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EPISODE REVIEWS - "FEAR ITSELF"

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Fear Itself

Original Airdate - April 21st, 2012

With supplies running low, Hal and Kilowog search an uncharted planet for food and find themselves each stranded on different sides of the two warring species that live here. Meanwhile, Razer must recharge his power ring.

Written by Mark Hoffmeier
Directed by Rick Morales
Review by Derek Powers

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I think it was very emotional and thought provoking, and the pacing of the episode felt really good. And I like how they are starting to flesh out the emotional spectrum, with the yellow element and the red one.

I liked Kilowag's back story, and his love story. I liked Hal as usual, and Razor and Aya's subplot was really well done and added to the main plot, by underscoring the ties between elements and emotions. Now, I wasn't completely clear: did Aya's oath not work? Seemed like it didn't, unless I'm missing something.

I liked both alien races, and found their designs and stories interesting.

One thing did bother me though: how come all these alien races speak and understand english? I guess it's just one of those things that we need to suspend our disbelief with, but it would have been nice if they somehow established that maybe the lanterns have a way of translating instantly using the ring or some other technology (maybe similar to the 'babel fish' in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy").

Anyway, excellent episode, with a lot of nice foreshadowing


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