The video opens with Roman playing with Rose, before she tries to run and he reveals that cane has a hook-shot to reel her in. Before he can get any further in his interrogation her friends come and he tells them to kill her as she tries to make a break. Long story short, they get into a game of train-top leapfrog to get away from bombs and then a fight with a bunch of mooks as its revealed that the train-bombs are creating openings for Grimm to get into the city.
They split up with Weiss, Blake, and Yang to stop the bombs while Ruby and Oobleck go out to stop the train. Yang gets into a fight with Neo, which starts one-sided… by which I mean Yang got messed up. Weiss, on the other end, gets into a fight with an Elite Mook using a chainsaw who has a hard-on for killing Schnee, and Blake gets into a fight with Roman and showcases the use of a dust cartridge Weiss gave her to make short-work of him.
Weiss seems to have the advantage in her fight as she’s faster, and by which I mean she pulls some Sonic the Hedgehog moves. But he’s stronger and takes the blows before grabbing her and getting ready to saw her in half. Yang, on the other end, gets tossed around by Neo’s more passive style and goes down.
So Roman, being the only one who lost, tries to lecture Blake on she would never be accepted as Weiss gets knocked into her cart and she knocks him out to save Weiss. Neo’s getting ready to stab Yang when some ninja woman comes out of nowhere and Neo runs away before the woman opens some kind of wormhole and escapes as Yang comes to.
Oobleck and Rose do much better, but he tells her to go ahead while he and the dog handle things in the rear. They see that it’s a dead end at the train stop and Weiss tries to protect them, but in the end the train crashes and brings with it a ton of Grimm to swarm the helpless population.
Damn, this episode was hardcore to a whole new level. While the samurai-ninja woman came out of left-field, the rest was a brutal and harsh affair that I had to admit the bad guys won. 5 out of 5.
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Words of the wise…
Umm, well the team is stuck with Dr. Oobleck while the others go elsewhere and the professor takes them to a region that’s just outside of Vale where they were trying to expand once but the Grim overran it so they had to wall it off. They meet with a whole pack of Ursa not two minutes in and the dog gets found out not one minute before then, but his sense of tracking might prove useful so he stays.
The girls handle most threats as they come in, but Yang states she wanted to see Oobleck in action. He basically tells them that not all missions are violence and then grills Yang on why she truly became a huntress. She confesses she’s a thrill-seeker and if she helps people it’s a bonus. Weiss sees it as her duty for being part of her family, while Blake sees there’s too much wrong in the world and someone has to stop it even though she hasn’t figured out how.
With Ruby he takes her off while telling the other three to set up camp, before showing her a herd of really big Grimm and tells her that not all Grimm are mindless and those that are so powerful they’ve lived for centuries and learned, but are waiting for something. Ruby then asks why he wants to be a huntsman, and he states that he sees lives that could have been saved in the ruins and by teaching the next generation he’s giving them power and can save more lives than with a weapon. The questions he asked the rest still makes them ponder about it, but they notice he never asked her why she wanted to be a huntress.
Well, I wanted to see more action from Oobleck, but he makes a fair point and we learned more about the characters and Grimm…
4 out of 5.
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A ninja in black…
The episode starts off at the party with Ozpin and the others, as well as Ironwood. Jaune and Ruby share a moment of being socially awkward until Ruby reveals Weiss is without a date and he tries to go ask her out, until he saw Pyrrha looking down and followed her to the balcony. Pyrrha couldn’t get a date, much to Jaune and my shock. She basically states she’s been placed on a pedestal so she’s seen as too unattainable and she wishes she came with a guy who was like him, who saw him for who he is.
Neptune comes out after she leaves and Jaune tears into him until he reveals he can’t dance. It does wonders for Jaune’s ego, but he ultimately tells Neptune to go tell Weiss if he really likes her. He sits by her and chat while Ruby and Yang watch as Jaune puts on a dress and dances with Pyhrra and Nora takes Lie onto the floor and they do a really good dance routine.
Team CRME, on the other hand, watches from above. Ruby, however, goes off to the balcony and sees Cinder dressed like a ninja. She decks a guard and the straight-up kicks the rest of their asses like no-one’s business. Ruby calls for her locker rocket and gets Crescent Rose when she sees the the knocked out guard and the fighting starts util General Ironwood arrives and Cinder vanishes back into the party to dance with Mercury as the episode ends.
I was expecting something drastic with all the foreshadowing, but time will tell. 4 out of 5!
Too much feels…
The episode has Ruby still in a slump over Blake not coming to the dance, but Yang assures her that she’ll be there. Sun and Neptune arrive then and ask about the dance, with Sun asking if Blake will be there. Dude has it bad for her. Yang, once again assures them that Blake will be there and proceeds to taunt her with a laser pointer in the library to get her attention.
We then go to a shirtless Lie Ren who gets dragged out by Jaune before he can get dressed. Jaune apparently really had it bad for Weiss, for some reason, and asks Lie for advice about girls since he’s apparently with Nora. The two deny it but, they’re not fooling anyone. Pyrrha arrives and tells him to tell her how he feels while being honest and he leaves to do so. You see, this is why Pyrrha can’t get him to notice she has feelings, she’s too nice to everyone. How’s he supposed to notice she like him? Nora agrees with me and tells her to practice what she preaches.
