Skeletor has the power now!
Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Episode 6) – Cleaved in Twain
Skeletor drags Teela, Andra, and Adam upstairs and shows the Sorceress his handy work. He quickly takes Duncan out of the game too. All that’s left for him to do is kill He-Man once and for all. However, the Sorceress is not about to let that happen. She jumps between them and prepares to transport them somewhere safe. Evil-Lyn stops Duncan from joining them while Skeletor runs to stop her.
He was too late, but that just gave him extra reason to retire the Sorceress, permanently. Duncan calls out and rushes to her side, but the wound is fatal. Her last act is to project herself before Teela and help her heal Adam.
Teela has no idea how it happened, but Adam is back again, but for how long. Skeletor appears in the sky over the palace and unleashes a purple fog that covers everything. Anyone touched by it becomes an undead minion for him to control. The heroes manage to get inside the palace, aided by Fisto and Clamp-Champ, but they were touched by the fog and transform into undead warriors.
Teela and Andra fight them off, trying desperately to save their friends. Adam, however, points out that it’s futile and that nothing of them is left. With that realisation, Andra and Teela kill them, burning their bodies to a pile of ash and bones. Skeletor arrives before they have any time to grieve and prepares to kill Adam. Adam has one last trick up his sleeve – he calls on the power of Grayskull without the sword!
What did you think?
At least the return of Skeletor added some much-needed oomph to the script. As usual, he has the best lines. Whether he’s pointing out that not only can’t Adam become He-Man, he’s barely a man or Talking about Duncan’s Man-at-Arms, Skeletor delivers some truly brilliant moments. The carnage in this episode was certainly elevated too. We saw the Sorceress die and then Andra and Teela vaporise the undead forms of Fisto and Clamp-Champ. Also, did Fisto say that he’d really like to fist Skeletor? Did I imagine that?
Anyhow, while there were all these wonderful developments, we never really got much time to fully enjoy them. Skeletor had just turned all the citizens of Eternia into undead monsters. I feel like them running from these monsters could have been a season all on its own. Watching the heroes fall one by one and join Skeletor’s army would have been amazing.
What have you learnt?
So, we knew Adam would survive, but I can’t help but wish that he hadn’t. That would have been an insane twist had he come back to help only to be killed instantly. That would have certainly shaken up the series. Even with Adam surviving, Skeletor had the power to do whatever he wanted and still, he allowed Adam to transform into the He-Man version of the Incredible Hulk.
It looks like we really are going back to the old format where Skeletor looks like he’s finally attained a power that can do some serious harm and he wastes it shooting off his mouth or standing around. The nostalgia part of it is fairly entertaining, but without that, it is pretty annoying. It just plays into the ongoing problem of nothing meaning earned. At least Evil-Lyn seems to be having an issue with what Skeletor is doing. It’ll be interesting when she finally turns against him, but will she do it to gain power or return it.
The way this is going, I can see something happening that ends up resetting everything and that will be so annoying, not least because that is my least favourite possible ending for any story. Please don’t do that!
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Power of Grayskull
- Episode 2 – The Poisoned Chalice
- Episode 3 – The Most Dangerous Man in Eternia
- Episode 4 – Land of the Dead
- Episode 5 – The Forge at the Forest of Forever
- Episode 6 – Cleaved in Twain
- Episode 7 – Reason and Blood
- Episode 8 – The Gutter Rat
- Episode 9 – Hope, For a Destination
- Episode 10 – Comes with Everything You See Here
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