms in on Rand’s box (:30)
-Rand panting in his box (:30)
***
-Galina interrogates Min in a tent that night (1:30)
-Galina comes out, brief convo w/ Gawyn (1:00)
-they briefly free Rand, he sees Min and kills a Warder w/ his bare hands, put back in box (2:30)
***
-Perrin talks w/ Faile, Colavaere is eyeing the throne w/ Rand gone (1:30)
-meeting w/ Perrin, Faile, Loial, Sulin, Berelain, Rhuarc, Amys, etc; how to save Rand; Faile + Berelain to stay behind (3:30)
-Perrin + Faile say goodbye (1:30)
-Perrin + co. ride out of Cairhien (:30)
***
-Rand in box, talks w/ LTT (1:00)
***
-Elaida’s embassy makes camp at night (:30)
-AS whose warder was killed beats Rand (2:30)
-Sevanna + WOs watch (1:00)
-Gawyn watches w/ troubled expression (:30)
-Rand put back in box (:30)
-Sevanna + WOs leave, kill one of their own, plan betrayal of embassy (2:30)
***
-montage of Perrin + co. traveling (:30)
-Perrin talks w/ Loial + Gaul about married life (1:30)
-Perrin meets w/ leaders of Cairhien men, Mayene men, Sulin, Amys, Sorilea (2:30)
-Perrin communicates w/ wolves, gets their help (2:30)
-Perrin’s group meets up w/ Verin, Alanna, + Salidar embassy (3:00)
-more travel montage (:30)
-wolves tell Perrin they’re getting close (:30)
***
-montage of Elaida’s embassy camped at Dumai’s Wells (:30)
-Min tries to talk w/ Gawyn (1:30)
-Gawyn hears of Shaido coming to attack, he tells Galina (1:00)
***
-Rand convo w/ LTT re. breaking the shield (1:30)
***
-Sevanna orders Shaido to attack wagons; WOs start to attack w/ OP too (1:30)
-montage of Shaido vs. Elaida’s embassy (1:30)
***
-Perrin + officers peek over slope, he orders attack against Shaido, calls wolves (1:00)
***
-Sevanna turns to see Perrin’s charge (:30)
-montage of Perrin’s group + wolves vs. Shaido (1:00)
-montage of Perrin, Loial, Aram fighting (1:30)
***
-Gawyn fighting inside circle of wagons, looks at battle raging outside (1:30)
***
-Rand struggles to break thru the shield w/ LTT (1:00)
***
-more montage of the fighting (1:30)
-Asha’man arrive thru gateways, begin attacking Shaido; Taim arrives (1:30)
-montage of battle: Shaido, Perrin’s group, Asha’man, Elaida’s embassy, wolves (2:30)
***
-Rand destroys the box, reunites w/ Min, sneaks around taking out AS (3:30)
***
-brief montage of Perrin, Aram + Loial fighting (:30)
-Perrin + Asha’man make their way inside the circle (1:00)
***
-Gawyn convo w/ Rand, then he runs away (1:30)
-Rand + Min reunite w/ Perrin, Loial (1:00)
-Rand brief convo w/ Taim (:30)
-Asha’man slaughter Shaido, the survivors flee (2:30)
-AS in Salidar embassy arrive, swear fealty to Rand (3:00)


Notes:
-This is a special 70 minute episode, which will make it the only extended episode of season 5.
-I tried to include as much as I could in this episode, as this is one of the most iconic scenes in the series. I cut a few characters like Dobraine and Havien Nurelle, but they can be played by random extras and just be credited as “Cairhienin Captain” or whatever.
-Some of Sevanna’s scenes from the beginning of aCoS would be worked into the battle here. There won’t be any weird flashback at the beginning of next season.

Rand could kill gawyn in this scene. He serves no real purpose after this(or before!) and it will free egwene up from that silly sub plot....

rand
03-25-2015, 04:48 PM
Season 5, Episode 10

“A Touch on the Cheek”

-Elaida + Alviarin convo in WT, mention Toveine’s trip to BT, general news, Elaida’s Fortelling (3:00)
***
-Aran’gar frees Moghedien (2:00)
-Egwene + Chesa discuss Logain’s “escape,” discover Moghedien is missing (1:30)
***
-Nynaeve, Elayne, Aviendha, Birgitte cross Ebou Dar bay (1:30)
-arrival, welcome at SF ship (1:00)
-convo w/ SF, learn more of Bowl of the Winds (3:30)
***
-Alviarin summons Mesaana, convo, taught to Travel (3:30)
***
-Nynaeve + co. arrive back in city, convo as they walk (1:00)
-Mat follows them, buys his ring to hide from them as they look back (3:00)
***
-Morgase, Lini, Tallanvor convo in their rooms; talk of Morgase’s torture; Valda has gone to attack the Prophet (2:30)
-montage of Seanchan attack against Fortress of the Light, Morgase + co. watch + listen (3:00)
***
-montage of Mat walking through Tarasin Palace, still following the girls (:30)
-he meets Teslyn and Joline, Elaida’s AS ambassadors to Ebou Dar, convo (3:00)
-a servant summons Mat to the queen (:30)
-Mat convo w/ Tylin, flirting (3:30)
***
-(next morning) montage of the carnage in the Fortress of the Light (:30)
-Morgase summoned to the keep (1:00)
-audience w/ Suroth, she sees Amathera in the background (3:30)
-back in her apartment, convo w/ Lini + Tallanvor, Balwer arrives and says he’ll help them escape (3:00)
***
-Teslyn + Joline convo re. Elaida; Elayne + Nynaeve (2:30)
***
-Mat returns to the Wandering Woman (:30)
-convo w/ Nalesean + Olver, horse racing is mentioned (2:00)
-Mat goes to his room, finds note telling him to warn Elayne + Nynaeve (1:30)
***
-Liandrin + other BAs in Ebou Dar interrogate a Wise Woman (2:30)
***
-Moghedien meets Shaidar Haran + Moridin (4:00)
***
-Demandred in Pit of Doom, the DO laughs (1:00)


Notes:
-Since I cut Mili Skane and Carridn, I have Mat following Nynaeve and the others when they return from the Sea Folk ship, rather than him following Mili Skane. This would be where he buys the fox and ravens ring.
-I also cut Olver’s horse racing scene.
-This is the last time we’ll see Amathera. Juilin won’t try to free her from Ebou Dar.
-I know this isn’t the most exciting episode, but the previous one (Dumai’s Wells) is pretty much the climax of the season anyway. Moridin is also introduced here.

rand
03-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Season 6, Episode 1

“A Broken Crown”

-Moridin plays sha’rah by himself (2:00)
***
-montage of carnage at Dumai’s Wells (:30)
-Perrin, Loial, Aram convo (1:30)
-Rand recites his List as he stares at the dead (1:30)
-Rand gives AS to WOs: Elaida’s = da’tsang, Salidar = apprentices (2:00)
-Rand + Taim convo, Rand gets Asha’man guard, intro to Dashiva (2:00)
-Rand asks Alanna to Heal him (1:00)
***
-Sevanna + Shaido fleeing, capture Galina on the way, plan to make her da'tsang (2:00)
***
-Gawyn sees Galina’s abduction, decides to take Younglings back to TV, mentions his mother (1:30)
***
-Morgase + co. travel w/ Balwer (segue from Gawyn scene) (2:30)
***
-montage of Cairhien (:30)
-Colavaere holds court in Sun Palace, Faile and Berelain are there (:30)
-Rand + co. interrupt, he breaks her crown (3:30)
-Perrin reunites w/ Faile (1:30)
-Perrin + Rand argue about treatment of AS (2:00)
-Rand brief convo w/ LTT (:30)
***
-montage of Salidar AS on the move (:30)
-Egwene + Siuan discuss Moghedien’s escape, camp news (2:30)
***
-Rand travels to Caemlyn w/ Maidens + A’M, who banter w/ each other (2:00)
-Rand meets w/ Bashere + Bael, convo re. Illian, mention of Darlin’s rebels now outside Cairhien (3:00)
***
-Salidar AS camped at night, Myrelle brings Lan to Egwene’s tent (2:00)
-Egwene opens gateway to Ebou Dar for him (2:00)
-Halima gives massage to Egwene’s head, convo (1:30)
-Egwene goes to TAR (:30)
-Egwene talks w/ WOs in the Heart, hears news of Rand, Dumai’s Wells (3:00)
-montage of various Egwene dreams (:30)
***
-Rand being served by Salidar apprentices (back in Cairhien) (:30)
-Rand convo w/ his A’M, Dashiva (1:30)
-Cadsuane barges in, convo w/ Rand, upsets him (3:30)
***
-Cadsuane convo w/ some of the Salidar AS apprentices while walking thru halls (2:00)
***
-Min convo w/ Rand, she tells him of Colavaere’s suicide and Herid Fel’s murder (2:00)
***
-Sammael + Graendal give fake ter’angreal to Sevanna + Shaido (3:00)



Notes:
-I’m going to bookend this season with Moridin playing his sha’rah game. So the last scene of episode 10 will also be of Moridin playing the game.
-I didn’t really include any of the Aes Sedai Cadsuane brings with her. If they are included, it would just be as background characters.

rand
03-25-2015, 07:59 PM
Season 6, Episode 2

“Next Door to a Weaver”

-Elaida convo w/ Alviarin, learns that embassy failed to catch Rand, Alviarin takes over (3:30)
-Elaida talks w/ Pevara, tells her to keep her guard up (2:00)
***
-montage of Swovan Night in Ebou Dar (:30)
-Mat in Wandering Woman common room, Birgitte arrives, he recognizes her, convo (3:00)
-(later in the Tarasin Palace) drunken Birgitte tells Nynaeve + Elayne to apologize to Mat (2:00)
-(next morning) Nynaeve + Elayne cross the square to the Wandering Woman (:30)
-Nynaeve + Elayne apologize to Mat, convince him to move into Palace (3:00)
-Setalle starts to take the girls to the Kin (1:30)
***
-Rand + Perrin “argue” over AS again, staged fight in throne room (3:00)
-Perrrin convo w/ Loial, tells him it was staged, mentions plans for Masema; Loial mentions trip to Waygates w/ Karldin (2:30)
-montage of Perrin leaving Cairhien for woods outside (:30)
-Perrin meets w/ his group, they Travel to Ghealdan (2:30)
-once there, Perrin explains their plan for Masema (1:00)
***
-montage of Setalle leading girls thru Ebou Dar (:30)
-Nynaeve + Elayne meet w/ Reanne + Kin (4:30)
***
-Reanne + Kin talk after girls leave (2:00)
***
-Moghedien watches the girls leave the Kin house (:30)
***
-Rand sends orders for Bashere to begin march to Illian (1:30)
-Rand has nightmares: Perrin, Colavaere, Fel, LTT, Moiraine (1:30)
-Rand convo w/ Min, gets his spirits back up, decides he’ll try to settle Darlin’s rebels (3:00)
***
-Mat lugs his bags across square to the Palace (:30)
-Mat surveys his new room (:30)
-Tylin comes in to visit w/ him (2:00)
-Thom + Juilin interrupt, report on their spying of girls (Tylin leaves) (1:30)
-Elayne + Nynaeve interrupt, asks Mat to watch the Kin’s house (2:00)
***
-montage of Festival of Birds (:30)
-Mat + Birgitte wait outside the Kin house (1:30)
***
-Elayne convo w/ Merillile re. Kin (2:30)
***
-Nynaeve on ship crossing the bay to Rahad (:30)
-Moghedien BFs the boat (:30)
-Lan dives in, saves Nynaeve, she breaks her block, convo back on boat (3:30)
***
-Mat enters Elayne’s room w/ a Kinswoman (Merillile still there), says he followed her to a building in the Rahad (:30)


Notes:
-Elaida’s conversation with Pevara isn’t setting up the BA Hunters (I cut them), but sort of to set up Pevara eventual plan to go to the Black Tower for bonding Reds to Asha’man.
-In case anyone was wondering, I cut Beslan.
-A lot of the scenes with the Kin are cut, as well as pretty much every named Kinswoman except Reanne.

rand
03-26-2015, 07:19 PM
Season 6, Episode 3

“Six Stories”

-Rand gets ready for trip w/ Min, they travel to forest outside Cairhien (1:00)
-montage of walk thru forest, Rand convo w/ Min (1:30)
-they enter the rebel gathering disguised, see Cadsuane, Darlin, Fain (1:00)
-Rand + Min convo w/ Cadsuane (1:30)
-Rand + Min convo w/ Darlin, who recognizes Rand (2:00)
-bubble of evil hits tent, kills people, chaos (1:00)
-Rand, Min, Darlin, Cadsuane race thru mist (1:30)
-Fain stabs Rand w/ dagger, runs away (1:00)
-Min tries to protect Rand, Cadsuane says they must get to Cairhien, Darlin carries Rand (1:30)
***
-Morgase + co. stumble upon Perrin’s camp, enter it (1:00)
-they meet w/ Perrin and Faile in disguise, Morgase looks at Manetheren banners (3:30)
-Perrin + Faile brief convo (1:00)
-Morgase + Tallanvor convo (1:30)
***
-Sevanna + Shaido Travel, get scattered, Sammael + Graendal laugh afterward (3:30)
***
-Egwene wakes up to Siuan and Halima arguing (1:00)
-Siuan + Egwene discuss Halima (1:00)
-Egwene + Siuan walk thru camp, discuss Kin, Bowl of the Winds, old/famous Amyrlins (3:30)
-Bryne rides up, reports an Andoran/Murandian army ahead won’t let them pass, army must stop (2:30)
***
-Nynaeve + Elayne meet + plan w/ SF and Kin in Tarasin Palace (3:00)
-Mat gets a note from Tylin; his stuff was moved into her room (1:00)
-montage of journey to Rahad (:30)
-Mat + Nalesean convo, Nalesean hoping there will be fun ahead (1:00)
-Mat + Lan convo, Lan + Nynaeve’s marriage reveal (1:30)
-Elayne + Nynaeve brief convo of married life (:30)
-Mat + Elayne convo re. Tylin, Mat offers foxhead but she refuses it (2:00)
-arrival outside the six-story building (:30)
-Liandrin + BAs attack; Lan, Mat, Birgitte, Aviendha fight; Elayne runs upstairs w/ some Kin (2:00)
-Nynaeve kills a BA, captures Liandrin (2:00)
-Elayne calls for help, Mat rushes upstairs w/ Nalesean (:30)
-they see gholam and massacred Kin, the gholam kills Nalesean (1:00)
-Mat fights off the gholam (3:00)
-Mat + Elayne convo, they grab the Bowl and run back to the stairs (1:30)
***
-Rand has nightmares, wakes up (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Damer Flinn, who Healed him (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Amys, Cadsuane, Dashiva, Min re. Illian (2:00)
-Amys + Cadsuane leave, Rand plans to Travel to Illian w/ Dashiva + other Asha’man (1:30)



Notes:
-I was originally going to include the scene with the Borderlander leaders meeting in this episode, but I cut it. I might add it in somewhere else, but odds are I won’t have space for it. It’s not really important anyway, as long as the characters mention that the Borderlanders are on the move from time to time.
-I cut Caraline Damodred and Toram Riatin, so I also cut the fight between Rand and Toram.
-I included Daved Hanlon in the series originally, but I might cut him. Regardless, he's not in this episode.

