Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wander Over Yonder - The Loose Screw

Stopping to help an elderly hero whose starship has broken down, Wander (Jack McBrayer) and Sylvia (April Winchell) are forced to choose between staying to assist the marooned Stella Starbella (June Squibb) and her cat or leave to stop a planetary invasion. Believing the old woman, and not just her ship, may have a screw loose, Sylvia is unable to convince Wander to leave leading to the planet being conquered followed quickly by a surprise for our intrepid heroes as Starbella seizes the moment to take down her old adversary Mandrake the Malfeasant and prove the old dame still has what it takes.

"The Loose Screw" has a nice lesson not only for the audience but our heroes about patience and respecting their elders. Despite the senility on display in the early scenes of Stella, and a glacial pace that drives Sylvia nuts, the woman proves herself a true hero (as does her pretty awesome cat). And along the way the episode has some fun with elderly and passwords and the slow race to a climactic battle between Stella and her old adversary.

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