Thursday, November 3, 2022

Kung Fu - The Compass

Learning that Henry (Eddie Liu) has gotten in trouble in Iceland and is on the run from a mercenary (Josh Blacker) in Bangkok, Nicky (Olivia Liang) calls in help from old beau Evan (Gavin Stenhouse), current beau Bo (Ben Levin), and even Razor (Donald Sales) to find her ex before his trouble catches up with him. After their reunion, Nicky helps Henry look into the compass, the missing loadstone, and the mystery it unlocks (which it turns out is linked to Henry in ways he never understood). The compass story feels more than a little rushed, balancing a magical quest, destiny, and unresolved romantic questions all at once.

While the title of the episode comes from the artifact Henry has been carrying around, "The Compass" also features multiple B-stories including Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) finding a new role in Limbo, Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) getting back into the world (in a subplot also foreshadowing trouble down the line for Nicky and her family), Althea (Shannon Dang) finding a way to help without her computer skills, and relationship drama for Ryan (Jon Prasida).While the Pei-Ling plot may eventually have the most impact, it's Zhilan's journey, and where it will eventually lead, I'm the most curious about moving forward.

  • Title: Kung Fu - The Compass
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