I'm not questioning why they were picked in the sense of "why were these characters lives impacted by Jack" because they obviously were. I'm questioning why of all the characters to bring back from the previous seasons, why the Ravers when there seemed like there were so many other picks? I mean when people think of the Ravers episode they mostly just think of Jack in that ridiculous get up, not the Ravers themselves. People remember the Woolies as a group and the archers plight and they were prime serious examples of Jack heroism that are among the either most important or remembered episodes of the series. Not so much the Rave episode. Da Samurai was also one of the least liked and hated characters of the entire show. Most people felt the ending of that episode didn't redeem the character and he seems like one of those people would not of ever wanted to see again. I guess he could of been picked again to show for that reason as sort of a troll return but they still spend a fair amount of time on him for that. Maybe if they were normal dogs but these were anthropamorhic talking dogs that you could of easily said had an extended life span or found some sort of eternal age elixur in their history or had an ancestor. Jack helping them against those giant metal beetles is considered the first true battle and act against Aku Jack committs in the future and where his legend truly beings to spread. If there is anyone you want to start with by showing hope and how much good Jack has done, it'd be him. Well at least the Thief is more memorable and remembered as a character then the Ravers. Same with the gangsters honestly. Plus you could of at least had a quick cameo of the thief in the bar mentioning Jack quickly before stealing something and leaving. I guess Demongo is more remembered to make a quick cameo but eh honestly would of made more sense to have him appear then Demongo thinking about it. Clearly someone doesn't know about the amazing rare phenomenon of "baby memories" I kind of kid but the whole ending of that epsiode was suppose to imply the kid was forever changed by the time he spent with Jack and how he inherited the will of the Samurai. I admit it's not the most loved episode (though again Jack and the Rave isn't either) but I'm talking about characters it would make more sense for Ashi to run into who would of impacted Jack's life then some of the ones we got. Plus a lot of the backlash for that episode was ONLY because it was an unintended finale. The second more Jack was announced no on had as much a problem with that epiosde and having a book end with what we know of the start of Jack's quest as well as what we know of it ended would of been a great way bring things full circle.