This installment stands out within the miniseries as it begins to get to the meat of the development of Shaka, who evolves to become a brilliant but driven military strategist and soon-to-be despot. Henry Cele's commanding presence never lets up and he basically continues to steal the show. This coupled with the continuing use of brief, specially-lighted scenes that weave the supernatural into the storyline, helps to give the audience a visual sense of the mythology that was apparently copious in the oral histories of these people.
The "casts of thousands" used for the warriors and subjects, along with the musical performers, must also be commended (along with the costumers), as they added a fascinating cultural context to the story.
Definitely a highly-rated episode.