The Wheel of Time (2021) s02e04 Episode Script

Daughter of the Night

- [EGWENE] Where's Nynaeve?
- [SHERIAM] She went into the Arches,
but she never came out.
Mummy, what's that?
Come on, sweetheart, we have to go.
[ALANNA] When a Warder
loses his Aes Sedai,
it's almost like he's
swallowed her death.
- I'm still your Warder.
- No, you failed me.
Alanna will see you to the Tower.
[MIN] You really don't
want to know what I see
- when I look at you?
- [MAT] Absolutely not.
- [MIN] Mat is coming with me.
- You know the way?
Don't let me down.
[SELENE] Lady Anvaere, don't you
wonder why she wanted to talk to you?
[RAND] What is your
reason for helping me?
[SELENE] You'll help me remember.
And I'll help you forget.
[GROWLS] Let's go.
Run! He'll show you where.
[BAYLE DOMON] The whole
dial was covered in a poem,
written in Old Tongue.
[MOIRAINE] We didn't
defeat the Dark One.
We set his strongest lieutenant free.
Ishmael may be waking
the other Forsaken.


Blood feeds blood.
Blood calls blood.
Blood is
blood was
and blood shall ever be.




My lady, there's, um
there's someone at the door.
It's early for a visitor.
It's, um
It's your
older sister.
Yes, my lady [STAMMERS]
If you'd just, uh, c-come in here.
You look well, little sister.
As do you.
Please, sit.
- We didn't know
- I won't trouble you for tea.
I have stabled my horse,
and I would use my
old room if it's open.
But I want to keep a low
profile here in the city.
Of course, we
Jhonas, bring up a Ghaeldanin red
- from the cellar?
- Yes, my lady.
And I need a dress ordered from
It's been decades, Moiraine!
Have some tea.
Perhaps lunch.
There's someone I need
to meet this morning.
If you rebuild my inn
for me, I can't charge you
room and board anymore.
It's the least I can do.
I'm so sorry.
It's not your fault.
I didn't snuff the candles before bed.
Maybe it's for the best.
I hired some men
to rebuild this floor,
but it'll take them a week.
Which means I have a chance
to get away for the
first time in a long time.
My family have a cabin up
near Kinslayer's Dagger.
I used to go there
all the time as a girl.
But after I took over the inn
You want to come?
Selene, I can't.
You say that one more time and
it's going to lose all meaning.
I'm not good company right now.
For anyone.
Well, the fire drove off
all the other tenants.
You'll have the whole place to yourself.
If you do really want to be alone
that is.


[NYNAEVE] Come on,
sweetheart, we have to go.
[ELNORE JR.] I'm scared.
Saved you some honeycakes.
Thank you.
How are you doing?
I didn't sleep.
I wouldn't, either, I suppose.
- How does it feel?
- Um
I should go.
Of course, I
I won't keep you.
I'm here if you need anything.
It's so good to have you back.
It's all right now.
It wasn't real.
None of it was real.
You know I want to, but it's Ihvon
you have to convince.
[CHILDREN] Please? Please? Please?
After I eat, after I eat.
If anyone says anything about
the salt, I'll set you on fire.
- I'm fine, thank you.
- You heard what I said about fire?
I'm still full from breakfast.
It was two hours ago, at least.
What are you two smirking about?
It's been a while since you
brought a new man home, huh?
We thought maybe you were
slowing down in your old age.
- Where does the third one go now?
Ihvon and Maksim busy?
One of them always checks
on me when I step away.
How does it usually go?
Well, they open with a joke.
Maksim, at my age.
Ihvon, at my hair.
a warm memory.
Something worth living for.
And at that point
So we're going to skip all of that.
I don't think you're
gonna kill yourself.
Your bond wasn't ripped from you.
She took it.
So have you decided what
you're going to do now?
Have I worn out my welcome?
The three of us, we are going
back to the Tower tomorrow.
Will you come with us?
I don't know.
Nynaeve is going into the Arches.
The fastest anyone's
done since Cadsuane Sedai.
I suspect it's only a matter of time
until she's looking
for a Warder herself.
I'm not looking to repeat my failures.
I wish you could've
known Moiraine before.
Before what?
Something happened to her.
About 20 years ago now.
A year or two before she bonded you.
One day she was simply
The way water becomes ice,
and you look at it and wonder
how it was ever water before.
Was she happier, then?
I don't know.
I don't know if she's ever been happy.

