The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 Episodes 3 and 4 Recap – What Is In The Sunken Tomb?

By Adam Lock
Published: January 20, 2023 (Last updated: March 11, 2024)
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The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 Episodes 3 and 4 Recap
The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 (Credit - Amazon Prime Vide)


A much-improved offering, the show finally delivers on the action and the tension in “The Sunken Tomb.” There’s a fun fight sequence and plenty of humorous exchanges to reignite fans’ excitement in this animated series once again.

After meeting with the Patron of the Slayer’s Take, aka the sphinx Osysa (voiced by Alanna Ubach), the Vox Machina have been given vital instructions on how to defeat the dragons in The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 Episode 3. They must collect fallen vestiges (magical, ancient artifacts) that should help them destroy the beasts once and for all. The first vestige is located in a tomb by a lake, but the team soon discover that it won’t be the easiest of items to find. The Vox Machina disembark on another adventure, one that is plagued by new dangers and deadly foes.

The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 Episode 3 Recap

“The Sunken Tomb” opens with a vision as Pike inspects the remnants of Emon. Within the ruined remains of the city, citizens gather what they can for their new dragon overlords. Thordak complains about their lackluster offerings.

Then the other dragons gather with the leader for a meeting. All of the city’s treasures have been collected. Now they are to commence expanding their empire and plan on dominating other regions, too, with the aim of ruling the entire realm in the end. Pike wakes from this vision as Thordak murders the surviving citizens in a brutal manner.

Pike informs the rest of the gang of this dire news. Keyleth reminisces about the old Emon, the first place that accepted them, where she felt most at home. Vex tries to inspire the others, bringing the topic of conversation back to the vestiges.

Conveniently, Vax has found the lake, but can’t see anything resembling a tomb or temple in the vicinity. The group walks to the lake together and find it has frozen over. Scanlan explores, with his usual sarcastic, cheeky flair. He accidentally cracks the ice though and is dragged underneath by a sea creature.

The Vox Machina rush to his aid but are flummoxed by the ice, which quickly scuppers their rescue mission. Then it is left to Zahra and Kashaw, who save the day.

The Slayer’s Take hunters have been following the Vox Machina for quite some time and want to help in finding the tomb. Obviously, these mercenaries have ulterior motives of their own, but they show willing and divulge the tomb’s many secrets.

Round a campfire, a clear rivalry forms, and Vex tries some one-upmanship, bragging about their latest collection of weapons and potions, the ones they stole from Gilmores. Scanlan’s broom makes an appearance but does nothing magical. It’s obvious this is going to be a powerful tool used further down the line, but for now, it is useless. And then Grog wears a magical belt that gives him a magical beard – how useful!

Keyleth and Zahra combine powers to separate the lake’s waters, revealing the tomb at the bottom of the lake. The team quickly run into the tomb before their powers diminish. Inside, the gang looks out for hidden traps and assailants, of course, Grog sets many of these traps off in a comical way.

A door then separates the teams into two. Twins Vex and Vax are then separated, this metaphor is used as a method of exploring their relationship further. Extra flashbacks hammer this point home. In these memories, the twins ran away from home after their father called them a mistake. Left to fend for themselves, the twins fell out and parted ways in the woods.

Back in the present, the first team are attacked by the fish people. This allows for some decent action as the Vox Machina gang defend themselves admirably. Even Trinket gets in on the action in this fun, little fight sequence. A mage then attacks, controlling the water around them.

They struggle to defeat this surprisingly impressive wizard, but Vex manages to kill the mage with an arrow to the head. Both teams are then reunited and Vax instantly frustrates his sister, mollycoddling her and asking if she is alright. Pike asks Grog the same question, after spotting him turn rather evil with his dark sword in hand. Grog is completely unaware of the Craven Edge sword’s stranglehold over him.

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Zahra and Kashaw use the fight as a decoy and ditch the others. They make it to the tomb alone, but find six sarcophagi in the grand room. Kashaw demonstrates his own powers and pinpoints the right sarcophagus, which they then swiftly enter. The Vox Machina arrive moments later.

Vax descends a shaft and finds a hidden room, emptied of its loot. Trinket sniffs out a dislodged plate on the floor and Percy nonchalantly puts it back into place. This triggers something and the earth begins to shake around them. A new tomb is then revealed.

A further flashback shows Vex and Vax being reunited after parting ways in the forest. This memory causes Vex to grow cautious of the tomb. Is it a premonition or just a strange sense that she has? Percy doesn’t listen to her warning and opens the tomb anyway.

