Season 1 Episode 61

Lion-O's Anointment Final Day: The Trial of Evil

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Dec 16, 1985 on

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Inevitability makes this a must see.

    Is this the moment you've been waiting for? The big climax to the Day of atonement saga? Indeed it should be if you have been watching the series thus far and paying attention. I have to ask the question is this as good as it gets though? Hopefully not buy a long shot, but I'm afraid so. Finaly Lion O ( would be lord of the thundercats ) must face off against the ever living evil know only as Mumm-ra. The main hero and main villian of the show coming head to head without interference. The biggest question remaing, does Lion O have what it takes to beat Mumm-ra without the sword of Omens and Claw glove? This reminds me of the first time luke confronted Vader, although much different. After analyzing the whole episode, I've come to realize this episode although interesting, lacks the focus it should have. More time and scenes should have been made in the final confrontation.
    Still it is what the audience has been waiting for, mostly. In the end it seems as if Lion O did almost nothing himself to defeat Mumm-ra directly. true he was able to find a weakness connected to Mumm-ra, but deafting Mum-ra without exploiting that would have been more heroic more remarkable. The ending provides some satisfaction and then undoes alot of what has already been established. So much for changing things. Yet, it still reinforces the fact that Mumm-ra can never truely be defeated. If thats the case then, why bother? It seems as though this battle has alot more left to show us than has already. Regardless, this episode has a decent amount of action, suspense, and a few surprises. However, I dont think it was intense enough to be considered a Season Finale. Although, it was one of the best episodes thus far, possibly the best ever.
  • Final Round

    It's the moment of truth when Lion-O participates in his final test which is to defeat his greatest foe, Mum-Ra. What I liked about this episode is we got to see more of Mum-Ra's fortress mainly the underground passageway which lead to a cat god, by what the cat god says it gives you a little sense of history to the fortress. Then Lion-O has to go river rafting in a underground river in more of the underground that looks a little like Hell. This part was obviously loosely inspired by the Ferryman myth or a bit of Dante's inferno. But he fights demons and other nasties then finally gets to Mum-Ra. I'll admit I wish that the confrontation between the two was a little longer, I would have loved to see Lion-O and Mum-Ra utilze just a bit more fistacuff action. But oh well it worked out well all the same, we saw Lion-O for once not use his Sword of Omens and Power Claw, instead he used his fists, feet, and wits to win, it may have been harder for him but it made him stronger. I felt that was part of the morality of this story, it just goes to show you don't always need weapons to win by nature their really just tools, you can use whatever abilitys and courage is inside you because they are all the weapons you really need. What we saw wasn't just a physical battle but it was a spiritual battle. And other than that creepy twist ending, we saw that Lion-O hard work all paid off in the end, he prove that he is not just Lord of the Thundercats but that he's a man.
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