“God Thunder” supplies a little more excitement with the threat of war, yet it still feels like the show is holding back on delivering all of the goods. There’s a heart-warming sense of family camaraderie from Baba and the gang, while the final moments hint at the possibilities of an enthralling end to this sci-fi saga.
This recap of the Apple TV+ series See season 3, episode 7, “God Thunder,” contains spoilers.
See season 3, episode 6 ended with Tormada and Sibeth joining forces to form a new alliance, with the new corrupt King and Queen standing next to their foreboding catapults. These weapons are unsurprisingly utilized in the penultimate episode, “God Thunder,” where the bombs are finally unleashed upon Pennsa to devastating effect.
See season 3, episode 7 recap
The bombs are loaded onto the catapults, ready to be fired into the city. There’s an atmospheric mist hanging over the battlefield as prisoner Kofun is brought to kneel before his new queen. Sibeth thanks Kofun for freeing her and then she provides him with front row seats to the imminent onslaught. Baba Voss and his gang return to Pennsa just in time to witness these deadly bombs ravage their homeland.
These bombs instantly destroy the local’s huts and Sibeth beams as her enemies are slain. The survivors battle through the smoke and rubble, all heading to the sanctuary of the Queen’s palace. Maghra rushes back to save baby Wolffe, just as a bomb strikes the palace. Kofun watches in horror as his home is destroyed.
Baba finds his dog in the wreckage and starts to uncover survivors buried in the rubble. Tamacti Jun is first to be found, then Maghra and her baby boy. It takes a while for Maghra to awaken, but when she does her first thoughts are of her baby. Wolffe is safe, but Kofun is declared missing. Tamacti informs them of Sibeth’s new alliance with Tormada and the witch finders. Maghra blames herself for not killing her sister when she had the chance, then she lists off orders to her people. She commands the Guards to put out the fires and she then initiates an evacuation of the city.
Whilst Maghra attempts to formulate a plan in the wreckage of Pennsa, Kofun and Sibeth are reunited just outside the walls of the city. Kofun is furious that she would put their son in harm’s way and he spits in her face. Sibeth has Kofun tied up and taken away. When she eventually speaks with him later, she talks of her deep love for him. Kofun responds by calling her a murderer and traitor, which she believes Maghra is just as well. Sibeth talks about Wolffe fulfilling his purpose, he allowed Sibeth the chance to escape. All Kofun can say, is that their son needs them.
Tormada’s plans are under way, he has his army surround all the city’s exits, leaving the citizens of Pennsa imprisoned. An army has assembled and Maghra is out of ideas. Tamacti believes Sibeth wouldn’t destroy her own city any further but Kofun returns with a message that counteracts this idea. Maghra is to surrender herself or the city will be burnt to ash. Maghra accepts her fate and offers to turn herself in. Yet Haniwa has one last hope left, supplied by the heroic Harlan of all people. She passes Maghra a key he wanted gifting to her. This key unlocks a box containing a map, the map instructs them of hidden tunnels under the city, leading to safety.
Wren and Haniwa inspect one of the entrances to these tunnels and soon the whole city is queuing up to use these hidden hallways. Maghra tells Baba in private that she plans to leave all this behind, Sibeth will never stop punishing her and chasing her. The only option she has left is to forfeit her crown and start all over again, just with her family, living a simpler life in the mountains. As the citizens march through the tunnels to freedom, Maghra notices that Baba has gone missing. He has headed back into the burning city with Ranger to kill Sibeth once and for all.
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