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« on: March 01, 2015, 09:46:50 AM »
This may also be no highlight of the series, but it's simply good. Especially, because we don't know yet, if Campion is now on Watership Down's site, or if he plays a double-cross.

It may look a bit like a filler, but it brings the story on and expedite Campion's role in the series.

I like it  :fiver


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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 02:06:38 AM »
Why hasn't nobody commented on this one yet? This is easily one of my favorite episodes on the series and I love how it is handled.

To me, a cartoon is as good as its main antagonist, and this episode really does contribute to make WSD the kind of amazing series that it is by showing a totally different Woundwort than the one we are used to. It is great to have your bad guy just chilling out in the background -even if only for the sake of accomplishing a bigger goal- and to have your understanding of a large variety of the cast just being shred to pieces. I can honestly say that this episode took me by surprise, and I can't recommend it enough. It is truly one of the best ones.

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 05:29:53 AM »
Alright, I'm not as enthusiastic as you. But that's not, because the episode is lousy or even worse. It's simply due to the fact, that the next episode is a real highlight of the whole series! ;) But this is still a great episode, of course!


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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 07:19:55 AM »
Quote from: Darkling Nocturnal on Oct 25 2015, 01:29:53 AM
Alright, I'm not as enthusiastic as you. But that's not, because the episode is lousy or even worse. It's simply due to the fact, that the next episode is a real highlight of the whole series! ;) But this is still a great episode, of course!

Yeah, the next episode is one of the highlights of the entire series, I think that we can agree on that. But this one acts as the perfect connector between it and the rest of the Second Season and that's what makes it stand out for me... it isn't common to see the end of a season and the beginning of the next one connect in such a way.

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 07:25:12 AM »
On that score, you're right, of course!

But due to the fact, that there are "only" three seasons (I think, that's still impressive for a series, that's officially declared as a bummer), you only can have two connections between seasons.

So there was only a 50:50-chance to be worse or better than the connection between season 2 and 3.


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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 07:28:35 AM »
Wait, wait, wait... how could WSD be considered a bummer when Redwall it's considered to be a financial and critical success -despite the fact that the animation was on budget and that Season 2 is god awful-? Tell me that you are joking.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 07:35:25 AM »
Currently, I have no source citation, but I'm pretty sure, that the series was planned for a running time of 65 episodes in five seasons.

After that didn't work as expected, the creators decided to push the series into a new direction with season 3. That's, why the last season is so different from the first two. After the third season also ran fruitless, the creators changed the direction after half of the last season and put in supernatural powers, which they used to finish the series.

I think, it's also posted somewhere else here in Fiver's Honeycomb, but I can't find the original topic.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 07:45:43 AM »
That's quite interesting, although I don't know if I could have stand 65 whole episodes of WSD... I mean, the series is so good because everything's in place (sort of) and also because we barely have any filler... still, it sucks to know that it didn't do well. It has every reason to do it, so I don't know why would it fail.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 05:55:17 PM »
Just watched this and it was okay.

An interesting cliffhanger to end on - Woundwort has Pipkin! Uh-oh! - otherwise the episode is perhaps a bit flat for a final episode. Then again, if they were always sure the second was coming, I guess they were confident enough to leave it so.

Bigwig certainly gave Campion what for... he looks pretty badly beaten up!

I still find it so silly Hazel now has kids, showing some time has passed, yet Pipkin has not aged one bit; he's still a child himself!

Also a bit silly the Efrafans didn't even try to peer behind the plants hiding the cave entrance. :D
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