[MOIRAINE] And the redheaded
boy, he comes every day?
- [CELESTIN] Rand?
- Indeed.
Rand hasn't shown up to work today.
You don't know where he lives?
Is he in some kind of trouble, my lady?
I'd like some time alone with your ward.
You know the one.
I should kill you where you stand.
You tried that once.
So how are they treating you?
Like a butterfly without wings.
And your mind?
You're the reason I'm here
instead of a cell in the White Tower.
My Yellow sisters wanted to study you.
As did the Browns, and I doubt
you would've enjoyed, either.
I doubt my enjoyment
means all that much to you.
Have you started training him yet?
Rand al'Thor.
You sent him here, too? [LAUGHS]
Where is he staying?
You took everything from me.
Do you really think I'll
dance on your strings
for a bottle of wine?
I know what you really want.
What all those
cut off from the One Power
desire most of all.
You help me.
And I'll help you.
Where's he staying?
He's staying at an inn.
In the Foregate. The Crescent.
The boy has as much power as I did.
But he fears it.
Hates it, so he cannot control it.
You will teach him everything
you know about channeling.
However long it takes.
And at the end, if I'm
satisfied with his progress
I'll leave the knife with you.
Something's different between
us since she came back.
She's an Accepted now.
It's not that.
Maybe a little that.
But no matter how much I want to help,
I can't seem to say
or do the right thing.
Then stop trying.
You don't even know what
happened to her in there.
Why do you feel like you have to fix it?
'Cause I'm her friend.
She was there for me
last year when I lost
someone I love more than anything.
And I only got through it
because I had her to hold me up.
Even though she was hurting, too.
And I want to be
I should be the same for her.
Like I used to be.
But ever since I came here
to this Tower, I just feel
smaller and smaller.
You must be Nynaeve
al'Meara, aren't you?
I'm just looking for Maksim and Ihvon.
They're away with Alanna
Sedai, but I can train with you
if you want.
Did you really channel in the Arches?
I'm surprised you don't have all
the Ajahs following you around.
I mean, you have years
to choose, I just
I just hope it's not Red.
The western shore is under attack
and you're not sending any
sisters to deal with it.
The west is always under attack,
usually from itself.
And the Tower has sent
sisters to investigate.
When did they last send a report?
Is the Amyrlin aware?
Of course.
When did you last speak with her?
The Keeper rules the Tower
when the Amyrlin is away.
So I speak with the Amyrlin
every time I open my mouth.
You know, if she falls
you'll fall with her.
Look, we haven't seen any sign
of the caravan for hours now.
I need to find my friends.
Are you sure we're even
going the right way?
Wolves don't get lost.
You're the one leading us, not them.
Look at me, boy.
I am them.
So are you.
What are we?
Wolfbrother, they call us.
- What does that mean?
- Exactly what it sounds like.
Are they all wolfbrothers?
Am I going to change into ?
Don't be stupid.
How did you find me?
[ELYAS] It's our language.
One of our scouts spotted a buck.
Sent that vision to lead us to it.
- [PERRIN] How does it work?
- [ELYAS] Instinct.
You'll learn what they
mean, how to send them.
Did the wolves warn you those
warriors were coming for us?
Is that why you didn't
stay in the village?
You could have warned us.
You could have helped.
Are you in chains?
Time to eat.

