In Review: Britannia II – Episode Five

A dream causes tension between Cait and Divis.

Synopsis: A dream causes tension between Cait and Divis. Harka sends Love on a heart-breaking mission and Veran commits the ultimate betrayal.

Review: A fun-filled episode with its fair share of intrigue and backstabbing.

The Story

When Divis has a dream in which Cait is making sexual advances toward him, it creates tension to the point where Divis orders the young teen to sleep outside in the rain so that she is not in close enough proximity to him to cause temptation in any way. This makes from some genuinely funny moments as well as a difficult dilemma for Divis, who is supposed to be Cait’s teacher.

Elsewhere Queen Amena has returned home to a rather frosty reception from her tribe’s elders who regards her as a whore for brokering a pact with Rome. While she is there some of the elders get a visit from Veran, which is likely something that isn’t going to end well for someone in that tribe.

The Acting

Nikolaj Lie Kaas puts in a masterful performance this week as Divis who is rightly rather disturbed by the dream he has had about Cait, who as a teenager is rightly getting curious about the birds and the bees and wants to know if Druids do it among a lot of other questions. It is going to fun to see where this story thread goes insofar as Cait who at times seems to be more of an adult than Divis is.

Overall

A fairly good episode. It was good to see a little more of the spotlight put on the rather awkward at times paring of Divis and Cait. The latter of whom is part of a druid prophecy, that is sort of central to the shows overall story.

I loved seeing Amena return home and all of the drama that is produced. The scenes between Amena and her sister were interesting to watch as it seemed to play like a typical older sister and younger sister dynamic, but I suspect it is a matter of time before the knives come out. Especially given the influence that these tribes elders seem to have. As well as the connection with Veran.

There’s a beautiful bit of CGI footage toward the close of the episode where we see a fish swim up close to the body of a man who has been left for dead in the water. He is ultimately pulled out by Cait, which is much to the annoyance of Divis, but the overall sequence is beautifully done.

9.5
Britannia II - Episode Five
  • Story
    9.1
  • Acting
    9.6
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.3
  • Incidental Music
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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