ThunderCats (2011) - "The Forever Bag" Episode 22 Recap
While the rest of the ThunderCats are away at Mount Plun-Darr, Wilykit, Wilykat, and Snarf continue their hunt for Tookit the Raccoon.
Wilykat, Wilykit, and Snarf continue to search for Tookit the Raccoon. After locating him, the kittens find themselves tricked into being his assistant thieves along with other children. Wilykit and Wilykat decide to get revenge by taking Tookit’s prized jewel and tricking him into admitting all of his crimes. While Tookit is arrested, he slyly winks at the fact that he can escape only with a pin he still possesses.
The Forever Bag shows plenty of imagination through its unusual concept of displaying the environment within the limitless “Forever Bag”. Tookit holds a rather devious personality as a clever thief, though he can be tricked. This is one of those filler episodes where most of what happens here is not all that important, which has made various viewers think this story was practically pointless. Whether or not Tookit was planned to become some sort of antagonist later on is unknown, and we’ll probably never know considering the current state of the series. As I said in the recap for Survival of the Fittest, I personally enjoy Wilykit and Wilykat’s constant humor and sense of adventure; they are a breeze of fresh air and distinct from all the drama often on display with the rest of the ThunderCats group. In my opinion, I actually really enjoy these type of standalone episodes for executing a well written piece similar to the style of a Saturday morning cartoon. Not many action series even try to follow that type of route anymore because how of unappealingly cliche it risks turning out. I give the ThunderCats 2011 crew a major thumbs up for at least pulling off a great effort in creating these types of fun stories.