Eric and Jameson discuss the harrowing sixth episode, “Rook.” This episode sees the great plague, referred to as the great mortality, arrive in Kingsbridge. The King learns that this plague is also responsible for his ultimate victory over France. Many character’s lives are thrown into upheaval, and many other seemingly “safe” characters are dead by the end of the episode.
The fifth episode in the World Without End miniseries sees a significant passage of time lead into the story of this episode. The English have been at war with the French for 7 years, our characters have moved on from the events that plagued their lives in previous episodes as the series moves into its third and final act. We see Ralph become a great war tactician; we finally get to spend some quality time with the King; Merthin has come into his own as a master builder, and the world experiences its first taste of a mysterious new disease with no cure or treatment.
Eric and Jameson discuss more of Godwin’s tactics to fuel his own agenda now that he is in power as Prior of Kingsbridge, and his looming bid for Bishop. A large portion of the conflict of this episode centered around Godwin’s desire to build himself a Bishop’s Palace on the same plot of land that Caris has dreamed of building a hospice for the sick. The body count continues to rise as Godwin and his terrible mother, Petranella, attempt to stop the people of Kingsbridge from reaching out to the King of England to sanction their hospice.
The third episode of Ken Follett’s “World Without End” sees the budding romance between Caris and Merthin grow stronger; the ploys of Godwin to see himself elected Prior, and the ever tightening grip of the Queen choking the struggling town of Kingsbridge. Earl Roland also receives some devastating news. Eric and I discuss this episode to great length and share exactly why this episode had so much potential but was ultimately disappointing.
We experience our first debate on the quality of the second episode of “World Without End,” with Eric explaining why he felt “King” was an inferior episode compared to the first episode of the series. Beyond that, we have a great discussion about all of the many different events that transpired in the second episode, culminating in a substantial disaster for the people of Kingsbridge. As always, feel free to send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to share them on the next podcast episode. Also, don’t hesitate to help us out and give us a great review on iTunes! The more reviews we have the higher we appear in the rankings! We hope you enjoy the show.
The Unofficial podcast for the new television mini-series “World Without End” based on the best selling book of the same name by Ken Follett. In this episode we discuss the very first episode of the 8 episode series, “Knight.” Be cautioned, we do discuss spoilers for the episode, but we do not discuss spoilers for future episodes. It is recommended that you watch the first episode of the show before listening to this podcast.