So I knew ahead of time that this episode contained Baby Cato Even Littler Cato, but I did NOT expect the twist regarding his backstory and oh no. Oh no.
Wait was this episode called The Ventrexian as a deliberate nod to The Mandalorian? Killing machine suddenly finding himself having to protect an adorable, helpless child… It fits I guess.
So yeah! Avocato killed LC’s biological parents before deciding to raise the baby as his own and this has BIG RAMIFICATIONS! Little Cato is inevitably going to find out and oh god. I suspect Fox will be involved in that part of the plot too since it’s his people Ventrexia were at war with. (And frankly it’s long past time he got something to do.) And what became of the other son Avacato talks about in the past tense? Is he dead? I think we’re supposed to believe that’s the case… or is he still out there somewhere?
As you can probably tell I was very invested in this so it’s a bit disappointing to me that the rest of the plot seemed kinda meh, I didn’t dislike the Gary and Quinn bits but oh look Biskit is there and I just find him super annoying, I’m sorry. Can we replace him with the sentient cookie machine?
Gosh I’m looking so forward to learning where this all ends up!
This was supposed to be a lighthearted episode, if I remember rightly, but it opened up a lot of big questions nonetheless. The Lord Commander is back (noice), Avacato probably still has Invictus within him and now Bolo has a super cool space sword.
Biskit debuted in this episode and everyone was looking so forward to him but I don’t find him all that cute or engaging, sorry! Maybe he’ll get better as we go along? I mean, he is a cat, that’s always a plus.
I’m really glad Nightfall is still part of the story and still being mentioned, she’s kinda completely a separate entity from Quinn at this point which is terribly confusing but I hope it leads to some good Quinn moments later. What I really want is for Quinn and Ash to have a conversation about her, though that probably should have happened back in episode 1 to be honest.
I’m really going to miss HUE in his robot form. His design was so adorable. Awww. :(
Gosh I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve seen these characters. A great first episode for this season! Properly gruesome and dark, honestly the jokey bits just feel completely out of place now. (Apologies to Tribore and Tribore’s mysterious adult child.) We’ve lost a couple of robots already, aww man. Ash’s putting that giant bot-brain-thingy out of his misery was an interesting moment and I have a horrible feeling it’s foreshadowing for something much, much worse later.
Quinn appearing to have a part of final space in her (right?) also qualifies.
It amuses me no end this episode’s blatant nod to the Garycato shippers. I suppose there’s no way Olan Rogers hasn’t encountered all that jazz at this point. Uh, congrats to you guys? This might be the last happy moment between those two for a while and I feel your pain.
This show has gotten even more surreally beautiful this season. The designs for the Titans are gorgeous. And I never get tired of shots of Gary and Quinn holding each other while the world ends around them.
Today Final Space fans are getting #EmmyforFinalSpace trending. Why? Because it’s a beautiful, clever, touching show and it deserves it. (It also deserves a lot less executive meddling but that’s another post.)
It’s on Netflix if you ever want to watch it! It’s really, really good, I promise. Full of happiness and sadness and romance and monsters.