Samurai Jack – Episode X: Jack and the Lava Monster

by Alan Rapp on June 14, 2018

in Television Reviews 

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Samurai Jack - Episode X: Jack and the Lava Monster television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Following a mysterious call in the wildrness, though a valley of bodies and a mountain of traps, leads Jack (Phil LaMarr) to a cursed warrior (Richard McGonagle) deep within the mountain. Cursed by Aku (Mako) and left for eternity encased in a rocky prison, the warrior awaits for an opponent worthy enough to defeat him in battle and send him to Valhalla. Initially refusing to fight, Jack agrees to a one-on-one battle which frees the viking and delivers his long-sought peace.

Although Aku doesn’t appear in the episode, he is referenced in the moving cave paintings that are used to tell the viking’s tale. Finding a kindred spirit in a warrior who has lost his world and been cursed by Aku, Jack is unable to deny the viking’s request. Jack’s victory means the viking’s demise, but he does help another enemy of Aku find the kind of peace that he himself so desperately seeks.

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Jack June 19, 2018 at 8:17 am

one of my favorites

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