Shadows And Light was an excellent episode of Yin Yang Yo! that really helped set the stage for the season finale. The events that took place in this episode pushed the overall story arc further, which is why people need to watch this episode if they plan on watching the season finale. However, this episode also had many other great things going for it; I thought that Herman had an entertaining role, even though I don't believe he's as interesting as his brother, and I liked seeing him and his ant army attack the dojo. I also liked seeing Yin and Yang celebrate over having been given a minor promotion; the two of them are merely children, after all, and I like episodes where they get to pat themselves on the back. The fight scenes were pretty good as well, as I liked how Yin and Yang actually got hurt in this episode. All in all, I give this episode my recommendation and I encourage people to check it out; it wasn't the best episode in the series, but it was rather important.
The Truth Hurts was also an important episode of the series, though its importance wouldn't be noticed until the season finale. That is one of the things that I have loved about Yin Yang Yo!, as even seemingly trivial details could be of tremendous importance down the road. Regardless, the reason I loved this episode was due to Yin; I felt that she had some great character development in this episode, as she had to struggle between her desires and her loyalties. You'll have to watch this episode to see just what I'm talking about, but episodes like this help prove that she isn't perfect and it helps humanize her, which is essential in ensuring that the titular characters remain likable. I also felt that Saranoia had a great role in this episode; she may be sexist, but such is the point of her character and I believe that it permits some brilliant scenes to take place. She may have had a creepy plan with Yin, but I respect her as a villain and I hope that she has some more episodes in this upcoming season. All in all, this was my favorite of the two episodes; I give it my highest recommendation and I hope that people will take the time to check it out.