On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of Shadow and Bone. Waking up to her new life as a Grisha, Alina quickly learns that her new identity as Sun Summoner does not endear her to everyone in the Little Palace. As Alina is introduced to the King and Queen to demonstrate her powers to the Court, Kaz and his group begin to prepare for their journey through the Fold. As they make their way to meet Nina, a Heartrender that works with The Conductor to smuggle Grisha out of the Little Palace, Nina is attacked and kidnapped by the Drüskelle. Alina makes some new friends in the Little Palace, including the King’s spiritual advisor, who gives her some information that may be useful later on. As she begins her training, Alina continues to write to Mal, revealing more of her true feelings for him in her letters. The Conductor leads the Crows on a perilous journey through the Fold and they arrive in East Ravka to begin their search for the Sun Summoner.
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the second episode of the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. In the aftermath of the Volcra attack in the Fold, Alina’s life is forever changed when she is revealed to be the long-prophesied Sun Summoner. After Alina is whisked away to the Little Palace, Mal fights to be reunited with her. Kaz is determined to find a way through the Fold to take on Dessen’s job, even though it puts him at odds with Inej. We learn more about General Kirigan, the power of the Grisha, and the Drüskelle (Grisha hunters). Alina struggles to settle into her new environment. Kaz has a run-in with a couple of old friends, and is moved to extremes to secure Inej’s temporary freedom for the job at task.
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the new Netflix series Shadow and Bone. The series, which is based on the best-selling “Grishaverse” series of books by Leigh Bardugo, follows Alina Starkov as she embarks on an adventure that has the potential to change everything.
In the country of Ravka, the The Shadow Fold is a mysterious wall of shadow that extends from one end of the country to the other, separating Ravka from the rest of the world. In the midst of war, Alina and her best friend Mal find themselves in the middle of a prophecy that will not only change the course of their lives, but could also change the course of their country. Their only goal is to stay together and protect each other as they have done since childhood, but an unknown secret could tear them apart – if the monsters in the Fold don’t do so first.
The season finale of Cursed is here, and the explosive conclusion leaves us with as many questions as it does answers. Nimue and Merlin both surrender themselves to save those that they love. Several characters reveal their true selves (albeit, in different ways). The Fey escape from Gramaire, but must still fight for their freedom. Mike and Anthony have a theory on the identity of Red Spear, and Hanako and Lorrie agree that Squirrel is the best character on this show, period!!!
All in all, we all enjoyed the show and are hopeful that we will soon receive news of a season two renewal.
The FHP crew are excited as we discuss episode 9 of Cursed. The Fisherman tracks down Merlin but gets more than he bargained for with his catch. The Queen Regent openly mocks King Uther when he makes a strategic decision, but Uther has another ace up his sleeve that she does not see coming. Father Cardin receives a couple of unexpected visitors – one welcomed and one, not so much. Nimue receives two offers from the opposing kings, and negotiates with both to save her people. Tensions between the Fey and humans of Gramaire lead to harsh consequences for the aggressors. Gawain withstands torture rather than betray Nimue, and Squirrel proves why he is one of the best characters on television, period.
In Cursed S1E8, titled “The Fey Queen”, the Fey must leave the safety of Nemos as the Grey Monk and Red Paladins close in on their location. Arthur finds a smuggler willing to transport the Fey to safety, but the ships will not be there before the Grey Monk. Nimue comes up with a plan to take the city of Gramaire back from the Red Paladins, and is reunited with an old friend. Morgana begins to see her future take shape in Gramaire. Merlin tries to bargain with Cumber the Ice King for Nimue’s safety, but her new title amongst the Fey and the fact that she holds the Sword of Power poses a threat in his quest to claim the throne. The Widow sees Nimue’s future, and it does not look good. King Uther finds out the truth about his birth.
In episode 7 of Cursed, the story starts to move along at a quicker pace as we begin to approach the end of the season. Nimue, Morgana, and Kaze avert the Pendragon soldiers by hiding in an abandoned cave with a dark history. Gawain and Arthur find themselves trapped at the mill and have to make sacrifices in order to try to save the trapped Fey. Merlin attempts to strike a deal with Cumber the Ice King in return for Nimue’s safety. While Gawain and Arthur come to a reluctant truce to ensure everyone’s safety, Nimue comes to their rescue with her most dramatic show of magic yet. A ghost from Morgana’s past comes to give her news of her future, and Nimue is crowned Queen of the Fey.
Third time’s the charm! Due to technical and audio difficulties, we had to re-record this episode twice in order to get a decent show done, but we will not be stopped!
Hanako, Anthony, Mike, and Lorrie discuss episode 6, in which Nimue and Merlin finally meet face-to-face. Nimue begins to get answers to the questions she has – even if they are most disturbing than she expected. Gawain and Arthur continue to clash, but Gawain’s disdain for humans puts his traveling party at risk. The Queen Regent spies on Merlin, which puts Nimue, Morgana, and Kaze in danger.
In episode 5 of Cursed, the validity of Uther’s claim to the Pendragon throne is questioned. Merlin is arrested for treason and sentenced to death, only to receive a last-minute reprieve. Arthur and Nimue come to an understanding, just as someone from Nimue’s past returns. Iris continues to follow the path laid out for her. Nimue and Merlin finally meet, and their connection is revealed. So many secrets revealed in this episode; join the FHP crew and we discuss (and as Mike proclaims his love for all things Pym).
This week the entire FHP crew is back to discuss “The Red Lake”, episode 4 of Cursed. Arthur escapes from the Red Paladins. Nimue becomes a danger to just about everyone who crosses her path. Pym is alive! The Red Paladins set an example in a nearby village. Father Cardin prays for an avenging angel. Igraine/Morgana and Sister Iris both receive signs, with very different results. The Abbey pays a high price for sheltering Nimue.
In today’s episode, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike continue our discussion of Cursed. Arthur seeks to restore his family’s honor, but his lies catch up to him. Nimue wakes up in a strange place surrounded by both allies and enemies seen (and unseen). The Red Paladins come across a very important object, and we meet Sister Iris, who we predict will become a huge problem for Nimue.
In this episode of the podcast, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike talk about the second episode of “Cursed”. Anthony finally gets the exposition he’s looking for, as we get a glimpse at Nimue’s complicated backstory and how it affects her Fae powers in the present day. Merlin’s sets out to find the sword, and Arthur shows his true colors.
Join the Fandom Hybrid crew as they discuss the new-ish Netflix series Cursed, which is one of the latest retellings of the King Arthur legend, with the main focus on the character of Nimue, a member of the Sky Fae race.
On this episode of Sci-Fi Party Line, Cat and I discuss Netflix’s new series “Locke & Key”.
“Locke & Key” tells the story of a family who moves to a new town after a horrible tragedy befalls them. As they try to start over, ghosts of the past and dangerous “friends” in the present bring trouble, mystery, and closure. Sort of.