Month: January 2017

Gargoyles: The Mirror – Episode Review

Demona’s sick and tired of her plans being thwarted by meddling gargoyles. She’s decided to bring in the big guns. Namely, one of the most powerful of Oberon’s Children: The Puck. That’s right, the one from Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. He’s no fairy, though; he’s a dark elf. As if being made of pure magic isn’t enough, he’s also a trickster’s trickster. Don’t turn your back. Watch your wording. And be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.

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Gargoyles: Lighthouse in the Sea of Time – Episode Review Continued

Macbeth is hot on the trail of the second set of Merlin’s scrolls. They’re supposed to contain magic spells. Do they? Well, they’re magical, all right. Broadway and Hudson are learning the importance of the written word. This ep is all about literacy. It’s not exactly what Macbeth had in mind, though.

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Gargoyles: Lighthouse in the Sea of Time – Episode Review

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It’s the archeological find of the decade! The Scrolls of Merlin are being brought from their home across the sea to NYC. Elisa and Matt are in charge of security for some reason, meaning the gargoyles won’t be far away. Things go swimmingly until two mercs in Harrier jets attack. There are many, many people who want the scrolls, but who’s gutsy/desperate enough to steal them like this? And what do they want with them? Rumor is, the books hold powerful spells.

Hudson plays an integral part in the effort to reclaim the scrolls. He makes two unlikely friend along the way. We also learn the importance of literacy – in case there was any doubt about its value.

This isn’t one of my favorite episodes, but **SPOILER** Macbeth and Owen are in it, so it’s got that going for it.

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Gargoyles: Legion – Episode Review Continued

We’re about to face the Legion in Coldstone’s mind. One look in his skull leaves no question why he’s not the most stable reanimated gargoyle in the world. To make things infinitely worse, the virus that infected Coldstone when he downloaded the Department of Defense weapons specs is growing. It’s destroying the program that creates his world and keeps him functional. Goliath uses virtual reality to enter Coldstone’s mind, but will the clan leader fall victim to the virus too? What will become of Coldstone? And how will Xanatos benefit from all this?

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Gargoyles: Legion – Episode Review

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In the Gargoyles-verse, the dead don’t always stay dead. If anyone proves this, it’s Coldstone. Through Demona’s sorcery and David Xanatos’s science, the gargoyle who died in the destruction of the Wyvern Clan walked the earth again. But the very sorceress who gave him life shot him in the chest with a laser, sending him into the icy river. Now, seven months later, he’s having his second Reawakening. Things are more complicated than ever, though. Not one but three gargoyles body parts make up his mortal coil; their three spirits struggle for control over his body. And what part does Xanatos play in all this?

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Gargoyles: Metamorphosis – Episode Review Continued

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A simple progress-report trip to Gen-U-Tech is changing Derek Maza’s life forever. There’s no going back. Will he press forward and make the best of the situation, or will he cave in to despair? It’s not what’s on the outside that counts, even if that’s what’s causing the challenge. It’s what’s inside. We’re about to see what Derek is made of. We’re also going to learn the truth behind his transformation. The antagonists are making the fight personal, going more than skin deep with their maneuvers.

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Gargoyles: Metamorphosis – Episode Review

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Change is good, so They say. Derek Maza agrees – at the moment. Life is good as a Xanatos Enterprises employee. But after the radical life change he’s about to experience in this episode, his opinion might change just as much.

Elisa will have to face his change as well. She’s reaping a crop from the seeds she planted in the beginning of Her Brother’s Keeper.

This episode grates on me. It’s like a puzzle piece that almost fits but doesn’t. Or like a Sliders parallel dimension that’s almost identical to the true Gargoyles-verse, but the characters are just a bit darker. They feel…off. Through the episode review, I’ll do my best to grease the gears and file the edges. It might take some mental acrobatics, but I’m a pro at rationalization/justification.

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Gargoyles: Leader of the Pack – Episode Review Continued

Watch your back; the Pack is moving in for the kill! Revenge is buy-one, get-one tonight, but the price is still high. With anger clouding the judgement of our protagonists and antagonists, the upcoming battle will be merciless. At the end of the day, what does each side win? More than you’d think.

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Gargoyles: Leader of the Pack – Episode Review

Hello, season 2! We kick off the season with a bang! Lots of explosions, actually. We meet a mysterious stranger in gold and black exo-armor and wears an Anubis-head mask. His task? To spring the Pack from Riker’s Island prison. What’s the nature of his game? Revenge. Who is this masked man? He’s not Iron Man, but he’s close. The Pack’s arrival on the scene forces the clan, namely Lexington, to reevaluate their priorities. Vengeance is a sucker’s game, but will that stop Lex from going all-in?

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