On final week’s Willow, the Bone Reavers spoke in regards to the horrors of the underground mountain house of the trolls referred to as Skellin, and I actually, actually needed to see it. Thankfully, only one week later, this sixth episode of Willow did simply that as Kit and Willow had been captured by trolls and the remainder of the group went into Skellin to search out them. Turns out that Skellin, as scary and evil because it may be, is way more necessary to the story than we might’ve ever imagined.
Before we entered Skellin, although, Willow reminded us what all that is about: Prince Arik! Remember him? Kit’s brother, Elora’s love, and the rationale everyone seems to be on this journey within the first place? Well, issues picked up with him coming outdoors to disclose the large scope of the abandoned Immemorial City. He seems to be alone, save for the disembodied voice (revealed to be the Crone herself within the subtitles) asking him to embrace his energy. Arik declines and decides, since he’s alone, possibly he’ll attempt to depart. So he begins strolling. We meet up with him in one other 50 minutes or so.
As seen final week, Willow and Kit have been captured by the trolls and at the moment are being put into the dangling cages of Skellin, which has some actual mines of Moria/pits of Mordor vibes. Kit appears assured they’ll get out quickly after they notice they aren’t the one prisoners there. There’s additionally a person who says his title is, drum roll please, Madmartigan.
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This, expensive readers, just isn’t Madmartigan performed by Val Kilmer. It is, clearly, a personality performed by fellow icon Christian Slater and he couldn’t have lied to 2 worse folks on the earth than Mad’s oldest good friend, Willow, and daughter, Kit. Before they’ll name him on his crap, although, the trolls arrive. And they’re surprisingly hilarious! It virtually didn’t match that the trolls had such bubbly, comedic personalities however, hey, that’s Willow. After Kit reveals who she is, the trolls reveal their true aim: to search out Elora Danan for the Crone.
Meanwhile, Boorman, Jade, Graydon, Scorpia, and Elora make their manner into Skellin. After trudging via some troll poop, Graydon decides now’s the time to inform Elora how he feels about her. She tells him it’s not the time or place however her stress appears to… change the mountain. Every time Elora must sneeze or will get scared, the entire of Skellin shakes. The trolls notice Kit and Willow’s mates are coming for them, and that features Elora.
Back in captivity, Slater’s character is known as out on his bullshit and is revealed to be Allagash, an previous good friend of Madmartigan who, together with Boorman, set off with him on the search to search out the legendary Kymerian Cuirass armor. Allagash additionally says that it was Boorman who betrayed him and Madmartigan and that he is aware of the place Madmartigan truly is. In truth, he’s right here in Skellin… sort of. Apparently, there’s extra to this place than meets the attention. And so, after that bombshell revelation, Kit and Willow assist break Allagash out.
Scorpia leaves the group of rescuers to try to avoid wasting of her individuals who have additionally been captured within the mine, whereas the opposite 4 maintain searching for Kit and Willow. Or are they? Boorman says he is aware of the place he’s going nevertheless it’s unclear if he’s being sincere, and Elora’s unexplained connection to this mountain ends in her virtually falling into the lava, and dropping Cherlindrea’s wand. She additionally retains listening to Kit’s voice yelling at her from afar.
Kit, nonetheless, isn’t truly yelling at Elora. She doesn’t even know she’s there. She’s manner too thinking about Allagash and his tales about her father. We be taught they had been nice mates and that regardless of a short falling out, Madmartigan requested him to return together with him on one last journey. Allagash believes Madmartian is someplace in Wiggleheim’s tomb, the ultimate resting place of a legendary adventurer who they believed, after three years of looking out, was buried with the Kymerisn Curass.
According to Allagash, after they reached the tomb, Boorman betrayed them and stole the Lux Arcana, however Madmartigan went into the tomb anyway, by no means to return. The trolls then got here searching for Madmartigan, so Allagash claimed to be him so his good friend might proceed his quest with out being pursued. That’s why he’s been caught in captivity—however to his data, Madmartigan by no means got here out.
As Kit is studying all this about her father and his mysterious quest, Boorman is, actually, mendacity. He isn’t searching for Kit and Willow. He’s searching for the tomb so he can, as soon as once more—and now in possession of the Lux Arcana—attempt to get the Kymerisn Curass. He does, nonetheless, point out that what occurred the final time he was there was the largest remorse of his life and he hopes to make good.
With each events heading for the tomb, inevitably everybody reunites. Boorman and Allagash battle like bitter rivals. Willow is incensed Elora has misplaced the wand. But at the start can get sorted out, the trolls are shut, and everybody strikes into the tomb. To enter, they need to clear up two riddles, which they ultimately do, which is when Allagash and Boorman each dart inside and tear it aside searching for the Curass, which they discover. As they battle over it Kit is drawn in. She hears her father’s voice; he’s asking her for assist, and she or he notices he didn’t take his sword with him. Answers to questions solely reveal extra questions.
Allagash defeats Boorman who escapes with the Curass and Lux however rapidly returns to assist our heroes battle the trolls. He will get stabbed and realizes the Curass didn’t work, not less than for him. And so he attracts the trolls away so everybody can escape earlier than delivering a last message to Kit. He says that Madmartigan left to go wherever he’s as a result of he believed his youngsters might defend what was necessary again house. What was he speaking about, Kit asks? Elora Danan, Allagash replies. The absolute final two phrases Kit ever needed to listen to. More affirmation that her father, time and time once more, selected Elora over her.
The escape continues however Kit can’t take it. She spews her rage at Elora and Elora’s stress on the state of affairs begins to shake the mountain. Everyone desires them to battle outdoors however the mountain cracks the floor underneath Kit’s toes and she or he’s trapped underwater. Even when Elora finds Cherlindrea’s wand once more it appears to be no use. Kit, for certain, will die.
Leaving that cliffhanger for subsequent week, the episode lastly circled again to Prince Arik. His stroll to go away the Immemorial City leads him proper again round to the Immemorial City. He’s trapped. And simply as he’s about to surrender hope he hears a voice. Someone else has been captured and transported right here by the Crone. A younger lady. And, because the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” performs on the soundtrack, we are able to start to guess how Arik feels about this younger lady. Can she be trusted? What’s her story? We’ll discover out quickly.
“Prisoners of Skellin” was one other entertaining and massively necessary episode of Willow. Mostly that’s as a result of we now know the place Madmartigan is. He’s in Skellin. Or, not less than, another dimension that’s accessed via Skellin, and he went there to hopefully, once more, save the world. That he did it on the expense of his household is one thing we hope will get wrapped up later this season.
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