TV: Sinbad – Episode 9 Summary + Review

“Guess how you will die”

(Alternative rendition of Beauty and the Beast)

Airing on: Sky

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

Released: 8th July 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, inbad is worried about the future that the Kuji has warned Anwar about. He want to see the future, and a possible way to do that is to visit the Stone People that worship a magical stone that can give visions.

Meanwhile, the Grandmaster of the Stone People sees a vision of Sinbad assassinating him…

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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The group arrive in the city which holds the stone. A unseen person is tracking them.

(Great view, but can the viewers tell the difference between here and Basra?)

At a local inn Sinbad meets a beautiful and mysterious girl who definitely seems interested in him.

(The new love interest has interesting hair…)

A local man, known as Riff, agrees to lead them to the stone, if they will help him get through the Labyrinth that surrounds it. He doesn’t mention that his father is the Grandmaster and that he will want the stone for himself, out of greed.

Gunnar tries to scare him into if this is a trap, but eventually the group moves into the labyrinth.

(Gunnar mugs local people for some booze money)

After Anwar struggles to read the encrypted signs, the group gets lost. the Grandmaster, aware that someone is in the tunnels, captures them. He recognises Sinbad and holds him hostage.

(An angry mod decides to burn Sinbad before he steals all their daughters)

After Sinbad is poisoned by Riff, the rest of the group is dropped outside the city. They want to go back the Stone People to recover Sinbad’s body.

(Everyone is exhausted after running away from the mob)

Sinbad is actually alive and well, after the poison was just a sleeping drug by Riff. Working under the command of the previous mysterious girl, Riff had led her to Sinbad for help with getting the stone.

The girl, called Tiger, is a bounty hunter that works for Taryn and goes back on her bargain.

(Sinbad falls in love for the tenth time. Fans must rewrite their fanfictions…)

Riff tricks his father into showing him the stone, after claiming that Sinbad and a bounty hunter is after him. Sinbad saves Tiger’s life whena  tarp goes off in the labyrinth.

The Grandmaster leads tjem both to the stone, with Taryn and Sinbad following. Anwar, Rina and Gunnar make their own way to the center, when Anwar figures out the signs.

Riff makes a grab for the stone and accidentally kills his father.

(Riff’s plan was to sell the stone on eBay)

Sinbad destroys the stone after realising that no person should see the future. However, when the stone is destroyed, it shows him own multiple futures, which all have a possibility of coming true. Including one where he is in the land of the dead, with his brother…

(Sinbad realises he’ll have to clean up the pieces)

Overall, this series has really brought out the big guns when it’;s nearing the end. There are only a few more episodes left in this season, and the plot winds tighter and tighter. I’m not sure if there’s enough time for Sinbad to have all these new adventures, but it’s exciting all the same.

Personally, I felt sorry for Riff in this episode. Weedy and nervy characters always bring out some kind of sympathy in me, just because they often seem to have deep scars.

Tiger didn’t really impress me. I thought the episode lacked Nala’s sophisticated air, and Tiger felt cramped into the same feisty-chick mold as Rina.

Rated 3.5/5 – Interesting action and plot.

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