So, this is an awkward change in pace…I was not happy with this episode. I honestly don’t have much of an intro for this, so I guess, let’s get to the recap.
The episode opens up showing the wreckage from last episode, with people grieving over the loss of the album. Ok, good start. Then it flashes forward 6 months, and gives a recap of what was going on between episodes. Ok, this seems a little bit like a cop out, but I can give it a pass. Moving on…
We fast forward to the building of the first Dethfair, taking place in Pickles’ hometown of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Great…this is going to be another episode about Pickles’ relationship with his family. The entire band hates their family (except Nathan, he loves his), and Pickles’ mother refuses to acknowledge he is doing well. She would rather see him have an honest living, you know, instead of playing drums for the biggest musical act in the world.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s going to be one of those episodes…
After the theme, they have a talking to with Pickles, and he comes to the halfcocked realization that his mom is right. In a moment of clarity, both Skwissgar and Nathan both tell Pickles to tell his mom to go fuck herself. Perfectly legit thing to do, am I right?
Well, for some reason, Pickles decides to do one last ditch effort to please his mom, and get a realtors license. Oh, nevermind, it’s going to be one of those episodes. Slight problem, however, and that is there is something missing. We’ll get back to that in a moment.
Thank god, it’s Tribunal Time. You know, I think I’m going to keep that name for this segment for at least the rest of the season. Anyway…I really do love these ridiculous names for the doctors. They bring up a good point in this. When even the Tribunal says Pickles needs to tell his mom to go fuck herself, you should probably tell your mom to go fuck herself. They’re powerful and influential people in the world of Dethklok.
There isn’t much to report on Project Falconback this week. The only thing is that Selatcia wants the project in his hands. Wow. Quick, to the point, and served its purpose. Good deal.
As you can expect, the band ribs him for going into realty. Also, as expected, there was a bunch of fuck you’s to the band, from Pickles. That’s followed by a montage of fail by Pickles. Now, this was just awkward, either Pickles took a lot of hallucinogenics, or he really is that screwed. There was a thing between him and his mom, where Pickles proclaims the sleeper has awakened, and the vision of his mom goes from a weird green moon type thing, and turns into a weird octopus type thing. And no, I am not saying Octomom…
Okay, so cut to the construction area, where the band is going over plans for the rides. With such names as Cephalic Annihilator, Bilateral Executioner, Scrotal Hanger, House of Ancient Torture Devices, and finally, the Kitty Kats Petting Zoos, you know this is typical Dethklok. Also, two points to anyone who figures out what attraction Toki came up with.
Now comes one of the only moments in the show that actually shows Pickles is performing well in the realty game albeit its not very noticeable. So, then Ofdenson is talking things over with Nathan, and says that Pickles needs to have his full attention with the band, and he can’t serve two “masters.” Nathan just nods and agrees. Is it me, or was that rather cryptic?
Ok, so the Dethfair is rather cool mainly because I really want a Gibsonator in my yard. This is what a metal festival should look like!( Please, take note, Mayhem. I WANT A GIBSONATOR THIS SUMMER!)
So, Iit’s about that time for the end of the episode, and nothing catastrophic happened which is awkward. But we do have about 2 minutes left…there it is.
So the track for the rollercoaster came apart, sending a car flying. Ok, so this is Disney’s worst nightmare when it comes to their amusement parks. Let’s track the events.
A car from the House of Ancient Torture Devices flies off the track, and crashes into the Cephalic Annihilator. That sends pieces flying all over, including the annihilator shooting into Bilateral Executioner. People legit fry and explode into getting lodged into the Scrotal Hanger. That causes lines to get caught, sending someone to get impaled on a spike near a midway game, someone getting thrown into the Kitty Kats Petting Zoos, where they get mauled by kittens, another gets fried in the Fried Dough area, causing the Somali Pirates getting fried, headshotting the operator of the Gibsonator, which also shoots the computer controlling the ride. The Gibsonator goes so fast, it gets launch right next to the Ferrari Ferris wheel, causing everyone there to get electrocuted, and for the ferris wheel to get all forms of fucked. That comes unhinged, and crashes through the largest Dorito, sending shards of Dorito into the chest of almost every person left.
After the credits, Pickles finally tells his mom to go fuck herself.
All in all, I feel this is a very meh episode. The way the promos were hyping it, it was going to be all about what happened right after the storms took out the ships carrying the record. There were quite a few questions surrounding that. For instance, where the hell did this freak storm come from, sending every single ship carrying the record to sink? Next, did Nathan really destroy the master copy in a drunken stupor, or did he have someone or something controlling him?
Ok, let’s say we follow this story. How did Pickles become such a good realtor so fast? Why did his mom decide to get him back into drumming for Dethklok? And most important, why is she such a pretentious cunt?
I know, I may be reading too much into this, but this episode got really under my skin. There were way too many things from last episode that went unresolved, especially since Adult Swim’s promos were showing that there was some form of resolution coming. The Dethfair? That’s not a resolution, that’s the attempt to fix the resolution.
Ok, I’m ending this before I go on for days. This episode gets a 6/10. And only because the Dethfair scene at the end was so freaking funny.
(6.0 out of 10)Tweet