Oh my gosh! April! In an episode occurring directly after a major revelation about her! Could the series actually be –GASP!–following up on her development in a consistent manner?
(Answer: not really, since the episode that was actually supposed to follow “The Kraang Conspiracy” was apparently “The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones”, which featured April in a more or less disposable role. Still, progress of sorts.)
In any case, we have another monster episode, which actually makes me somewhat optimistic, since these generally turn out to be somewhat inoffensive. Plus, mushrooms, and a non-zero chance that the episode will not be horribly ableist.
By the way, I realize I haven’t posted anything beyond the open threads for most than a month. I’ve been working on stuff–the piece on “The Price”, and several fan fics–but right now, I’m spending time on a rather more time sensitive essay on something else. Once that’s done, there should hopefully be a more steady stream of new material–including, yes, an essay on last episode’s fuckery with the April clone.
As always, post your thoughts, positive, negative, or meta-filled in the comments.
ETA: My thoughts on the episode below the cut.
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