Season 1 Episode 4: The Dragon Reborn

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The Dragon Reborn

Season 1 Episode 4


Main Characters Supporting Characters Minor Characters
Rosamund Pike - Moiraine Damodred Kate Fleetwood - Liandrin Narinder Samra - Raen
Daniel Henney - al'Lan Mandragoran Priyanka Bose - Alanna Emmanuel Imani - Ihvon
Zoë Robins - Nynaeve al'Meara Alexandre Willaume - Thom Merrilin Taylor Napier - Maksim
Madeleine Madden - Egwene al'Vere Alvaro Morte - Logain Miguel Alvarez - King of Ghealdan
Josha Stradowski - Rand al'Thor Clare Perkins - Kerene Pasha Bocaire - Mr. Grinwell
Marcus Rutherford - Perrin Aybara Peter Franzen - Stepin Jennifer K Preston - Mrs. Grinwell
Barney Harris - Mat Cauthon Maria Doyle Kennedy - Ila
Daryl McCormack - Aram



The episode begins in Ghealdan, where the false Dragon Logain attacks the king’s castle. When Logain meets the king, he says that instead of fighting against him, the Aes Sedai, and everyone else, should follow him. The scenes also show that Logain may have already gone mad from channeling the One Power. The voices in his head tell him to kill the king, but instead Logain saves him.

Nynaeve is in the Aes Sedai camp, along with Lan and Moiraine, who is finally receiving healing for her wound. There are sisters from the Red Ajah and the Green Ajah and their Warders. Moiraine is healed by Kerene Sedai, who looks very exhausted. She is tired after continuously having to keep the shield up on the false Dragon, Logain, who is now their captive.

Moiraine insists on going to see Logain. She decides to help with the burden of keeping his shield on at all times and she relieves Liandrin. By being one of the Aes Sedai holding his shield, Moiraine can sense how strong Logain actually is.

Lan and Stepin are outside and practice their battle stands, Lan with his sword and Stepin – with a battle axe in each hand. Stepin steps away from the practice to join his Aes Sedai in their tent, where they discuss Lan and Moiraine, Liandrin’s influence on the other sisters, and the fact that Kerene seems to not be getting much rest.

Moiraine and Alanna are left alone guarding Logain and they talk about the past and the future. Alanna and Moiraine were friends as Novices, but their paths separated when they chose different Ajahs. Alanna cannot believe that the Last Battle might be close, she claims Logain’s strength is more than anything she has ever seen, which to many Aes Sedai might mean another sign the Dragon has been reborn and the end of the Age is near.

Liandrin approaches Nynaeve and both decide to get some information from each other. Liandrin tells Nynaeve about Moiraine’s history and invites her to join them in the Red Ajah tent for dinner. Lan tries to reassure Nynaeve that her friends will either be in Tar Valon by the time they reach it or if they are not - they will find them regardless.

Egwene and Perrin are with the Tuatha’an, the Traveling People. They are heading east towards Tar Valon. Perrin is conspicuous of the Traveling People, while the Tuatha‘an do not seem suspicious of the two of them traveling alone. Raen and Ila explain to the outsiders about the Way of the Leaf, a philosophy that the Traveling People follow – they would do no violence or harm to someone else, if they get attacked, they would run away or endure it, but will never fight back. Ila makes Perrin think about wielding the ax as a weapon.

Rand, Mat and Thom reach a farm somewhere in Andor. They plan to sneak in the farm’s barn to spend the night there, but are found out by the farm’s owners, who almost kill them. Even though Mat gets on edge from the farmer’s questions, Rand is the one to tell the truth and make the farmer trust them and welcome them to use their barn in exchange for labor.

Rand and Mat get to cleaning the barn, Thom is not helping, but Mat clearly looks worse than he was before. One of the farmers’ daughters comes close to Mat and gives him a piece of bread for their work. Mat clearly misses his sisters, who are back home, so the girl give him her doll, called Birgitte.

Thom tells Rand about his nephew, Owyn, who died after being gentled by the Aes Sedai who had found out he could channel the One Power. Thom believes Mat is also able to channel and this is why he acts like he does. Thom advises Rand to keep Mat away from the Aes Sedai.


Directed by Wayne Yip