Sunday, March 30, 2014

Teen Titans Go! - Missing

In an episode that references both DuckTales and The NeverEnding Story, "Missing" provides a get-rich scheme for Robin (Scott Menville), Cyborg (Khary Payton), and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) by returning Silkie to Killer Moth (Menville). Although Starfire (Hynden Walch) is heartbroken to find her beloved pet missing, Raven (Tara Strong) is relieved - at least until Starfire turns her unwanted affection, and tongue baths, onto her.

Although I never quite buy Robin leading the charge to do something he knows will hurt Starfire, the threesome justifying their actions as "the right thing to do" allows them to hand over the pet to a super-villain who honestly missed the creature (a nice touch) but also has nefarious plans for Silkie while enjoying the fruits of their good deed in the form of a ridiculous reward that buys them jets, race cars, giant lasers, and even their own money vault filled with gold to dive into whenever they wish.

The result of their actions creates a giant Silkie not out for destruction but for love, much to Killer Moth's dismay, as Starfire and Raven ride the giant Falkor-esque Silkie into the great beyond for new adventures in what is one of the show's best episodes.

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