The Promised Neverland (Season One)

Two children make a startling discovery that will shake the very core of their existence, but they’re just kids. What could they possibly do about it?

What did you watch and why? For the last twelve weeks, I have been religiously watching The Promised Neverland. After I had the big reveal from episode one spoiled for me on Twitter, I decided to watch it as soon as it became available. Having watched the first episode I needed to talk about it. I ended up doing episode reviews, so if this review leaves you wanting more, feel free to check them out or my character analysis post – In Defence of Isabella.

As you would expect, there will be spoilers in this review. This is your last chance to leave before I really get into it. If you haven’t watched it, I would absolutely recommend you go do that first.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 12)

With the orphanage engulfed in flames, Emma and Ray take the children to the wall, but can they make it to the bridge before the alarm is raised or will they take their chances with the cliff?

What did you watch? It comes down to this. After what I can only describe as a thrilling roller-coaster of a viewing experience, we’ve reached the final episode of the season and wow! I’ve loved this series from the first episode and never looked back. I hadn’t planned on doing episode reviews for The Promised Neverland, but after watching the first episode, I had to, and boy, am I glad I did.

On top of the episode reviews, I felt compelled to write a post In Defence of Isabella where I calculated her past and speculated on the possible future. It’s one of my favourite posts, so don’t forget to check it out once you’ve read this one. Get reader, spoilers coming from the end of this sentence.

What happened? At the end of last week, we saw Ray notice that they were missing some children. Then it jumped back to the burning orphanage and Mom. She was about to chase the others when Phil appeared at her side. We picked up from there and then jumped into a flashback.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 11)

Emma and Ray have their backs up against the wall and are ready to play their final card, but will it be enough for them to be able to escape?

What did you watch? After last weeks steady decent into depression and despair, this was an absolutely frantic episode. I felt like there was at least another ten minutes to go when we got to the ending song.

As before, I am going to assume that you’ve seen all the episodes prior to this one as there will be spoilers from this point on. If you haven’t seen it and don’t want to spoil it, go and watch it right now. I’ll wait. Seriously, there’s one week left and it has been an intense ride. If you were to binge it, you’ll probably go through the whole thing in one sitting.

What happened? At the end of last week, Emma and Ray met in the dining room on the eve of Ray’s birthday and adoption date. Emma revealed that she hadn’t given up. Well, it turns out neither had Ray, but following Norman’s adoption, Mom had increased her scrutiny of the pair.

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In Defence of Isabella – The Promised Neverland

Every villain is the hero of their own story. A hero will do what must be done, regardless of how it makes them look, even if to some they will appear to be the villain!

What’s this post about? So, I’ve been watching The Promised Neverland for ten weeks now and spent a lot of time thinking about it. It’s probably not been helped by the fact that I am writing episode reviews and spend a lot of time reading other’s reviews. As a result, I have come up with some fairly radical theories and I thought I would get them down before the finale.

As you may have gathered from the title, my theory revolves around Isabella, the Mother at Grace Field Orphanage in The Promised Neverland. I think I’ve gone on record several times saying that she has been an outstanding villain, but what if I was wrong?

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 10)

It’s Norman’s adoption day and he appears to have accepted his fate, but will Emma and Ray let him?

What did you watch? I’m still on vacation, but have managed to keep one thing going and that is The Promised Neverland. I just can’t let myself fall fowl of the numerous spoilers out there.

So, as a warning to you. If you too wish to avoid spoiling episode 10 of The Promised Neverland run away now and come back once you’ve seen it. Then you can let me know what you thought. Right let’s get down to business.

What happened? Norman informs Emma and Ray of his discoveries on top of the wall. He’s found a bridge over the cliff, but it’s the other side of HQ and who knows what lurks there?

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