April 8th, 2017
What kind of macrofauna bursts through glaciars to eat like two people?
Also, weren't there two other girls dropped down the ravine?
With all the gassing on about how there's no hope and inner demons crowing about how Jack's lost his way and there's no redemption for him, I really would've thought they'd have done a better job framing Ashi as his shot at redemption or attempt to prove that there is still hope. Instead, Jack just kind of goes "she's human, and if she just knew the truth, she wouldn't follow Aku," which strikes me as another bit of rewriting the past, as there was no shortage of amoral corrupt living beings enslaving teddy bears or willing to murder him for a buck in the original series run. It really comes across as him saving her for a lark, rather than needing to prove something about himself… to himself and/or the puff balls he's hallucinating. Especially since he doesn't really bother to protest when they're all for abandoning or killing her. He doesn't go along with it, sure, but a little desperation to prove them wrong would've gone a hell of a lot further than just glaring. Likewise, her turn at the end thanks to a convenient flashback could've worked a lot better had he gotten himself genuinely hurt protecting her.
The rest… eh. We all knew Jack redeeming Ashi/himself through Ashi was coming from the start, and not really much of anything happened this week except to move that along past the first step. No real surprises along the way ala doctor animals, Aku therapy sessions, or the like either; just some random crows and fluff balls yelling about murdering things. It was also the weakest of the four episodes in the action department by a long shot, and the few attempts at humor between Ashi and Jack were middling at best. She'd scream death threats, he'd roll his eyes. He'd make a bad joke, she'd glare. Laurel and Hardy they ain't.