Somali and the Forest Spirit (Episode 4) – The Wishing Flower and the Promise Request

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Somali and Kikila have found the wish-granting flower, but can they get it back to the surface before it wilts. With all the strange monsters lurking in the shadows, it’s going to be a job to make it back themselves!

What happened?

Somali appeared to be in a spot of bother. She’d found the flower, but a giant mushroom with eyes and teeth had taken an interest in her. However, the gruff wolfman appeared and shot it with a crossbow. As with most things, appearances can be deceptive and the wolfman is a warrior that helps people navigate the underground. He’s also had more than enough encounters with Kikila that they have a sort of friendship. Musurika offered to take them back to the surface, but Somali’s flower had already begun to wilt. She refused to go back without a flower so that she could stay with the Golem forever. Reluctantly, he takes them further in search of a stronger flower.

Somali and the Forest Spirit Episode 4 Musurika Somali and Kikila under the City

What was your favourite element?

As you would expect with this show by now, there are some quite touching moments. Somali standing up to the lizard that guards the flowers was a great moment and when she told it why she wanted the flower, two baby lizards crawled out from beneath their parent’s armour and appeared to plead Somali’s case. The outcome was fairly surprising and even shocked Musurika. Later on, the Golem received some advice on parenting for Kikila’s father which was all too true. As a parent, I couldn’t help but really relate to the events of this episode. This really is an interesting series. I’m very curious to see how it ends.

Somali and the Forest Spirit Episode 4 Tsuchilizard with Children

What have you learnt?

Another thing that I’ve enjoyed about this series is the way that it looks at appearances and shows us that we should never judge others on that alone. Musurika was a scary looking dude, but he looked after the children and even went so far as to basically warn the Golem to keep his promise. None of these events seemed plausible after the first encounter with him, but that’s the beauty of it. I feel like we are learning about this world as children along with Somali. It seems to play on our primal fears in an attempt to show that we should no longer be controlled by them. It is actions that we should be concerned with and not appearances.

Somali and the Forest Spirit Episode 4 Kikila's Father Carrying him to Bed

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