Monday, April 24, 2017

Samurai Jack - Episode XCVII

Ashi's (Tara Strong) search for Samurai Jack (Phil LaMarr) leads her through the show's past as characters from several episodes are referenced, including the Three Blind Archers, the Woolies, and the Ravers - each with their own tale of Jack's heroics, and even a bar full of Aku's former minions. It's a fun walk down memory lane for fans of the show, while also serving the purpose of confirming Ashi's change of heart concerning the samurai leading the young woman to literally washing away the last vestiges of connection to Aku (Greg Baldwin). Her journey eventually leads her to a hopeless samurai prepared to commit seppuku, spurred on by the words of the mysterious Horseman.

The other half of the episode features the severed, but still working head, of the robotic assassin Scaramouch (Tom Kenny) attempting to get back to Aku and tell his master that Jack is no longer in possession of his magical sword. Thankfully for Jack, Ashi is able to rekindle some hope within the samurai and a few more of Jack's friends stall the assassin on his trip home, hopefully buying enough time for Jack to find his sword before Aku learns his enemy is without his prized possession.

No comments: