Season 1 Episode 42

Lion-O's Anointment Second Day: The Trial of Speed

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Nov 19, 1985 on

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  • Lion-O's second trial has him in a race against Cheetara.

    The second part of the Anointment Trials is nearly as perfect as the first.

    The only thing that makes it not as good as the first is the dangers that Lion-O faces during the race. The two-headed monster, the piranhas, the man-eating plant, and the dart-blowing savages are not as interesting as the trouble Lion-O has in the first installment. The Mutants get into the mix, and they add a little action.

    The last five miles of the race is true suspense. Lion-O and Cheetara start off neck and neck, and Lion-O thinks there is no way he can win. He says, "I may lose today, but it won't be because I gave up." I love it! When Iwatched this episode as a kid, I remember the race resulting in a tie, but that isn't the case. Lion-O wins by a hair, because Cheetara can only keep up her superspeed for about two miles. That's something that hasn't been mentioned before now.

    This is truly an exciting episode and definitely a series classic.