TV: Sinbad – Episode 5 Summary + Review

“Getting a tattoo is the least of our problems”

(“Who’s Sinbad? …Oh, you mean the cursed Sinbad? He’s not here…”)

Airing on: Sky

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

Released: 8th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, the crew are taking a well deserved rest, when they realise that Basra guards are still after them.

The ship is taken, and Rina, Nala and Anwar are held captive. Taryn manages to get out the whereabouts of Sinbad from Anwar, and she now knows that he’s under a curse.

Warning! May contain spoilers!




As Gunner and Sinbad make their way around the island, Taryn summons a Familiar to find Sinbad and bring him back. She plans on giving Sinbad to Lord Akbari.

(Try not to get blown away by this steller CG)

Although Gunnar claimed to be a simple farmer and trader, his past is thrown to light when he’s captured by the Khaima, a group of warriors that punish sinners. Gunnar used to be a ruthless warrior, and his punishment for his crimes is death.

Sinbad’s attempt to rescue Gunnar fails, and things only get worse when the Familiar starts chasing him. It feeds off of Sinbad’s emotions, and Sinbad must learn to be calm before he can defeat the Familiar.

(The Khaima just do acrobatics. Wire-fu is not allowed by the Union.)

After the fight, Gunnar is willing to pay the price for his crimes; he will be sentenced to to death by the Khaima’s leader Obsedian. However, he is forgiven for his desire to protect the weak like Sinbad.

Taryn is overthrown and Rina, Nala and Anwar take back the ship. Taryn sees a woman in Sinbad’s future that’s sure to play a big role…

Overall, what a strange episode! In trying to make two kinds of conflict, with the Khaima and the Familiar, it ended up with neither. The crew is free to leave, although they can’t go to Baroque anymore.

The Khaima and Taryn both step down in the end. There’s another sorceress or mermaid in the next episode, but it would have been nice if the Khaima would have been explored more.

Also, Taryn is shown to have a weak and-or compassionate side. How is that going to be expanded?

I wasn’t too impressed with the CG for the Familiar, and it had that generic-monster roar.

Rated 2/5 – Gives tantilising peeks into the mythology, but pulls backs too much. Very episodic.

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