You'll lose the taste for
cooked flesh soon enough.
He likes you.
What's his name?
He'll show you when he's ready.
We've had our eye on
you for a long time.
You're lucky we were there to save you
and that girl from the Whitecloaks.
That was you?
You've been sending us
images for months now.
He lost his mate, too.
He mourns her still.
We all see her when you sleep.
Why did you wait so long to come to me?
If you've been following me for months.
We don't go near women who can channel.
Why not?
Aes Sedai don't trust
what they don't understand.
Neither does any other human.
That's his name.
Close enough.
They've already started making dinner.
Help me with the water?
How much water can they need for bread?
You're doing really well.
You know that, right?
Usually, the first few weeks
after the bond's been broken
I don't need to tell you.
Well, I've had my share
of practice without it.
Moiraine has left the bond masked for
the last six months or so.
I thought I was the only
Warder who could go that long.
When Alanna first bonded me,
it was miserable for everyone.
[CHUCKLES SOFTLY] I didn't like
having an audience in my head,
and she didn't like the show.
So, the three of us talked it through,
and we decided
that she would mask her bond with me.
Except in battle.
And bed.
Does the Tower know about this?
Have you ever known a marriage
that is exactly the same as another?
I know the others will tell you
you can't go back to Moiraine.
But I'm proof that you can.
If you want to.

The Crescent Inn burned down.
Do you know why?
Things burn in the Foregate
all the time, my lady.
Shame it didn't take
the buildings around.
There was a boy staying there.
Red hair.
I know that gets
attention here at least.
You would have seen him every day
come through these gates for work.
What about him?
Do you know where he is now?
[RAND] This is
Did your family build their cabin?
I was lying.
I never used to come up here as a kid.
I used to come with a man.
The one before you.
Well, you don't have to explain.
We promised no pasts.
Easy for you, since you're
too young to have one.
You'd be surprised.
He was the first man I ever loved.
The only, actually.
Arrogant, really.
With eyes that could fix
everything in its place.
Sounds a bit boring.
We used to get away as much as we could.
We were always better
when we were alone,
without the world pulling
us in every direction.
We used to joke about
never coming back down.
But we always did.

I grew up somewhere like this.
My friends, they used to dream
of cities and traveling.
But not me.
Up here,
the world looks like
it still fits together.
I can believe it's not broken.
You want to go back there?
The Wheel never gives
anyone what they want.
Least of all me.
No one and nothing ever
gives you what you want.
If you want something,
you have to take it.

- Right.
Hey, mate! Same again.
- How are you paying for those? I've got all your money.
- No.
You can't win all night.
Says the man who can't see the future.
- No, you said you can only see people's futures.
Right. Well, since you are rolling in it
and we've been riding all day,
why don't you get us a room?
I am tired.
I can't move.
I've heard that before.
How about I'll get us another round
and rooms?
You didn't drink that much.
He will in a couple of hours.
Just needs a helping hand.
Assume you'll be needing a room?
The attic.
There should be someone
meeting me there.
Have they arrived yet?
No, not yet.
Who are you meeting?
I'm not entirely sure.
But send them up when they get here.
They'll be asking for the same room.

