The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Recap: Becoming Wiser Ready to Save the World

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Summary

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1, Episode 5, “She Knows All the Secrets” shows the world of Thra getting darker, as the Gelfling become wiser to Skeksis plans.

This recap of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1, Episode 5, “She Knows All the Secrets” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.


There’s a sense of war around the corner in Episode 5, “She Knows All the Secrets”. The reckless Skeksis are trying to keep their secrets at bay, but the news is spreading fast of The Darkening. I fairly enjoy the darker aspects of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, with the world becoming more absorbing with each chapter.

“She Knows All the Secrets” opens up with The Hunter (Ralph Ineson) about to kill Rian (Taron Egerton), but The Chamberlain (Simon Pegg) convinces him to take Rian back to the castle to prove themselves to the Emperor. The Chamberlain tortures Rian, taking the essence and drinking it — Mira is truly gone. Rian is asked to either leave or choose war and become responsible for the deaths, but just as it was getting interested for our Gelfling, Naia (Hannah John-Kamen) and Gurjin (Harris Dickinson) save him in a high-speed chase.

A missing Landstrider and a visit from the Skeksis put the All-Maudra on edge. The Skeksis have become wary of the Arathrim and ask them to deal with the issue. Brea (Alice Dinnean) and Seladon (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) argue about the monster below the throne, but the mother wants Seladon to look into the blight while taking an interest in Brea’s monster. It’s clear at this point that Seladon is going to be an issue as the story unfolds.

Deet (Beccy Henderson) and Hup (Victor Yerrid) arrive in Ha’rar and Deet pretends to be a Vapran Lady so she can meet the All-Maudra. It’s noteworthy that the All-Maudra is quite snobby against Deet, showing a range of different classes amongst the Gelfling.

Aughra (Donna Kimball) has her own places in Episode 5. She decides to try mystic ways to sing to Thra. Aughra summons Rian and the others to Dream Space and feels The Song of Thra in her heart. Aughra warns the world is dying, but Seladon accuses Aughra of being a power-hungry witch. Seladon arrests Deet and Hup, and Aughra asks Rian to join Brea and Deet on a journey to The Circle of the Suns with Lore.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1, Episode 5, “She Knows All the Secrets” ends with Seladon going to the Skeksis to make them aware of the traitors. The Skeksis kills Brea and Seladon’s mother for not complying, and make Seladon the new All-Maudra.

Magical Forgotten Scrolls

  • Hup doesn’t want Deet to visit the All-Maudra — he’s scared and wants to protect Deet.

You can read the recap of Episode 6 by clicking these words.

Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.

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