Not much to really talk about here; Siuan removes the dagger from Mat, and we just watch the process. Just a couple notable things: there’s a White named Brendas who’s given enough attention that she’ll probably be important, and Mat starts shouting like he’s a general from Manetheren, hinting that their alliance with Tar Valon wasn’t as friendly as we’ve been told.
Jordan tries his best to make this a disturbing and harrowing sequence, but I never really doubted that it would work. Mat’s one of the ta’veren, and it would be one hell of an Anti-Climax
to kill him now after spending about two books’ page length getting him here. But the stuff about Manetheren is quite intriguing, as I have no idea where it could be going. Maybe time travel?