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    Quote Originally Posted by Afalstein View Post
    Gonna be honest, I really thought the villagers were going to turn out to be figments of Kilowog's imagination, but looks like they were real. Again with the yellow crystals--that stuff is alarmingly common. I agree it's being built up for Sinestro--the villager's emblem even vaguely reflected their symbol--but it seems like Kilowog and Hal should be already familiar with it if that were the case. Sinestro didn't appear in the pilot so I assume he's gone rogue already, but we haven't even heard about him--which I'd expect if he were being built up. But nothing.
    I suspect Sinestro's already been exiled from the Corps but hasn't found an alternative to the GL Power Ring... yet.

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    A bit of a tame and predictable episode, although I didn't expect the villagers to be innocent. I thought they the lady villager was purposely trying to mess with Kilowog but it wasn't that much of a shocker to learn that both sides were innocent.

    The part with Aya was kinda dumb. I expected her to give him the same speech but with words that sounded less harsh but she gave him a "kinder" speech. A big facepalm for her.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlgeaX View Post
    I suspect Sinestro's already been exiled from the Corps but hasn't found an alternative to the GL Power Ring... yet.
    That sounds likely to me. I can see it in the next season premiere - call from headquarters. "Hal, we've got trouble... Sinestro is back." Razer or Aya or someone asks who he is. Exposition about his betrayal and exile/imprisonment/whatever. He arrives to mess up Oa with fancy new Yellow duds.

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    Not bad. For a second there I thought one of those Nadara was going to be Apros (a GL in the comics).

    That was a good poop joke. I like that I can still laugh at that sort of thing gag.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlgeaX View Post
    I suspect Sinestro's already been exiled from the Corps but hasn't found an alternative to the GL Power Ring... yet.
    I suspect since they're not really going for straight origins for the more famous characters appearing on this show, yeah Sinestro's probably exiled already or stewing in a Science cell. It would be interesting if say the Red Lanterns invade Oa in the season finale and during the chaos, a couple prisoners get loose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Toon View Post
    A bit of a tame and predictable episode, although I didn't expect the villagers to be innocent. I thought they the lady villager was purposely trying to mess with Kilowog but it wasn't that much of a shocker to learn that both sides were innocent.

    The part with Aya was kinda dumb. I expected her to give him the same speech but with words that sounded less harsh but she gave him a "kinder" speech. A big facepalm for her.
    I'm surprised to see people didn't like this episode. I loved it. This show continues to be shockingly good with an amount of depth I truly didn't expect.

    Not to pick on you Master Toon, but I found much of the brilliance of this ep to be found in your two points.

    First, this episode shows how fear and miscommunication lead to conflict. Fear was derived from the orem and the mute Nadara led to miscommunication. Hal took the time to "listen" to them and understand and he was able to resolve the conflict. Expect this to be a lesson that pays dividends later in the series.

    Second, the whole point of that part with Aya was to show that she doesn't understand the complexities faced by organic beings. She thought she could just come up with a similar "melody" to solve the problem. It's deeper than that. This issue was foreshadowed by the seeming ineffectiveness of her food finding device. The matter the device identified may have been completely edible, but it couldn't detect how much work was needed to get to the food nor the need for food to appeal on a base level to the senses. Of course the orem soup and the sugar vines at the end showed that senses can be misleading as well.

    I think this will be a continuing development for Aya.

    This episode was well done. I like how it has a different style than Young Justice. I'm sure if I ever watched it back to back with Thundercats I'd appreciate the similarities.

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    I loved how Hal and Kilowog were disgusted at each others foods. On the subject I'm glad they addressed the issue of food as I was (sadly I know) thinking how do they have enough food? well here they answered my petty question.

    Kilowogs flashback was heartbreaking and I know I've seen something about his past before but I couldn't quite remember.

    Those giant jellyfish were gross

    The best parts of the episode were between Aya and Razer, really interesting stuff.

    So the yellow rocks do more than block a GL's power they mess with their minds too.

    Kilowog vs Hal was fantastic the fight scenes in this show get more and more amazing.

    It was good to see that the villagers and the jellyfish weren't bad. It was quite refreshing that there was no out and out villain. It also explains why the jellyfish didn't want the villagers using the yellow rocks.

    A good episode but probably the weakest one yet but that doesn't mean it was bad. 4 out of 5.
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    It wasn't quite as amazing as the last several, but it was still good. Nice to see the yellow element make another appearance.

    Also, Kilowog's "What exactly is...cheese?" was priceless. XD

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    Razer continues to be the most interesting character in the show. Him sitting in a room reciting the Red Lantern oath is a lot better and more compelling than the Star Trek TOS plot we got.

    It was a well executed TOS plot, and I'm glad we got more of Kilowog's backstory, but it was fairly predictable and a bit boring. Hal making friends with Norman, and actually having a non-humanoid alien not being a bad guy, were good, but then the Kilowog side brought it back down.

    But yeah Razer struggling to recite the oath, seeing how it affects him, how much it pains him, how much he really doesn't want to do it but does so anyway because he has to and if he doesn't then the Red Lanterns could win. That's powerful stuff, that's the making of a deep character. That's the kind of stuff I want to see more of from this series and what could push it into being ore than just an above average cartoon in my eyes.

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    Definitely my least favorite episode of the series. Especially the lack of voice actors for the other villagers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reflection View Post
    I'm surprised to see people didn't like this episode. I loved it. This show continues to be shockingly good with an amount of depth I truly didn't expect.
    Agreed. This was one of the best episodes so far, imo.

    I think it was very emotional and thought provoking, and the pacing of the episode felt really good. And I like how they are starting to flesh out the emotional spectrum, with the yellow element and the red one.

    I liked Kilowag's back story, and his love story. I liked Hal as usual, and Razor and Aya's subplot was really well done and added to the main plot, by underscoring the ties between elements and emotions. Now, I wasn't completely clear: did Aya's oath not work? Seemed like it didn't, unless I'm missing something.

    I liked both alien races, and found their designs and stories interesting.

    One thing did bother me though: how come all these alien races speak and understand english? I guess it's just one of those things that we need to suspend our disbelief with, but it would have been nice if they somehow established that maybe the lanterns have a way of translating instantly using the ring or some other technology (maybe similar to the 'babel fish' in "The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy").

    Anyway, excellent episode, with a lot of nice foreshadowing. I can't wait for next week with the Star Sapphires!!
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