Happy Halloween everyone! Before we begin the next analysis I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Gargoyles just celebrated it’s 25th anniversary, just last week in fact. Which would make it the Silver Anniversary if I recall correctly. Anyway…
Last time on Gargoyles.
Xanatos and the gargoyles duked it out. Xanatos in a spiffy new battle armor and the gargoyles with just their dukes.
Oh and Elisa got a new partner, a conspiracy theorist named Matt Bluestone.
Our heroes find themselves once again held at gun point, their benefactor is acting particularly shady and the sole female of their species has become bloodthirsty to the point that it’s disturbing Goliath, and he was previously seen fighting vikings in the Middle Ages. And now the thrilling conclusion.
Picking up where we left off, with the Trio and lots of guns.
When last we left our heroes, despite Elisa’s comment that she and Goliath were probably the only couple in Central Park that doesn’t have to worry about being mugged the episode ends with them being mugged. Because the gods of irony have a cruel sense of humor.
Previously on Gargoyles…I forgot to mention that the second episode is the first time we see the proper opening to the show including its theme song. It’s composed by Carl Johnson and played over clips of the previous episodes, as well as a few that we haven’t seen yet. It’s entirely instrumental and has a very dark, Gothic yet magnificently triumphant at the same I can see why Carl Johnson earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the show.
The show opens proper with Detective Maza speaking with Owen about the light show, falling debris and explosions which Owens spins as an exploding generator. Elisa however points out that an exploding generator doesn’t sound anything like automatic weapon fire, so with the prospect of her returning with a warrant Owen takes her up to survey the scene and meet with Xanatos.
Elisa Maza: What exactly did happen here Mr. Xanatos? And please, don’t try to tell me it was an exploding generator.
Xanatos: Owen was a little confused. That’s for the press. The truth is that my men repelled an invasion by a rival corporation trying to steal some of our new technology.
Elisa Maza: “Repelled an invasion”? You’re a private citizen, Xanatos. Not a country.
Xanatos: Detective, l am the owner of a multinational corporation, which is bigger than many countries you could name.