TMNT (2012) New Episode Open Thread (Spoilers)
22 November 2013 9 Comments
“Follow the Leader” and “Mutagen Man Unleashed” have easily been my favorite episodes this season. Not coincidentally, they heavily featured Karai and April, respectively. This week’s episode apparently focuses on both, so despite last weeks execrable episode and my complete contempt for Ciro Nieli, I have hopes for this one.
As always, post your thoughts, positive, negative, or meta-filled in the comments.
[Content Note: Suicide]
What I liked:
- Casey and April are very cute together.
- Casey is charming, and has quickly joined Karai and April in my list of favorite characters.
- The Robot Foot Ninja, when they move in inhuman ways and go from “incapable of standing up” to “skating in perfect unison provide some pleasantly unsettling moments.
- The episodes passes the Bechdel Test. Hooray, episode!
What I disliked:
- WHAT WHAT WHAT the hell show why are you justifying Donnie’s stalking don’t do that ever.
- I really hated that all it took for April to forgive and forget her very legitimate grievances against the turtles was being rescued by them. Given that that’s essentially the whole plot of this episode…
- Karai’s interest in April has apparently blossomed into something considerably less interesting. I mean, I could get Karai being curious about why everyone seemed to want her. I don’t get the hatred, except as a way to have the two girls be rivals to one another.
- Is it just me, or is “Chrome Dome”‘s design basically a modified version of Bradford’s Foot uniform from his debut?
- I still await the moment when Michelangelo simply stabs himself on the heart and kills himself, because he thought it seemed like a good idea. It’d be perfectly consistent with his characterization.
- So in two episodes, Casey has gotten two outfits, actual friends, and manages to have way less trouble with Foot robots than April with her actual ninja training? And they were worried about making her “too powerful”?
The other stuff:
- Not long ago, I asked just what exactly the Kraang was getting from their continued alliance with The Foot. This episode provided a partial answer, as I realized that the Kraang has the resources to easily take over the Shredder’s organization. I’m still not sure why they would want to, but it’s good to know that they’re not nearly as compromised as I initially thought.