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Ro's Reunion

Episode #011 (385-541) - Ro's Reunion
Original Airdate - Nov. 24, 2001 (Canada, YTV); Never Aired in US

Ro is offered the chance to go on a reunion-style talk show, but knows that doing so will expose her location to Bennet. She is forced to choose between staying with Zee and finding her brother.

Media by Bird Boy
Review by Bird Boy

Early 21st Century Artifacts
Zee: This is what a telephone looked like at the turn of the century, but I haven't been able to figure out what the cord was for.
Ro: Huh. Must've been so they didn't lose it.
Zee: You're probably right. 
Supervising Producer Alan Burnett
Producer Robert Goodman, Liz Holzman
Story by Katy Cooper and Ned Teitelbaum
Teleplay by Katy Cooper & Ned Teitlebaum, Rich Fogel & Kevin Hopps
Directed by Tim Maltby
Music by Michael McCuistion
Animation Services provided by Koko Enterprise Co., LTD.

Diedrich Bader as Zeta / Zee
Julie Nathanson as Ro
Kurtwood Smith as Agent Bennett
Erika Alexander as Agent Rush
Clancy Brown as Sherriff Morgan
Greg Eagles as Old Man
Lisa Edelstein as Gwen
Khrystyne Haje as Tiffy Morgan
Chris Hardwick as Ro's Brother
Tress MacNeille as Macy's Mom
Sam McMurray as Larry Lux
Tara Strong as Macy
Cree Summer as Skye Hoaps

Screen Grabs




A rather sad episode, “Ro’s Reunion” gives Ro the false hope that a TV show, “Skyes the Limit” had found her brother. When Ro is talked into going onto the program, Zeta finds out that it’s nothing more than a hoax. The producer of the show recruited actors to play the missing relatives or parents of the children who came to an orphanage looking for their family. The girl who worked at the orphanage would then set up a phony meeting with “Skyes the Limit” in return for a fee. The scam was eventually revealed on television by Zeta and Ro and the host of the show pledged to find all the families that were lead to believe something else.

This is the first of the un-aired episodes that the Kids WB! in the United States didn’t air. It’s a real shame, as it’s a really emotional episode, albeit a bit dark in its nature (tricking kids into thinking they’ve found their mother or brother after years of searching is a bit harsh, even if it’s resolved in the end). Perhaps that’s why Kids WB! never aired it; or simply because it wasn’t another action-packed explosion filled show (although a chase sequence with Zeta and the NSA invading the TV studio was present). Not really sure, but irregardless, it was a great episode.

As I said before, the subject matter was a tad dark. It would have passed over most kids heads I think, but I just found it to be somewhat of a rough lesson for Ro. Not only was she tricked into thinking that she was meeting her long lost brother, but the NSA picked up on her and Zeta’s tale after she appeared on national TV.

Animation and music was pretty standard The Zeta Project fare. There was nothing that stood out on either the good or bad spectrum. It was a solid episode in both story and dialogue and hopefully more fans will be able to see the show down the line.

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