Wheel of Time: Romance between Egwene and Rand is a problem!
In “The Wheel of Time”, Egwene and Rand have a love affair that doesn’t exist in the books. And that could become problematic in subsequent seasons.
The first episode of “The Wheel of Time” takes us into the fantastic world of book author Robert Jordan, who wrote the model book “The Wheel of Time”. But from the first episode, there is a change in the Amazon Prime Video series: Rand al’Thor and Egwene al’Vere have an intimate romance.
Their romance is only mentioned in the books. Romantic feelings quickly die out, and their love is never taken to the next level. In the series, on the other hand, the two even have intimate love scenes. And that will be problematic in the seasons to come.
In the original book, Rand has a total of three great love stories, all of which play a vital role in his character development and, therefore, will not simply fall under the table of the series. Especially since with Kae Alexander (“Game of Thrones”) as the first great love of Min Farshaw Rand for season 1 has already been confirmed.
For season 2 of “The Wheel of Time”, Ceara Coveney was chosen to play Rand’s second love, Elayne Trakand. Only Aviendha’s role has yet to be confirmed in the series.
With Rand and Egwene remaining the main characters, this doomed romance could add complex dynamics to the plot. But the filmmakers certainly have good reason to adjust this plot accordingly.
Every week, every Friday, you can find a new episode of the fantasy series on Amazon Prime Video. In December, Netflix continues the fantasy genre with the second season of “The Witcher”. The war for fantasy drama is darkening. Let’s see who takes home the crown for the best fantasy series of 2021.