X-Men

Season 2 Episode 2

Till Death Do Us Part (2)

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Oct 30, 1993 on FOX
9.0
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As Morph's seeking of revenge on the X-Men begins to run into some snags, Cyclops & Jean Grey get their Honeymoon cut short by the machinations of Mister Sinister and the Nasty Boys.

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  • You can never have too much villains in spandex.

    8.4
    Morph is still confused on his part whether or not he should still destroy the X-Men or not, but Sinister is always there to completely lopside his decision making process. He decides to head out to the X-Men he hates the most; Cyclops. Jean and Scott are having a wonderful time in their honeymoon, until Sinister's mutant subordinates interrupt and capture them. They're both taken to the lab, where they meet the mastermind behind all of this. Sinister reveals that both Scott and Jean are the ones who can create the ultimate mutant, and he'll use that as a starting block to enslaving humans. However, the X-Men arrive in time, and do battle with Sinister and his men. Cyclops breaks free of his cage, and nearly destroys Sinister. Morph also runs away. In Antartica, Xavier meets Magneto, only to be totaled by an avalanche.



    I've always liked a couple cartoons for the fact that they always move at a faster pace compared to shounen animes, and always take the smallest interesting concept and stretch it out into an entire episode. I liked the first half of this episode that had a couple pretty cool scenes. Morph as Xavier, and Gambit making him fess, was really executed well, and it was fast enough to make you not think for a second that Xavier might actually be Morph. Brilliant. And then after, when Morph turned into Wolverine, he told Jubilee they might as well get them both, ultimately tricking her into getting the real one. X-Men is filled with a ton of scenes like this, which makes it a great cartoon. The second half also delivers the action part of it that makes it appealing. The variety of different mutant powers are always so intriguing. Well, nothing new was really introduced; the super strong mutant has already been seen before--Juggernaut and the blob--and the animal mutant as well--Sabertooth and Wolverine. Nevertheless, Sinister is still a cool mutant with his multiple abilities.moreless
  • Til death do us part (pt2) - Scott and Jean are captured by Sinister and the other X-Men learn of Morph's treachery (thanks to Wolverine's keen sense of smell).

    9.6
    let me first just say that part 2 did alittle better than part 1. that said i think the writers did a good job of setting up the major arc for the season.

    seeing Scott and Jean get captured the way that they were was a bit disappointing, but hey i guess they werent expecting a fight for their lives on their honeymoon.

    the way they handled the Rogue and Beast confrontation at the hospital was great up could have been better. why didnt Beast tell her about how he was nearly killed himself. it seemed as if they were pigeon-holing him into that stuffy scientist role at a time when tensions and emotions were running high, or at least should have been.

    Graydon Creed was downright dirty and spoke to a major problem with real-life society as well as the world of the X-Men. uttering the line "you were born" as a response to Jubilee's questioning their hated was something, in my opinion, that was deeper than just giving the FOH a purpose or moving the story along.

    now when everyone meets in the war room on this show, you know something big is about to go down. that's the beauty of a show like this, there's always some sort of meeting room or conference room where the major revelations always seem to go down. this was no exception. Morph's performance as the professor was so believable at first that it had me fooled for a split-second, until just before Wolverine walked in. even before Wolverine "sniffs" him out that talk about the nerve-disruptor was nuts and a dead giveaway to viewers, well those not easily fooled anyway. when Morph (as Xavier) begins spouting off telling the X-Men to restrain Wolverine and even saying "destroy him" another of Gambit's catchy one-liners comes into play in the form of " Gambit never hear the professor say that before". classic. when Gambit throws down a charged card at his feet, Morph leaps up, blowing his cover and says "whatdaya know, i'm cured. well one good turn deserves another". and with that he throws a plasma grenade the his former friends and escapes to the hanger where a stare down with Logan ends when Jubilee shoots the wrong guy (Morph was disguised as Wolverine during the face off). once again an example of dumbing the characters down so the story will progress. not my cup of tea but oh well....

    Morph heads to Sinister's lab to dispose of Cyclops and his girlfriend (seeing as how Morph was disguised as the priest in part 1, i see no reason to say wife). it's here where the whole Sinister/Morph plot begins to contridict itself on how much control Sinister actually has over Morph if any at all. this also kicks off Sinister's season long quest to create a race of super-mutants to rule with. sad but true.moreless
  • A remarkable second part that spawns the rest of the season

    9.8
    Till Death do us Part-Part II is just as outstanding as the previous part. Michael Edens did a brilliant job tying up all of the loose ends and setting up the core of the season’s story arc. This episode managed to join a lot of powerful dramatic moments with some very lighthearted hilarious moments without ever losing momentum. Any writer that can manage to pull this off while wrapping up a two part story is truly outstanding at what he does.



    The episode opens with our favorite newlyweds in a honeymoon cruise.

    This was truly one of the most hilarious moments in the entire series. A stranger known as Rukus appears on the island, claiming to have a message for them. Cyclops asks him to go ahead. Rukus gives a really loud message, powerful enough to send their boat all the way to the beach. I wish I had that mutant power. This leads to Sinister and his nasty boys to capture the couple and pin them down with inhibitor collars.



    Rogue and Beast finally find an unconscious Storm in the hospital, struggling to survive. This leads to a serious argument between Rogue and Beast due to him never having showed up in the anti-mutant brawl. This was exactly what Morph intended to do by getting his revenge. But I still don’t understand why Rogue went away in the first place. This was a plot hole with no resolution at all.



