TV: Sinbad – Episode 4 Summary + Review

“Your people made a bargain…”

(Eating the hairs of dead people… that’s not weird)

Airing on: Sky

Genre: Adventure, Family, Action, Fantasy, Drama, Age: All ages

Released: 8th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, the crew is running out of water, with days still left to get to their destination. The weather consists of no wind, the beating sun and freezing nights. A lot of them start to hallucinate.

Taryn, meanwhile, uses dark magic to be able to locate Sinbad.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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In a sea of rotting fishes, the crew spots another ship in the night. When they board, they realise it is filled with rotten food and maggots. They find a man in the hold, and bring him aboard.

The past haunts everyone and Anicetus seems to understand. He is mostly interested in Nala, and Nala is wary of him.

He promises to bring back Nala’s father, who fled the country with her after she was promised as a bride.

(The rotting fish, maggots and butterflies are his pets…)

Nala agrees to go back with Anicetus, to his ship, the crew realises that he is actually Death. Nala’s people made a pact with death to stop their suffering. Death wants his bride, but Sinbad and Gunner swim after them.

When Nala is in the middle of the ceremony, she comes to terms with the loss of her father and realises that nothing can bring him back. She breaks the ceremony, and destroys Death’s human persona.

(“By marrying you, I’m actually going to kill you… Like everyone else…”)

The ship collapses, and everyone is left to swim there way back to The Providence. It starts to rain.

Overall, this episode had two sides: one was incredibly slow, and dragged out every sentence from the characters. The other was very surreal, and made me think of some kind of scary movie.

The build-up to realising that Anicelus is Death was actually pretty good, and Timothy Spall was great at the role.

More content could have been stuffed into the long silences, we spend a lot of time looking at characters staring into the distance.

Rated 2/5 – Very slow plot, however Death was intriguing. Nala’s engagement was inspired.

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