Samurai Jack – Episode XI: Jack and the Scotsman

by Alan Rapp on July 5, 2018

in Television Reviews 

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Samurai Jack - Episode XI: Jack and the Scotsman television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. On the world’s longest rope bridge, Jack‘s (Phil LaMarr) journey is stalled when he comes face-to-face with the Scotsman (John DiMaggio). Having both spent days on the rickety bridge, neither is prepared to back-up and let the other by. The Scotsman’s bagpipes and verbal jabs at Jack only flame tempers further leading to sword fighting lasting all day, all night, and well into the next day. Only the arrival of Aku‘s (Mako) bounty hunters forces the two warriors to put their petty squabble aside and work together.

Although willing to try his best to find a solution other than violence, “Episode XI” does show us that our samurai isn’t above a petty squabble. The episode features some sly smiles by Jack, including those to the unfortunate end of the Scotsman’s bagpipes. Between the pair fighting each other and later working together against the bounty hunters, “Episode XI” features quite a bit of action and, in the end, the introduction of a new ally. A warrior who holds his own against Jack, while very different in temperament, the Scotsman quickly became a fan favorite of the show. He would return multiple times, including in Samurai Jack‘s final season.

Sally July 10, 2018 at 12:24 am

Good episode

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