Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Umbrella Academy - World's Biggest Ball of Twine

While Luther (Tom Hopper) spends a little time with the Sparrows, Vanya (Elliot Page) makes an important change, Diego (David Castañeda) spends some time with his son, Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) returns dejected, and Klaus (Robert Sheehan) and Five (Aidan Gallagher) take a road trip (giving us the episode's title) that leads to an important discovery about the Umbrella Academy's existence in this new timeline. The episode carefully, but quickly, deals with Vanya becoming Viktor which is accepted by his family allowing the story to continue, and despite being a hostage of the Sparrows for most of the episode Luther continues to fall for Sloane (Genesis Rodriguez).

"World's Biggest Ball of Twine" is an early episode with more teases than reveals, at least up until Five's big revelation to close the episode, with the Sparrow storyline treading water and the apocalypse not yet revealed. Although his family still doesn't understand the consequences of them living in a world where they were never born, Five's early retirement appears to have been put on hold. The giant ball of destruction continues to build underneath their team's old home suggesting another impending apocalypse to be averted. We also get another appearance by Harlan Cooper (Callum Keith Rennie) whose role in the story has yet to be revealed as well.

  • Title: The Umbrella Academy - World's Biggest Ball of Twine
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