Things take a bleak turn as Lyra goes on a side trip & discovers the fate of one of the missing children.
Lyra & the Gyptians get some formidable muscle, both human and otherwise, in a dazzling, emotionally moving fourth episode.
Lyra finally understands what it means to have a family, as Mrs. Coulter cranks things up on the evil dial.
Lyra discovers Mrs. Coulter’s dark side in an occasionally overstuffed second episode.
HBO & the BBC’s lavish adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy series is off to a fine, visually stunning start.