As Told By Ginger

Season 3 Episode 6

Heat Lightning

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Aired Saturday 2:00 PM Jun 27, 2004 on Nickelodeon
7.3
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Ginger returns to Camp Caprice, this time as a cabin leader, but she thinks that the reason that she feels that she and Darren seem to be separating might have something to do with Sasha...who asks her to meet him while they're at camp; Dr. Dave moves in Lois while his condominium is being fumigated, which is not a good thing when he realizes he had made plans for his mother to come over for a few days.moreless

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  • This episode is a testament to the fact that ATBG was actually a pretty clever Nicktoon. Probably the episode with the shortest (Ginger) storyline but a lot of symbolism and references.moreless

    9.3
    From a technical point of view, Heat Lightning was the first episode of the last batch of ATBG episodes ever produced. This means that we see a reworked, more mature Ginger, more detailed animation and a pretty melancholic atmosphere that hangs over all of the last episodes.

    Storywise, Carl and the rest of the family cope with a heatwave while Ginger returns to Camp Caprice. While Carl's storyline is quirky and funny (with a brilliant pun when we finds out Dr Dave is staying over at Foutley House), it's obviously Ginger who gets most of the spotlight.

    Ginger's storyline is almost non-existent: she goes to Camp Caprice and meets her old boyfriend Sasha. All the rest is speculation, thoughts, opinions and rumours. What makes the episode a treat is the symbolism in it: the weather (obviously), the puns at the 'fairy prince on the horse', the Darren pictures and the Ginger-Lois hug.

    Certainly the latter stands for how Ginger has changed over the year: she couldn't wait to leave in 'Summer Of Camp Caprice', now she's clinging to her mother for security.

    Top notch episode to watch on a dreary afternoon and to dream away in it's sweltering summer atmosphere.moreless

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