Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hindsight, Part Three

Season: 1
Episode Number: 3
Season Episode Number: 3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: September 20, 2008

Writer: Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle
Director: Nick Filippi

Voices: Steve Blum (Wolverine), Liam O'Brien (Angel), Kari Wahlgren (Emma Frost), Fred Tatasciore (Beast), Danielle Judovits (Shadowcat), Yuri Lowenthal (Iceman), Roger Craig Smith (Forge), Nolan North (Cyclops), Tom Kane (Magneto), Jim Ward (Professor X).

Plot:Former super-villain Emma Frost comes to the X-Mansion and locates the missing Charles Xavier: He is in Genosha. Wolverine and the X-Men head to Genosha and find Xavier in the care of Magneto, Master of Magnetism!

Review (Warning! Spoilers!): All I can say is that I am so glad Emma Frost is in this show! She has proven to be one of the more interesting characters ever since she joined the good side in the comic books in the mid-90s. I loved the Generation X comic book series and loved seeing her fit into that society that grew to hate her.

Her place in Wolverine and the X-Men will be the same as we see in this episode. Logan really doesn't trust her but needs her help. I'm surprised that some of these characters like Angel and Cyclops don't already know who Emma is. But Wolverine does, and he knows all about her past group of students, the Hellions.

It will also be interesting to see Cyclops fall for her (which I'm assuming will happen since it is quite important in the comic books right now) and how Jean will react when she eventually returns.

Again, I have to wonder what kids who are new to the X-Men are going to think of this show. The writers are just throwing mutants at us and are often not explaining their powers. This episode introduces Forge but we don't get an explanation of his powers at all, unless this is intentional and will be explained in a later episode. I still feel like this show is made more for the old fans than trying to make new fans.

Xavier's vision is very similar to the Days of Future Past storyline that is so popular in the comic book world. It is a great idea to base a series around this story arc because a plot about saving the future can last as many seasons as the network will allow before they accomplish their goal. It also has great potential to explore alternate versions of these character which is something I always like seeing!

Hindsight, Part Three wraps up the three-part pilot for the series. Now they have a mission and a team and are ready to take on another 23 episodes!

DVD Releases:
  • Wolverine and the X-Men, The Complete First Season (Canada Exclusive)
  • Wolverine and the X-Men: Heroes Return Trilogy

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    Anonymous said...

    Wolverine will realize that Jean is reponsible because the demon Pheonix.

    Orphen said...

    From listening to the commentary on most of the episodes, and within the next few days all of them for the series, the writers discuss in depth what some of the less familiar mutants powers are, which are quite helpful since I was not aware in some cases like Domino, and Wanda for that matter. I highly recommend getting the complete series on DVD and watching the commentary. There just wasn't enough time in each episodes so the commentary is really an opportunity for them to better explain things, point out things we typically miss, and they are also quite funny with great chemistry that is well worth the time it takes to watch them.