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Green Lantern: The Animated Series
"Loss"

Original Airdate - January 26th, 2013
The heroes attend a rebuilding ceremony between the Guardians and the Red Lanterns on their capitol planet, Ysmault. However, a rampant malfunctioning Manhunter threatens to derail the fragile state of peace between both sides.

Written by Michael F. Ryan
Directed by Sam Liu
Review by Wonderwall

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That was a good episode and I can see why [Producer] Giancarlo Volpe said it was built like a two parter. I actually said "Is that the ending?" at the end because I wanted to see more. Razer's little detour was a nice bit for him and Aya, and it seemed he's finally giving into what he wants and needs. Of course, Hal has to be a goober about it and calls. As Razer would say later...inopportune. Seems Zox has nestled in comfortably as Prime Magistrate, even ordering around Larfleeze. The big orb is still as goofy and cowardly as ever when he cowers away from the fight with the Anti Monitor. That was a pretty intense fight with them being outnumbered while evading the Maelstrom and getting distance from the Anti Monitor. It was good that the Interceptor didn't even bother with trying to hit the Monitor to save Razer as that would have been kinda of predictable and wouldn't make too much sense since he shrugs off all attacks even from the ship.

I really liked Aya's act of silent defiance, and maybe even contempt, for the Guardian. Useless little trolls. Only to add to their "usefulness," just like in the comics, one of them made the Anti Monitor - only this time it was intentional and their solution was even worse than what they did to the Red Lanterns. Really on the ball ...

And poor Razer. After being haunted by the memories of his lost love, he finally has made peace with her death ... only to instantly lose someone else he loves. It was sad seeing him clutch Aya's helmet and then lose it when Hal and Kilowog saved him at the last second. That was a rough ending to see Aya go down like that, her scream was what sealed it. It was so human.

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