One thing I liked about Imogen and Laudna this episode is their situations kind of flipped from the beginning of the episode to the end. You have Laudna at the beginning trying to have a conversation with Imogen and getting the cold shoulder, at the end you have Imogen picking up her hair pretty much by herself (with some help from Orym eventually) as she watches Laudna bond with this new person they just meant. I love it because it shows Imogen that Laudna is a catch and that if she doesn’t want a relationship with Laudna rather that be romantic or a friendship someone else will. I think this is kind of proved to Imogen that she needs to talk to Laudna, cause I don’t think she wants to feel replaced by Dusk and I don’t think she wants to lose Laudna and giving her the cold shoulder may not be the best approach cause she doesn’t want to push Laudna towards someone else.
I just very much like how they swapped roles, at the beginning you were feeling awful for Laudna but at the end you felt bad for Imogen. I think this episode alone will do a lot for their relationship because they’ve felt what it’s like without the other and how kind of sad it is that your best friend isn’t there for you even when you don’t need them, even little jokes don’t hit the same, both looked so gloomy through the entire episode.
Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Laura Bailey, Sam Riegel, Ashley Johnson, Liam O'Brien and Travis Willingham attend The Prime Experience: Saturday Morning Cartoons Ft. "The Legend of Vox Machina" on May 07, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)