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Episode XI (Jack And The Scotsman) Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
2001 607-011
Cartoon Network Studios, Rough Draft Studios
 featuring Jack, Aku

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Episode XI (Jack and the Scotsman) 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: lymang, April 16, 2002

This is one of the best episodes in the first season of Samurai Jack. The Scotsman appears first as a potential enemy for Jack, but it becomes rapidly apparent that he is no ordinary enemy, and after an extensive battle against each other, they realize that they are actually on the same side (the old "enemy of my enemy is my friend" proverb). What ensues is a riotous good time (fighting the forces of Aku, of course!) with Jack and the Scotsman, and a lasting friendship is formed. The Scotsman returns in the second season, and forms the basis for one of the best episodes in the second season as well.
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Fury, Part 1 Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
2002 1.16 14
Warner Bros. Television Animation
 featuring Shayera Hol/Hawkgirl, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Princess Diana/Wonder Woman, John Stewart/Green Lantern; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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Fury, Part 1 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: lymang, April 15, 2002

The Justice League is in full swing, and this first part of a two parter is no exception. The characters continue to develop, with each adventure seeming to focus on one or two of the primary characters. This two parter focuses mainly on Wonder Woman. Aresia, a misguided Amazonian, takes over Lex Luthor's old gang, and proceeds to take on the Justice League (and the city!) to achieve her goals. Just what those goals are is unclear until the very end of the episode, but it IS clear that Aresia herself is a match for any one member of the Justice League, including Supes himself. What is also clear is that Batman remains one of the most valuable and consistently smart members of the JL. Not only does he SINGLE-HANDEDLY defeat the gang Aresia is with, but he continues to fight on in the face of an unknown illness. All this and no super strength, no invulnerability, etc. Still, the episode does focus on Wonder Woman, and we begin to see more and more the chinks in her Amazonian armor. She actually pauses and gives thought to Hawkgirl/woman's phrase "Don't knock it till you've tried it.." which refers to men. The cliffhanger is suitably dramatic as Batman and Hawkgirl/woman realize something about what is going on.
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Fury, Part 2 Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
2002 1.17 15
Warner Bros. Television Animation
 featuring Shayera Hol/Hawkgirl, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Princess Diana/Wonder Woman, John Stewart/Green Lantern; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

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Fury, Part 2 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: lymang, April 15, 2002

In this second of two parts, it is revealed that Aresia has released a allergen that targets men (and apparently alien men too, as both Supes and Martian Manhunter fall prey). She intends to wipe all men off the face of the earth, and has started with just the city. Thankfully, the women of the city, including Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman, are ready and waiting to shoulder the responsibilities required. Meanwhile, Aresia continues to plot how she will spread this deadly allergen. It is revealed over time that Aresia is not truly of Amazonian birth, but was raised by them and "magically endowed with Amazonian strength." I am unsure of exactly how it is that Wonder Woman can fly, but none of the others (her mother, Aresia, etc) can. Nevertheless, with the aid of two of the villainous gang, Aresia's plans near completion and she prepares to release the allergen at strategic points over the earth's atmosphere. Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, and to some degree WW's mom (whose name escapes me at this very moment) thwart Aresia's plans in a fairly exciting climax during which Aresia's minions are eliminated or abandon her. Aresia plunges to her apparent doom as the plane explodes and crashes into the ocean. I do not know if we've seen the last of Aresia or not. Wonder Woman has begun (as a result of this) to re-assess her view of the world, and of men. Hawkgirl points out that Aresia was simply carrying out the logical extension of the Amazonian point of view, and that it's actually quite prejudiced. Wonder Woman seems to take this to heart, and think very hard about it. We will see where it takes her as far as character development goes, but I look forward to it.
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