This article contains The Wheel of Time spoilers.
As expected, The Wheel of Time season 2 has moved all of its players from isolated storylines to one that is converging on a final battle. With the Seanchan backed by the Forsaken, who will be in Falme to champion the Light, and will they be ready for the inevitable confrontation? Although the show’s main characters have different goals coming into the finale, it’s likely that they will be united in purpose as the season closes.
The Wheel of Time season 2 finale is entitled “What Was Meant to Be,” which speaks to the titular wheel that weaves the fates of all lives in this world, particularly those of important players like the Dragon Reborn and his friends. As everyone desperately hopes for some kind of victory, either through Egwene’s escape or the vanquishing of a Forsaken, here’s everything you need to know about The Wheel of Time season 2 episode 8.
When Does The Wheel of Time Season 2 Episode 8 Come Out?
Prime Video has followed a weekly release for The Wheel of Time in season two. Although there has been no official timing announced by the streaming service, The Wheel of Time season 2 episode 8 will likely drop, as its predecessors did, in the late afternoon or early evening in the U.S. on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
What To Expect in The Wheel of Time Season 2 Episode 8
Moreso than with previous episodes, making predictions about The Wheel of Time season 2 finale is extremely difficult without a little help from the previews. It’s especially worth mentioning that trailer confirms that the finale will feature a flashback to the Age of Legends and the original Dragon, Lews Therin Telamon, just as the season 1 finale did. These historical scenes are always great for providing insight into the motivations of the Forsaken and the potential actions of the Dragon Reborn.
The previous episode of The Wheel of Time ended with Lan and Moiraine accompanying Lanfear and Rand through the Waygate to Falme, but it’s likely that the Forsaken will not allow the Aes Sedai and her Warder to complete the journey with her and the Dragon Reborn. This conclusion is reinforced by the preview showing Lan and Moiraine crossing a sandy expanse alone.
Hopefully, the two of them have either put their differences aside or will do so in the opening moments of The Wheel of Time season 2 finale. With Rand having removed the shield that was preventing Moiraine from using the One Power, the Aes Sedai should be able to restore the Warder bond and hopefully will be anxious to do so as a confrontation with the Seanchan at the very least seams unavoidable.
Could the spark that ignites the powder keg be tied to the infiltration of the Seanchan kennels by Elayne and Nynaeve seeking to free Egwene? The pair have collared a sul’dam, which is likely to be enlightening for the handler herself at the very least, but they also need to get inside a heavily guarded complex to rescue their friend. The Wheel of Time finale preview shows us glimpses of Nynaeve in disguise as a sul’dam, so a bit of subterfuge seems to be in store.
Regardless of whether the impetus for battle comes from this secret mission or something more direct with the arrival of Rand and Lanfear, conflict seems certain given that it’s The Wheel of Time season 2 finale. Rand is prophecied to announce himself as the Dragon Reborn in Falme, but there’s also the question of the Horn of Valere and who will blow it to have an army of legendary heroes fighting on their behalf.
And don’t forget about Perrin! He’s looking to free Loial and the Shienarans, and he now has the assistance of not one, but three Aiel warriors. With Aviendha owing Perrin “toh,” a debt of honor for freeing her from her White Cloak cage, it is likely that her fighting skills and those of her companions will be invaluable once the first punch is thrown.
The first seven episodes of The Wheel of Time season 2 are now available to stream on Prime Video.