This episode is supposed to center around the group trying to keep the Box of Orden away from Darken Rahl while also revealing Zeddicus Z’ul’s true connection to Richard Cypher. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet since I had to get caught up with “Conversion” but now that I have seen it I should be able to watch the new episode shortly and amend this post.
In relation to “Conversion,” it was quite the episode. To watch Kahlan go into a “blood rage” was insane and totally AWESOME!! She could confess people without even touching them and move things with her mind. I can’t wait to see this new one.
So due to DVR ridiculousness and my very busy week, I didn’t get to watch the Kings premiere until today. Thank God for Hulu! Now that I have seen it, I am so sad that I waited so long since it aired to watch it. IT WAS AMAZING! The drama seemed real and relatable, the obvious tie to the Biblical story of David was well executed and the modern take on an ancient monarch was quite interesting. To have the story of David play out in a modern, technologically- and culturally-advanced country was completely unique and worked perfectly.
Here is the basic synopsis of this two-hour premiere:
King Silas Benjamin is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, whose flag bears a divine butterfly symbol. Gilboa has its capital in Shiloh, a clean new city that is unspoiled by time or litter. They describe that the city of Shiloh rose from the ashes of war and separation to become a clean and glorious metropolis. However, Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation, Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier from the country, David Shepherd, defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin, the son of the king. From that day forth, David’s life will never be the same as he become the new hero of Gilboa. By the end of the episode, David is somewhat attributed to ending the war with Gath twice even though corporate giants don’t want the profit-gaining war to end, and David is given the “sign from God” that he will be the next king, even though he doesn’t know it yet.
In the end, I thought the show was bold, a bit bizzare, and completely intriguing. It made me want to immediate see the next episode and I have high hopes for its future. Unofurtunately it didn’t get great ratings so I need people to watch this so it doesn’t get cancelled.