The team doesn't take short cuts and instead delivers another solid episode by letting Ashi steal the spotlight.
Episode Rating

No Shortcuts As Season Five Of ‘Samurai Jack’ Continues

Ashi’s search for Samurai Jack helps her to see his impact on the world after he encounters numerous people and places where his heroics have changed things for the better.

This episode helps to show just how committed the creators are to giving their all with this final season of Samurai Jack. As Ashi wonders and encounters all of Jack’s friends, it could have been really easy for them to make the entire thing into a clip show to cut costs. Instead, as she meets up with the Woolies, The Cursed Archeres, Da Samurai and others, new animation is employed to retell these classic scenes for the audience. The production team really deserves a pat on the back for not simply using their old stock of animation. Also, it’s truly interesting to see how Jack’s journey has affected the world around him and how those he has saved preserve his legend.

Scaramouche, the robot from the first episode of the new season is alive as well and tires to make contact with Aku. This results in an extremely funny moment many didn’t see coming. Just when you think the show has pushed the boundaries thanks to being on Adult Swim, they make a blatant genital joke. It is amusing though so give them some credit.


This become an entire episode dedicated to Ashi. While she takes the time to search for Jack, she also reflects on her pasts, and decides to make a change complete with a new outfit. Frankly, her new look suits her and is properly going to result in a lot of individuals trying to cosplay her look in the future.

The ending seals the deal though by delivering fantastic drama filled with action which will leave you on the edge of your seat the entire time. There will be no spoilers about what happens as it’s far too intense and any type of description would only spoil the surprise. Just know this is another episode of intense quality and it doesn’t look to be decreasing anytime soon.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.
The team doesn't take short cuts and instead delivers another solid episode by letting Ashi steal the spotlight. No Shortcuts As Season Five Of 'Samurai Jack' Continues