After the dick moved pulled by Adult swim, we finally go to see the latest episode of Samurai Jack a week late, thanks a lot but the wait was well worth it. Four episodes into the season and it continues to pick up pace. The animation was brilliant but what stood out the most was the humor of the episode. So here is my take on the new episode of Samurai Jack.
The episode continues to build on jack’s hallucinations and struggle within himself, I like this idea of continuing this idea rather then just be a one time thing. This shows the amount of weathering Jack has taken over . His brief fight with Ashi, the surviving daughter of Aku, continues to show that he is a better fighter, using her own weapon against her effectively. The following sequence goes to show how unknowing Ashi is and continues to blast Jack with hate. Our man Jack replies with somthing we all have been thinking “now you are just repeating yourself”. As it turns out the place they are standing is actually a gigantic monster, and they get swallowed into it.
As they fall down, Ashi attacks Jack, fails to strike a blow and gets knocked unconscious and Jack saves her jumping down a soft patch. The whole episode has a very sarcastic and cynical tone. While Jack and Ashi are attacked by an army of tiny bugs, as Jack fights off the bunny toothed bugs, Ashi continues to trouble Jack, to a point where Jack screams in frustration. After escaping the bugs not only does Jack hallucinates an argument with himself but Ashi as well. After this Jack saves her, again, they just should have named this episode Jack Saves Ashi’s Ass instead.
Ashi keeps on rambling on and on about Aku’s greatness and Jack’s evil, in return gives a very Jedi-esque response. They make there way to an air pocket and begin their escape, as a result of Ashi’s bounds are broken. Jack carries Ashi and swims back to shore. A very pivotal scene occurs, she begins to sneak up behind Jack with the intentions of killing him but after a flashback she drops her weapon sitting down. Although, we could already she the split within Ashi, and how her attitude may have changed but we need a more convincing sequence to show her turn.