Kimon
03-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Season 6, Episode 3

“Six Stories”

-Rand gets ready for trip w/ Min, they travel to forest outside Cairhien (1:00)
-montage of walk thru forest, Rand convo w/ Min (1:30)
-they enter the rebel gathering disguised, see Cadsuane, Darlin, Fain (1:00)
-Rand + Min convo w/ Cadsuane (1:30)
-Rand + Min convo w/ Darlin, who recognizes Rand (2:00)
-bubble of evil hits tent, kills people, chaos (1:00)
-Rand, Min, Darlin, Cadsuane race thru mist (1:30)
-Fain stabs Rand w/ dagger, runs away (1:00)
-Min tries to protect Rand, Cadsuane says they must get to Cairhien, Darlin carries Rand (1:30)
***
-Morgase + co. stumble upon Perrin’s camp, enter it (1:00)
-they meet w/ Perrin and Faile in disguise, Morgase looks at Manetheren banners (3:30)
-Perrin + Faile brief convo (1:00)
-Morgase + Tallanvor convo (1:30)
***
-Sevanna + Shaido Travel, get scattered, Sammael + Graendal laugh afterward (3:30)
***
-Egwene wakes up to Siuan and Halima arguing (1:00)
-Siuan + Egwene discuss Halima (1:00)
-Egwene + Siuan walk thru camp, discuss Kin, Bowl of the Winds, old/famous Amyrlins (3:30)
-Bryne rides up, reports an Andoran/Murandian army ahead won’t let them pass, army must stop (2:30)
***
-Nynaeve + Elayne meet + plan w/ SF and Kin in Tarasin Palace (3:00)
-Mat gets a note from Tylin; his stuff was moved into her room (1:00)
-montage of journey to Rahad (:30)
-Mat + Nalesean convo, Nalesean hoping there will be fun ahead (1:00)
-Mat + Lan convo, Lan + Nynaeve’s marriage reveal (1:30)
-Elayne + Nynaeve brief convo of married life (:30)
-Mat + Elayne convo re. Tylin, Mat offers foxhead but she refuses it (2:00)
-arrival outside the six-story building (:30)
-Liandrin + BAs attack; Lan, Mat, Birgitte, Aviendha fight; Elayne runs upstairs w/ some Kin (2:00)
-Nynaeve kills a BA, captures Liandrin (2:00)
-Elayne calls for help, Mat rushes upstairs w/ Nalesean (:30)
-they see gholam and massacred Kin, the gholam kills Nalesean (1:00)
-Mat fights off the gholam (3:00)
-Mat + Elayne convo, they grab the Bowl and run back to the stairs (1:30)
***
-Rand has nightmares, wakes up (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Damer Flinn, who Healed him (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Amys, Cadsuane, Dashiva, Min re. Illian (2:00)
-Amys + Cadsuane leave, Rand plans to Travel to Illian w/ Dashiva + other Asha’man (1:30)



Notes:
-I was originally going to include the scene with the Borderlander leaders meeting in this episode, but I cut it. I might add it in somewhere else, but odds are I won’t have space for it. It’s not really important anyway, as long as the characters mention that the Borderlanders are on the move from time to time.
-I cut Caraline Damodred and Toram Riatin, so I also cut the fight between Rand and Toram.
-I included Daved Hanlon in the series originally, but I might cut him. Regardless, he's not in this episode.

Do you really think that the 8 minutes of Egwene filler-time (which I bolded above) is important enough to warrant keeping that instead of Caraline, Toram, and the duel with Toram. All that stuff is not only way more interesting, but also would provide a great opportunity, as you could have Moiraine's actress play Caraline. The scene triggered the memories of Moiraine due to how similar they looked. It thus serves myriad purposes. It gives a chance to bring back Moiraine's actress, it shows how awesome a fencer Rand is, and it allows for the cutting of some useless Egwene filler.

Now admittedly, I'd be entering every Egwene scene post-TGH asking myself why I hadn't just killed her off already, but I still maintain, the less Egwene, the better the product.

rand
03-26-2015, 07:48 PM
I don't mind Egwene, so I'm trying to keep her in the story as much as possible.

Aside from looking like Moiraine, Caraline serves zero purpose to the story. Same as Toram. I'm going to have Rand duel Dashiva/Osan'gar/Aginor in Far Madding, though, so we'll still get to see Rand fight someone.

And FWIW I have Rand reciting his List of dead women quite a bit in the series, so the audience won't forget that he still remembers the loss of Moiraine.

rand
03-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Season 6, Episode 4

“A Crown of Swords”

-Eamon Valda + Asunawa convo in their camp, plan large WC gathering, talk of Galad (3:30)
***
-Rand farewell to Min, travels to just outside Illian w/ Asha’man (1:30)
-montage of Illian, Rand’s army outside it (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Bashere re. plan of attack (1:30)
***
-Verin interrogates one of Elaida’s embassy AS in Aiel camp outside Cairhien (3:30)
***
-discussion back in Tarasin Palace, Birgitte describes gholam (3:30)
-Olver is missing, Mat goes out to look for him (1:00)
-girls meet SF + Kin in square, they gateway out of the city (2:30)
***
-Moridin watches, tells gholam to follow Mat, not girls (1:00)
***
-montage of Seanchan entering bay, raken flying around (1:00)
***
-girls, SF, Kin arrive on hillside outside Ebou Dar (1:30)
-they use the Bowl (3:30)
-Seanchan on raken attack, they flee to Andor thru gateway, Birgitte shot w/ arrow (3:00)
***
-Mat sees Seanchan fighting SF in the bay, chaos + fighting in streets, he runs to find Olver (2:30)
-Mat finds Olver and shields him as a building falls on them (1:30)
***
-Toveine’s group arrives at the BT, captured + bonded by Logain + Taim (4:00)
***
-Rand + Asha’man gateway on to various towers in Illian (1:30)
-Bashere, Aiel, etc. attack the city (montage) (2:30)
-Rand convo w/ LTT as he watches battle below (1:00)
-Rand fights Sammael in throne room, but Sammael flees to Shadar Logoth, Rand follows (2:30)
***
-Egwene, Sheriam, Siuan discuss army blocking them, decide to open novice book to them (2:30)
-Egwene holds meeting in Hall, declares war on Elaida, receives full power (3:30)
-after meeting, Aran’gar beats Sheriam in her tent (brief) (:30)
***
-Rand chases Sammael thru Shadar Logoth (2:30)
-Rand meets Moridin, crossing of BF streams (3:30)
-Rand confronts Sammael, but Mashadar kills him (2:00)
-Rand returns to throne room in Illian, convo w/ Bashere + Dashiva (victory), receives crown (3:30)


Notes:
-This is a special 66 minute episode. There will probably be two more this season, 66 and 70 minutes long respectively.
-I cut Egwene meeting with the Andoran and Murandian nobles.
-I cut the vast majority of the sequence in which the Bowl of the Winds is used. That would take an entire season by itself if I included the whole thing…
-During the fight in Shadar Logoth, I have Rand actually confronting Sammael at the end. I think it’s just sort of anticlimactic to have Rand simply looking on as Sammael gets killed by Mashadar. They don’t necessarily have to be fighting even, but at least facing each other across a street and taunting each other or something.

Kimon
03-26-2015, 08:09 PM
I don't mind Egwene, so I'm trying to keep her in the story as much as possible.

Aside from looking like Moiraine, Caraline serves zero purpose to the story. Same as Toram. I'm going to have Rand duel Dashiva/Osan'gar/Aginor in Far Madding, though, so we'll still get to see Rand fight someone.

And FWIW I have Rand reciting his List of dead women quite a bit in the series, so the audience won't forget that he still remembers the loss of Moiraine.

That scene in the woods is pretty boring without Toram and Caraline, which is unfortunate, as it was one of the best scenes in the second half of the series. There are a lot of things worth cutting in the later books, but this seems an odd one.

Regarding the Dashiva thing, I imagine you're doing that to avoid needing any other assassins, the only drawback, is that it is out of character for a coward like Aginor to follow him to Far Madding, where channeling is unavailable - which is why he wasn't there. Also, if you kill him there, keep in mind that you'll have no one dying at the Cleansing. I'd keep at least one Taim crony. You introduce him during Rand's visit to the Farm, have him come on the Seanchan campaign, help Dashiva in the assassination attempt, then have Rand kill him in Far Madding.

This of course points out one of the major problems with this type of task for whoever (if the extremely slight chance that it ever happens) actually does the series. They will clearly want to cut a lot, and whatever they cut will likely piss off a lot of people. For instance, I'd definitely cut Aram, the Tinkers, and the Kin. Those all strike me as seamless cuts, but would probably seriously annoy a lot of people...

rand
03-26-2015, 08:35 PM
That scene in the woods is pretty boring without Toram and Caraline, which is unfortunate, as it was one of the best scenes in the second half of the series. There are a lot of things worth cutting in the later books, but this seems an odd one.
They still get attacked by a bubble of evil that rips people apart, and Rand gets sliced by a blade the audience knows is fatal. It should be exciting enough without a duel between Rand and some random DF who basically never appears again until Lan kills him off screen.

Regarding the Dashiva thing, I imagine you're doing that to avoid needing any other assassins, the only drawback, is that it is out of character for a coward like Aginor to follow him to Far Madding, where channeling is unavailable - which is why he wasn't there. Also, if you kill him there, keep in mind that you'll have no one dying at the Cleansing.
Yeah, I know it's out of character. Then again, being a coward didn't stop Asmodean from all-out attacking Rand in Rhuidean, something Sammael, Rahvin, and Demandred didn't have the balls to do. Aginor was also the one to chase after Rand in tEotW. I still have other renegades there too, btw, they just won't be named.

I don't think it matters much if no one gets killed at the cleansing. Osan'gar is so unimportant in the grand scheme of the story that it doesn't really matter where he dies.

This of course points out one of the major problems with this type of task for whoever (if the extremely slight chance that it ever happens) actually does the series. They will clearly want to cut a lot, and whatever they cut will likely piss off a lot of people. For instance, I'd definitely cut Aram, the Tinkers, and the Kin. Those all strike me as seamless cuts, but would probably seriously annoy a lot of people...
I don't mind some stuff being cut, so long as it's not at the expense of some random made-up BS they'll try to shoehorn into the series. I mean, I know I wrote in a few scenes that are completely made up, but in GoT, for instance, they cut a lot from the books but then replaces it with stuff the producers made up. That's something I'd prefer not to see with WoT.

And yeah, you could easily cut the Kin and Aram (I'd keep the Tinkers though, at least). My original point with this entire project was that you could make a TV series of WoT without having to cut out much. So I'm trying not to cut anything major.

rand
03-26-2015, 08:39 PM
Season 6, Episode 5

“A Strange Calling”

-Moridin meets w/ Osan’gar to discuss crossing of streams effect, Osan’gar = Aginor confirmation (3:00)
***
-Tuon’s ship arrives outside Ebou Dar, she looks on w/ Selucia and “Anath” (2:30)
***
-montage of Illian in the rain, Rand + co. wait on horses outside (:30)
-Eben Hopwil has returned, tells Rand story of being forced to kill Seanchan near Ebou Dar (1:30)
-Rand meets w/ various lords, Bashere, Asha’man; plan to attack the Seanchan (3:30)
-Rand has weird Moridin vision, beginning of his sickness (:30)
-Dashiva tells Rand that Taim has successfully raided the TR for channeling boys (1:00)
-Rand speaks quietly to Narishma about Callandor (1:00)
***
-Cadsuane rides thru Cairhien in the cold + rain, convo w/ Alanna in carriage (2:00)
-montage of Cadsuane walking thru Sun Palace (:30)
-Cadsuane convo w/ Sorilea, laughter and Tears (3:00)
***
-Graendal lounges in her palace (:30)
-Moghedien + Cyndane arrive to proclaim Moridin as Nae’blis (2:30)
-Shaidar Haran appears (1:00)
***
-montage of Salidar AS camped, snow falling, army blocking them (:30)
-Egwene makes a speech to everyone re. direct Travel to TV (2:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Siuan, Sheriam (1:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Talmanes, strange calling from Mat, Band to wait for him in Murandy (2:30)
-gateways open, TV + Dragonmount seen in distance thru them (1:30)
***
-Lan pulls arrow from Birgitte’s thigh, brief convo (1:30)
-montage of Elayne + Nynaeve’s journey (:30)
-Nynaeve, Elayne, Aviendha, Birgitte question Liandrin (2:30)
-Nynaeve + Elayne talk w/ SF, Kin (2:30)
-Liandrin is discovered missing, Kin guardian murdered (1:30)
***
-Alviarin forces Elaida to sign a paper (2:00)
-Silviana arrives to beat Elaida (:30)
-Alviarin speaks w/ Mesaana (1:30)
***
-Toveine w/ Logain in the BT, sees division between Logain’s + Taim’s men (3:30)
***
-Perrin speaks w/ Balwer, learns various news/rumors (2:30)
-Perrin says goodbye to Faile, he + others leave camp for meeting w/ Masema (2:00)
-montage of Faile + Morgase out riding (:30)
-Shaido attack, capture Faile + Morgase (2:30)


Notes:
-The opening scene with Moridin and Osan’gar is made up. I felt it would be interesting to see Moridin talking with the biologist Forsaken about what just happened to him. Also, this would reveal to anyone still wondering that Osan’gar = Aginor = Dashiva.
-Since I cut Careane, Merillile is now a BA, and she freed Liandrin. I didn’t want to kill Liandrin off, as she’ll be back at some point or another.
-I have the Shaido only capturing Faile and Morgase. Chiad and Bain aren’t captured (but they’re with Perrin’s camp). Alliandre is cut entirely. Cha’Faile is also cut.

Kimon
03-26-2015, 09:02 PM
Yeah, I know it's out of character. Then again, being a coward didn't stop Asmodean from all-out attacking Rand in Rhuidean, something Sammael, Rahvin, and Demandred didn't have the balls to do. Aginor was also the one to chase after Rand in tEotW. I still have other renegades there too, btw, they just won't be named.



