Are there any other links?
Shortly before Jack claims his third, he disarms her and takes her bat, before impaling her. The three remaining daughters look at the corpse and one takes the sword from her, and one is holding the bat Jack just disarmed. The camera cuts to Jack, who poses with the bat. The camera cuts to the daughters again, who assume a pose so they look like one with 6 arms. The girl with the bat is holding her spear again.
This after having 8 instead of 7 during the crypt scene makes me think scene continuity is not Genndy's strong suit
Genndy continues to surprise me each episode, at this point I cannot even begin to guess anything other than the results of the cliffhanger. Just wow.
the way jack just decides "fuck it" and just wrecks all of them was glorious
Isn't there a 2 week wait for #4? Or was that #5?
I need all 10 now!
In all honesty, I preferred the second episode.
The third one was great, don't get me wrong, but I feel like the second episode really set the bar high with it's sound design, animation and pacing.
Episode 3 didn't quite reach the same level for me, but it was pretty damn good too.
Also the scene where the daughters were watching the deer and had no clue of what was going on has a lot of meaning behind it, they conveniently put that right before Jack's speech as a reminder that they really don't know any better.
Jesus Christ the pacing of this episode was absolutely perfect. Everything leading up to the fight scene is slow and meticulous making me think 'this fight better be good' AND THEN I FUCKING JUMPED OUT OF MY SEAT WHEN IT HAPPENED, HOLY SHIT THAT WAS WORTH THE WAIT
The new season hasn't really disappointed in that regard, in fact, it may have gotten even better.
I actually want to cry right now, everything I see be brought back from the dead from my childhood turns out to be complete garbage and makes me cynical, but Samurai Jack has not only met my expectations but has actually surpassed them. I couldn't have even have asked for this. It has retained all of it's charm and has improved on many things I thought were already basically perfect.
I binged watch the first three seasons and I'm about to do the fourth
Then I can finally watch the new season
How much fuckin blood you got my boy.
Ah, the good ol' use a blinding white environment to escape detection by black-clad enemies trick. Great callback to the shinobi episode.
Genndy himself said that this season of Samurai Jack has a lot of complex animation work, so I'm not surprised the smaller details get missed. Maybe there will be some director's cut at some point that fixes all of it
i love how using the spike bat was taking a visible toll on jack, and how he wasn't really sure how to use it properly. It really gave motivation to the whole "drop my weapon to make the final moment more dramatic" trope, and made it work, when usually it bombs hard because every fiber of your being goes "why would you get rid of that you fucking moron"
You gotta be a versatile actor to do "friendship friendship friendship, magic ponies unicorn" in horse cartoon and "DIE YOU PARASITE SAMURAI, EVIL WILL REIGN OVER THE WORLD WHY WONT YOU DIE JUST FUCKING DIE". Good on 'er.
/co/ never disappoints
Samurai "If I see asian chicks, I'll impale them with sticks" Jack
Samurai "If you're a teen, I'll throw you off a ravine" Jack
Samurai "Chase me into a fog I'll throw you off a log" Jack
Samurai "I'll show no restrain when I let go of this chain" Jack
Samurai "If you have a daughter, then I'm about to go slaugther" Jack
Samurai "Hey there Aku, looks like seven funerals to attend to" Jack
Samurai "Oh, you've never seen a deer? How about you see this spear" Jack
If Ashi survives, seeing as Jack fell from a slightly higher height at best, then I can imagine the thrown sister also surviving as a brief antagonistic role later on.
Also at the ending, the daughter's threats and Jack tired of that shit is just a classic Samurai Jack scene.
find a way to justify killing the daughters of aku and clear his conscience so he can focus on his survival was very powerful to me. they easily could have had jack be a jaded murder machine at the start, but the build up to his change between the horror of his first kill , his self doubt, and finally the culmination of jack finally realizing that killing is not an evil of itself when it's done righteously and in self defense. this is all done with very sparse dialogue.
i like to believe what someone else posted here some pages back about how the wolf appearing to die in XCIII was jack's former self dying , and in line with that interpretation, i think the arrival of the wolf to jack's cave is tell us that the old jack isn't dead, just perhaps he's changed.
i think they also tackle the subject of nature vs nurture well and i'm curious as to how far they take that theme in future episodes. so far i think the new season is just the gift that keeps on giving and i sincerely hope that the rest of the episodes are just as good if not better
So... the one week hiatus begins, right?