Willow: Wildwood
December 21, 2022 12:53 PM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Hanging with the Bone Reavers!

Apparently they're not as scary as you think, and throw a mean party complete with a dance number and "truth plums." Also, Jade is apparently one of them and sister to Scorpia, their leader, who seems to kinda come on to everyone, including her own sister...oy.

Graydon continues to try to figure out how to woo Elora, which is kind of buzzkilled by his possession-at-times issue. (Also, yes, Elora's got some red hair underneath now.)

There's also brownies!

AV Club review. " It’s maybe not the best idea to take food offered by someone who had you tied up mere minutes ago, but it furthers the plot, so that’s what they do. These magical delicacies turn out to be “truth plums.” Frankly, they could have been a lot worse.

"pedagogy--" "Ew."
"I'm using my MIND to remove that stick from your BUTT....is it working?" "No."
"My best friend is being tortured right now and you're talking to me about love?!"
"She's at that rude age."
"Jade's a bone reaver."
"It's my special party rag, it's fine."
"You're not as useless as I thought you were."
posted by jenfullmoon (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Pleased to finally get a Brownie back in the show. I kinda figured that they wouldn't be able to get them back in the action in the way they were in the movie on a tv budget/shooting schedule, but at least we got a little cameo. It just wouldn't have felt like 'Willow' without any Brownies at all.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:57 AM on December 22, 2022 [2 favorites]

My only light complaint is how the bone reavers went from serious badasses, blah blah blah to a buncha ravers who had no other response to trolls than running around like headless chickens. Did I miss a "oh nah we get by on bluffs, mostly" to tie it in to Willows story, maybe?

Well, not my only complaint, but that one stuck in my head.
posted by Kyol at 5:12 AM on December 22, 2022

(I mean, even if it's "well, we all took the mollie plums" I mean c'mon _serious badasses_ you didn't even leave anyone sober to handle any potential threats in Threat Forest? Hrmph. Harumph.)
posted by Kyol at 5:19 AM on December 22, 2022

This is the episode that made me decide to just lean into it. The music choices. The dialog. Everything. Yeah yeah, it's not a serious, high-faulting fantasy and Professor Tolkien would surely disapprove and yadda yadda yadda. It's fun. I like it.
posted by ob1quixote at 12:17 PM on January 22, 2023 [1 favorite]

Yes, this is a teen comedy in a fantasy world and there's nothing we can do about it. I......... am not sure how I feel about it. Oh well, I can either embrace the stick or the powers of my mind. Thank you, Elora Riverana
posted by Jacen at 1:19 AM on May 30, 2023

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