The latest episode of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures offers tie-ins to both The Clone Wars animated series and The Force Awakens. On the run from Naare (Grey Griffin), the Freemakers crash land their damaged ship on Takodana where they meet both Maz Kanata (Grey Griffin) and Hondo Ohnaka (Jim Cummings). While Maz offers a few words of advice to the kids, and a gift for Rowan (Nicolas Cantu), Hondo only gives them the difficult job of stealing Varactyl eggs to earn enough money to repair their ship.
While Jesse (Dominic Cooper) hides out from the law and buys himself time for his big Sunday sermon, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Emily (Lucy Griffiths) help nurse Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) back to full strength. Tulip’s idea to feed the vampire animals from the local pet shop is a rather ingenious plan, but it’s Emily’s actions involving the Mayor (Ricky Mabe) which prove surprising. Sacrificing the needy Miles to a vampire she doesn’t particularly like is a momentous choice for Emily, and one that may well haunt her for many episodes to come. As for Tulip, the experience inspires her to stop waiting for her revenge.
Picking up where the last episode left off, “I Feel the Earth Move” boils down into basically two separate fight sequences with the Guardians of the Galaxy taking on Thanos (Isaac C. Singleton Jr.) who now has control of the Cosmic Seed. The first encounter in the Himalayan Mountains doesn’t turn out all too well for our heroes (although it does allow them to temporarily remove Thanos from Earth), while the second encounter in New York City puts the entire planet at risk as the heroes not only have to worry about Thanos (whose power to create tentacle vines doesn’t appear as threatening as it probably should) but also Ronan (Jonathan Adams) who plans to kill Thanos by destroying the planet.
Taking a trio of gifted Westerley children to a school located on a space station is just the cover Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), John (Aaron Ashmore), and D’Avin (Luke Macfarlane) need to track Khlyen‘s (Rob Stewart) final message before the destruction of Red 17. However, once they arrive it doesn’t take the Killjoys long to realize something is very, very wrong with the school as its only surviving student (Ricardo Hoyos) will risk everything to make it off the station alive. Of course having the same bizarre murderous memories in his head D’Avin is unable to make sense of, and seeing the rest of his classmates murdered, does help explain the kid’s distrust of every adult aboard the station.
The two-part opening to Mr. Robot‘s Second Season features Elliot‘s (Rami Malek) attempts to ignore Mr. Robot‘s (Christian Slater) influence by sticking to a stringent regiment that offers him little temptation to return to the world of computers and his hacking past. The question the first two episodes ask is how long can someone run from themselves? And how long can Elliot continue to ignore his driven ID who continues to force his hand during Elliot’s down time? And why is Mr. Robot so adamant about not letting Elliot know where Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström) is now in a disagreement where serial murder (of the mind) is somehow a better option than cluing Elliot in on the truth?
In “I’ve Been Searching So Long” the Guardians remain on Earth searching for the Cosmic Seed in the former home of Attilan deep in the Himalayan Mountains. The closer the Guardians get the seed each begins to experience visions similar to those of Peter Quill (Will Friedle) and they will be tempted to steal the seed for themselves. The team’s infighting comes at a horrible moment, allowing Ronan (Jonathan Adams) to sweep in and steal the prize. Although they Guardians are able to rally and retrieve the Cosmic Seed from their foe things take another dark turn with the arrival of Thanos (Isaac C. Singleton Jr.). Providing lots of action, the Cosmic Seed storyline wanes as the episode repeats Ronan’s control over the seed with Thanos leaving a cliffhanger which suggests the Guardians will need to regroup give us a very similar episode next week.