The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Recap: A History Lesson It's Much More Complicated Than Realised

August 30, 2019
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1, Episode 7, “Time to Make … My Move” ups the stakes, with the world becoming darker.

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Summary

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1, Episode 7, “Time to Make … My Move” ups the stakes, with the world becoming darker.

This recap of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1, Episode 7, “Time to Make … My Move” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.


War is brewing at this stage of the Netflix series. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Alice Dinnean), Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel) and the group are hit with a vicious sand storm as they desperately try to make it to the Circle of the Suns.

And when they reach the Circle of the Suns, “Time to Make … My Move” becomes a history lesson for our travelers. Surprisingly, they are welcomed by a crazy Skeksis and The Wanderer, who is old and slow. The history lesson shows how the Skeksis turned on each other, and the ones unaffected by the Crystal have gone into hiding until the balance is restored. The legacy claims the Gelfling must take the Dual Glaive and regain balance, and Deet randomly knows where it may be — the Caves of Grot.

While the group is ready for another adventure, The Hunter (Ralph Ineson) attacks, but The Archer (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) momentarily saves them. Unfortunately, The Hunter grabs Brea and flies off. Episode 7 sees the Skeksis take a brutal approach.

Meanwhile, Episode 7 shows The Emperor (Jason Isaacs) recruiting a new army and preparing for war. He raises The Ascendency — an army of Arathim. The Emperor recognizes that The Darkening is rising for the first time, but he intends to use it to form a new glory. He kidnaps Princess Tavra (Caitriona Balfe).

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1, Episode 7, “Time to Make … My Move” ends with the Gelfling preparing for war, but Aughra (Donna Kimball) warns against fighting the Skeksis. The Skeksis visit Maudra Fara’s (Lena Headey) village, and Princess Tavra stands before them with an army of Arathim. It’s evident that Tavra is controlled, and she releases hundreds of mini-Arathim, which attach to each Gelfling and control them as well. They all become The Ascendency, as The Emperor’s army grows.

Magical Forgotten Scrolls

  • Hup is treated like a slave in the Circle of the Suns.
  • Rian compliments Deet in a moment between them

You can read the recap of Episode 8 by clicking these words.

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