Meanwhile, with Yang and Blake, Yang tells Blake about how Ruby’s mother was killed and her father lost both her and Yang’s mother. Yang wanted to find her mother, who went missing, and then took Ruby with her to search for her. Note this was where Ruby was a toddler, so they were screwed if Qrow didn’t show up. Yang learned to take it slow after that, even though she still searches for her mother and tells Blake to slow down, not stop, and if she comes with her to the dance she’ll save her one.
Then we go to Jaune looking for Weiss, who is asking out Neptune out. You can see the exact moment his heart breaks in 10:02. He’ll get better I’m sure…
Anyway, night of the dance we have Ruby struggling to stand up in heels, Sun going with Blake, Blake dancing with Yang (yeah, Bumblebee-ship is going to go nuts), and Ozpin showing up to talk with Ruby about how moments like these are the memories you treasure. The video ends as Emerald and Mercury arrive.
Well, we learned more about Yang and Ruby so it answers much for me. Still can’t wait for next episode. 4 out of 5.
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So much awesome…
After the week off for the Podcast, the main show returns and opens with the lovely Pyrrha Nikos in all her glory kicking the collective asses of Team CRDL. It was glorious, showing that Pyrrha is the stuff of legends and earned her last few tournament wins on sheer badassery. Don’t get me wrong, those guys showed they were rather decent at fighting too, but she completely wrecked them and Cardin got it worse than the rest with that finish.
Then Mercury decides to give it a go. He’s okay in that he managed to actually disarm her, but he quits after she starts getting into it and cites she’s a renown fighter, to her ire. Blake, on the other hand, has been neglecting sleep to in her hunt for everything going on and even reject Sun harshly for a date. The others want her to take a break, but she brushes them off.
Then we have Jaune, who tries asking Weiss out with a Serenade. It fails epically, considering that she has Neptune in mind. Then we skip to him sparring with Pyrrha. He still doesn’t know what his semblance is, but the bigger issue is that we see beneath the cracks in her armor in that her skill has isolated her and Jaune is a clueless moron and innocently insensitive.
As it ends we skip to Team CRME discussing her ability and she gets added to the list and that Cinder can apparently take her in a fight.
5 out of 5, and a perfect continuation of the last one!
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So much awesome…
The fourth episode starts out with Penny explaining to Ruby that she’s the world’s first andriod that can generate an Aura. Ruby takes it extremely well and Penny glomps her, explaining that General Ironwood and her father built her to save the world one day and to enter the torunament to test herself. She then hides Ruby so she doesn’t get in trouble with the guards when they take her away.
Yang and Neptune then enter the bad part of town, in Junior’s bar. You know the same bar she wrecked in her trailer. Junior’s men are terrified of her, and Neptune is enthralled by her. Blake and Sun, in the meantime infiltrate the White Fang meeting. She explains that humanity wanted to make monsters out of them so they wear Grimm Masks.
Roman appears during the meeting and riles them up against the Government, showing them he’s bought them a giant robot, Atlas’ newest line of defense that his client got. With Junior, Yang learns from him that after Roman got his men he never saw them again.
When Roman sees them, they shoot out the lights and then jump out the window with the giant robot chasing them. Sun and Blake calls in the others for backup and we get a car chase scene, where Neptune shows he’s just as badass with a halberd and Sun can create clones. They then work together in combination attacks. Weiss shows she knows the Haste spell while Yang gets stronger with every hit she takes like some kind of badass berserker.
Roman is about to get his ass kicked, when some woman named Neo crates a mirror clone of them while they get away. Damn, this reminds me of Pieces and Players, when they went through that first boss battle. So metal.
5 out of 5, and only because there’s no higher number in my reviews!
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Mood whiplash ahoy!
The episode begins with Glenda and Ozpin, watching as a fleet lands on their doorstep and General Ironwood appears. Glenda doesn’t like him, that much is obvious, and she steps outside. He and Ozpin make better talk, but Ozpin makes it clear he doesn’t like the fleet outside when they’re in a time of peace and if there’s any problems they will handle things tactfully. The general asks if he thinks his kids can win a war, but Ozpin says he hopes they never have to.
In the Library we see our two teams doing anything but studying, with Team RWBY playing a table top game. Yang pretty much dominates both Ruby and Weiss, but Blake doesn’t feel like playing as Sun arrives with his friend from the last time, Neptune…. who immediately flirts with Weiss.
Blake leaves out and curls up in her room, flashing back to what happened after the incident with the White Fang. Ozpin questions her on the incident, subtly making it clear that he knows she was once a member of them. Weiss comes in and asks her what’s wrong, she explains that things are getting worse and the fact that nothing is being done. Weiss reasons they aren’t ready, but Blake can’t take that so Ruby takes a vote and they all agree, but then she remembers she left her board game in the Library.
Ruby then crashes into Cinder, Emerald, and Mercury and welcomes them to Beacon as it ends. I’m still conflicted as to how Cinder can pass as a student, but okay then.
It wasn’t a bad episode, but it could have been better. Still, it’s hard to top last episode.
4 out of 5.