Friday, April 5, 2013

TMNT 2012 - "Baxter's Gambit"

Dexter Stinkman Strikes Back!

Spoilers ahead!

It's been almost a month since the last TMNT episode. Luckily, the weekly schedule is back and start of strong with "Baxter's Gambit"

Stockman is tired of being pushed around by Dogpound and Fishface, so he traps them and the Turtles in a deadly labyrinth Mad Mod style. This leads to the Turtles having to team up with their enemies in order to survive. We have some funny moments, but it's my favorite part was where we get to learn Xever's backstory. I like how they didn't try to make him a sympathetic villain and made it clear he was evil.

I also like how Stockman is turning into a villain of his own accord and he didn't go back to work for the Shredder at the end.

We also see April continue he ninja training with Master Splinter and try to pick a weapon of her own. It is both funny and it pull at the heartstrings a little when we see Splinter tell her about his family before his mutation.

The plot with the Kraang stealing a weapon of mass destruction played no role whatsoever in the episode and is probably just set up for next week's episode. Also, when did Baxter Stockman find the time to build the Labyrinth of Doom and the Robot of Doom without anyone finding out. However, my biggest complaint is how were the Turtles able to defeat Dogpound so easily when everytime they met before he was so strong they weren't even able to take him on using normal combat methods.

8.3 out of 10

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