Monday, February 11, 2019

Carmen Sandiego - The Fishy Doubloon Caper

"The Fishy Doubloon Caper" takes Carmen (Gina Rodriguez) to Ecuador in search of sunken treasure. Zack (Michael Hawley) and Ivy (Abby Trott) are along for the ride, providing assistance in helping Carmen stay one-step ahead of V.I.L.E. agents El Topo (Andrew Pifko) and Le Chèvre (Bernardo De Paula). Sadly, Zack proves less helpful at a fish auction when the trio try to reacquire the coin which has been swallowed by a local delicacy. Although still a bit awkward, the episode pulls back a little on Player's (Finn Wolfhard) explanation about the latest locale for Carmen as the show makes some improvements from the previous episode.

The episode is also notable for an extended subplot involving Interpol's Chase Devineaux (Rafael Petardi) who is abducted and then recruited by the shadowy government agents we've seen lurking about in previous episodes. "The Fishy Doubloon Caper " gives the secret government agency a name: A.C.M.E. and a purpose slightly at odds with Devineaux. A.C.M.E. wants Carmen for her personal knowledge of V.I.L.E., while the detective (at least to this point) has been only concerned with catching a thief (regardless of her motives).

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