Samurai Jack – Episode VI: Jack and the Warrior Woman

by Alan Rapp on June 1, 2017

in Television Reviews 

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Samurai Jack - Episode VI: Jack and the Warrior Woman TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his never-ending quest to make his way home. While Jack (Phil LaMarr) lost many battles in his war with Aku (Mako), it’s rare to see him as defeated as he appears at the end of “Episode VI.” Nor can I think of any episode which relies so heavily on montage (to good effect). Learning of a magical jewel which can fulfill the samurai’s most fervent wish, Jack sadly doesn’t heed the warning from the shopkeeper about a looming ultimate evil gathering closer to him, nor does he notice the obvious signs that his new companion is not who she appears to be.

Initially helping the samurai take out some of Aku’s robotic warriors, and boasting her own tale of woe, Ikra (Jennifer Martin) joins the samurai on his quest. What’s obvious to the audience, through various hints over the course of the episode, but not the samurai is the true identity of Jack’s traveling companion. Of all the times Aku beat Jack this one has some extra sting. Tricking the samurai into delivering the jewel directly into his grasp, Aku’s victory is complete. Samurai Jack’s failure here will lead down a much longer road before he ever finds his way back home and is granted the chance to destroy the evil that is Aku.

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