“I’m a god, I just can’t prove it…”
(“Anwar, this is no time for a checkers game!”)
Airing on: Sky
Genre: Adventure, Family, Action, Fantasy, Drama, Age: All ages
Released: 8th July 2012 – onwards
From the previous episode, the crew land on an island covered with shipwrecks. In a tomb, they find a heavy box. It’s too big to take across on their rowing boat, so Cook takes the Providence into deeper water around the island.
Sinbad and Anwar open the box to find a beautiful and mysterious girl inside…
Warning! May contain spoilers!
Claiming that she’s a god, the girl is Kuji. Although she claims to have to no powers or any proof of being a deity, she tells the group to trust her.
(If you see anyone with this smile and they ask you to sign something… beware!)
The group come across an army lead by a horse rider. They want to take Kuji with them, but the group refuse to let her. Anwar is particularly against the decision, because he likes Kuji.
(The army needs to capture the girl soon, they have plans afterwards)
Gunnar’s suggestions is to use Kuji as bait against the army, so they have a chance of being alive afterwards.
However, in the early hours of the day, Anwar escapes with Kuji. He plans on getting aboard the Providence, but finds that it hasn’t been lead into deeper waters yet. The army catches up to both of them.
(First on the agenda: run into the sea with bare feet and scream for help)
Rina, Sinbad and Gunnar follow Anwar because they can’t bear to leave him behind. They are also trapped by the army, and when they are attacked stand now chance. One by one, they are killed by the invading force.
(“Rina, don’t look at the bright light. That’s the sun!”)
Sinbad is the last one to die, and Anwar thinks all is lost. After asking Anwar if he will still run away, Anwar refuses to run.
(Sinbad is unsure how to use a sword, and his hack-and-slash method comes too late)
He passes the test of courage that Kuji laid out for him. She summons away the army and restores the growth of the island.
(“In this plane, other beings watch us from tiny squares…”)
To make the group come back to life, the deity must return to her resting place.
(“You should use CPR as soon as possible”)
Kuji walk into the sea, and at the moment the group wake up from death.
Anwar has passed the test of courage, and he must support Sinbad in his new adventure.
(Deities dissolve in water…)
Overall, the quality of the episodes has increased, even though the show still hasn’t broken away from the one-mythological-creature-per-episode format.
Kuji was an interesting character, even though she can come across as smug and annoying. The actress is Hannah Tointon, who seemed familiar, but I couldn’t place her face for a while. She played ‘Tasmin’ in the 2003-2006 series Kerching!.
The next episode promises some ‘new adventures’ from Sinbad, and of course the expanding new arcs by Taryn.
Rated 3.5/5 – Surreal character and interesting plot.