Last week was by far the darkest episode of Ducktales yet, so we need something a bit less… scarring this week. Enter a good ‘ole adventure episode with… wait… are those… it can’t be. Yes it can! First Darkwing Duck, then the Gummi Bears and now even Tailspin gets a modern day appearance in this show. Though instead of getting a simple cameo like the others, the fearsome Sky Pirates of Tailspin were the episode antagonist!
So pull up your DVRs – or just click on the link below – and let’s get ready to take a Closer Look at Ducktales (2017) Episode 20: “Sky Pirates… In the Sky!”
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The past few episodes have given us some interesting character pairings. Though whereas this episode had Dewey assuming the role of Captain of the Sky Pirates, in the end it was a Scrooge and Dewey episode. We’ve seen this formula before. In fact, we saw it in the first episode and even more recently in “The Missing Links Of Moorshire”. Of the nephews, Dewey is the one that follows in the footsteps of Scrooge’s adventurous side. Much like his uncle, Dewey just wants to tell people about the adventures he’s had. So when Scrooge finally sits down at the end of the episode and asks to hear his story, it’s as if Scrooge is treating him as an equal/ a fellow explorer who can have his own adventures. Though I can’t help but feel like this new closeness will be tested very shortly – especially since there’s only several episodes left this season.
There’s something else that is central to Dewey’s character, and that has been his and Webby’s search for information about his mom Della. All of his leads have turned up empty and sooner or later, he’s going to have to just confront Scrooge about what happened. Whatever the truth is, it’s going to be a very emotionally charged exchange. There’s only 3 episodes left! Which will it happen in? Hopefully it takes place before the final showdown with Magica. Ugh, the suspense is killing me.
Things That “Quacked” Us Up – Easter Eggs, Quotes & More:
- Anyone else suddenly want a Sky Shark? #TooCute
- WOW! That mutiny escalated quickly!
- Dread Pirate Dewey…. Princess Bride Reference FTW
- Favorite Quotes:
- “I am offended that you would try and taint this treasure hunt with learning” (Louie)
- “Yearly polishing of the money in the bin is a necessary expenditure. I may be filthy rich, but I’m not unsanitary.” (Scrooge)
- “Bravo! Bravissimo!” / “LAUNCHPAD!!!!!!!” (Launchpad/ All in response to him not flying the plane)
- “Don’t you go soft on me Evil Louie! Do you hear me!” (Louie)
- “It’s into Davy Jones’ Upper Cabinet with ye!” (Ugly Mugg)
- “I only push you because I believe you can do better. And those that can’t, I kill.” (Don Karnage)
- “Excuse me. My ship! Only I get heartfelt moments of realizations.” (Don Karnage)
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