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Recap / The Shannara Chronicles S 01 E 02 Chosen Part 2

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Allanon finds Wil and takes him to the Drud's Keep to find a way to save the Ellcrys. The answers lead them on a search for Amberle and the Elfstones that were stolen by Eretria.


Tropes present in the episode:

  • Abandoned Area: Druid's Keep, once an important fortress at the center of the Four Lands, now it's just a bunch of ruins.
  • Abusive Parents: Cephelo to Eretria, who has no problem letting his men almost strangle her and decides to sell her off as a bride to another clan for failing him.
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  • Accidental Pervert: Wil when he finds Amberle taking a Waterfall Shower. He tries to get her attention from far away at first, but ends up slipping and making himself look like a Peeping Tom.
  • Arranged Marriage: Cephelo threatens to sell off Eretria as a bride to another clan if she fails to bring him Wil.
  • Blatant Lies: Amberle and Eretria easily see through each other cover stories when they first meet.
  • Book-Ends: The episode starts and ends with two main characters meeting each other while one of them is naked.
  • Cast from Hit Points: The magic Allanon uses leaves his left hand with some nasty burns. He tells Wil that magic always comes at a price, and it's the reason Wil's father ended up as a sad drunk at the end of his life.
  • Cliffhanger: The episode ends with the Fury charging towards Wil and Amberle.
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  • Cool Old Lady: Amberle's Aunt Pyria.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Pyria is mauled to death by the Fury.
  • Fanservice: Amberle shows a lot of skin during her Waterfall Shower.
  • Food Slap: Amberle does this to drugged drink Eretria offers her.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: When reporting to Dagda Mor it assumes the form of a beautiful Elf-like female, claiming it's the form he would most rather see.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Prince Aiden doesn't believe in magic or demons and thinks the murder of the Chosen is the work of Gnome assassins.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Amberle steals Eretria's horse and food.
  • I Am Who?: Wil has no idea what a Shannara is when Allanon tells him about it.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Allanon sees Wil as this, compared to the past Shannara's he knew. King Eventine starts to see Aiden as one.
  • Interspecies Romance: Pyria and Allanon used to be in one.
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  • Killed Off for Real: Lorin and Pyria.
  • Last of His Kind: Amberle becomes the last of the Chosen after the Changeling kills the others.
  • Mauve Shirt: Lorin and the rest of the Chosen.
  • Mistaken for Pregnant: Both Eretria and her Aunt Pyria assume this is the reason a princess like Amberle fled the castle on her own.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Amberle says this to Wil when she's naked holding a knife to his throat.
  • Naked First Impression: Allanon first meets Wil when he finds him passed out naked in a bathtub after being drugged and robbed by Eretria. Later Amberle is the one who's naked the first time she meets Wil.
  • Naked Freak-Out: Amberle's reaction when she notices Wil falling near her while she's bathing.
  • Not What It Looks Like: When Wil finds Amberle bathing he tries calling her from afar but she can't hear him over the noise of the waterfall. When he tries coming closer he slips and falls down the hill, making him look like he was either peeking or sneaking up on her.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Eventine gave one to Pyria when she fell in love with Allanon.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: Wil asks this of Amberle when she's interrogating him at knifepoint while completely naked.
    Wil: This conversation would be much less awkward if you were dressed.
  • Rebellious Princess: Amberle's Aunt Pyria abandoned her life as a princess to life in the wildness when her brother tried to control her love life.
  • Shapeshifting Seducer: The Changeling turns into Amberle and kisses Lorin to make him drop his guard before killing him.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Eretria tries this on Amberle, but she sees through it.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: The Changeling’s transformations include it's clothing. When in its default form it is actually shown to be naked
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Codex of Paranor.
  • Toplessness from the Back: Amberle is shown like this when Wil catches her bathing.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Changeling can change into any person or creature it wants.
  • Waterfall Shower: Amberle is taking one when Wil comes looking for her.


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