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49. Odd Bot Out
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RESCUE BOTS, EPISODE 50: THE GRIFFIN ROCK EXPRESS”I was only gonna handle the small stuff, but then I really liked “rolling to the rescue.”
(Blades totally had a crush on Astrotrain.)
The mysterious hero wasn’t hard to figure out. The episode quickly determined it wasn’t Cody returning to his Rescue Boy days and anyone who studied the figure enough should recognize it doesn’t fit the kid anyway. That only two people in mind based on height alone would either be Frankie or Priscilla. The former is obvious, the latter was only a theory I was brewing in my head until the reveal.
I figured if it was Priscilla, she did it based on two personal hypothetical scenarios. Theory One: she wanted to try this “good Samaritan” thing. My only source of backup for this occurs during the end of “Rescue Dog” when Priscilla is genuinely thankful Noble the puppy saved her. It might have motivated her to improve as a person. The only reason this wouldn’t work is that it would be too big a leap for potential character development. That leaves me with Theory Number 2: she did it in order to trick the Burns family for whatever reason. Now this
I believe even less because Priscilla isn’t the kind of person who manipulates or pull anything secretive like her mother would. She’s not that kind of person. Priscilla is forward and blunt about her spoiled nature, not to mention she lacks any malicious undertones to be that shady. So having Rescue Girl being Frankie makes the most logical sense, even if it’s the predictable option. Meh, it’s a show for preschoolers, I think they’re more than allowed to keep their reveals simple if they want to. Besides, the girl does a better job at this superhero gig than Cody ever had. I mean, did you see that killer motorcycle she’s got? Damn.
All the above paragraph is just something to fill up for this review regardless because I honestly have painfully little to say about “The Griffin Rock Express.” The mayor mucks shit up; Doc builds an innovative, but potentially dangerous invention (a hover subway train this time); and the Rescue Bots do their job. Blades sass. Repeat. Okay, the ending is pretty interesting because it hints the phasing machine Frankie used was “donated” to her father by Madeline Pynch for reasons only she knows.
Hmm, I suppose I can add that it does deepen Frankie’s character a bit. Now that she knows who the Rescue Bots really are and what they do, she is a bigger part of their world and feels a tighter connection with them and the Burns family. Frankie is a very go-getter kind of girl and has the guts to do whatever she wants to. A lot of this is definitely from her father’s encouragement; here is a man who can invent whatever is on his mind because he has the talent to do so. He also tries to contribute to society to better it. Frankie wants to attempt both, so why not put some of that altruism to good use? It’s very noble of hers and the message they cite is a good one. The Rescue Bots do not denounce her skills by the end (and she’s the one who saves the day) and it leaves with the idea that she has a very good shot of being a first responder or someone who can help humanity. Cody very importantly states that even normal civilians have a duty to help if they are capable of. But Frankie still has a lot of training she needs to undergo and is still a rookie; she needs to know her limitation and I’m glad the show was smart enough to relay both messages. Also, I like her Rescue Girl outfit. Usually dark colored outfits (specifically indigo blue in Frankie's case)with dash of yellow is just plain fugly to me, but the overall design works to the suit's favor. Somehow, the gaudy purple really helps.
Overall, a decent episode, but nothing more. AND A HALF OUT OF FIVE STARS:
BONUS OBSERVATIONSPHASE SHIFTER BY ANY OTHER NAME:
I’m sure Frankie and Smokescreen would make a lovely superhero duo together. For better or worse. BY THE POWER OF ENERGIZE:
When the Rescue Bots power up, their insignia appears in the middle and weirdly distributes power to their tools. Obviously, this is just fancy graphics to showcase their shiny mechanics, but Jesus H. Christ, it’s either the greatest power up sequence in this show or cheesy as hell. But it’s pure Rescue Bots.
Also, have their insignia always glowed blue whenever they use their tools? I never noticed that. Definitely something to keep an eye out for if I watch older episodes again.
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