Man, this is the second show I wrote up this week where the characters visit a mall. That better not happen in the next episode of Merlin.
Look, the castle needs some of those disk things. Hunk’s cookies won’t work forever. Fortunately, Coran knows a place where he can get some. That would be a black market run by pirates.
I’d like to remind everyone Coran was asleep for a few thousand years before we go any further.
Point is, times have changed but he doesn’t know that. As such, he goes off to what turns out to be a space mall. Pidge, Hunk, Lance, and Keith go along to help. Shiro has to try bonding more with the Black Lion, and Allura, well, she and the mice can have a make-over.
Sometimes I wonder why I do what I do when I type sentences like that.
Granted, I don’t think that way for very long, but it happens.
So, forgetting Allura, how does the day work out for everyone else?
Shiro may have it the toughest. He does end up bonded more to the Black Lion, but he has to battle Zarkon on the astral plane to do that. Maybe if Zarkon hadn’t talked about the Black Lion being subservient to him instead of a partner, it might have gone differently. But you don’t get to be a millennia-old galactic despot by being humble.
As for the mall, Coran opted to give everyone a disguise so they would blend in with the pirates. He seems to be the only one there who doesn’t see there are no pirates hanging around. And, as luck would have it, when the Paladins drop their disguises in the garbage, a Mall Cop decides they must be the real pirates. I hate when that happens.
Things get a bit worse from there. Hunk finds himself unwillingly employed in the food court because the free samples weren’t free. Fortunately, he has cooking skills of his own, and he’s soon running the place to a massive profit.
Keith asks a knife dealer for information on his mystery dagger. The guy really wants to buy Keith’s blade. Keith doesn’t want to sell. We’ve all been there.
As for Lance and Pidge, they find a store that sells Earth stuff, and Pidge would really like an old school video game console. That’s a problem when no one has any money. She and Lance do get enough from a wishing well, and they even get a free cow with their purchase. This store doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.
Of course, that Mall Cop eventually shows up, and the Paladins make a break for it on the cow. Coran even found the needed lenses, and everyone gets back to the castle happy.
You know, except for Pidge. She just realized she has no where to plug in her game system.
But hey, Shiro knows where to go now: the Blade of Marmora headquarters.
That place has no food court. Probably.
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