I have a distinct memory of watching these episodes out of context with the rest of the series back when they came out. So much so that they activated another memory in my brain of a piece of fan fiction I wrote about some video game I was playing at the time directly inspired by the events of these episodes.
There’s a slim chance I could find those incredibly plagiarising writings, but I think it’s better if I not bother. For I feel the amount of cringing I would do would cause me to turn into a singularity and consume the Earth. And none of us want that.
Upon rewatching these episodes, I have a distinct memory of having seen them once before. Although most of the details of them had been lost to time and my bad memory. I think it was around a time where a friend of mine encouraged me to watch them as this was the part of the series where it “got good”, although upon this revisitation I feel like it’s been pretty good right from the beginning.
This is certainly a collection of episodes that acts as a major turning point in the series and a shift in the dynamic of power between a number of our character’s villains.
Watching the first two of these episodes, following by a third from the second season helped me realise the jump in quality the series had taken suddenly in the third season. Pivoting from what was a relatively simplistic and almost childlike approach to the stories and adding a little more complexity and maturity to it.
I’ve never gone out of my way to criticise the series for being a show with a young audience demographic, but the realisation that it could go a little darker helped the series turn a corner and make me enjoy it even more than I had been before.
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