Asmodean never gets enough credit, considering that the only Chosen that really accomplished more than he did were Elan Morin and Taim. After all, he (along with Rand's imaginary friend) was not only responsible for teaching Rand to safely channel, but his duel was at least as successful in terms of nearness to pulling off the victory as Elan Morin's two, and more proactively fought than either Sammael's or Rahvin's. Back to the original argument, part of what I liked about the Toram scene in the woods is that they were every bit as exciting as the Chosen duels, and it was arguably in these more mundane duels against Toram and Turak that he struggled more. It served thus as a nice reminder of how dangerous and accomplished he was with both sword and weave, thus setting up what he did in Far Madding. I felt like BS tried too hard to re-create that excitement with the Demandred scenes at the end, which unfortunately fell flat by comparison, even if they did come with the windfall of finally killing off Gawyn.

I don't think it matters much if no one gets killed at the cleansing. Osan'gar is so unimportant in the grand scheme of the story that it doesn't really matter where he dies.

It does serve to show just how dangerous the fight was for both sides. Will you still have the casualties on Rand's side, or are you going to cut Eben? Certainly Kumira is pretty insignificant. That scene loses some of its impact if everyone walks away.

rand
03-26-2015, 09:20 PM
Asmodean never gets enough credit, considering that the only Chosen that really accomplished more than he did were Elan Morin and Taim. After all, he (along with Rand's imaginary friend) was not only responsible for teaching Rand to safely channel, but his duel was at least as successful in terms of nearness to pulling off the victory as Elan Morin's two, and more proactively fought than either Sammael's or Rahvin's.
Yeah, it's kind of funny that none of the "hot shot" Chosen (Demandred, Sammael, and Rahvin) really don't want anything to do with Rand. If he shows up, they just turn their tails and flee. Demandred conveniently waits until it's pretty obvious that Rand's fighting the DO until he finally decides he should fight Rand...

Not counting Aginor and Balthamel's attempt in tEotW, the only two Forsaken to actually outright attack Rand are Ishamael and Be'lal. Asmodean stuck around to fight Rand, though, unlike Sammael and Rahvin. I feel like Be'lal gets short-changed a lot too. He basically did a "come at me bro" to Rand and almost won until Moiraine showed up. I don't really count Semirhage's attack in KoD, as she was supposed to be disguised.

It does serve to show just how dangerous the fight was for both sides. Will you still have the casualties on Rand's side, or are you going to cut Eben? Certainly Kumira is pretty insignificant. That scene loses some of its impact if everyone walks away.
I have Rand killing Eben with Callandor instead of Adley in the Seanchan campaign near Ebou Dar (I cut Adley). I think I have Flinn getting killed at the Cleansing. I tried to expand a lot on the fighting at the cleansing. I have Alivia and Cyndane getting into a big duel, Graendal vs. Narishma w/ Callandor, etc.

Kimon
03-26-2015, 09:25 PM
I have Rand killing Eben with Callandor instead of Adley in the Seanchan campaign near Ebou Dar (I cut Adley). I think I have Flinn getting killed at the Cleansing. I tried to expand a lot on the fighting at the cleansing. I have Alivia and Cyndane getting into a big duel, Graendal vs. Narishma w/ Callandor, etc.

This is a clever change. Flinn and Narishma both were completely neglected by BS so that he could inexplicably bring Androl from obscurity into the main cast. The rise of Androl at the expense of the Asha'man that really mattered - Logain, Flinn, and Narishma - was what annoyed me the most about the Sanderson books.

rand
03-26-2015, 09:25 PM
Season 6, Episode 6

“The Path of Daggers”

-Rodel Ituralde forges alliance between Arad Doman + Tarabon against Seanchan (4:00)
***
-Gawyn outside TV (3:00)
***
-montage of Rand’s army in valley/mountains east of Ebou Dar (:30)
-Narishma delivers Callandor to Rand (1:30)
-Rand rides thru camp, talks w/ various officers, Asha’man (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ Bashere (1:30)
***
-montage of Seanchan control in Ebou Dar (:30)
-Egeanin + Domon convo in Wandering Woman (2:30)
***
-Mat, Thom, Olver at Luca’s circus outside town; Mat convo w/ Aludra, bellfounder mentioned (3:30)
-they leave circus, Mat + Thom convo on way back to city (2:00)
-Mat splits away from them once back in city (:30)
-attacked by gholam in alley, saved by Noal (3:00)
***
-Rand, Eben, Fedwin look at statue of queen, convo (2:00)
-Rand orders soldiers to begin attack on Seanchan (1:00)
***
-Furyk Karede orders officers in Seanchan camp, mentions “path of daggers” saying (2:30)
***
-Rand watches battle from outcrop (1:00)
-montage of battle (2:00)
***
-Cadsuane in sunroom in Cairhien, hears news that Flinn Healed stilled AS (3:30)
***
-Karede short PoV of fighting (1:30)
***
-Asha’man ride around in valley, blow up Seanchan, fight damane (2:30)
-Rand convo w/ Bashere (1:30)
-Rand shot in arm, Seanchan ambush, Healed by Eben Hopwil, Bashere fights Seanchan off, damane (Alivia) captured (4:00)
***
-Elayne + co. arrive at Caemlyn montage (1:00)
-Elayne enters throne room, talks w/ Dyelin, learns that Houses might not support her b/c of Morgase (3:30)
-Daved Hanlon meets w/ Liandrin in Caemlyn, she offers him Elayne (2:00)
***
-montage of fighting in mountains between Rand’s forces and Seanchan (2:30)
-Bashere informs Rand there are still 1,000s of Seanchan remaining, Rand gets angry (1:30)
-Rand goes crazy w/ Callandor, kills Seanchan, but many of his own men, kills Eben Hopwill (3:30)
***
-Karede orders Seanchan retreat while weeping (:30)
***
-Rand orders return to Cairhien, stares at Eben’s corpse (:30)


Notes:
-This is the second extended (66 minute) episode in Season 6. The third and last one will be episode 10, and it will be 70 minutes long.
-The scene with Rand, Eben, and Fedwin looking at the statue might seem sort of random to keep, but I think it's a cool intimate moment between the three, since Rand will shortly be killing both men.
-I basically combined all the Seanchan officers into Karede.
-I decided to keep Hanlon in the story, but he’s collaborating with Liandrin now (and Merillile), not Mili Skane and Falion.

rand
03-26-2015, 09:27 PM
This is a clever change. Flinn and Narishma both were completely neglected by BS so that he could inexplicably bring Androl from obscurity into the main cast. The rise of Androl at the expense of the Asha'man that really mattered - Logain, Flinn, and Narishma - was what annoyed me the most about the Sanderson books.
I included Androl so he could free Logain, but then I killed him off and replaced all the Androl scenes with Logain. Narishma I think I had with Lan's group in Tarwin's Gap. I forget if I showed him again after that...

Kimon
03-26-2015, 09:36 PM
I included Androl so he could free Logain, but then I killed him off and replaced all the Androl scenes with Logain. Narishma I think I had with Lan's group in Tarwin's Gap. I forget if I showed him again after that...

May I suggest the following...

Having Egwene fight and defeat Taim was dumb. It doesn't have to be Logain (but it should have been), but if not him, it should have been Narishma. I'd have Egwene fight, and be defeated by Alviarin.

rand
03-26-2015, 09:54 PM
Lol. You really hate Egwene that much? I had Alviarin killed by Leanne in the WT fight with Mesaana (Keeper vs Keeper).

Maybe Narishma can kill Liandrin or something, since I have her still kicking around.

Kimon
03-26-2015, 10:10 PM
Lol. You really hate Egwene that much? I had Alviarin killed by Leanne in the WT fight with Mesaana (Keeper vs Keeper).

Maybe Narishma can kill Liandrin or something, since I have her still kicking around.

Alviarin isn't exactly chopped liver, she was more impressive than most Aes Sedai, certainly more than just about any not named Moiraine or Verin.

How about this version:

Egwene throws a tantrum when everyone follows Rand's plan rather than letting her run the show, and she joins the Shadow. She then tries to assassinate Rand during his mind-duel with the DO only to face off against Moiraine, who easily defeats her, thus fulfilling, in much more satsifying fashion, Min's viewing of why Rand was doomed without her.

Umm, yeah, I really, really hate Egwene.

SomeOneElse
03-27-2015, 07:13 AM
-During the fight in Shadar Logoth, I have Rand actually confronting Sammael at the end. I think it’s just sort of anticlimactic to have Rand simply looking on as Sammael gets killed by Mashadar. They don’t necessarily have to be fighting even, but at least facing each other across a street and taunting each other or something.

When reading it seemed to me that Rand doesn't actually facing Sam was a key for that scene and changing it that way changes the general plot.
Just IMO.

fionwe1987
03-27-2015, 07:40 PM
Egwene facing Taim was kind of from the left field.

I think having Demandred fighting sword battles, instead of heading off to kill Egwene when she was pretty much owning everyone's ass was inexplicable too.

So the solution is easy. Have Demandred go to fight Egwene when Taim reports he can't face her (that way you avoid the curve ball of being able to "bond" sa'angreal, which is the only possible way a Foresaken gives up a Sa'angreal to an underling). Once Demandred is defeated, have Taim try to take over, only for him to face Logain and die.

As for Narishma, I felt it was a seriously missed opportunity to not have him and Merise link with Egwene in her final moments. They were around, but why in the world would Egwene have him tag along so he can tell her where male weaves were, instead of just linking and seeing them herself?

rand
04-01-2015, 04:37 PM
When reading it seemed to me that Rand doesn't actually facing Sam was a key for that scene and changing it that way changes the general plot.
Just IMO.
Yeah, I know. I just feel like TV audiences will feel extremely underwhelmed if the fight ends with Rand basically hiding behind something as he watches Sammael somehow not notice Mashadar slowly sneaking up on him. I know that's what RJ wanted, but it wouldn't really translate well to the screen IMO.

rand
04-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Season 6, Episode 7

“The Scent of Madness”

-Alviarin visits Elaida’s study, walks in on discussion of rebels outside TV (2:30)
-Elaida overthrows Alviarin’s control, Alviarin flees (1:30)
-Alviarin goes to Mesaana, sees Shaidar Haran, gets Mark (3:00)
***
-Perrin meets w/ Masema (4:30)
-Perrin returns to his camp w/ Masema (1:00)
-he learns of Faile’s capture, goes into a rage (3:00)
***
-montage of Faile + Morgase marched into Shaido camp (1:30)
-they meet w/ Sevanna, see Galina in background (3:00)
-offer/deal with Galina as their march resumes (1:30)
***
-Elyas arrives in Perrin’s camp, convo w/ Perrin (3:30)
***
-Pevara + Tarna receive a letter from Toveine; they decide to bring Reds to BT for bonding (3:30)
***
-Egwene + Bryne survey TV from a distance, discussion (3:00)
-Egwene + Sheriam convo on ride back to camp (negotiate w/ Elaida?) (3:00)
-montage of Salidar AS camped outside TV (:30)
-Egwene sees weevils in spilled basket of food (:30)
-she visits Leane at the cuendillar-making tent (2:30)
***
-Mat crosses square w/ Noal; they see Teslyn as a damane (1:30)
-Mat introduces Noal to Thom, Juilin, and the remaining Band members (2:30)
-Mat goes to see Tylin, interrupts her in meeting w/ Suroth, Tuon, Anath, and Selucia (4:00)
***
-Min reading in Rand’s room in Cairhien (:30)
-Rand returns, reunion w/ Min, he tells her he killed Eben Hopwill, Min informs Rand of general news, says a bargain was struck w/ the SF (4:30)
***
-Toveine witnesses argument between Logain and Taim; Logain decides to leave w/ her to find Rand (4:00)


Notes:
-I don’t think Tarna is introduced before this (she wasn’t an emissary to Salidar in this series), but I think it’s important to have a known AS get “turned” once they get to the Black Tower, so it will be more impactful to the audience than just a random Aes Sedai getting “turned.”
-Regarding the scene where Egwene sees the weevils: I haven’t really taken every opportunity I could to mention the effects of the DO’s touch on the pattern (like rotting food, rats, wards breaking, ghosts, rooms moving, etc.). Just assume that the characters mention these things from time to time, because I didn’t really make a big deal out of them in this episode guide. I’m not cutting that stuff, per se, but just mentioning it in conversations vs. actually showing much of it on screen.
-The scene with Mat and Noal takes place right after the gholam attack, even though that was a couple episodes ago. I’m trying to make sure Rand appears in almost every episode, but the other “lesser” main characters (Egwene, Mat, Perrin, Elayne) sometimes only have every-other-episode appearances.
-I’m keeping the bargaining with the Sea Folk off screen. Min will just tell Rand that the SF agree to fight with him in the Last Battle or something.

rand
04-01-2015, 05:46 PM
Season 6, Episode 8

“A Lily in Winter”

-Rand hears that Cadsuane refuses to come to him, he goes to her w/ Asha’man (1:30)
-Rand makes grand entrance, asks Cadsuane to be his advisor, she tells him Callandor is flawed (4:00)
***
-Galad kills Valda at the WC meeting, becomes new Commander; Asunawa flees (5:30)
***
-Rand + Min brief convo w/ Fedwin Morr (1:00)
-Sorilea enters w/ Elaida’s AS so they can apologize and become apprentices (3:00)
-after they leave, Rand, Min + Fedwin follow; rooms explodes behind them (1:00)
-Rand sees dead Maidens, tells Morr to watch Min, Rand races off (1:30)
-montage of Rand’s race thru the halls of Sun Palace (2:00)
-he sees Dashiva + 4 renegades at the bottom on some stairs, they wonder aloud if Rand is dead (1:00)
-Rand attacks, Dashiva + 3 renegades flee, Rand kills one renegade (2:00)
-Rand almost kills Flinn + Narishma when they arrive on the scene (1:30)
-Rand enters room Min is in, sees Fedwin has gone mad (:30)
-Taim arrives, convo w/ Rand, Rand says he’s going into hiding (2:30)
-Rand poisons Fedwin, he + Min Travel away (2:30)
***
-montage of riots in Caemlyn, bubbles of evil, rotten food (1:00)
-Elayne + Dyelin watch from balcony, brief convo (1:30)
-Nynaeve + Lan convo while walking thru halls (1:30)
-Elayne + Nynaeve meet w/ Kin; Rand has sent them Alivia (3:30)
***
-Demandred, ‘gars, Graendal meeting w/ Moridin + Cyndane; mention of “Dashiva’s” failure (3:30)
***
-Rand + Min Travel to Caemlyn Palace, Rand disguised as servant, Min runs away to find Elayne (2:00)
-Rand meets Nynaeve + Lan, convo (3:30)
-Rand meets w/ + bonds Elayne, Min, and Aviendha (4:30)
-Aviendha + Min leave, bantering (:30)
-Rand + Elayne left alone, Elayne asks Rand to undress her (2:00)
-Aviendha + Min feel Rand thru bond, decide to go get drunk (:30)
***
-(next morning) Elayne wakes, finds lily on her pillow; Dyelin informs her Nynaeve, Lan + Alivia are gone (1:30)


