Review The Feathered Serpent -starring Patrick Troughton -s01e02

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    Otolomi, the blind priest, tells Tozo of his dream and together they discover the secret of the palace wall. Prince Heumac is presented to the court of Kukulkhan, and Nasca marks the victims for the sacrificial ceremony to be given is his honour. But behind the scenes he is sowing discontent between Mahoutec , the emperor's champion, and the Emperor Kukulkhan claiming the emperor is favouring Heumac at his expense.
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    In the street outside in the city Tozo regains consciousness and the blind man introduces himself as Otolmi, the priest of Qala, now exiled after having his eyes burnt out. Otolmi has a recurring dream that ends with the city plunged into unexpected darkness as Heumac is sacrificed on an altar. Tozo leads Otolmi to the wall of the new palace, as Otolmi 's dream tells him someone bringing something important will arrive.
    Meantime Kukulkan is enraged that Mahoutec his champion is not in attendance at the feast.
    Nasca of course told Mahoutec to stay away but says;
    " Mahoutec told me he had other business and will come when he's ready"
    Kukulkan offers Heumac a seat next to him on the Jaguar throne.
    Kukulkan. " Nasca tell Mahoutec that I have offered Heumac his seat, that should get him here! But make it clear it is not a personal slight against him , but a courtesy to Heumac"
    Nasca tells Mahoutec the exact opposite, and claims Kukulkan now favours Heumac, proof of what he told him earlier about Kukulkan 's plan to marry Chimalma off to Heumac.
    Mahoutec storms into the throne room, Heumac offers him his rightful seat, but Mahoutec insults him and walks out.
    Kukulkan " Nasca I told you to tell Mahoutec no insult was intended"
    N " he refused to listen excellency "
    K " not often your tongue let's you down Nasca"
    Otolmi meanwhile is right, a hidden entrance in the side of the temple opens, the injured Maxtala falls out, breathing his last breath, clutching the chart of the hidden passages.
    Otolmi tells Tozo to take it to Heumac , who will know how to use it to his advantage.
    Shadak, Nasca's thug follows out of the secret entrance, Tozo and Otolmi hide, as Shadak lifts Maxtala 's body and takes it away for burial.
    Nasca is furious the chart is not found with Maxtala's body, he wants it found quickly. His plans depend on his ability to move secretly around the palace.
    Nasca at prayer to Teshcata believes he hears Teshcata telling him to kill Kukulkan. Mahoutec seeks out Nasca and says he believes what he tells him about Kukulkan's favouritism for Heumac.
    Kukulkan addresses the people from the balcony of the palace and announces the marriage of Heumac and Chimalma.
    Nasca had chosen three volunteers for sacrifice to Teshcata, but Kukulkan breaks with tradition and refuses to allow sacrifices as that will be distasteful to Heumac who worships Qala the god of peace.
    Nasca as the priest of Teshcata orders Kukulkan to consult with his ancestors in the temple for approval of his blasphemous actions. Kukulkan agrees he must spend the night alone with the embalmed bodies of his predecessors in the temple.
     
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