Most Aes Sedai refuse to set
foot in this room ever again.
Was any of it real?
The pain.
But even that fades.
In time.
Who did you lose inside?
My daughter.
I'm sorry.
I'm supposed to just forget her
and everything that happened in there.
I was in there for years. [SHUDDERS]
And it's fading, but
I-I still remember it.
I've kept my son a secret for
80 years now, 90?
I told myself it was
for his own protection.
Stop my enemies
from hurting him to get to me.
The Three Oaths bind us to
speak the truth to others,
not ourselves.
I could've hidden him anywhere,
probably a thousand safer places,
but I kept him here in Tar Valon.
I kept him here for me.
Because I was afraid.
I couldn't risk losing the
only thing in this world
that's ever been truly mine.
Men who can
channel are cursed by
the Dark, because
of the madness.
Because they eventually kill
the people they love the most.
But the truth is, we Aes Sedai
are cursed, too.
The One Power slows
down our aging, and
we have to sit and watch the
people we love pass by instead,
helpless to stop it.
I can see why they don't
let you teach novices.
You want to know how we
rule this world without collapsing
from the pain and loss?
You find a piece of this
world that belongs to you
and you
hold on to it.
And then
when it's finally
gone, you-you find another.
Have you?
Found another?
I'm going to tell you something now,
but I want you to give me your word
you won't do anything rash.
The Tower has learned of some
kind of invasion in the west.
Nobody here cares.
Especially since our spies report
they haven't taken many prisoners.
But in one of the reports,
they did capture something unusual.
A group of Shienaran
soldiers a long way from home.
Traveling with an Ogier.
And a blacksmith from the Two Rivers.
- He lasted ten minutes this time.
I think we're wearing him down.
Pretty soon, he'll be
old and wise like us.
[CHUCKLES] Old, yes.
He's still working on that wisdom.
It's something she said.
You keep saying it to
yourself over and over.
A thousand cuts for her one.
People don't understand
that we quiet ones
are quiet because the
conversation's always
playing out in our own heads.
She said that,
all these years
she never considered me an equal.
Of course not.
We are not their equals, Lan.
We're not supposed to be.
An Aes Sedai can
call down lightning, raise mountains.
The rest of the world
only sees their power.
We see their weakness.
We remind them that they are not gods.
I wouldn't think that
Alanna needed a reminder.
Yeah, well, she knows we
want the same thing as her.
What's that?
The triumph of the Light over the Dark.
And dessert after.
What about Moiraine?
What does she want?
Maybe that's the problem.
I don't think I know anymore.

You'll pardon the intrusion,
but I didn't want to miss you.
- Please, sit.
Anvaere. I've had a long day. I
This is not what a woman
should have to do to talk
to the sister she spent
half her life idolizing.
If you want me to apologize for leaving,
I won't.
An Aes Sedai cannot lie.
No, no, of course not.
In truth, you did
nothing I wouldn't have,
if I could've channeled.
Light knows I tried,
on nights when our
family's future looked dim.
After Uncle ruined us.
After you left.
But Father always held out hope
that one day you'd
return and fix it all.
You were his shining star.
Shooting star, as it turned out,
never to return once you left our sky.
I would have come back if I could
Spare me the false penitence.
You had your work, and I had mine.
Less important, certainly,
but no less demanding.
Unless the Tower also taught you
how to smile after
someone spits in your eye?
Or how to beg a neighbor's housemaid
for a party's leftovers?
But I got on with my work,
just as you did with yours.
Now my son is going to marry the queen,
and nobody will ever spit
on House Damodred again.
You've done well, little sister.
Better than I would have done
with the hand you were dealt.
Thank you, Moiraine.
But somehow, finally, I
don't care what you think.
I'm not here for your approval.
I'm here because you will not endanger
what I've worked all my life to build.
This is not your house.
This is not your city.
And I'm not your little sister anymore.
All the eyes and ears you had here
they're mine now.
The head of the sanitarium, Celestin.
The guard you hailed at the gate,
If you want to know where that
redheaded boy in the inn went
you're going to have to
ask me very nicely over tea.
It must be nice for you, in a way.
To know what you're going to be someday.
You know, the only
thing I ever wonder about
is what it must be like to
get to choose your own fate.
Want to trade?
I've been looking for you everywhere.
Give us a moment.
This is my room.
And my glass I need to wash.
I, uh, I was just coming
- to find you
- Perrin and Loial have been captured.
I'm going to Falme to free them.
Falme? That's on the
other side of the world.
I just came to tell
you that I'm leaving.
You don't have to come.
I'm an Accepted, I can leave
the Tower whenever I want.
But if they catch
you, they'll expel you.
You think I care about that?
If our friends are in trouble,
why would you think I'd ever stay here?
You don't get it at all, do you?
Why I've tried so hard here?
If I'd have been ready
at the Eye of the World
I could've fought alongside Rand.
And maybe he would've made it back.
I'm never gonna fail any of you
like that ever again.
I know a safe way out.

