Friday, February 22, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: TV Review! | A Discovery of Witches Season 1, Episode 6


TV Show Review - A Discovery of Witches - Season 1, Episode 6

Description: Matthew needs to find Diana ... and so does Baldwin. Their motivations clash in a vampiric display of will. Meanwhile, somewhere in a crumbling castle, Diana has to stave off a sadistic determined witch from getting her secrets. Gerbert is skulking about hoping to get his own time with Diana, and this brings us to alarm because we know what he does to witches (Meridiana, anyone?) 😱! Join us as we watch these events unravel! Also? Hello Sigasmund. From this episode on, you are no longer nameless. We shall call you "Siggie," OK?

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way when it is released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.
Gerbert in full lecherous glory.
In this episode:
Official episode summary:

From the press release:

Satu brutally tortures Diana in Gerbert’s isolated castle ruins. Matthew, now sworn to hunt down and kill anyone who tries to harm Diana, attempts a daring airborne rescue mission with Baldwin in tow, but they are too late to prevent Satu invoking dark magic in a bid to open up Diana and see the magic inside her. As Diana is forced to confront the idea that she might have been spellbound, she wonders what kind of monster she is. When Sophie confesses that she is a daemon born of witches, this news of cross-species offspring leaves Agatha reeling as she ponders the implications for all their lives.

Special thanks to our Patron sponsor for this episode: Cynthia Helmericks

Let me help YOU, Diana!
Emily monitors the situation remotely.
These two, right here ... 🀨
If Satu saw this look on Diana's face, she'd run back to the woods and stay there. Just sayin'
In closing...
Gerbert was not the only one impressed by 'a witch in flight'. We stayed glued to the TV as Satu dropped Diana approx. 20 feet on to the grounds of La Pierre. The torment, the torture, and the fervor was a lot to take in!

Back at Sept-Tours we see a bit of our beloved "hot mess" Matthew as he confronts Baldwin, tries to come up with a solid plan to find Diana, and has to endure the piteous gazes from Ysabeau and Marthe.

The Congregation -- Sigasmund, he has a name! Our new pal, Siggie™ appears clueless about the underhanded machinations and lies from Peter, and seems an unwitting witness to the lead witch's attempts to squirm out of a tough spot with Baldwin.

Those spider web dreams! Lightbulb! πŸ’‘ We realize in the oubliette scene that the spider webs shown in previous episodes were actually her spell bindings, and we speculate that the spider in the dream represented the fear of her magic. Minds blown!

Diana's rescue goes unimpeded, and to our surprise, Gerbert and Satu didn't go back to regroup as a unit. They each skulked out of castle separately. Satu has been rendered powerless, and we are really surprised that Gerbert creeps out like a robber with a sack full of valuables, instead of confronting Baldwin and Matthew (he could've at least faked some excuse!) Satu escapes with Meridiana to free her (we loved that scene, because it showed a lot of depth in Satu's character), and Gerbert comes back later to the scene of the incident to sniff (😱?!) the evidence. Upon return, Baldwin and Matthew return to their happy place aka their sibling rivalry. We observe the conflicting interests involved; Baldwin being the head of the family, and Matthew being the Grand Master of the Knights of Lazarus.

In the end, Diana realized she survived Satu, and was able to hang on to her secrets. The de Clermont's reveal to her that they think she may have been spell bound. Whoops! The aunts have some explaining to do! Join us next week when we meet the aunts, Tabitha, and the House to get some answers!

G-D VIP! Actually, the story of the aircraft registration lettering system is rather dull ...
A behind the scenes look at the witches in flight! See post here
Gerbert slinking out of the side door! πŸ˜’
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