Month: February 2017

Gargoyles: City of Stone part 1 – Episode Review

After stealing the Phoenix Gate and using it to make an abortive attempt at changing the past and thus the future, Demona realizes she’s outmatched and so surrenders. Ha! Never! She’s scheming new schemes and dreaming old dreams. This time, she’s using the spells she tore from the Grimorum Arcanorum to take one minute of life from everyone who sees and hears the spell. She’s convinced David Xanatos that she can confer those minutes upon herself and him. They’ll have a big audience, too: anyone in range of a TV. Besides that, she’s ruminating on her history, beginning with the Vikings’ attack. Turns out she and Macbeth – yes, our Macbeth – were contemporaries. Meanwhile, Xanatos is discovering why the episode’s title is City of Stone and why you don’t give Demona even an iota of trust. There’s magic afoot today, and nothing is as it seems.

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Gargoyles: Vows – Episode Review Continued

David Xanatos and Fox have sworn their Vows. Now they and David’s surly father Petros are in 975AD Scotland, courtesy of the Phoenix Gate. David and Fox aren’t on honeymoon yet. No, they’re here to guarantee Xanatos’s past, present, and future with the help of a coin and the Illuminati Society.

Demona and Goliath are abroad as well. Unlike Xanatos, Demona wants to rewrite her history. Her younger self offers the chance to avoid the mistakes of youth. Namely, letting the humans betray her and destroy Clan Wyvern. Never mind that she was a betrayer too. We’re about to learn how time travel works in the Gargoyles Universe. Hint: this ain’t Star Trek.

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Gargoyles: Vows – Episode Review

Happy post-Valentine’s Day week! Today’s episode continues what Eye of the Beholder started. David Xanatos and Fox are getting married. That’s right, the lives of two significant antagonists are changing irrevocably. That’s groundbreaking stuff. Who does antagonist-extraordinaire Xanatos choose as his best man? Goliath. Fox’s maid of honor is Demona. No, they haven’t lost their minds. This is all a plot to obtain the Phoenix Gate and time travel to 975 in Scotland. Xanatos’s past, present, and future depend on it.

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Gargoyles: Eye of the Beholder – Episode Review Continued

The Eye of the Beholder may determine value and beauty, but the Eye of Odin determines how it’s going to magically give you “power and insight.” In Fox’s case, it turned her into a ravenous, self-loathing beast who on multiple occasions almost kills her fiancé, David Xanatos. Welcome to the conclusion of the Eye of the Beholder episode review, where antagonists’ lives change and protagonists actually wise up.

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Gargoyles: Eye of the Beholder – Episode Review

Happy Valentines, and an early Happy Halloween! Welcome to one of my all-time favorite episodes, Eye of the Beholder. In this episode, David Xanatos proposes to Fox, who agrees. They seal the deal with the Eye of Odin. It’s no coincidence that right after, werefox sightings appear ar0und the city. Elisa meets the creature face to hairy face. But it’s up to Xanatos and Owen to save Fox before the eye destroys her. She’s not too hot on the idea, though. Or rather, Were!Fox isn’t.

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Gargoyles: The Silver Falcon – Episode Review Continued

Matt Bluestone’s life hangs in the balance, and only Elisa and Broadway can help. Dracon is a ruthless gangster and won’t hesitate to kill the detective if it helps find the Dracon family jewels. But old Mace Malone isn’t giving up the location so easily. His notes offer only mockery and riddles. Is Elisa and Broadway’s new partnership strong enough to save Matt? Will Dracon ever get the jewels?

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Gargoyles: The Silver Falcon – Episode Review

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Gangsters, stolen jewels, and a kidnapped detective. This is Gargoyles’s nod to film noir, starring Broadway and Elisa. Dracon is out of prison and back in business. He’s looking for the family jewels – the literal ones. To make things more interesting, Matt Bluestone ends up in the gang’s hands. He knows too much. His friend from the FBI knows even more, though. I’m talking Illuminati-level knowledge. That’s right, there’s even a secret society in this ep!

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Gargoyles: The Mirror – Episode Review Continued

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the trickiest of them all? Puck! Demona is about to get more than she bargained for. You’d think after 1000+ years of life she’d know better than to trust a fae. The rest of Manhattan is in for a surprise too. It’s up to Elisa and the clan, in whatever form they find themselves, to stop Demona’s genocide attempts and free Puck so he can go back to doing whatever tricksy things fae do.

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