TV: Sinbad – Episode 7 Summary + Review

“Rescue this, that, and the entire city…”

(Sinbad comforts Anwar after they burn scrolls from his former University)

Airing on: Sky

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

Released: 8th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Sinbad returns to Basra to rescue his grandmother,. who is in the clutches of Taryn. After reaching land, the crew learn that Akbari has become the vizir, and is destroying all the science related artifacts in the city.

Anwar is worried about his father, who is a professor at the university. Splitting up from the rest, Anwar and Rina go back to his house to find his parents.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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Anwar’s parents welcome him back, but they’ve been threatened by Akbari. After they give Rina over to the palace guards, and try to convince Anwar that it’s best if he stays with them, Anwar runs off.

(Rina gets rejected by her potential-future-in-laws)

Meanwhile, Taryn has unleashed a shadowed-creature in the city that watches for signs of conspiracy. Gunnar and Nala are captured as they travel across with Sinbad.

(Human snacks for the shadow creature)

Sinbad manages to reach his grandmother’s location in the palace, but is hindered by Akbari. After a tense fight, Sinbad holds the knife at Akbari’s throat, but chooses to apologise for killing his son.

The curse that was placed on Sinbad is lifted, because he has become a better person and learned from his mistakes.

(“Say uncle! Say uncle, or I’ll cut your throat!!”)

Taryn shows her true colours, and chooses this moment to kill Akbari. She say that she was never his servant.

Sinbad’s grandmother escapes from the magical cage that Taryn put on her, and destroys the talisman that controls the shadowed-creature.

Taryn is knocked over, and appears to lose consciousness. Unfortunately, Sinbad’s grandmother loses her life in the shock of what has happened. Both Taryn and Sinbad’s grandmother allude to his past, and say that he is something great…

(Sleeping lions is a fun game, hours of entertainment right there)

On the ship, Sinbad is leaving Basra again. Nala chooses to remain behind, promising to give Sinbad’s grandmother the burial she deserves. After a lingering kiss that leaves the rest of the crew looking elsewhere, she leaves the ship.

(Razia, check. Roisin, check. Nala, check. Rina’s next…)

Sinbad is convinced by Cook that the world is a large place, and that it’s only the start of his life.

The episode ends with Taryn shown as conscious, and out for revenge.

Overall, I’m left speechless at how good this episode was. After struggling to give a coherent plot, and having many tangents, this series finally nails down its main plot-line.

Akbari is confronted. He’s revealed to be a complex character, but unfortunately dies.

Taryn proves that she’s a formidable baddy, and only has more trouble for Sinbad in store. Her past is about losing someone special to her, which was suggested by Sinbad’s grandmother.

I can’t wait for the next episode, and how the plot moves from here.

Rated 4/5 – Meaty confrontations and character revelations.

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