Notes:
-Rand and Min’s convo with Fedwin Morr would be mostly made up. It’s just there for emotional impact, so the audience will know who he is when Rand has to kill him.
-As I mentioned before, the renegades aren’t named. I figured Rand could kill one in the Palace though.

rand
04-01-2015, 10:58 PM
Season 6, Episode 9

“Three Women”

-Ituralde’s army of Domani + Taraboners fights some Seanchan (4:30)
***
-in Cairhien, Cadsuane convinces Alanna to track Rand, gathers forces of AS, A’M, SF to follow him (3:00)
***
-Rand, Min, Nynaeve, Lan + Alivia arrive outside Far Madding, Rand explains plan to kill Dashiva then cleanse the taint (3:00)
***
-Egwene enters her tent, kicks out Halima (:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Siuan re. general news: Borderlanders on move, Ituralde fighting Seanchan, integration of Kin in WT (3:00)
-Egwene meets w/ the Hall, they discuss Asha’man + BT (3:30)
-montage of Egwene’s dreams that night (:30)
-Egwene meets Elayne in TAR, they briefly see Slayer, Egwene mentions dream of Seanchan attacking WT (3:00)
***
-montage of Ebou Dar (:30)
-Mat convo w/ Thom + Noal re. gholam attacks in the city (2:30)
-Mat walks in on Tuon studying his spear in his room (2:00)
-Mat goes to the Wandering Woman, sees Domon + Egeanin, promises Setalle Anan he’ll help Joline (hides Joline from Seanchan), mention of helping Teslyn too (4:30)
***
-Elayne, Birgitte, Aviendha talk of Rand, Min, where they went (2:30)
-Elayne meets w/ Dyelin, assassination attempt, Daved Hanlon comes in to save her (3:30)
-Birgitte arrives, they make Hanlon a captain (2:30)
***
-Perrin in wolf dream w/ Hopper (1:30)
-Perrin wakes in Berelain’s tent, convo before he storms out (2:00)
-Perrin convo w/ Masema, he tells Masema to go on w/ out him, but Masema says he’ll stay (2:30)
-Gaul + Elyas return w/ news of huge Shaido force on the move (2:00)
-Perrin brief convo w/ Tallanvor re. “Maighdin” (1:30)
***
-Hanlon meets w/ Liandrin + Merillile, he tells them he’s now Captain of Elayne’s guard (1:00)
***
-Mat sneaks into the damane attic of Tarasin Palace (1:00)
-Mat promises to help a SF woman; finds Teslyn + promises to help her, mentions letter (4:00)
-Mat comes back down, Tuon is watching him (:30)


Notes:
-In the book, the title “Three Women” refers to Joline, Teslyn, and Edesina. Since I cut Edesina, it would now refer to Joline, Teslyn, and the Sea Folk woman. It would also have the double meaning of referring to Elayne, Min, and Aviendha as well.
-I originally had a scene of Halima killing Anaiya in this episode, but I figured there weren't really any major consequences of that murder, so I just cut it.
-So Rand's revelation of cleansing the taint isn't out of the blue, his earlier conversations with Herid Fel should hint at this.

rand
04-01-2015, 11:50 PM
Season 6, Episode 10

“To Lose the Sun”

-Cadsuane + co. arrive outside Far madding via gateway (:30)
-they enter Guardian’s area, “lose the sun” comment (1:00)
-Cadsuane gives them instructions as they ride toward the city (2:00)
***
-montage of Far Madding (:30)
-Rand follows a renegade thru the city, LTT makes “we three” comment (1:00)
-Rand confronts + kills the renegade in an alley (3:00)
***
-montage of rain in Ebou Dar (:30)
-Juilin arrives in Mat’s room w/ a’dam + damane clothing (1:30)
-they talk w/ Noal + Thom about more gholam killings (1:30)
-fade out as Mat begins to tell his plan to everyone (:30)
***
-Rand enters his inn, convo w/ Lan (2:00)
-Rand looks over and sees Nynaeve and Alivia talking in the common room (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Min re. Alivia, she’ll “help him die” (2:30)
***
-Egwene picks weevils out of her porridge (:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Siuan + Leane, hint at their plan (to cuendillar-ize the harbor chains), mention “foolish negotiations” w/ Elaida (3:30)
***
-Mat enters Wandering Woman, convinces Setalle to leave w/ him (2:30)
-Mat meets w/ Egeanin + Domon, Mat will help her escape in exchange for 2 sul’dam (3:00)
***
-Rand plays his flute for Min in their room at the inn, says Alanna is coming (:30)
-Cadsuane, Verin + Alanna arrive, convo w/ Rand, reveal AS bonded A’M (2:30)
-Alanna + Rand private convo, mention triple bonding, Rand sends her to find Darlin and make him Steward of Tear (2:30)
-Verin convo w/ Cadsuane in common room (of Rand’s inn), Verin doesn’t poison her (3:00)
***
-Egwene + Leanne set out in boats on Erinin, farewell to Siuan (1:00)
-montage of Egwene traveling across the water (:30)
-Egwene cuendillar-izes the harbor chain, but gets captured (3:30)
***
-Mat meets Egeanin, Domon, + 2 sul’dam (one is Renna) in stables, reminds them of plan (2:00)
-montage of their travel thru palace to damane kennels (:30)
-Egeanin orders der’sul’dam to let them in (:30)
-they free Teslyn, Mat frees SF Windfinder (3:00)
-Mat returns to his room, grabs his spear, says farewell to Tylin (ties her) (3:00)
-Mat confronts Tuon, he’s forced to drag her out into the stable (1:30)
-Selucia makes DotNM revelation, Mat “marries” Tuon, says he’ll take Tuon + Selucia w/ him, Tuon’s smile (3:00)
***
-Rand in common room w/ Nynaeve, Lan, Min, and Alivia; innkeeper hands him a note (from Fain) with an address on it (1:30)
-cut to Rand + Lan breaking down back door of the building, they walk into an ambush (:30)
-Rand + Lan walk slowly thru building + up stairs (1:00)
-ambush occurs, Dashiva + 2 renegades, Fain attack (:30)
-Rand fights Dashiva w/ sword, kills him; Fain attacks but then flees; Lan kills the 2 renegades (4:30)
-they hear alarms and climb onto the roof, Lan slips but Rand catches him (1:30)
-they fall, city authorities arrive to tie them up and carry them away (1:30)
***
-Moridin laughs while playing sha’rah by himself (:30)


Notes:
-This is a 70 minute finale episode. I originally wanted the Cleansing to be a season finale, but I actually really like how this one turned out. While the Cleansing is the obvious “climax,” so to speak, I think this episode ends with enough cliff hangers to really be powerful. Hopefully that doesn’t make it annoying to viewers…
-I cut the scene where Cadsuane visits the Hall of Counsels and the Guardian. She can do that when she saves Rand from prison. No real need to see it twice.
-I cut the scene with Slayer in Far Madding. It probably wouldn’t make sense to show him to a TV audience like this, as we really have no idea what his exact plan is at this point. Plus he’s always associated with Perrin, so have him on Rand’s trail all of a sudden would be a little strange.
-I cut out a lot of the more frivolous parts of Mat’s plan for escaping Ebou Dar. The simpler it is, the better. At least for TV.
-I have the conversation between Verin and Cadsuane taking place in Rand’s inn that they visited, so the location wouldn’t jump around as much.
-Instead of Egwene taking Bode Cauthon’s (or anyone’s) place, the original plan would be for her to be there in the first place.
-The idea with Moridin laughing while playing sha’rah to end the season is that it will mirror the finale of season 7, which will end with Rand laughing during his epiphany on Dragonmount.

rand
04-02-2015, 07:43 PM
Season 7, Episode 1

“Blacksmith’s Puzzle”

-Forsaken meeting: Aran’gar, Graendal, Demandred, Mesaana, Semirhage, Moridin, Cyndane, Moghedien (4:00)
***
-Bashere + Bael outside Caemlyn, watch army approach, Bashere ID’s them as Arymilla’s people (1:00)
-Logain arrives w/ Toveine, asks Bashere to help him find Rand (2:00)
***
-Elayne, Birgitte, Hanlon discuss Arymilla’s army (1:30)
-Taim barges in unannounced, convo w/ Elayne (3:30)
-Elayne + Aviendha do first sister ceremony (4:00)
***
-Egwene wakes up in Silviana’s office, reduced to Novice, tries to warn her of Seanchan attack (4:00)
***
-montage of Shaido settling in Malden (:30)
-Faile + Morgase walk thru town w/ water buckets, discuss getting oath rod for Galina (2:00)
-Faile + Morgase attend Sevanna in her tent, they overhear her plans to stay in Malden (2:00)
***
-montage of Perrin’s camp (:30)
-Perrin ties a knot in his rope (:30)
-Perrin talks w/ Balwer, he learns Tallanvor has run away (2:00)
-Perrin walks thru camp w/ Aram, talk of Masema (2:30)
-Elyas returns w/ news of Malden, Perrin likens it to a blacksmith’s puzzle (3:00)
***
-Loial + Karldin return to Cairhien, they find Logain and Bashere there, they team up to find where Rand went (3:30)
***
-flashback (mostly in montage form) to Mat + co. leaving Ebou Dar gates at night, SF fighting Seanchan in the bay (1:30)
-Mat sits by river near Luca’s circus, looks back at Ebou Dar (:30)
-montage of sunken ships in the bay, SF + Seanchan bodies floating (:30)
-Noal tells Mat about Shara while fishing nearby (2:00)
-they walk back into the circus (:30)
-Mat + Egeanin argue over who is in charge, Domon looks on (2:30)
-Mat visits wagon w/ Joline, Teslyn, Renna, other sul’dam (2:30)
-Mat walks to Tuon’s wagon (:30)
-Mat convo w/ Tuon, Selucia, Setalle; Tuon asks him if he remembers Hawkwing’s face (3:00)
-Egeanin sees him leave the wagon, explains his marriage proposal (1:30)
***
-Perrin reads a map in his tent, orders Gaul, Bain + Chiad to find a Shaido prisoner to question (2:00)
-Aiel leave, Tallanvor enters after and says they can go to Seanchan for help (1:30)


Notes:
-Egwene doesn’t have much to do in this episode and she won’t appear at all in the next one. But she’ll be in 7x03 quite a bit, basically as the main character of that episode.

rand
04-02-2015, 09:38 PM
Season 7, Episode 2

“With the Choedan Kal”

-Rand paces in his cell, starts reciting his list (1:30)
-montage of Far Madding, zoom in on Hall of Counsels (:30)
-Cadsuane + Nynaeve confront Council, use Cadsuane’s well to scare them, agree to free Rand + Lan (3:30)
-Rand + co. all stand outside Far Madding, Rand reveals plan to cleanse the taint at Shadar Logoth (2:00)
***
-Karede + his troops set out from Ebou Dar to get Tuon, Karede says his tale of the doll (3:30)
-Semirhage tells Suroth the Empress is dead, Suroth decides to send Elbar etc. to kill Tuon (3:00)
***
-Rand + co. arrive outside Shadar Logoth (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Min re. his well-being (1:30)
-Cadsuane arranges everyone into groups (1:00)
-Rand convo w/ Nynaeve + Alivia; Nynaeve gives Alivia an angreal (2:00)
-Rand + Nynaeve link, discuss differences between saidin + saidar, begin channeling (1:30)
***
-Moridin smiles at his sha’rah board (:30)
***
-Ituralde convo w/ Seanchan captain after he wins battle against him (3:30)
***
-Gawyn practices w/ Sleete (or a random warder), decides to run away to the rebel camp (3:30)
***
-Perrin ties another knot in his rope (:30)
-Perrin, Berelain, Masema, Tallanvor, Aram meet w/ Seanchan (Tylee), agree to deal, forkroot mentioned, Wolf King prophecy (3:30)
-Perrin + co. ride back to his camp, Perrin orders an Asha’man (Grady) to go to TR on a secret mission (to get Tam, but this isn’t revealed yet) (1:30)
-Perrin interrogates a Shaido prisoner, gets angry and mutilates him, throws away axe (3:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Elyas in the woods (2:00)
***
-Pevara, Tarna + other Reds arrive at BT, Taim tells them they can bond A’M (3:30)
-Androl + his friends watch Pevara’s group leave Taim’s palace, briefly discuss AS + Taim vs. Logain’s factions (1:30)
***
-Rand + Nynaeve channel, create funnel over SL, Cadsuane watches (1:00)
-Cadsuane sends 3 circles + Alivia off to patrol area, Jahar stays on hill w/ Callandor, Lan stays on hill too (2:00)
-brief view of people noticing glowing statues in Cairhien, Tremalking (:30)
-montage of Cyndane, Demandred, Graendal, Moghedien, Aran’gar arriving (1:00)
-Rand + Nynaeve continue to channel, we see funnel over SL some more (:30)
-Moghedien sneaks around in woods but avoids one of the groups (:30)
-Cyndane monologue as she walks, hints at her being Lanfear; flees thru gateway when attacked (1:30)
-Graendal attacks the hilltop, Narishma drives her off w/ Callandor (2:30)
-Damer Flinn’s group (all unknowns) comes across Aran’gar; he notices saidin, she wipes out whole group (2:00)
-Verin’s group engages Demandred, they fight a bit and drive him off (2:30)
-Rand + Nynaeve struggle to keep channeling (:30)
-Cyndane + Alivia meet + duel; Cyndane driven off (2:30)
-Shadar Logoth is destroyed (:30)
-Moghedien sees destruction and flees w/ out ever fighting (:30)
-aftermath on the hilltop, Lan goes to Nynaeve, Cadsuane watches unconscious Rand, Narishma says saidin is now clean (3:00)


Notes:
-Even though this is the second episode of the season, this is a special 70 minute episode.
-For Perrin’s story, I cut the subplots where he goes to So Habor and the forkroot manufactury. Tylee (who’s the only named Seanchan in Perrin’s story) simply agrees to provide forkroot for him.
-Since a lot of the random AS and SF characters aren’t named in the show, I won’t bother trying to show who was in each group during the Cleansing.
-This is probably obvious, but at this point in the series (and this was true all of last season as well) I'm jumping around in the books quite a bit to try to include everything. Parts of this episode, for example, are from WH, while the scene with Ituralde and the Seanchan captain is from tGS or ToM (can't remember which one).
-One thought I just had is that Moghedien could probably die during the Cleansing, since she doesn't really do much after this anyway. I'll keep it like it is for now, but that would probably be a good change to make. If she had a confrontation with Nynaeve in aMoL then I'd save her for that, but getting caught by the Seanchan is sort of anti-climactic for her anyway (even if it is appropriate).