    Meanwhile, Graydon Creed shows the captured Jubilee to his crowd of supporters. Jubilee asks why they hate mutants so much and what they’ve done to deserve such hate. “You were born” was the best possible answer by this slimy toad. He really doesn’t need to make much of an effort to lead this bunch of irrational creeps. This is when Wolverine makes his trademark entrance, slicing up the FOH flag and freeing Jubilee from these goons.



    All of the X-Men meet up in the war room as Gambit finally comes awake. Xavier arrives spouting that ridiculous nerve disrupter storyline. And the X-Men actually fell for that excuse. Logan, however, finally figures out that really is Morph using his sense of smell. By having Logan away from the wedding, the writers managed to steer him away from Morph up until this very moment. That was a clever bit of plotting by Michael and Mark Edens. While Morph performs brilliantly as Xavier, Beast and Rogue promptly grab Logan in order to stop him. This was another powerful scene. The war room was always the best setting for many of these moments. When Wolverine throws Beast down, Xavier tells the X-Men to destroy him. That was his first mistake. When Gambit became suspicious and threw a charged ace card at the floor, Xavier stood up. That was an even worse mistake. It led to another hilarious moment as Xavier giggles claiming he’s cured. Morph finally reveals his true face and intentions and flees to the Blackbird. Then Wolverine and Jubilee try to stop him and he turns into Wolverine. Jubilee once again makes a fatal mistake as she chooses who to blast. How could she be so dumb as to not blast them both and be done with it? Morph himself suggested it. She made a truly dumb call, which leads to Wolverine’s frantic pursuit of the escaping jet. So much happens in such a small sequence, that it gives even more of a foundation to such a pivotal episode. Morph is underway to get his revenge upon the one X-Man his has the most reason to hate.



    Morph goes to Sinister’s lair where he lays down his plans for Cyclops and Jean. I really didn’t get at this point what were his intentions to these two X-Men. It took me 75 episodes to finally understand Sinister’s intentions towards other mutants. This story makes a lot more sense now than when I first watched it. Morph shows clear signs that while Sinister revived him from the events of the pilot, his control over Morph is not absolute and Morph realizes that.



    The X-Men finally go to ground and do battle with the Nasty Boys. This was a fun battle to watch. None of them were in real danger against these guys. This battle was meant to not be taken seriously and that’s good enough for me. It finally gets serious when Sinister begins viciously blasting the X-Men. This is when Cyclops appeals to Morph’s sense of honor towards the X-Men, turning him against Sinister. Sinister proves to be too much of an opponent to the likes of Morph.



    This leads Cyclops to find some bizarre strength that allows him to break one hand free from the cuffs. He then rips the collar away. This lends some serious credibility to the fact that the collars could never really explode, despite claims to the contrary by the Genoshan army. It’s clear that they used that excuse to force mutants into labor back on Slave Island.



    While no one can damage Sinister’s armor, Cyclops apparently can do so with his optical blasts. This was one his best moments in the series as he directed all of his anger towards Sinister, damaging him again and again. I couldn’t believe Cyclops didn’t finish Sinister off immediately and let him escape so easily. This was a little bit of a rip-off. Morph uses this moment to flee as far away as he can. Wolverine can’t possibly allow that and goes after him. This was powerful ending to the episode. Wolverine isn’t just about to leave him behind for a second time, and it will take a long time for Morph to cope with his confused feelings and brainwashing. There’s a lot yet to happen. It’s a truly open-note ending for an episode.



    Xavier and Magneto arrive at the South Pole, driven by Sinister. They’re promptly buried beneath a deadly avalanche, ending the episode in another cliffhanger. The rest of this season is finally underway.moreless
Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Rogue

Chris Potter

Chris Potter

Gambit/Remy LeBeau

Catherine Disher

Catherine Disher

Jean Grey

Cedric Smith

Cedric Smith

Professor X/Charles Xavier

George Buza

George Buza

Beast/Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy

Norm Spencer

Norm Spencer

Cyclops/Scott Summers

Dan Hennessey

Dan Hennessey

Ruckus

Guest Star

Rod Wilson

Rod Wilson

Gorgeous George

Guest Star

John Blackwood

John Blackwood

Hairbag

Guest Star

David Hemblen

David Hemblen

Magneto/Erik Lenhserr

Recurring Role

Ron Ruben

Ron Ruben

Morph

Recurring Role

Chris Britton

Chris Britton

Mr. Sinister/Nathaniel Essex

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • During the flashback images of Cyclops' past, a shot of him wearing a classic yellow & blue style X-Men uniform, and fighting the Super-Adaptoid (a green robot with the powers of the original "Marvel Comics' The Avengers", in a scene based out of The Uncanny X-Men #29) is shown, marking the first of several scant times the pre-first episode history of the team is displayed to the viewer.

    • This episode features the first appearance of the Nasty Boys: the pink haired sound-amplifier named Ruckus, the porportional size-grower called Slab, the canine-oriented Jamaican who goes by Hairbag, and Gorgeous George, the body-stretcher.

    • The subplot of Professor X and Magneto's strange journey together continues in (nearly) every episode this season, and culminates in the "Reunion" 2-parter.

    • When Wolverine first smells Morph in the War Room, Rogue's hair is entirely white in one shot.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Wolverine: Practice with the B-Team.
      Wolverine seems to call the Nasty Boys a name in reference to the television series, "The A-Team."

    • Beast: The noblest answer unto such, is kindly silence when they brawl.
      Beast slightly mangles this quote (it's "perfect stillness when they brawl") by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, from his 1846 poem book, "Literary Squabbles."

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