Well, it had been a while since an episode came along that was just plain weird. So, it must be time for that again as the Paladins go on a game show.
…the hell? (Part 3)
That’s right! The Paladins are on a game show hosted by a four-armed alien named Bob.
Kudos for the writers for giving Bob the blandest name possible to belie how powerful he apparently is.
The show is called Garfle Warfle Snick, and for once, the Paladins are as baffled as to how they got there as I am. Between commercials for actual businesses that have appeared on the show, mostly from that episode where Coran took a couple of them to the space mall, we get what looks like a mix of multiple 70s era TV game shows happily hosted by Bob, a fellow who assumes most questions about how anyone got there is a sign of something other than telling them how they got there.
The good news, such as it is, is there’s a way off the show if the Paladins can score a sufficient number of points. The bad news is, if they don’t, they never leave.
And these games seem rigged, particularly one where Lance is asked to identify characters from past episodes, and I think I’d have a hard time with remembering half of those names, particularly when the face changes at the last minute.
And that’s before an opposing team made up of Zarkon, Haggar, Lotor, and some other guy show up. Fortunately, they don’t win either. They act out-of-character, but they don’t win.
Did I mention this is a weird episode? I mean, I know I did, but I like to emphasize how freakin’ weird some episodes of this show get.
Anyway, it comes down to a final question. Each Paladin can vote for one person to leave. The rest have to stay. The one with the most votes can go.
Hunk voted for Allura, because her ideals and philosophy will bring more people to the fight.
Allura voted for Pidge, because her intelligence will be needed more than ever.
Lance voted for Keith because he’s the leader and being he is half-Galra, a sign of things to come.
Keith voted for Lance so he wouldn’t be stuck with Lance for all eternity. Lance was touched.
And Pidge voted for Hunk because he’s a friendly guy who everyone wants to be buddies with.
So, everyone gets out and wakes from a weird mutual dream.
Turns out Coran has heard of Bob. He’s a powerful cosmic entity that likes to test warriors for heroics. Looks like the Paladins won.
Really, weird episode, but at least this one is weird to everyone else involved too. That puts it ahead of the D&D game and the ice capades.