rand
04-04-2015, 05:51 PM
Season 7, Episode 3

“The Nature of Pain”

-montage of the rebel AS camped outside TV (:30)
-Gawyn arrives in the camp, talks w/ Bryne + Siuan (3:30)
-Siuan meets Egwene in TAR; Egwene doesn’t want to be rescued (2:30)
***
-Egwene convo w/ Silviana in her study, mentions Aiel way of dealing w/ pain (3:30)
-Egwene gets a forkroot administration outside Silviana’s study (1:00)
-she goes into the dining hall, other Novices make fun of her, trip her (1:30)
-cut to Egwene in a class, embarrassing the teacher in front of other Novices (2:00)
***
-Galad tracks down Asunawa, finds him, convo w/ Asunawa then captured by him (3:30)
***
-Faile + Morgase attend to Sevanna in her tent, Morgase steals the binder while Faile makes distraction (2:30)
-they meet Galina outside in the city; make plans to pass over binder the next day in abandoned part of town (2:30)
***
-Egwene in Silviana’s study again, finishes beating, they discuss hallways changing in WT and bubbles of evil (3:00)
-Egwene gets her dose of forkroot (:30)
-Egwene goes to the dining hall, Novices are now silently staring at her (1:00)
-she visits Leane in the dungeons (3:00)
***
-Perrin, Tylee, Elyas, Aram, Tallanvor, etc. scout out Malden, see aqueduct (3:00)
-montage of their return to Perrin’s camp, Balwer mentions there are WCs in the area (:30)
-Perrin brief convo w/ Tylee, forkroot wagons roll in in the background (1:30)
-Tam + TRs veterans arrive, Perrin convo w/ Tam (3:30)
***
-Egwene gets her dose of forkroot as she leaves Silviana’s office again (:30)
-she goes to the dining hall, Novices whisper and give her thoughtful looks (:30)
-Egwene argues w/ an AS in a corridor, sent to Silviana again; many Novices, Accepted, AS witness it (3:00)
***
-montage of Luca’s circus on the move (:30)
-Mat + Egeanin visit Tuon’s wagon, Olver plays Snakes + Foxes w/ Tuon, Mat brings rosebuds for Tuon (3:00)
-Noal recites the Prophecy about Mat (:30)
-cut to Mat returning the next night w/ paper flowers; he starts to play stones w/ Tuon (2:30)
-Mat + Tuon take a walk outside afterward, Tuon wears the rosebud, Selucia follows them (3:30)
***
-Egwene goes to dining hall, Novices all stand for her and give her cushion + honey (2:00)



Notes:
-Gawyn doesn’t fight a bunch of people for no reason when he enters the rebel camp. He just finds Bryne and Siuan and talks with them.
-I cut a lot of the stuff going on in Malden. Rolan and the other Brotherless are cut (even though I like the concept of the Brotherless), as well as Aravine and all the other prisoners flocking to Faile. Therava and the other WOs are cut as well. It would just make too much of a big deal out of what’s a relatively minor subplot.

rand
04-04-2015, 07:24 PM
Season 7, Episode 4

“The Last Knot”

-Graendal summoned to Moridin’s Blight fortress, convo w/ Moridin, Demandred, Mesaana, Semirhage (3:30)
***
-Rand wakes Min while chanting his List in his sleep (:30)
-montage of Algarin’s (Cadsuane’s?) manor in Tear (:30)
-Cadsuane + Verin convo, discuss news; Darlin now in the Stone (2:30)
-Cadsuane walks to Rand’s room, passes A’M sparing w/ Lan, their AS look on (1:00)
-Cadsuane convo w/ Rand, they talk about deal w/ Seanchan, recruiting Ituralde, sending Narishma to rebel AS (3:00)
***
-Narishma visits the rebels’ camp w/ his AS, tells of the Cleansing, senses Aran’gar and she flees (3:30)
***
-montage of Caemlyn under siege (:30)
-Elayne + Dyelin discussion; majority of houses will put her on throne if she beats Arymilla (3:30)
***
-Logain, Loial, Bashere arrive at the manor house (1:00)
-Rand convo w/ LTT, Min re. Logain (1:30)
-Rand tells Bashere to negotiate w/ the Seanchan (2:30)
-Rand convo w/ Logain re. BT, Taim, etc. (4:00)
***
-Perrin ties his last knot (:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Tam, they mention forkroot is in the aqueduct, prepare to attack Malden (2:00)
***
-montage of WOs fainting in Malden (:30)
-Sevanna rages as Faile + Morgase rush away using the distraction (1:00)
-they meet Galina, she steals the binder and traps them in a building (2:30)
***
-Rand convo w/ Loial re. his book; they’re interrupted (1:30)
-Bashere returns to interrupt them, tells Rand of meeting w/ DotNM (1:00)
-Rand convo w/ Cadsuane + Verin, mentions Finn prophecy of north + east being one, etc. (2:30)
-Nynaeve sends Lan to the Borderlands (3:30)
-Verin is discovered missing (1:00)
-Rand sends Loial to stedding; prepares to leave for Altara meeting w/ Seanchan (2:00)
***
-Galina is leaving Malden when wolves begin to howl (:30)
***
-Perrin orders channelers, damane to rain lightning on the town (2:00)
***
-Morgase tries to use OP to move boards out of the way so they can leave (fails) (1:30)
***
-Tam + TR men fire arrows at Shaido charging up slope at them, channelers continue to attack the town (2:30)
***
-Morgase manages to knock aside enough rubble to free her + Faile (1:00)
***
-Perrin orders ceasefire so they can attack directly (:30)
-Perrin rides into battle w/ Aram, Tam, Elyas (3:00)
-Masema is killed in the battle (1:00)
-Perrin + co. fight thru the city streets (3:00)
-Perrin is reunited w/ Faile (2:00)
-Perrin farewell to Seanchan; Tylee carries Sevanna away (1:30)
-Galina caught by other WOs while escaping the city (1:00)


Notes:
-This is a special 70 minute episode. It is the second of a planned 3 extended episodes in season 7.
-I cut Algarin, and I’m just going to make the manor house be Cadsuane’s vacation home in Tear or something. It would just be easier than pulling Algarin out of nowhere. I could also make it Darlin’s house, I guess, but then again Alanna is already setting him up as the Steward of Tear…
-I cut the battle at Algarin’s manor too.
-For Faile and Morgase’s escape, Morgase will just move some of the rubble so they can escape. This way they don’t need Rolan or someone else to save them.
-As I mentioned earlier, I have Masema getting killed here, while Aram lives.

rand
04-04-2015, 08:04 PM
Season 7, Episode 5

“Prince of the Ravens”

-montage of Luca’s circus parked outside a town (:30)
-Mat returns from town w/ a zebra for Tuon, gives it to her, mentions Seanchan are looking for her and she suspects they want to kill her (3:30)
-Mat convo w/ Aludra, she shows him blueprints for dragons (3:00)
***
-cut to Egwene eating in dining hall surrounded by novices, she gets summoned to Elaida’s study (1:30)
-Egwene attends Elaida, they argue and Egwene is hurt + thrown in dungeons (4:30)
***
-Pevara notices Tarna acting strangely in the BT (2:00)
-she meets Androl, they discuss what could be happening (2:30)
***
-Mat + co. leave circus, farewell to Luca (1:00)
-Mat convo w/ Setalle Anan re. her past as they ride thru woods (2:30)
-Mat, Tuon + co. meet up w/ Talmanes + the Band (3:00)
***
-Elayne + Aviendha convo re. ability to tell what ter’angreal can do (2:30)
-WOs enter, say they are moving to Arad Doman for Rand (1:00)
-Elayne + Aviendha farewell (2:00)
-Daved Hanlon enters while Elayne is alone (to make a report) and knocks her unconscious (1:00)
***
-montage of Rand + co. riding thru Altara to meeting place (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Min; he says Aviendha is now near Arad Doman (2:30)
-they approach the meeting house (:30)
-Cadsuane’s ter’angreal ruins Semirhage’s illusion; Semi blows off Rand’s hand (2:30)
***
-Birgitte convinces some SF + Kin to help her save Elayne (2:30)
***
-Elayne wakes in the back of a moving wagon, she can hear Liandrin, Merillile, Hanlon talking in the front (:30)
-Birgitte appears in street in front of wagon, battle, Elayne is freed, Hanlon + Liandrin escape, Merillile killed; they hear Arymilla is attacking the city (4:30)
***
-Karede arrives at the Band’s location, they form an alliance (3:30)
-Elbar arrives, Mat + Kadere’s forces destroy his small army (4:30)
-Tuon completes the marriage ceremony, Kadere calls Mat the Prince of the Ravens (3:00)



Notes:
-I cut a lot of the stuff that happens on Mat’s journey with Tuon: the sinking village, the hell, etc.
-This is obvious, but Elayne storyline is modified quite a bit here.
-In case anyone is wondering, we don’t get any aftermath of Semirhage’s attack. It just ends in a cliffhanger, and everything else will be explained later.
-The battle in Mat’s story against the Seanchan is shortened quite a bit. It’s mostly just a skirmish in the woods with Elbar and a few dozen assassins. Aludra’s dragons or other weapons wouldn’t be used yet.

rand
04-04-2015, 08:51 PM
Season 7, Episode 6

“A Tale of Blood”

-Lan picks up a follower in the Borderlands (2:00)
***
-Mat + Karede convo (1:30)
-Tuon + Selucia brief convo (1:00)
-Mat + Tuon kiss, say farewell (2:30)
-Verin appears, gives Mat a letter, transports the Band close to Caemlyn (3:30)
***
-montage of Bandar Eban (:30)
-Rand looks out the window of a palace there, broods (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Nynaeve, Min, re: his new wound, new meeting w/ the Seanchan, recruiting Ituralde (3:30)
***
-Cadsuane questions Semirhage, talk about Rand’s madness (4:00)
***
-Rand meets w/ Aviendha + Rhuarc, Amys (2:00)
-Rand sends Logain back to the BT to help sort it out (1:30)
-Aviendha + Min convo (2:00)
***
-Cadsuane meets w/ Sorilea, shows her the domination band in her room, talks of Semirhage (2:30)
***
-Mat + Olver play Snakes and Foxes in Mat’s tent, Thom + Noal watch, Thom reads letter (1:00)
-Mat asks Thom about the letter (:30)
-Thom reads it aloud (1:30)
-Mat, Noal, Thom agree to try to rescue Moiraine (3:30)
***
-Min reads in bed while Rand sleeps (:30)
-Rand meets Moridin in TAR, convo in front of fireplace, they mention the True Power (3:30)
-Rand wakes, tells Min about LTT voice (3:00)
***
-montage of Perrin’s camp packing up (:30)
-Perrin + Faile talk; Perrin must return to Rand soon now that Masema is dead (2:00)
-scouts report WCs approaching (:30)
-WCs, Galad ride up (1:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Galad, Byar, Dain; trial set up (3:00)
-Morgase reveals her true identity, joins Galad (1:30)
***
-Arymilla’s forces attack the walls of Caemlyn (4:30)
-Elayne + Birgitte circle around in back of them and capture Arymilla, who surrenders (3:00)


Notes:
-Instead of Rand going to yet another manor house before going to Bandar Eban, I just have him going directly to Bandar Eban from his meeting with Semirhage.
-I cut the Hinderstap scene. I think I’m actually one of the few people that liked that scene. I thought it was an interesting parallel to Perrin’s So Habor episode (albeit Hinderstap is basically just a Star Trek episode). Anyway, I cut both So Habor and Hinderstap.
-Since Arymilla still has Caemlyn under siege, Verin would transport the Band some distance away from the city, not right next to it.
-It’s important that Rand and Moridin discuss the True Power, since there’s really no other way to give this info to the television audience, and it will be playing a big role pretty soon…
-I messed up somewhere, but Galad would have a scene in one of the previous episodes where the other WCs free him from Asunawa and the Questioners. I wrote this scene into Episode 4 originally, but I guess I forgot to write it in while doing a revision.

SomeOneElse
04-05-2015, 03:20 AM
-I cut the battle at Algarin’s manor too.

Hm that was one of the most epic moments, also that time Rand/LTT was nearly about to kill everyone around.
But that scene would be very costly.

rand
04-07-2015, 03:30 PM
Hm that was one of the most epic moments, also that time Rand/LTT was nearly about to kill everyone around.
But that scene would be very costly.
Yeah, it would cost a lot. It also doesn't add much to the story, aside from the LTT part. Cutting it doesn't really affect the plot much.

rand
04-07-2015, 03:34 PM
Season 7, Episode 7

“The Last that Could Be Done”

-Lan gets more followers (2:30)
***
-Cadsuane + Sorilea succeed in breaking Semirhage (4:00)
***
-Rand visits Rodel Ituralde, sends him to Maradon (4:00)
***
-Tuon holds audience in Ebou Dar: Suroth made da’covale, mention of Tylin’s death, plan to attack WT (4:30)
***
-Semirhage freed by Shaidar Haran, he gives her the domination band (2:00)
-Rand + Min brief convo in their room (1:00)
-Semirhage enters as maid, captures Rand, makes him torture Min, he frees himself + kills Semi w/ True Power (3:30)
-Cadsuane, Sorilea, Amys, Aviendha, Nynaeve burst in w/ Maidens, Rand exiles Cadsuane (2:30)
***
-Siuan + Bryne convo in rebel camp, Siuan speaks of her life of hunting the DR (3:00)
-Gawyn comes in, wants to raid WT to save Egwene (2:00)
***
-Elayne, Birgitte, Dyelin discuss how Elayne got the majority of houses to support her, making her the queen now (1:30)
***
-montage of Mat’s camp, now outside Caemlyn (:30)
-Mat + Thom convo outside Mat’s tent; discuss Tylin’s death, news of gholam in Caemlyn (2:30)
-Domon confirms Tower of Ghenjei’s location to them (1:30)
-Egeanin + Domon announce departure for TV, Mat says to tell the Amyrlin he’ll need the Horn soon (1:30)
-cut to Mat + Thom in throne room, meeting w/ Elayne + Birgitte; talk of dragons, foxheads, the gholam (4:00)
-Mat + Birgitte discuss the Tower of Ghenjei (2:00)
***
-WO’s send Aviendha to Rhuidean (2:30)
***
-Rand prepares to leave for meeting w/ Seanchan at Falme (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Nynaeve; he’s ready to die, Tam’s story about climbing Dragonmount (3:00)
-montage of arrival outside Falme (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Tuon; Mat, their alliance, Tuon’s prophecy of him being blind; she resists his ta’veren and declares herself Empress (5:00)
-Rand storms away (:30)
-Tuon calls for attack on the WT (:30)



