Picking up where the last episode left off, “I Feel the Earth Move” boils down into basically two separate fight sequences with the Guardians of the Galaxy taking on Thanos (Isaac C. Singleton Jr.) who now has control of the Cosmic Seed. The first encounter in the Himalayan Mountains doesn’t turn out all too well for our heroes (although it does allow them to temporarily remove Thanos from Earth), while the second encounter in New York City puts the entire planet at risk as the heroes not only have to worry about Thanos (whose power to create tentacle vines doesn’t appear as threatening as it probably should) but also Ronan (Jonathan Adams) who plans to kill Thanos by destroying the planet.
In “I’ve Been Searching So Long” the Guardians remain on Earth searching for the Cosmic Seed in the former home of Attilan deep in the Himalayan Mountains. The closer the Guardians get the seed each begins to experience visions similar to those of Peter Quill (Will Friedle) and they will be tempted to steal the seed for themselves. The team’s infighting comes at a horrible moment, allowing Ronan (Jonathan Adams) to sweep in and steal the prize. Although they Guardians are able to rally and retrieve the Cosmic Seed from their foe things take another dark turn with the arrival of Thanos (Isaac C. Singleton Jr.). Providing lots of action, the Cosmic Seed storyline wanes as the episode repeats Ronan’s control over the seed with Thanos leaving a cliffhanger which suggests the Guardians will need to regroup give us a very similar episode next week.
The search for the Cosmic Seed leads Peter Quill (Will Friedle) and Cosmo (James Arnold Taylor) to Earth with Korath (Dave Fennoy) on their heels. Separated from the rest of the Guardians, Star Lord and the telepathic dog will have to deal with Korath and his soldiers alone with their only help coming from Peter’s childhood bully. Cosmo is one of my favorite Guardians, so it’s nice to see him back in action here. Despite his army, Korath continues to be a rather uninteresting villain. Quill’s return home, however, does have its moments, especially concerning Cosmo’s attempts to blend in and later following the arrival of the rest of the Guardians.