Season 1 Episode 2

The Unholy Alliance

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Jan 23, 1985 on

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  • The first appearance of Mumm-Ra.

    The second part of the pilot is nearly as good as the first. The 3 mutants are flying their ship when they see Mumm-Ra's pyramid, which intrigues them. As they fly over it, energy bolts from the pyramid's spires envelop the mutants' ship, sending it crashing. They walk toward the pyramid when they hear a mysterious voice inviting them to come in, and they follow a ball of light into the pyramid's entrance. They come to the center of the pyramid, where they see ancient statues of what they think might be mutants, and a stone casket. Mumm-Ra comes out of the casket, and tells them he knows they are looking for the Eye of Thundera, and that he can help them find it. He teleports them to a jungle where Lion-O is walking to try and ambush him. After the mutants are gone, Mumm-Ra mumbles something to himself about how he can in fact leave his pyramid, but at a terrible cost to himself.

    Before the mutants arrive to ambush him, Lion-O sees a herd of deer-like creatures and decides that they would be perfect for hunting. As he rushes forward to go after them, the Sword of Omens flies out of his hand in a flash of light and becomes stuck in the ground. Lion-O can't pull the sword out, and Jaga's ghost appears to him. Jaga tells Lion-O that the Sword of Omens only wakes and obeys orders to combat evil, and these animals have as much a right to live as he does. Jaga tells Lion-O that he has no need to hunt since his food supplies are plentiful. Lion-O want to talk to further talk to Jaga, but he disappears.

    The mutants show up and attack Lion-O, and he is about to lose the sword to them when some of the other Thundercats come to his rescue and fight them off. They vanish and go back to Mumm-Ra's pyramid. Mumm-Ra transforms himself, and flies out to meet Lion-O one-on-one. Lion-O nearly loses the sword in a tar pit, and finds that its powers will not function against Mumm-Ra. Mumm-Ra sees his reflection on Lion-O's arm/claw shield, and flees.

    In this episode, we see Lion-O thinking he is able enough to lead the Thundercats on his own, and fight without their help. He learns the hard way that he is still part of a team, and that they are all in it together. His mental maturity is slowly starting to catch up with the physical.