Notes:
-I cut Elza, so Semirhage would be acting alone. They could just modify the part about the domination band needing two female channelers to work.
-I cut the parts where Mesaana tries to get Sheriam to steal the dream ter’angreal.
-I cut all the “tests” the WOs give Aviendha. They just decide to send her to Rhuidean one day. Might be a little out of the blue, but whatever.

rand
04-07-2015, 04:13 PM
Season 7, Episode 8

“A Visit from Verin Sedai”

-Logain returns to the BT, captured by Taim + cronies (3:30)
***
-Cadsuane + Sorilea make secret plan to save Rand (Tam) (1:30)
***
-Rand in room w/ Min, Nynaeve, Maidens enter w/ boy who escaped from Graendal to find him (:30)
-Nynaeve saves the boy’s mind enough to get Natrin’s Barrow location (2:30)
-Rand, Min, Nynaeve, Maidens travel to Natrin’s Barrow (1:00)
***
-Graendal convo w/ Aran’gar; she sense wards broken, ties up Aran’gar + flees (1:30)
***
-Rand uses CK to BF castle + town around it (1:00)
-Min + Nynaeve are horrified, but Rand seems unaffected (1:00)
***
-Nynaeve meets w/ Cadsuane + Sorilea, they tell her to find someone for Rand (cut away before audience hears it’s Tam) (2:00)
***
-2 Reds take Egwene out of cell, beat her but release her and send her back to novice quarters (2:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Verin (5:00)
-Egwene goes to TAR, tells Siuan to arrest BAs (2:00)
-interrupted by the Seanchan attack (:30)
***
-Siuan leaves her tent, sees flames on WT (:30)
-she asks Bryne + Gawyn to help her rescue Egwene (1:30)
-Siuan bonds Bryne (2:00)
***
-Rand + his whole company rides thru the streets of Bandar Eban, sorrowful faces in crowd (:30)
-Rand convo w/ LTT (1:00)
-Rand makes a speech before he leaves; he’s informed all the city’s food went bad, he flees thru gateway (2:00)
-Rand + co. ride thru Tear to cheers (:30)
-Rand meets w/ Darlin, Alanna outside the Stone (2:30)
***
-montage of damane, raken bombing the WT (2:00)
-montage of fighting inside the WT (1:30)
-Egwene fights thru halls w/ a band of novices + Accepted (1:00)
-Egwene rescues an AS from a sul’dam, mentions that her forkroot wore off (1:30)
-Egwene Travels to the storeroom, retrieves Vora’s sa’angreal (1:30)
***
-Siuan + co. come out of gateway on Tower grounds (:30)
-they fight Seanchan on the grounds, Siuan + Bryne save each other (3:00)
***
-AS gather on the bottom floor of WT, report of resistance from the novice quarters (1:00)
***
-Egwene fights Seanchan/raken thru hole blown in side of WT (3:00)
-montage of the fighting in WT (1:00)
-Seanchan retreat (1:00)
-Siuan + co. find Egwene exhausted, they take her and flee thru gateway (1:00)
***
-Elaida wakes up captured by Seanchan (1:30)


Notes:
-A lot of Rand’s attack on Graendal is changed. Actually finding Natrin’s Barrow is a lot easier, for one. I also just have Rand going to the palace and blowing it up, not sending in some noble to get Compulsion so he could confirm Graendal’s death. And Graendal just senses Rand tripping a ward, so she flees and ties up Aran’gar almost immediately.
-I intentionally made Rand's balefiring of Natrin's Barrow very short (it takes him one minute to blow it up, then one minute for Min's + Nynaeve's reactions). It's not a lot of time, but that's the point. It happens so quickly that it's over before the audience can comprehend what Rand's about to do. I don't think a longer scene would work for this.
-I have Siuan simply Traveling into Tar Valon, instead of everyone having to sneak in through a sewer.

rand
04-07-2015, 04:43 PM
Season 7, Episode 9

“Court of the Sun”

-Graendal goes to Blight Fortress again, Moridin tells her Dark Prophecy, assigned to kill Perrin (3:00)
***
-Rand, Min, Nynaeve go to visit the Borderlanders camped near Far Madding (1:30)
-Rand rages at Hurin when he finds they’re camped within the Guardian, he almost destroys the whole city (3:00)
***
-Perrin + Faile convo in their tent: discuss Berelain, Hopper, etc. (2:30)
-Perrin goes to TAR, meets Hopper + Boundless, they train for Last Battle (3:00)
***
-Morgase + Galad convo re. Perrin (3:00)
***
-Egwene wakes up w/ Chesa in rebel camp, argues w/ Gawyn about rescuing her (2:30)
-Siuan + Bryne agree to marry after the Last Battle (2:30)
***
-Ajah heads meet in WT, agree they want Egwene as new Amyrlin (2:30)
***
-Egwene calls the Hall together in rebel camp (:30)
-Egwene swears 3 Oaths on rod, asks them all to do the same (1:30)
-Sheriam refuses, they catch her, Egwene explains Verin + BA revelations (3:00)
***
-Mat + Noal walk thru Caemlyn at night, talking (1:30)
-the gholam attacks them, Mat fights it w/ his spear, yells at in in Old Tongue (2:30)
-Elayne appears and opens a gateway behind it, Mat fights it into the Skimming space (1:30)
-Mat thanks Elayne afterward, makes it clear the whole thing was planned (:30)
***
-Aviendha reenters the columns in Rhuidean (1:00)
-she has strange visions of the future (4:30)
-Aviendha comes back out and looks thoughtful (:30)
***
-Sheriam is beheaded in the rebel camp (2:00)
-Egwene + Siuan walk thru the camp, convo off all the BAs they caught and executed (2:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Bryne, they prepare to attack TV but see an emissary riding toward them; Elaida is gone and Egwene is wanted as new Amyrlin (3:00)
-montage of Egwene entering TV w/ rebel AS (1:00)
-Egwene is sworn in as Amyrlin in the Hall, frees Leane, asks to see Silviana (3:00)
-she makes Silviana her Keeper (1:30)
-Egwene greets all AS assembled below her from a balcony, they mingle + reunite in the square below (1:30)


Notes:
-Even though I found the idea pretty cool in the books, I cut the dreamspike stuff.
-I have Elayne opening the Gateway for Mat to push the gholam through, instead of some random AS and Kin.

rand
04-07-2015, 05:17 PM
Season 7, Episode 10

“The One He Lost”

-Ituralde at Maradon, sees huge Trolloc army approaching (2:00)
***
-Lan now has dozens of followers, picks up more, announces that the Golden Crane will fly (3:00)
***
-Graendal gives some instructions to Slayer (1:30)
***
-Perrin trains w/ Hopper + Boundless, they briefly encounter Slayer but escape, we hear a little of Boundless’s story (4:30)
***
-Mat + Birgitte convo in Mat’s camp, talk of Elayne’s successful foxhead copies, dragon production started, farewell (3:30)
-Mat says farewell to Talmanes, sees Olver in tent but doesn’t wake him, leaves Verin’s note in the tent (2:00)
-Mat convo w/ Setalle Anan, asks her to take care of Olver (2:00)
-an AS opens a gateway for Mat, Thom + Noal to the Tower of Ghenjei (1:00)
-Thom draws the symbol on it, they enter the tower (2:30)
***
-Rand convo w/ LTT in the Heart of the Stone; Rand wishes for simpler life again, LTT wants to die and Rand makes him agree to wait until the Last Battle to die (3:00)
-Rand returns to his rooms (:30)
-Rand meets w/ Tam, convo, almost kills Tam before fleeing to Ebou Dar w/ CK (3:30)
***
-Mat + co. in entrance hall of Ghenjei, they set out thru halls (1:30)
-montage of them wandering thru the hallways (:30)
-they meet a Finn, Thom plays music to get by it (1:30)
-Mat uses dice to help them choose directions (2:30)
***
-Tam confronts Cadsuane; Min + Nynaeve witness it (3:00)
***
-montage of Ebou Dar, safe and peaceful under Seanchan rule (:30)
-Rand walks about dressed as a beggar (1:30)
-Rand prepares to destroy the city but gets sickness and falls; Seanchan compassion and offers of help drive him away to Dragonmount (3:00)
***
-Mat + co. fight Finn (1:30)
-they see the melted doorway Moiraine came thru (:30)
-they find Moiraine being held, Mat’s eye is cut out in exchange for her (3:30)
-they flee thru the halls fighting, Thom carries Moiraine (2:30)
-Noal sacrifices himself, Farstrider reveal (1:30)
-Mat uses his spear to cut their way out (2:30)
-Mat, Thom, Moiraine convo; Mat realizes they’re in love (3:00)
***
-montage of Rand on Dragonmount in silence (:30)
-Rand convo w/ LTT (3:00)
-Rand almost destroys the world, but destroys CK instead (1:30)
***
-Egwene + Silviana see beam of light on Dragonmount thru hole in the Hall room (1:30)
***
-Rand laughs on Dragonmount (:30)


Notes:
-This is a 70 minute finale of Season 7.
-I’m not sure whether I should name this episode “The One He Lost” or “The Light of the World.” Even though they’re from the endings of two different books, they both have double meanings for Rand’s and Mat’s respective climax scenes in tGS and ToM. (ie, the one he lost could refer to both Tam and Moiraine, while the light of the world would refer to Mat’s eye and the light that streams down on Rand on Dragonmount).
-The scene with Rand and LTT talking in the Heart would include parts of Rand’s convo with LTT during the battle at Algarin’s manor.
-I’m not really sure how the Noal = Farstrider thing will go over with TV audiences. Most people probably won’t even remember who Jain Farstrider is. My solution would be to have Noal and Mat talking about him as Noal’s “cousin” before they fight the gholam in the previous episode. Or Mat could talk with Olver about Farstrider at some point. Or both.
-Rand’s laugh on Dragonmount should mirror the laugh Moridin makes at the end of Season 6.

rand
04-08-2015, 04:59 PM
Season 8, Episode 1

“Darkness in the Tower”

-Padan Fain walks thru the Blight, storm in the background (1:00)
***
-montage of trial being set up near Perrin’s camp (:30)
-Perrin’s trial w/ Galad, Morgase judges him guilty, reveals his wolffbrother-ness, Galad postpones punishment to after Last Battle (5:00)
***
-montage of WT being repaired (:30)
-Gawyn springs Egwene’s trap for Mesaana by accident (2:00)
-Gawyn argues w/ Egwene about trust, he goes to Caemlyn in anger (3:00)
***
-Ituralde battles Trollocs, Shadowspawn in Maradon (4:00)
***
-Egwene + Nynaeve reunite in Tower, mention Nynaeve still wants to take AS test (2:30)
-Egwene + Nynaeve discuss Mesaana w/ Siuan (3:00)
***
-Gawyn + Elayne convo in Palace gardens in Caemlyn (4:00)
***
-Perrin trains w/ Hopper + Boundless in TAR, Slayer attacks them then retreats, Perrin chases him (1:30)
***
-Ituralde’s battle continues (4:00)
***
-Perrin chases Slayer still in TAR, TV appears in the distance (1:00)
***
-Egwene, Nynaeve, Siuan, Leanne, Amys, WOs convo in TAR in WT (1:00)
-interrupted by BA attack, everyone starts fighting (3:00)
-Leanne kills Alviarin (1:30)
***
-Darkfriend assassins creep into Egwene’s room as she sleeps (:30)
***
-Perrin + Slayer fight up the side of the WT (2:30)
***
-Gawyn appears, fights the DF assassins in Egwene’s room (1:30)
***
-Perrin + Hopper chase Slayer into the WT, brief convo w/ Egwene (2:30)
***
-Gawyn continues fight against DF assassins (2:00)
***
-Perrin + Slayer fight on roof of WT, Slayer kills Hopper, Perrin wounds Slayer, Perrin flees (3:00)
***
-Mesaana traps Egwene w/ an a’dam, but Egwene frees herself and breaks Mesaana’s mind (3:30)
-Egwene wakes, bonds Gawyn to save him (2:00)



Notes:
-I wanted to include quite a bit of the Battle of Maradon, as this is the last season, and I felt there should be near constant battle (as in aMoL). Plus this will give Rand a chance to kill a bunch of Trollocs single-handedly, if anyone was disappointed that he didn’t get to do that at Algarin’s manor.
-I cut the Bloodknives stuff, so Egwene is just attacked by a group of ordinary DF assassins.

rand
04-08-2015, 05:40 PM
Season 8, Episode 2

“The Amyrlin’s Anger”

-Rand meets Almen Bunt after hiking down from Dragonmount (3:00)
***
-Slayer at the town, sees Moridin, receives instructions from Cyndane, Red Veils revealed/explained (3:30)
***
-Androl + Pevara witness attempts to “turn” Logain w/ 13x13 (3:00)
***
-Perrin mourns Hopper in TAR, discovers Boundless = Noam (1:30)
-Perrin wakes, forges power-made hammer w/ Grady (3:30)
-quick scene of Trollocs approaching Galad’s WC camp unseen (:30)
***
-Ituralde still in Battle of Maradon (3:00)
***
-Siuan + Bryne convo in WT halls (:30)
-they’re interrupted when Rand comes in, thanks Siaun for taking an arrow for him, asks to see Egwene (1:30)
***
-Mat, Thom + Moiraine discuss her time in Finnland; she needs to get to Rand soon (they’re outside Caemlyn again) (3:00)
***
-Egwene in Hall as Rand is brought in shielded (1:00)
-Rand says he’ll break the Seals, they argue, meeting at Merrilor set up (4:00)
***
-Trollocs attack WC camp, Galad is taken by surprise (2:00)
-Perrin’s camp comes from behind to attack the Trollocs (4:00)
-Galad + Perrin brief convo (1:30)
-Byar tries to kill Perrin, but Dain Bornhald saves him (2:00)
-Berelain + Galad meet (1:00)
***
-Egwene + Siuan discuss Rand, plan to call on world leaders to argue against him at Merrilor (2:30)
***
-Nynaeve takes the AS test (4:00)
-Nynaeve gets Lan’s bond from Myrelle (2:00)
***
-Lan feels Nynaeve’s bond shift to him as he prepares to attack Trollocs at Tarwin’s Gap (2:00)
***
-Rand arrives at Maradon, finishes off the Trollocs (3:00)
-Rand brief convo w/ Ituralde (1:30)
***
-Graendal turned into Hessalem by Shaidar Haran (2:00)