This releases a strange power that hits Vex with an almighty wallop. Trinket roars and Vax rushes to her side, but Vex appears to have been killed by this hidden power. Vax cries in the present and in the interconnected flashback too. He says how he is lost without his sister, and how much he truly needs her.

The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 (Credit – Amazon Prime Video)

Part four begins with another flashback. Vex has been kidnapped by bandits and Vax heroically frees her from her captors. They hide out in a shadowy cage to avoid the bandits and find another captive inside. A giant grizzly bear is found in chains, with arrows sticking out of its back.

The injured bear looks a lot like Trinket, but Vax puts this one out of its misery. After stabbing the bear, they find the mother’s cub. An adorable little bear that is in fact their beloved Trinket.

How will they bring Vex back to life?

Back in the present and inside the sunken tomb, Vax holds his dead sister in his arms. Zahra and Kashaw return from the sarcophagus. Keyleth weeps beside Vex’s cold corpse, whilst Pike tries to revive her. Nothing seems to be working though. Kashaw suggests performing a resurrection spell, but this doesn’t work either. Vax looks on in a state of absolute shock as his sister fades away. Scanlan manically searches through his bag of potions for any morsel of a spell, although it is too late.

The Raven Queen, Matron of Ravens hovers above Vex’s body, ready to take her away to the other side. Vax begs her to take him instead. Miraculously, she has a change of heart and brings Vex back to life. Of course, Kashaw takes all the credit for saving Vex though.

The gang crowd around and recount the story of how Vex originally died. Percy is full of apologies and Keyleth thanks Kashaw for his help. Trinket bounds over and licks Vex’s face. All is well, or so it would seem. Vax is astonished to see himself now sporting the armor, the powerful vestige they came to collect in the first place. He is unsure how he came to be wearing it.

The twins embrace one another. Then, Scanlan questions the Slayer’s Take duo, who ditched them quite brazenly. Zahra and Kashaw make excuses, but the Vox Machina are on to them.

How will Zahra and Kashaw regain the armor?

In private, Zahra and Kashaw argue. They need that armor. The gang exits the tomb, looking out for any more of those tricky traps. Zahra decides to set a trap of her own. She unleashes a one-eyed beast with many tentacles. The Vox Machina instantly run from this grim creature and then begin their counterattack.

Percy is soon out of bullets though and Grog is quickly pinned to a wall. The beast turns its first victim to stone. Percy and Keyleth follow suit and then Pike and Scanlan are frozen too. Kashaw can’t watch idly as his new companions are beaten and jumps into the fray. Zahra follows and is soon turned into stone as well.

How will they defeat the one-eyed monster?

While this battle takes shape, Vax has a vision. He is transported to a battlefield, where he takes on Purvan, a follower of the Raven Queen. He defeats this opponent and is crowned the new champion. The Raven Queen then casts a spell upon his armor.

This gives Vax super-powered agility, a skill he uses to best the one-eyed beast. Evading the many tentacles, Vax slays the creature. The gang are then returned to their usual selves. Vex is suspicious of the newbies and Zahra admits it was all a mistake.

They wanted the vestige to be in safe hands, but the Vox Machina are clearly more than worthy. As the apologies commence, the room starts to flood and they escape back to the surface.

Percy apologizes to Vax for causing Vex’s death once again and the half-elf punches Percy in the face. Zahra and Kashaw part ways with the Vox Machina members. They admit they misjudged the gang and Zahra offers her magical locket to Vex as a parting gift. The twins’ debts are even cleared too, conveniently stricken from the record.

The Slayers walk away from the gang, leaving them to socialize alone. Vex considers keeping Trinket safely within the locket and tests out the locket’s powers.

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As the gang mess about, like they normally do, Vax has another scarlet-tinged vision. He sees an abandoned house, inside, a man is on his death bed and a wife comforts her dying husband. The Raven Queen hovers above, ready to take the man away to the afterlife.

Instead, the Raven Queen starts to draw in Vax as a replacement. Then we glimpse his skeletal expression. Was this a vision of Vax’s own death? He wakes from the dream and is met by his sister. She asks what has happened to her brother, and why he is acting so strange. Vax admits to seeing the Matron of Ravens coming for her. He begged her to take him instead, but she took neither of them. He is confused by these actions. Vex endeavors to figure it all out together with her brother.

In the final moments, it is revealed that a mysterious woman is watching these events transpire via a magical orb. This woman seems to be the one-handed enemy of Percy’s, called Ripley. She turns away, and we see another city ravaged by the dragons in the distance. Is she working with them or is she hunting them down herself?

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