Willow season 1 ending explained

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the pasture Finale has nice visual flair, but it’s undermined by all the usual issues of flawed logic and prioritizing its big moments over the character work and world-building necessary to make them work.

This recap of Season 1 Episode 8 of the Disney+ series Willow, “Children of the Wyrm” contains spoilers, including a candid discussion of the ending of Willow Season 1.


the penultimate episode of pasture ended with kit and Elora finally find Airwho had probably undergone something of a makeover in the salon Lilialso known The crown, which we also quickly discover, has glowed a little. The two are the new power couple of the Unforgettable cityit seems.

This is the opening of willows Season finale Children of the Wyrm, which makes the odd but surprisingly effective choice not to take any of it particularly seriously. Kit and Elora have seen enough by this point to know that Airk has been corrupted. They stand back to back – the storms suddenly guard the exit of the palace – and mostly just argue. Kit tries to show the Crone’s ulterior motives and stumbles over the words as she hasn’t paid much attention to world building either. Simply put, the Crone is the Harbinger of the Wyrmtries to revive him (it?), and that amber liquid everyone’s been drinking is the equivalent of the Wyrm’s mother’s milk, a comparison Kit rightly nips in the bud before it really gets going.

Willow Season 1 Episode 8 Summary

Children of the Wyrm keeps the early emotions alive on the shores of the United States Shattered Seawith Graydon and jade – and finally Farmer — finding their reasons to jump from the end of the world, and pasture itself a reason to stay and stroll back into the mist, though presumed to show up later.

The Crone Sales Pitch is a classic routine that sees Kit and Elora snippets of the life they’ve always wanted in an idyllic glade with Airk and Sorscha tries to convince her to drink the amber nectar and surrender to the wyrm. They both almost fall for it, but Madmartigan’s disembodied voice saves Kit just long enough to realize Elora took the bait. Lili smugly informs them that the Wyrm’s followers have begun to rise just as Kit is being turned to stone.

Being turned to stone is a running theme in this finale. It also happens outside of Crone’s Palace when Boorman, Jade and Graydon are petrified by a storm rushing towards them with an angry, snarling face of swirling sand. But this problem can be solved quite easily. As we see in Elora’s vision, where she walks down the aisle in a beautiful dress so Lili can consummate her marriage to Airk, she didn’t Yes, really took the bait of the crone. As it turns out, she’s not really into Airk anymore (although he’s obviously obsessed and it’s not really his fault?). Despite Lili’s warnings that kingdoms will be laid waste and all of Elora’s friends will be killed, she throws the prince in front of the altar and Willow appears out of the blue to shatter the illusion, freeing the others from their petrification and the actual plot of the finale initiate .

Lili’s transition from her human form to the crone is really cool (that eye pops!), so much so that I almost didn’t question how Boorman, Jade, and Graydon had turned out Within the palace – they turned to stone on the steps outside, and the sequence made it very clear that the door was locked – or how Willow got not only to the eternal city but also to the palace, and then Elora’s actual vision. You can really tell the show wanted their big moment here and didn’t care how to get it, but I shouldn’t notice this stuff!

Anyway, let’s deal with the big moments. Graydon, for example, is trying to take on the Crone Cherlindrea’s Wand, which backfires significantly – the wand is broken in half and Graydon is thrown through the evil-looking amber portal that led to Elora’s and Kit’s visions. Peering inside, Elora sees the huge, half-buried form of the wyrm itself, embedded in the magma, which is a beautiful image and enough motivation for her to unleash the true extent of her powers. Energy crackles around her hand and she sends the crone all the way out the door.

Boorman gives that too Kymerian Cuirass to kit, and the Lux Arcana to Jade and sends them both to save the day while he stays behind to fight off the Gales in all heroic self-sacrifice. Willow stays outside to fend off some of the Wyrm’s new foot soldiers, which seems the easiest entry by comparison. Kit and Jade battle Airk while Elora battles the Crone, who is now able to cast magic from her hands without requiring a wand or casting any spells. It looks cool, but again, it probably doesn’t make much sense on the whole, although it’s a nice reward for Airk’s earlier question about being able to summon lightning from her fingertips.

The Crone is still able to overpower Elora until Willow enters her head – literally with magical telepathy – and spurs her on. The green and red in this whole sequence reminds me a lot war of stars, which is probably no coincidence. Elora is able to defeat the old woman, but in her death – as Lili – she surrenders the mantle of Harbinger to a grieving Airk, who suddenly reveals his true, corrupted form and takes up arms against Kit.

Willow season 1 ending explained

However, Kit wields the Cuirass which has a nice appearance of its own when activated, allowing her to defeat Airk fairly easily, although she’s unsure whether to kill him or not, believing that maybe that’s what sacrifice is necessary to demonstrate their commitment to their ideals. But luckily, Willow shows up, breaks his staff apart and gives her the gem inside, which might bring Airk back from the edge of his possession. It is working? Has the possibility of doing this ever been raised before this point? Why didn’t we use it to save Ballantine or bring Graydon back when he was affected? Speaking of Graydon, does anyone actually care that he’s dead?

Apparently not, as everyone – including Boorman, who must have single-handedly defeated all of the Gales? – leaves in good spirits and decides to save slaying the wyrm for another day (and presumably another season).

As it turns out, Graydon isn’t really dead. He wakes up on the other side of the portal in the middle of a battlefield, surrounded by corpses. He meets Elora – I believe that’s the Crone who manifests as Elora to manipulate him with his libido – who is at the head of a huge army of monstrous infantry and two-headed, fire-breathing dragon creatures. Like I said, season 2 is definitely on the agenda.

This is confirmed by the post-credits scene where the story book, used as the end credits aesthetic throughout the season, is closed and placed back on a shelf alongside two subsequent volumes. Here I think Disney not only confirms season 2 but season 3 as well.

You can stream Willow Season 1 Episode 8 of the Disney+ series Children of the Wyrm exclusively on Disney+. What do you think of the ending of Willow Season 1? Let us know in the comments.


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