Notes:
-The timing for some of these events may seem a bit off (ie, Rand’s only getting down from Dragonmount now, after the second battle in the WT took place.) Just assume that all the action in the WT took place in the day after Rand’s epiphany, and he would mention to Almen Bunt that he’s been hiking down from Dragonmount for two days or something.
-I forget if Grady’s the one who actually forges Perrin’s hammer, but I cut Neald, so it’s him now.
-The Trolloc attack in the WC camp won’t be an enormous battle, but more of a smallish skirmish type thing.
-To cut down on the time for Nynaeve’s AS test, the scene would start with her already almost done it. Any ceremonial stuff before the test starts would be cut.
-Myrelle wasn’t sent to the Black Tower, so she’d be around for Nynaeve in the WT itself. In fact, she could be in the chamber where Nynaeve takes the test, for convenience.
-For the Graendal scene at the end, the idea is that she would actually be turned into Hessalem by Shaidar Haran. (In the book I think she was killed and then given a new body, right?)

rand
04-08-2015, 06:16 PM
Season 8, Episode 3

“For What Has Been Wrought”

-Moridin holds final Forsaken meeting in TAR; Taim introduced as new Chosen M’Hael; Hessalem revealed (3:30)
***
-Cadsuane questions Min in the Stone, Min says that something wonderful happened to Rand (2:00)
***
-Aviendha arrives at Stone, meets w/ WOs and tells them of future visions in Rhuidean (2:30)
***
-montage of dead Trollocs around WC camp, people search bodies (:30)
-Perrin + Galad agree to alliance for Last Battle, plan to Travel to Caemlyn (2:00)
***
-Alanna is discovered missing, Min + Cadsuane investigate, Min says Rand is back (3:00)
-montage of Rand walking up to Stone (:30)
-Rand + Min reunite outside Stone (1:30)
-Rand gives orders: help for Lan, meeting at Merrilor, Egwene = Amyrlin, etc. (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ Cadsuane (2:00)
-Rand + Tam hug, cry; Rand introduces Tam to Min (2:00)
***
-montage of Perrin + co. exiting gateway outside Caemlyn (:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Faile (1:30)
-Perrin awkwardly + quickly marries Morgase + Tallanvor (2:00)
-Perrin meets Mat, Mat tells him about Merrilor, Mat says he’s going to see Tuon first (2:30)
***
-Egwene talks w/ WOs in TAR re. Rand breaking Seals, Aviendha’s Rhuidean trip (3:00)
-Egwene wakes, convo w/ Silviana re. status of the world’s rulers (2:30)
***
-Elayne meets w/ Morgase, Galad, Perrin + Faile in throne room; Perrin given TR (4:30)
***
-Min + Rand discuss Callandor in the Stone (2:00)
-Rand, Min + Cadsuane visit Borderlanders again, apologizes to Hurin, tells them to go to Merrilor (4:30)
-Rand returns to Stone, meets w/ Aviendha, “bed me now” scene from aMoL (2:30)
***
-montage of Elayne, Perrin, Galad + their groups Traveling to Merrilor (2:00)
***
-Mat in Ebou Dar, sneaks into Tarasin Palace and convinces Tuon to go to Merrilor (4:30)
***
-Olver gives Talmanes Verin’s note, they go outside and see Caemlyn in flames (1:30)


Notes:
-I originally had a scene where Rand and Min return to Ebou Dar to resolve the rotting food issue, but I cut it to save time. Maybe TV audiences will think Rand’s a dick for not going back, but whatever. It can be a deleted scene on the DVDs.
-I didn’t like the scenes where Mat returns to Ebou Dar in aMoL, so I stuck them here (before the big meeting) and cut it down drastically. This of course means that Tuon, Mat, and the Seanchan will be at the big meeting at Merrilor. Lan will be there too. Basically, I wanted the meeting at Merrilor to include almost every character. It will be expensive to do that, but I think it works better than Rand having to explain everything to everyone that was at Merrilor, then Lan, then the Seanchan, then Mat, etc. Having everyone in one place helps this a lot.

rand
04-14-2015, 04:03 PM
Season 8, Episode 4

“By Grace and Banners Fallen”

-Rand in TAR, meets w/ Moridin, realizes Moridin just wants oblivion (3:00)
-Rand sees Cyndane in TAR, recognizes her as Lanfear, she begs him to save her from the DO (2:00)
-Rand wakes at dawn, leaves his tent at Merrilor (:30)
-Rand walks about a little bit (:30)
-he meets up w/ Perrin, they talk as they walk around Merrilor (2:00)
-some scout announces that Caemlyn is under attack (:30)
***
-Talmanes + the Band fight their way into the gate of Caemlyn against Trollocs, plan to find dragons (3:00)
***
-Elayne + Birgitte Travel into the palace from Merrilor, rouse the Palace Guard, Kin, SF into defending the palace (4:00)
***
-Androl + Pevara succeed in freeing Logain (3:00)
***
-Talmanes + the Band fight through the streets of Caemlyn, meet up w/ Aludra and some Kin (4:00)
***
-Birgitte convinces Elayne to abandon the city, return to Merrilor (2:30)
***
-Logain, Androl + Pevara leave Logain’s basement cell, begin to take back BT from Taim’s men (3:30)
***
-Talmanes, Aludra + the Band use dragons to blow hole thru city wall so they can escape (3:00)
-the Kin members gateway them to Merrilor; Nynaeve + Yellows Heal them (2:00)
***
-Egeanin + Domon approach Egwene, but she’s disgusted w/ them for being Seanchan (2:00)
***
-Nynaeve convo w/ Rand re. Lan (1:00)
***
-Lan’s army attacks Tarwin’s Gap, saved by Borderlanders who are gated in (5:30)
***
-Logain + his men still fight at BT, Androl + Pevara die fighting for him (3:30)
***
-Lan + his men arrive at Merrilor (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Lan (2:00)
***
-Elayne, Aviendha, Min convo at Merrilor (3:30)
***
-Rand convo w/ Elayne, she reveals she’s pregnant w/ his kid(s) (3:30)


Notes:
-I should note that I don’t really like a lot of the episode titles in this season. But that’s probably because I don’t really like the chapter titles in aMoL…
-I felt that Elayne should take a more active role in helping Caemlyn than she did in the book.
-The Battle at the Black Tower is actually shown here, not just skipped over off-screen as in Brandon's version.
-I forgot to mention this earlier, but I cut Elayne’s pregnancy (or, at least, all the attention given to it). The audience only finds out she’s pregnant in this episode when she tells Rand.

rand
04-14-2015, 04:39 PM
Season 8, Episode 5

“The Dragon’s Peace”

-Egwene dreams her own death, wakes (1:30)
***
-Rand has breakfast w/ Tam, gives him Hawkwing’s sword (3:00)
-Balwer enters, says all the leaders are present, Rand calls for a meeting in one hour (1:30)
-Rand goes outside (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Morgase, Elayne, Gawyn, Galad (3:00)
-Morgase + Bryne reunite briefly, Siuan watches (1:30)
***
-Perrin convo w/ Dain Bornhald; Dain reveals Fain killed Perrin’s parents, not Trollocs (2:30)
***
-Egwene convo w/ Gawyn re. their bond, relationship (1:30)
-Egwene convo w/ Elayne re. command of the forces of the Light in the Last Battle (shouldn’t be Rand) (2:00)
-Egeanin + Domon approach Egwene again; she’s also reunited w/ Renna (3:00)
***
-montage of everyone gathering in large tent, Rand’s + Egwene’s factions split in half (1:00)
-Rand names all the rulers + leaders/important people present (1:30)
-Rand says Caemlyn has fallen to the Trollocs (1:00)
-Rand says he has 3 requirements: 1 = command of Last Battle; argues w/ Egwene (2:00)
-2 = Dragon’s Peace, leaders + Aiel say the Seanchan would never agree (2:00)
-Mat, Tuon, Selucia, Karede + Tylee walk in (:30)
-Rand convo w/ Tuon; LTT supercedes Hawkwing (2:30)
-he kneels before her, Tuon agrees to truce (1:30)
-Rand, Tuon, + rulers hammer out Dragon’s Peace; no new damane; Aiel = police (3:00)
-Egwene + Tuon argue; Egwene mentions her time as a damane (2:30)
-(at the same time as previous scene) Rand, Perrin, Mat reunite (2:00)
-3 = Rand must break Seals; huge argument w/ Egwene (2:30)
-Moiraine + Thom enter the tent to a hushed astonishment (1:00)
-Rand falls to his knees, brief convo w/ Moiraine (1:30)
-Moiraine + Nynaeve hug (:30)
-Moiraine quotes various Prophecies at everyone (2:00)
-Moiraine says Rand shouldn’t lead; he should give Seals to Amyrlin (2:00)
-Rand gives the Seals to Egwene (:30)
-Egwene, Tuon, everyone else signs the Dragon’s Peace (partly montage) (1:30)
-Rand appoints Elayne to lead the forces of the Light (1:00)
-decision of the 4 battlefronts (Caemlyn, Kandor, Tarwin’s Gap, Thakan’dur) ; four Great Captains named to lead them (3:00)


Notes:
-I wanted to use this episode and the next one to show some meetings/conversations between characters that weren’t really in the book, but that I wish would have been.
-Since we were talking about it before, this is as much of a “bottle episode” as any adaptation of WoT is likely to have.
-This episode will require a ridiculous number of actors. Almost every major character (barring bad guys, obviously) will be in this episode. It will be extremely expensive, but I feel it’s necessary to see everyone together just once in the series. Well, not necessary, really, but it’s something I’d really like to see personally.

rand
04-14-2015, 05:33 PM
Season 8, Episode 6

“Into the Thick of It”

-Logain duels Taim w/ Toveine and drives him off; they see Taim w/ the real Seals; Logain declares the BT is his (4:30)
***
-Rand in TAR, sees Cyndane drowning, refuses to help her (1:30)
-Rand says he never loved her, she gives up the Illusion, recalls tricking him in tGH (2:30)
***
-montage of bustle at Merrilor (:30)
-Rand leaves his tent, watches Elayne direct people to their fronts (:30)
-Ogier arrive, Rand convo w/ Loial + Haman (2:00)
-Loial mentions his book to Rand again (1:00)
***
-Perrin, Faile, Mat discuss secret supply train from TV; the Horn (2:00)
-Mat + Perrin reunited w/ Abell, Tam + Luhhan (1:30)
-Faile convo w/ Bashere + Deira (2:00)
***
-Rand talks w/ Lan re. the upcoming battle at Tarwin’s Gap; Moiraine + Thom arrive (1:00)
-Rand reunited w/ Thom (1:30)
-Moiraine reunited w/ Lan (2:30)
***
-montage of Elayne directing armies thru various gateways (:30)
-Elayne + Birgitte convo w/ Bryne, Agelmar, Ituralde, Bashere (2:30)
***
-Mat convo w/ Olver, Rand + Perrin arrive, Olver meets Rand (2:00)
-Rand, Mat, Perrin say farewell (2:30)
-Perrin + Faile say farewell (1:00)
-Moiraine convo w/ Rand, asks when he’ll go to Shayol Ghul (2:00)
***
-montage of Egwene’s army in Kandor, near Chachin (:30)
-Egwene eyes Tuon + the Seanchan warily, convo w/ Egeanin + Renna (2:30)
-Mat convo w/ Selucia; he killed the gholam, they talk about his eye (2:30)
***
-montage of Caemlyn destroyed + smoldering (:30)
-Elayne + Morgase mourn Caemlyn while looking at it from afar (1:30)
-Elayne talks w/ Bashere, Talmanes, Haman, Galad re. strategy: draw Trollocs out of city, into woods (2:30)
-Perrin convo w/ Aram, Tam, Abell, Luhhan (2:00)
***
-montage of Tarwin’s Gap (:30)
-Lan, Agelmar, Borderland rulers, Hurin, Narishma meet (3:00)
-the Borderlander cavalry rides out to take on the waiting Trollocs (1:00)
***
-montage of Shayol Ghul/Thakan’dar (1:00)
-Aviendha, Cadsuane, Amys, Rhuarc, Alivia, SF, Ituralde, Darlin meeting (3:00)
-Trollocs pour into the valley (1:00)


Notes:
-I have Egwene’s forces in Kandor near Chachin, instead of just the middle of nowhere.
-Narishma is in charge of the Asha’man at Tarwin’s Gap.

rand
04-17-2015, 07:39 PM
Season 8, Episode 7

“Those Who Fight”

-Perrin’s troops + Galad’s WCs draw Trollocs out of Caemlyn (2:00)
-Elayne + Birgitte watch, discuss Birgitte’s failing memories (1:30)
-Elayne’s forces fight Trollocs in Braem Woods; Band uses dragons (4:00)
***
-Rand, Moiraine, Nynaeve convo at Merrilor; sends Min to Egwene; Mayene set up as hospital (2:30)
-Rand spars w/ Tam, then sends him to Elayne (3:00)
***
-Lan + his forces fight Trollocs in Tarwin’s Gap (3:30)
-Taim + DF A’M appear, drive Lan’s forces back; Narishma duels Taim and is killed (3:00)
***
-Egwene + AS attack Trollocs charging out of a burned Chachin (3:00)
-Bryne’s cavalry attacks Trollocs nearby (1:30)
-Mat watches as the Seanchan officers focus their attention on a different part of the Trollocs than Egwene’s forces (2:30)
***
-montage of fighting in Braem Wood (1:00)
-Birgitte + Tam fight alongside each other, Birgitte compliments Tam’s archery (1:30)
-Bashere advises Elayne to retreat to Cairhien (1:30)
***
-Rand arrives at Tarwin’s Gap; drives away Taim; realizes he’ll draw too much attention to himself if he joins in any of the fighting again (3:30)
***
-forces at Shayol Ghul fight the Trollocs using rolling logs, etc. (4:30)
-SF use the Bowl of the Winds to counter the massive storm that’s brewing (1:30)
***
-montage of Elayne’s forces retreating from Braem Woods (:30)
-Perrin tells Elayne Slayer will try to kill Rand, asks her to send him, Gaul + Aram into TAR (2:00)
-Perrin, Gaul, Aram meet Cyndane; she flirts w/ Perrin (3:00)
-wolves warn Perrin against Cyndane and Graendal (1:30)
***
-Mat leads Seanchan in charge against Trollocs (3:00)
-decides something’s wrong w/ Bryne (1:00)
***
-Perrin sees Hessalem at Ituralde’s tent at Shayol Ghul in TAR (1:30)
-he fights her; Aram + Gaul watch; Hessalem flees (2:30)

rand
04-17-2015, 07:41 PM
Season 8, Episode 8

“Bao, the Wyld”

