Review: ‘The Wheel of Time’ Episode 8 “The Eye of the World”

The season finale of The Wheel of Time has arrived with a journey to “The Eye of the World” as Rand (Josha Stradowski) and Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) make their way through the Blight to stop the world from ending. 

In Fal Dara, things are growing tedious as an army of Trollocs led by a Shadowspawn mount an attack against the city, leaving Rand (Marcus Rutherford), Egwene (Madeleine Madden), and Nynaeve (Zoë Robins) to help hold the defensive line. 

The episode opens on a flashback, similar to the penultimate episode’s cold open, but this time over 3000 years before the present storyline. 

Laura Posae Decume (Katie Brayben) argues with Lews Therin Telamon (Alexander Karim), the Dragon Reborn, about how to handle the Dark One—setting the scene for what Rand is about to face at the Eye of the World. 

When Moiraine and Rand finally reach the Eye of the World, they are met by the Dark One who tempts Rand with the power he could have as the Dragon Reborn. 

He slips into a dreamlike state where his deepest wishes are on display: a quiet life in the country with Egwene, and a baby.