Carmen Sandiego

  • Title: Carmen Sandiego – The Masks of Venice Caper
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Carmen Sandiego - The Masks of Venice Caper television review

Devineaux (Rafael Petardi) gets a new partner in Agent Zari (Sharon Muthu) as A.C.M.E. sends the pair to Venice in search of Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez) who is in town to steal all the masks at an exhibit before they can fall into the hands of V.I.L.E.. “The Masks of Venice Caper” offers some fun misdirection as the episode leaves larger concerns alone in favor of a heist episode centered around staying one step ahead of both V.I.L.E. and A.C.M.E. A confused Devineaux, for the first time, suspects that there might be more going on with his quarry than he previously considered. The episode offers the return of Hideo (Michael Hagiwara) who gets a better understanding of the life his brother is now leading. Tired of Carmen’s interference, V.I.L.E. decides to lay a trap for the thief in the show’s season finale.

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  • Title: Carmen Sandiego – The Haunted Bayou Caper
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Carmen Sandiego - The Haunted Bayou Caper television review

Carmen (Gina Rodriguez) trades in her fedora for a witch’s hat when Team Red enters a charity gala which agents of V.I.L.E. hope to rob. “The Haunted Bayou Caper” recycles villains we’ve seen before, but it does introduce a new resource for V.I.L.E. in their own computer hacker the Troll (Osric Chau). Devineaux (Rafael Petardi) is also on hand, and, as always, one-step behind. Stealing from a charity is far less glamorous than most of V.I.L.E.’s haunts, but the locale of the spooky old house does offer some twists and secrets hidden in its secret passages.

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  • Title: Carmen Sandiego – The Day of the Dead Caper
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Carmen Sandiego - The Day of the Dead Caper television review

Carmen‘s (Gina Rodriguez) search for mother is put on pause when she runs across a promising young thief named Sonia (Jeannie Tirado) in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead who has caught the eye of a V.I.L.E. recruiter (Sylvia Villagran). Although Sonia is at first uninterested in traveling to any sort of school, both Carmen’s abilities and her attempts to convince Sonia not to enlist have the opposite effect she intended. The Carmen/Sonia dynamic is fun for an episode, and Sonia is one character who I wouldn’t mind seeing more of in the future. Eventually Sonia proves to be as much like Carmen as she hoped, both helping Carmen escape V.I.L.E. capture and choose a path of her own inspired by the woman in the red coat and fedora.

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  • Title: Carmen Sandiego – The Luchadora Tango Caper
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Carmen Sandiego - The Luchadora Tango Caper television review

After months of laying low and falling off the radar of both V.I.L.E. and A.C.M.E., Carmen (Gina Rodriguez) reappears looking for clues to her mother’s identity by breaking into her father’s safety deposit box in Buenos Aires. Her search leads her to Veracruz, Mexico, where she encounters a female luchador with the right name (and fighting spirit) but no familial connection. After the destruction of their facility, V.I.L.E. has relocated to the highlands of Scotland. News of Carmen resurfacing pushes Coach Brunt (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn) into the field – despite the objections of the others. Carmen also tangles with some of the academy’s latest graduates in Spin Kick (Dante Basco) and Fly Trap (Sarah-Nicole Robles). The luchador angle adds some goofy wrestling fun to the premiere that otherwise isn’t all that notable.

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  • Title: Carmen Sandiego – The Opera in the Outback Caper
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Carmen Sandiego - The Opera in the Outback Caper TV review

Carmen (Gina Rodriguez) heads to Sydney, and later the Australian Outback, while trying to foil V.I.L.E.‘s latest scheme involving launching a rocket prematurely and wreaking havoc on the locals. Part of V.I.L.E’s plan involves hypnotizing a rocket scientist (Liam O’Brien) at the Sydney Opera House, and while Zack (Michael Hawley) and Ivy (Abby Trott) are able to prevent the scientist from launching the rocket, a brainwashed Carmen nearly completes V.I.L.E.’s plans.

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