I love this episode, and it includes what may be the greatest moment in Mighty Max. Norman walks into a dark cabin and finds the body of a young woman, leaves and shuts the door. When Max protests not being able to see, Virgil says
"This is real, and real violence has real consequnces!"
which is a powerful stance for a childrens show in the era of Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles. Its always nice to see some of Norman's back story and the concept of Lockyar is great. The suggested violence is horific (Eg. The loggers killed with a chainsaw), so my only real critism is by the end Max seems to have learned little, and the deaths of at least three people are forgotten.