Carmen Sandiego – The Opera in the Outback Caper

by Alan Rapp on March 2, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • 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.

“The Opera in the Outback Caper” is notable for Carmen’s fight with Le Chèvre (Bernardo De Paula) in the scaffolding above the opera and her last-second save after Zack manages to break the spell V.I.L.E. has over her. We also see the return of Graham (Michael Goldsmith) who V.I.L.E. has returned to his old life after wiping all memories of them, and Carmen, from his mind. While initially excited at the opportunity of a second chance to reconnect with her old friend, Carmen is forced to admit to herself that her proximity would only cause him harm as she fades back into the shadows once more.

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