“Marco Polo” (Netflix) has ended its’ first TV season with 10 complete episodes. It can be seen with “video on demand” over at Netflix. You can sign up today & receive a month free. It will be $7.99 for each month after that. The 10th episode is called, “The Heavenly and Primal.” The TV rating is labeled “MA” for mature audiences because of female nudity & sexual situations.
“Marco Polo” stars, Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Remy Hii (Prince Jingim) & Zhu Zhu (Kokachin).
“The Heavenly and Primal” opened with Marco & the Khan’s engineer working on the machines that throw boulder rocks into the air. Jusuf was executed so that Marco can live to build a weapon of destruction for war. Everything is on the line for Marco who wants to please the great Kublai Khan. Kaidu also wants to please Khan, but he wants to lead the army into war. Khan tells him “no” & Kaidu refuses to go into battle with his warriors. Khan banishes him from the “yuan dynasty” fortress.
The Blue Princess is scared & she goes to Marco. She asks him to run away with her before war begins. Marco will but only after war. The machines he has built has never been tested & Khan says that if they fail, he will leave Marco to die on the battle field.
Khan is frustrated & scared because his ambition is bigger than himself. They march toward “shun yang.” Marco’s idea succeeds as the boulders break through the wall. Prince Jingim is wounded badly as Marco & Byamba charge the fortress. The boy emperor of the “song dynasty” is hidden inside the tunnels. Chancellor Jia Sidao stays behind on a throne he had wished was his.
As Khan’s soldiers storm the fortress. Marco is challenged by Jia who beats him to the floor. “Hundred eyes” (who is blind) comes to finish what he started with the assassination of Jia Sidao. Their powerful Kung Fu battle is to the death. “Hundred eyes” is victorious. The great Kublai Khan sits on another city throne he has conquered in his quest to rule all of China.
The blue princess has fled the “yuan fortress” leaving Marco behind. Mei Lin kills a male servant & looks for her daughter. She finds a wall painting that shows a traitor holding the severed head of Khan. The traitor looks like Ahmed who is the minister of finance. He oversaw the design of that painting. Mei Lin likes his ideas & may become an ally to him in the future.
“Marco Polo” has been picked up by Netlfix for a second TV season in 2015.