Tick and Arthur pursue the trail of the bank robbers into the gambling underworld. Overkill reconnects with an old mentor and learns his enemy The Duke may still be alive.
This episode had some interesting reveals and developments while still keeping with what seems to be this seasons theme of “what does it mean to be a superhero?” As Tick and Arthur work on tracking down Lobstercules, we get a look and the new look Edgelord has developed for Miss Lint’s Hero Persona, Overkill has an interesting talk with Ty Rothbone, and Superian continues to struggle with the overwhelming dislike of him on social media.
This episode was great for expanding and explaining how superheroing works in The City; from the “retired” Flexon who wears his suit to get access to the lounge at AEGIS to the “reformed” Miss Lint claiming that “The 28th Amendment” and her new “Joan of Arc” persona are proof that she is, in fact, a superhero. Meanwhile, we are also shown what it means to be a superhero as Overkill and Dot figure out the best ways to work as superheroes without the assistance or approval of AEGIS.
This episode seems to drop a lot of hints that people and things may not be quite what they seem. With Miss Lint’s shady behavior while claiming to be one of the good guys, Flexon not only taking advantage of the perks of AEGIS while claiming he’s “done” being a superhero but also showing up at a shady poker club and revealing his gambling addiction, and Overkill’s claim that he didn’t go rogue I feel there are a lot of twists being set up for this season.
One thing I wanted to highlight from this episode is one of the most wholesome moments from this series so far, the reveal that Tick has become great friends with Arthur and Dot’s mother, Joan. The brief scene of Tick discussing shepherd’s pie with Joan over the phone not only helped to humanize Tick but also to show that he and Arthur are not only crime-fighting partners but also good friends with a deep involvement in each other’s lives.
This was a fun and interesting episode that did a lot to create interest and excitement for the rest of this series.
An interesting episode that does a great job progressing multiple plotlines while raising suspicion of who and what is actually what they seem.
The Tick S2E3 – “It’s a spreevil!”
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9.5/109.5/10
- Acting - 9/109/10
- Music - 8/108/10
- Production - 9/109/10
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