-Elayne’s forces battle Trollocs outside Cairhien (2:30)
-convo w/ distraught Bashere; they’re surrounded (1:00)
-Logain + Asha’man arrive at last minute to save them (3:00)
-Elayne thanks Logain; she + Tam + Galad confront Bashere over his mistake (2:00)
***
-Lan confronts Agelmar over some bad decisions (2:00)
-Agelmar confesses that something is wrong as they watch Tenobia overrun and killed (2:30)
***
-Aviendha, Cadsuane, Sorilea, Alivia battle Red Veils when they appear (3:30)
-Hessalem attacks briefly, but she flees (1:30)
-Elyas appears; convo w/ Ituralde, knocks out Ituralde when he realizes something’s wrong w/ him (2:30)
***
-Egwene meets w/ the WOs in TAR for the last time (2:30)
-she wakes, Rand shows up in Kandor to apologize for their argument; he says he learned from Logain that the Seals are fake; Logain is hunting Taim for the real ones (3:30)
***
-Perrin engages Slayer + Red Veils near Shayol Ghul; Aram is killed; Perrin is injured and wakes up near Master Luhhan (it’s implied he uses Need to get close to him) (5:00)
***
-Egwene, Siuan, Gawyn, Silviana confront Bryne w/ Mat; he confesses he may be under compulsion (2:00)
-Tuon meets Min, makes her the new Truthspeaker (3:00)
-Mat takes charge of the battlefield (1:30)
-Sharans attack the camp, chaos, scattering (2:30)
-Demandred appears as Bao, looking for Rand; Egwene + Gawyn hide (3:30)
-Egwene + Gawyn find Mat, they decide to pull 3 armies back to Merrilor (2:30)
***
-Rand arrives at Shayol Ghul, tells Aviendha, Alivia, Cadsuane + Sorilea to stop any Forsaken that attack (2:30)
-Rand climbs Shayol Ghul w/ Moiraine, Thom + Nynaeve, blood on the rocks, eclipse (3:30)
-farewell to Thom; other three enter the tunnel (1:30)
-Moridin waits beside the shell of Shaidar Haran (1:00)

rand
04-17-2015, 07:55 PM
Season 8, Episode 9

“The Last Battle”

Note: I should mention this first before people start reading and wondering why this episode is so long. This is basically a three hour episode. I don’t know if this has ever been done before, but whatever—I’m doing it here. Assuming this series makes it to season 8, we can probably safely assume it would be popular enough to allow for a ridiculous finale like this. If not, maybe it would be split into three parts for three nights in a row, or two 1.5 hour episodes two nights in a row. However it would actually be done, I just wrote the entire Last Battle “scene” as one gigantic three hour episode.

-Loial writes in his book at Merrilor (passage from the beginning of the chapter in aMoL) (1:30)
-montage of everyone’s forces arriving back in Merrilor (1:00)
-Mat, Egwene, Tuon, Elayne, Lan survey the land from a hill (2:30)
-Demandred convo w/ Shendla, relate events of “River of Souls” (3:30)
***
-Perrin wakes in Mayene, convo w/ Berelain, asks about Faile, wills himself back into TAR (3:00)
***
-Faile, Olver, Setalle, etc. receive Horn at TV; bubble of evil messes up AS’s gateway and sends them to the Blight (3:30)
***
-Rand fights Moridin w/ Callandor (2:30)
***
-Demandred appears on Polov Heights, demands Rand to show himself (1:00)
-Lan’s cavalry attacks Trollocs at the southern ford (2:30)
-Tam + Perrin’s forces fight Trollocs at northern ford by ruins (2:30)
-Egwene + AS concentrate on the Sharans (2:00)
-Egwene + Gawyn argue over his duty (1:00)
-Talmanes + Band sing Jak o’ the Shadows while firing dragons (2:00)
-Demandred talks w/ Shendla again, uses scepter to create BF (2:00)
***
-Perrin fights Slayer away from Rand at Shayol Ghul, sets Gaul to guard the entrance (3:00)
***
-Rand steps into the black void while fighting Moridin; he vanishes (1:30)
-Nynaeve + Moiraine discover a stabbed Alanna; Nynaeve must use herbs to save her (2:00)
***
-Faile convo w/ Olver; he tells her everyone always leaves him (1:30)
-Faile, Olver, etc. fight thru Blight, beasts attack them (2:30)
***
-Mat surveys the battle from a hilltop as Demandred calls for Rand (1:30)
-Elayne rallies Andorans to the southern ford (3:30)
-montage of general fighting; Demandred hurls fireballs + BF at people (2:00)
***
-Elyas watches as the Wild Hunt attacks the forces at Shayol Ghul (3:30)
***
-Rand + the DO talk; sees vision of world w/ no Light (4:00)
***
-Sharans ambush Mat’s tent; Siuan saves him but dies in the process (4:00)
-Bryne goes down fighting madly (among Andorans) (1:30)
-Gawyn sees Bryne fall and prepares to attack Demandred (1:00)
-Mat + Tuon pretend to fight so Seanchan can leave temporarily (2:30)
***
-Perrin convo w/ Lanfear (2:00)
***
-Logain + A’M, Toveine steal the Seals from Taim; gives them to Toveine (4:00)
-Demandred fights + kills Gawyn (3:30)
-Birgitte convinces Elayne to pull back (2:00)
***
-Rand creates a vision of world w/ no Dark (4:00)
***
-Faile, Olver, etc. discover Town, plan to gate to Merrilor (1:30)
***
-Egwene bonds Egeanin to stay focused (3:00)
-Egwene massive attack on Sharans w/ Vora’s sa’angreal (3:00)
-Mat orders Galad to attack the Sharans w/ a foxhead (1:30)
-Tam + Perrin’s forces continue fight at the northern ford (2:30)
***
-Aviendha, Cadsuane, etc. duel Red Veils + Hessalem; Elyas + men fight Trollocs + Wild Hunt (3:30)
***
-Galad fights thru Sharans up the Heights (2:00)
-Faile + co. arrive at Merrilor; they’re attacked; Faile gives Olver the Horn for safe keeping and sends him away; Faile knocked out (3:00)
-Demandred fights + injures Galad (3:30)
-Demandred announces he killed Rand’s brother (1:00)
***
-Nynaeve struggles to save Alanna (1:00)
-Rand forced to watch his friends die (2:00)
***
-Berelain w/ Galad in Mayene, she takes his foxhead to return to Mat (2:00)
***
-Demandred convo w/ M’Hael; gives him the scepter (2:30)
-Olver runs from Trollocs (1:00)
-Logain duels Demandred, loses, retreats (3:30)
-Egwene fights + kills M’Hael, kills herself healing BF (4:30)
***
-Rand nearly breaks down when Egwene dies; promises DO will never have her (1:30)
***
-Min convinces Tuon, Seanchan to return (3:00)
-Birgitte killed by Daved Hanlon as Elayne watches, Liandrin attacks Elayne (2:00)
***
-Perrin duels, kills Slayer; sends Gaul back to real world (4:00)
***
-Rand tells the DO about everyone who fights for him (2:30)
***
-Elayne kills Liandrin, but Hanlon attacks her w/ a foxhead (2:30)
-Olver blows the Horn as he hides from Trollocs, Heroes attack (3:30)
-Birgitte as a Hero returns to kill Hanlon, save Elayne (2:00)
-Noal as a Hero saves Olver (1:30)
-Elayne convo w/ Birgitte, memories are back (1:30)
-Mat convo w/ Hawkwing, Heroes, they discuss a final charge (3:00)
***
-Perrin arrives at Shayol Ghul, leads the Last Hunt against the Wild Hunt (3:00)
-Aviendha + co. defeat Hessalem; Avi’s feet blown off (3:00)
-Amys forced to kill Rhuarc when he’s under compulsion (1:30)
***
-Seanchan forces w/ creatures + raken attack Demandred’s forces from behind; Heroes start attacking again as well (3:30)
-Demandred turns to see Lan waiting for him, they start to fight (2:00)
-Logain searches for Demandred’s scepter, Toveine tells him of attack on refugees (2:30)
-Morgase, Ila, Raen protect refugees (2:30)
-Mat, Olver, Noal reunite; asks Hawkwing to talk w/ Tuon (2:30)
***
-Thom kills a BA approaching Shayol Ghul (2:00)
-Rand convo w/ Egwene (1:30)
-Rand convo w/ the DO (2:30)
***
-Logain arrives to help the refugees (2:30)
-Lan fights, kills Demandred; flashback to “sheath the sword” scene (3:30)
-AS mourn the loss of Egwene (1:30)
-Mat takes Olver on a raken thru a gateway (2:00)
***
-Thom kills another BA (1:30)
-Rand fights Moridin again; Moridin stabs Alanna but she releases the bond (2:30)
-Moridin stabs his own hand, Rand drops Callandor and Moridin picks it up (1:30)
***
-Fain enters Thakan’dar, unleashes Mashadar to kill good and evil alike (3:00)


Notes:
-I cut Nakomi. It would just be impossible to explain to TV audiences. And she isn’t really necessary.
-I decided to cut Moghedien from this season. Just assume she was shown to be killed at the Cleansing (instead of Osan’gar).

rand
04-17-2015, 08:03 PM
Season 8, Episode 10

“To See the Answer”

-Rand, Moiraine, Nynaeve trap Moridin w/ Callandor; explain its flaw (3:00)
-Rand "grabs" the DO w/ saidin, saidar, True Power (1:00)
-huge stream of OP gushes from Shayol Ghul; montage of various people seeing it (2:30)
***
-montage of fighting in Thakan’dar; Last Hunt fights army of Fades (2:30)
-Mat + Olver swoop into Thakan’dar on the raken; Olver blows the Horn (2:30)
-Fain creeps about, sees Mat + Perrin (1:30)
-montage of Heroes attacking (2:00)
-Mat + Perrin meet up, Perrin says he’ll return to protecting Rand (1:30)
-Mat attacked by Fain, they duel, Mat stabs Fain w/ the Shadar Logoth dagger (3:00)
-Heroes, Last Hunt overwhelm shadowspawn in the valley (3:00)
***
-Perrin confronts Lanfear next to Rand, she tries to compel him but fails, he breaks her neck (3:30)
***
-a mother thanks Logain for saving her child (:30)
-Toveine tells Logain to break the Seals; he does (2:30)
***
-Rand forges a new prison for the DO; explains aloud what he’s doing (3:00)
-Moiraine + Nynaeve see void shrink + vanish (1:00)
-Moiraine + Nynaeve rush outside, Thom catches Moiraine (1:00)
-Rand carries Moridin out of tunnel, collapses (1:30)
***
-Mat almost takes Fain’s dagger back, but decides not to (1:00)
-wolves, Elyas say farewell inside Perrin’s head (2:00)
-montage of carnage in Thakan’dar (:30)
-Mat + Perrin enter tent; Nynaeve + Moiraine say they can’t save Rand; Perrin leaves to search for Faile at Merrilor (3:30)
-montage of valley again, people starting to celebrate, green things grow again (1:00)
-Loial checks in on Rand; Nynaeve says Rand’s growing weaker but Moridin stronger; sends Loial to get Alivia (2:30)
-Tuon, Min + Seanchan gate in; Tuon tells Mat that Min says she’s pregnant (2:30)
-Birgitte + Elayne arrive, Birgitte says she gave the Horn to Olver to protect (2:00)
***
-montage of Perrin searching Merrilor for Faile in despair (1:00)
***
-Cadsuane elected new Amyrlin by AS (2:00)
-Nynaeve brief convo w/ Alivia in tent (1:00)
-Nynaeve comes out, announces Rand is dead; montage of reactions (1:30)
***
-Perrin finds Faile under pile of corpses in Merrilor (2:00)
***
-Tam lights Rand’s pyre; Moiraine squeezes his hand (1:30)
-Perrin + Faile look on (:10)
-Mat + Tuon look on (:10)
-Morgase, Galad, Berelain, Birgitte look on (:10)
-Moiraine + Lan stand together looking on (:10)
-Thom + Loial look on (:10)
-Nynaeve looks on (:10)
-Elayne, Aviendha, Min look on (:30)
-Tam looks on, walks away crying (:30)
-Rand in Moridin’s body watches his own funeral, rides away; the three girls see him; inner-monologue heard out loud; recreation of “empty road” scene from Season 1, Episode 1 (3:30)


Notes:
-This is an extended (70 minute long) finale.

rand
04-17-2015, 08:08 PM
Well, that's a wrap. Sorry it took me so long to post the whole thing. This is basically what for me would be the perfect TV series adaptation of WoT. I mentioned in another thread that I wouldn't want to see a WoT show get "Game of Thrones"'ed...that is, have the producers cut a bunch of scenes so they can add their own scenes in. This episode guide I wrote stays pretty close to the books, and IMO it's good as is without the need to add a bunch of random made-up scenes to it.

Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope you liked it. I had a lot of fun writing it. :)

Hugh the Hand
04-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Well done.

I am not sure I agree with all the changes etc. but it appears to be a show I would watch!

But it was a fun read, so well done no matter what

rand
04-21-2015, 01:18 AM
Thanks. I know what you mean about the changes. Hell, I could reread this a year from now and absolutely hate it. That happens a lot with things I write, unfortunately...

DahLliA
04-27-2015, 06:39 AM
Awesome job!

Now we just need some Hollywood big-shot with both money and brains to read this and we're set :p

rand
04-28-2015, 12:21 AM
Thanks. Yeah, that would be awesome. Not too many people in Hollywood with money and brains, though. It would be cool if Peter Jackson could be convinced to make a TV show.

Zombie Sammael
04-28-2015, 01:41 AM
Thanks. Yeah, that would be awesome. Not too many people in Hollywood with money and brains, though. It would be cool if Peter Jackson could be convinced to make a TV show.

He's been rumoured to be directing an episode of Doctor Who for a while... so going with my Rand is the Doctor looney theory, maybe he will do a WOT show one day.

Daekyras
04-28-2015, 05:44 AM
Well, that's a wrap. Sorry it took me so long to post the whole thing. This is basically what for me would be the perfect TV series adaptation of WoT. I mentioned in another thread that I wouldn't want to see a WoT show get "Game of Thrones"'ed...that is, have the producers cut a bunch of scenes so they can add their own scenes in. This episode guide I wrote stays pretty close to the books, and IMO it's good as is without the need to add a bunch of random made-up scenes to it.

Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope you liked it. I had a lot of fun writing it. :)

I loved it.

Thanks dude.

P.S Gawyn really could be killed in like season four...

GonzoTheGreat
04-28-2015, 06:07 AM
Gawyn really could be killed in like season four...
Or fall out of the tree to his death when Rand climbs the wall to see Logain.
Edited to add: I know it is unrealistic, but maybe he could even survive and have some sense knocked into him by the fall. Rand is ta'veren at that point, so if there is even the faintest chance of this happening, then it can't be dismissed out of hand.