So, why would Haggar be pleased if a third of Zarkon’s empire fell all at once to the Paladins and various rebel groups?
That’s simple. I’ll let Admiral Ackbar explain:
Yes, Haggar left a bomb behind to take out Voltron.
It’s the whole damn planet.
Plus, the gravity has been set to suck Voltron downwards, so even if the Paladins realize there’s a bomb in time, they might not be able to get Voltron off the planet in time.
Oh, and since the whole planet is a bomb, it’ll take out multiple neighboring planetary systems, essentially eliminating all of Zarkon’s enemies in one fell swoop.
You know, except for Lotor. Zarkon’s off personally chasing him.
So, the Paladins need to do two things at once. They need to get Voltron off the planet, and they need to take out the Galra cruiser that is going to set the bomb off remotely.
Voltron has a lot of abilities, but being in two places at once isn’t one of them.
Fortunately, two things happen. Matt and Keith, on their own, figure out that the cruiser is a danger. And secondly, Lance encourages Allura to use her Magical Princess Powers to get off the planet, just like how she calmed the Balmera.
The second plan works. The first one? Not so much. That cruiser has a shield, and neither the rebels nor the Blade of Marmora can get through it. It’ll take a miracle to stop that thing, but this episode title is “The New Defender,” so someone has to do it, right?
Lotor does it. Keith was going to fly right into it in a suicidal run otherwise.
He wants to talk to the Paladins.
You know, I don’t think he’s much of a defender, new or otherwise. That weasel is up to something. He has his own evil plans, but they aren’t the same evil plans his dear old dad has.
Might wanna keep an eye on him, folks. You know, once season five starts, but since I started this after the series ended, I won’t be waiting long.