That's when the episode really got good for me, when Ukulele Man shows his true self. Up to that point, it just seemed like typical Dandy shenanigans. Then we get this tossed at us, and it shocks us into the story. It's such a dark, stark turn that I don't think any of us expected. More so with Dandy's reaction - considering in previous episodes he used QT as a shield, his own desire to save them was surprising.
Originally Posted by Light Lucario
The episode certainly went into high gear, and only improved greatly with the River of time imagery. Dandy surfing was the best moment of the War of Undies and Vest episode. But while the surfing scene was a save from a less than interesting episode, the surfing scene here was the perfect climax. Even knowing about the Reset Button, I did care if Dandy succeeded.
The river of time looked pretty nice. I kind of figured that Commander Gel would see his mother there, but I was expecting it to turn out differently than that. Watching the Ukulele Man burn up and finally have his own smile was fairly creepy, but a nice ending for him at the same time. I guess that Meow and QT were able to get out of the river of time, but I suppose it doesn't matter either when everything will go back to normal in the next episode. Overall, it was an okay episode. There were some good creepy moments and the whole scene at the river of time was nice as well.
It's strange to feel this good about a Space Dandy episode. For most of Season 1, it's quality seemed to be shaky. It didn't seem to know what type of humor it wants, it's genres was all over the place, and the humor was give and take. And most rarely got to the level of Cowboy Bebop good. This episode manages to reach that level in the second half, being consistent in quality throughout. There wasn't any groan worthy moments, i wasn't bored, and the humor was pretty funny.
Maybe like IGPX, Space Dandy finally gotten it's stride in its second season. I hope this is the case, because Dandy does have plenty of talent and potential.
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