Are Perrin and Loial all right?
I don't know.
Well, who took them?
Invaders from the west is all I heard.
It's a long ride to Falme.
We'll have some time
to come up with a plan.
Yes, I'm following you, obviously.
To find out why you're
sneaking out of the Tower.
Go back right now and
keep your mouth shut or
Or you'll what? Egwene wouldn't hurt me.
And you can't even embrace the Source.
[NYNAEVE] Liandrin Sedai.
I brought them here.
They didn't do anything wrong.
You can blame me.
You are a complication.
I am sorry for this.
What are you doing in bed?
- Get up! Come on then!
- Get up!
- Time to work!
- The customers are waiting!
This isn't happening, Auntie.
I escaped.
No one escapes their fate.
You know that better than anyone.
Will we be happy together?
What will I be when I grow older?
No! No!
[ISHAMAEL] Open your eyes.
What do you see?
It's wonderful, isn't it?
Seeing nothing.
No longer being a carnival attraction.
Who are you?
I've got so many names in this age.
Father of Lies.
Betrayer of Hope.
No, no, Liandrin didn't tell me
She promised to take away your visions.
Do you really think an
Aes Sedai could do that?
For some things, the Dark
is the only place to turn.
The deal's off. I won't
I won't help you hurt anyone.
You will.
I won't let you hurt Mat.
You might.
You came here to get instructions
for where you're to take him next.
You want me to take away your curse?
Bring him to Cairhien.
What's in Cairhien?

Stay behind me.
[RAND] I'm sorry.
- [SELENE] What did you do?
- [RAND] I'm sorry!
[SELENE] What did you just do?
- I should've told you, I
- Did you ?
- I-I thought I could stop
it. - Did you just channel?
I should've told you.
The fire at my inn?
No, no, that was an
accident. It was an accident.
What kind of an accident?
I haven't gone mad.
I haven't gone mad.
And y-you know that.
You know me, right?
I understand.
I'm going to leave now.
Thank you for everything.
I just wish we
Doesn't matter.
Where will you go?
They say when men go mad
they kill the people they love first.
So I'll go as far away as I can.
Are you saying you love me?
Why didn't you tell me you can channel?
You are the first woman
who's ever seen me as a man.
I didn't want you to
see me as a monster.
You're not.
What you did, it's just
part of your nature.
You shouldn't hide it.
I did that once.
Turned my soul to him like a mirror,
reflecting only what he wanted to see.
Leaving the rest of me in darkness.
But one day he looked too long.
Too carefully.
You need to give someone the
chance to love all of you.
They might not.
But you have to give them the chance.
I don't know how much time we have.
Until I
The same as everyone else.
Never enough.

Sure he's asleep?
- Yeah.
- What did you find?
A prophecy in the Old Tongue.
Lan must not know who it's about.
The Forsaken.
Her Seal is broken.
She's in our world again.
"Daughter of the Night.
She walks again.
The ancient war, she yet fights.
Her new lover she seeks,
who shall serve her and die,
yet serve still."
Uh, Selene?
"Who shall stand against her coming?"
[IHVON] "The Shining Walls shall kneel.
Blood feeds blood.
Blood calls blood.
Blood is,
blood was
There's something you should know, Rand.
[ISHAMAEL] and blood shall ever be."
I'm a monster, too.
What do you mean?
What's happening?
What's happening?
Now, hurry, we don't have much time.
You killed her.
- You killed her.
- I haven't. I couldn't.
Because that is Lanfear,
Daughter of the Night,
the most dangerous of the Forsaken.
Her name is Selene.
She owns an inn in the Foregate.
She's been lying to you.
Which I never can.
Now we need to run.

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