Tam al'Thor (TV Series)

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Michael McElhatton as Tam al'Thor in the Wheel of Time TV series
Tam al'Thor
Nationality Andor
Affiliation
Social Status Farmer
Family Rand
First Appearance Episode 1
Actor Michael McElhatton

Author: Ilverin Matriam

Pronunciation: TAM ahl-THOR


WARNING! The next sections contain spoilers for the Wheel of Time television series.


General

Tam al'Thor is a sheepherder and farmer from the Two Rivers. He has a farm near the edge of the Two Rivers where he lives with his son Rand. His wife, Kari, died when Rand was still very young.

Each year he delivers wool to the village of Emond's Field. He also makes homemade brandy, which he brings on festivals, such as Bel Tine.

He has a heron marked sword, which he is skilled in using.

Appearance

Tam is of middle age with graying hair and short beard. He has clear blue eyes.

Personality

Tam is very gentle and calm. He speaks wisely and the other villagers respect him for his demeanor.

Timeline

Season 1

In Episode 1 Tam and Rand take some brandy to Emond's Field. In the town, Tam leaves the brandy in the Winespring Inn. During the evening, Tam drinks along with the rest of the Two Rivers folk in the inn when Moiraine and Lan arrive. Later he shares with the innkeeper that having an Aes Sedai in the Two Rivers is strange.

On the next day Tam and Rand go back to their farm where they light a candle for Bel Tine. During the evening, the farm is attacked by a Trolloc and Tam fights it with his sword, but gets wounded in the process. In the morning, Tam is brought to Emond's Field by Rand and is Healed by Moiraine.

Tam stands with other village folk and looks at Rand leaving Emond's Field with Moiraine.

This section contains spoilers relating to Season 1 Episode 7: The Dark Along the Ways. Please expand to view.

Quotes from Tam

"All we can do is the best we can with the life that's given to us. And take comfort from it. But no matter what happens, what pain we face, what heartbreak, even death, the Wheel keeps turning. Always. And we try again. Maybe do a little better than the last time."

Deviation from the Books

This section contains spoilers relating to The Books. Please expand to view.

In the TV series, Tam's character is very closely depicted to the character from The Wheel of Time Book Series.