[Review] The Shannara Chronicles Episode 1×05: “Reaper”

written by Dayna Abel


I wanted to review this episode. I wanted to talk about Aine, Slanter, Eretria, Bandon, and the amazing not-in-the-book twist at the end.

But I am absolutely furious that the showrunners opted to include Cephelo threatening to rape Amberle and coming very close to doing so, with no repercussions. It was disgusting and unnecessary and has no place in my entertainment.

Instead, I have made a donation to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and ask that you consider doing the same.

The show’s official Twitter is @Shannara and their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/theshannarachronicles if you would like to share your thoughts.

Thank you for your understanding. I hope the show doesn’t repeat this egregious mistake again in episodes to come.

The Shannara Chronicles airs Tuesday nights on MTV at 9 pm Central and can also be viewed online at http://www.mtv.com/shows/shannara.

One thought on “[Review] The Shannara Chronicles Episode 1×05: “Reaper”

  1. I agree. There were many great things in this episode, all squandered by that completely unnecessary choice. And that they follow it up with the “redemptive” act of him being the one to save the day, that was an awful, awful choice on the writers’ part. There was zero reason for them to go there.

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