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The Big Questions The Wheel of Time Season 3 Needs to Answer


The Wheel of Time season 2 finale featured many climactic moments, but several questions arose that will need to be answered in season 3.

Lanfear, Rand, Moiraine, and Lan in the Ways in The Wheel of Time
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This article contains The Wheel of Time spoilers.

With the understanding that The Wheel of Time is based on a book series that spans a dozen thousand-page-tomes that will take time to cover, there are certain questions posed by the recent season 2 finale that will need to be answered sooner rather than later. After delivering several recognizable character moments from the Robert Jordan novels in a stellar season ender, the bar is now set very high for future touchstone story arcs, and any changes require immediate buy-in from a sometimes fickle fan audience.

In some cases, these unresolved issues involve expectations that readers may have that viewers do not, but the most pressing questions actually come from The Wheel of Time’s own take on character storylines that are either completely new and mysterious or unfinished in some way. Below are only a few of the most crucial details that the show should tackle as soon as possible.

Which of the Forsaken Did Ishamael Release?

In the books there are thirteen Forsaken, the chosen disciples of the Dark One from the Age of Legends. Obviously among these are the two we’ve already met, Ishamael and Lanfear, and both of them have been amazing villains in The Wheel of Time thus far. However, the finale implied that there are six more about to join the battle, based on the seals that Ishamael broke offstage during the course of the finale. So which six were set free?

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