Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Voltron - The Colony

"The Colony" offers the turning point to the season that been foreshadowed for several episodes. The return of Keith (Steven Yeun) allows for the reveal of who Lotor (A.J. LoCascio) really is, and what despicable lengths he is willing to go to in his quest for quintessence (including harvesting Alteans as living batteries). It seems there's more than a little of his father in Lotor. Unfortunately for Allura (Kimberly Brooks), Keith doesn't arrive soon enough to spare her heartache.

With Lotor revealed as a villain, and now in control of the ships Allura helped build which could be enough to unite the Galrea under one banner, the show looks to return to a similar set-up found in the early seasons of the show. The reveal of Shiro (Josh Keaton) as Haggar's (Cree Summer) puppet, also long foreshadowed, doesn't hurt the Voltron Paladins as much as expected given Keith's return and his willingness to return to assume his role as the pilot of the Black Lion. The real question here is whether or not the move is permanent and if Shiro is even capable of being saved.

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