She-Ra: Princess of Power

Season 1 Episode 4

Reunions (Part 4 of 5)

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Aired Unknown Sep 12, 1985 on
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The Sorceress explains that Adam and Adora were born to the King and Queen of Eternia as twins, but then the Horde invaded Eternia and Adora was kidnapped. Afterwords, after rescuing Queen Angella of Bright Moon from the clutches of Hunga the Harpy, Adora decides to return to Eternia with Adam to see her parents properly for the first time. But when she leaves Etheria, Hordak follows her and teams up with Skeletor, who was once his second-in-command, to recapture her.moreless

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  • After He-man and She-ra rescue Queen Angela from the Harpies, Adam and Adora return to Eternia, where Adora is reunited with her parents. Little do they know that Hordak has followed them.moreless

    8.9
    This episode has several moments that can make one weep. "Reunions" is an appropriate title for this episode since it feature not only the reunion of Adora with her parents (King Randor and Queen Marlena) but also the reunion of Glimmer with her mother Queen Angela. Queen Marlena's reaction to seeing Adora in her throne room is sweet and beautiful. Even King Randor thanking Adam and hugging him is a beautiful moment.



    Aside from the dramatic stuff, there is plenty of action. He-man, She-ra, and Swift Wind fight off the Harpies that are holding Queen Angela prisoner. It seems a little disjunct to introduce the Harpies here. It would have made more sense to have Angela held captive in some other Horde prison, where villains like Grizzlor, Mantenna, or Catra could have been used again. Hordak and Skeletor also have a brief battle.



    So, tehre is a good deal of character and story development. Viewers learn more about Glimmer. A little more of the history of the Horde is revealed. Skeltor is revealed to be an old pupil of Hordak! Great stuff! I could have just done without the harpies.moreless
Melendy Britt

Melendy Britt

She-Ra/Princess Adora, Catra, Castaspella, Mermista, Jewelstar, Octavia

George DiCenzo

George DiCenzo

Hordak, Bow, General Sundar, Sea Hawk, Red Knight, Duke Dreer, Dylamug (shared), Vultak, Tung Lashor

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Skeletor, Battle Cat, Man-At-Arms

Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing

Netossa, Spinerella, Sweet Bee

Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer

Kowl, Mantenna, Leech, Grizzlor, Modulok, The Horde Troopers, Spirit/Swift Wind, Multi-Bot, Orko, Snout Spout, Sorrowful the Dra

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

Glimmer, Shadow Weaver, Scorpia, Madame Razz, Entrapta

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • In the new intro of She-ra, she said He-man's twin sister and "defender of the Crystal Castle". The Crystal Castle was never under attack. The Horde never noticed the presence of this Castle.

    • When He-Man and She-Ra speak to the Sorceress, they are in the woods. But in one of She-Ra's head shots, she is on the Horde magna-beam roof from the previous episode.

    • Another one of many opportunities for anyone to realise that Adam and Adora are He-Man and She-Ra: Adam and Adora promised to Glimmer that they would rescue her mother, but wasn't it a little weird that Queen Angela came back with He-Man and She-Ra?

    • The door in Castle Grayskull which leads to Etheria looks different here than it does in "Into Etheria".

    • I kinda noticed the flashback about Hordak getting into the portal with Adora is totally different from the flashback in the episode, Into Etheria. In Into Etheria, Hordak was holding a rod gun and as he fired a shot at Man-At-Arms and Sorceress, Man-At-Arms dove at Sorceress to get her out of the way of the shot. But in this episode, Reunions, the flashback shows Hordak with an arm-cannon instead of a rod-gun. And when Hordak fired a shot with his arm-cannon at Man-At-Arms and Sorceress, Man-At-Arms and Sorceress ran in opposite directions to dodge the shot.

    • Skeletor's lair in Snake Mountain is missing the table
      where all the warriors sit.

    • Why do the Rebels accept Adora into their ranks so quickly when she's spent her whole lifetime serving the Horde? Why are they not in the least bit suspicious of her? Further episodes would make this situation even more ludicrous by making Adora leader of the Rebellion. The show's writers missed out on an opportunity for many great character-driven stories here, as there could have been many episodes revolving around Adora feeling guilty about her past, and Rebels being distrustful of her, suspecting she may be still a Hordeswoman at heart.

    • There is a possible continuity error here, as it is revealed that Snake Mountain used to be Hordak's base, when Skeletor was serving him. Yet in the He-Man episode "Golden Disks of Knowledge" it was revealed that Skeletor built Snake Mountain himself. This would seem less likely if Hordak had owned the mountain, although it doesn't rule out the chance that Skeletor could have built it.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • A new opening sequence (with Adora introducing herself to the audience) is used with this episode, now that Adora is She-Ra. The new sequence is modeled almost identically to the one used for 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe'. This opening will be used for the rest of the show's run.

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