TV Review: The Bastard Executioner, 1.07, “Behold the Lamb/Gweled yr Oen”


“Religion has played at least a subtle role in The Bastard Executioner from the beginning, but “Behold the Lamb/Gweled yr Oen” puts the misdeeds of the church at its forefront. Maybe that can’t be helped: the return of that dastardly archdeacon naturally courts episode-shaping discussions of God and belief, which begin immediately as Toran struggles to come to terms with his actions in last week’s “Thorns/Drain.” But coupled with themes of religion is the theme of deception. “Behold the Lamb/Gweled yr Oen” is deeply interested in the truth and the untruths told by the show’s cast, from Wilkin, to Lowry, to Corbett, and even to the stranger dragged up to Castle Ventris in chains as the story begins in earnest.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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