- Title: Samurai Jack – Episode V: Jack in Space
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Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his never-ending quest to make his way home. While running from a pack of Aku‘s (Mako) killer robot Mantoids, Jack (Phil LaMarr) accidentally leads them to the secret base of a group of scientists attempting to build a rocket ship to escape the evil that is Aku. Given that his actions caused their discovery, Jack sticks around to help the group escape Earth. After a few rigorous tests, and much discussion, the group designs him a rocket suit to help them flee and a plan to use the escape pod at sublight speed to use science to slingshot the samurai back to his rightful time.
More often than not, Jack is seeking a portal or some other magical way to return to his own time. It was magic which brought the samurai to Aku’s future, so that makes perfect sense. The idea that science may offer the solution is a nice touch (and it gets Jack into space!), but alas our hero puts the needs of others above his own and sacrifices one of his best chances to make it home and defeat Aku before the evil creature can rise to power. His quest will continue.