Ninjago Sons of Garmadon, episode 84 – semi-review

I know this weeks review is a bit late – but there’s a good reason! I’ve visited Kockice Convention this weekend, which was so full of activities I couldn’t find the time to post! (or sleep that much) More on that thought in a separate post – so you can look forward to that! Anyway, episode 84’s name is ‘Big Trouble, Little Ninjago’ and it was amazing! I can say that the episode was a perfect mid-season finale, which this basically was. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long for the next season! As always, the review is full of spoilers and if you hate those, stop reading!

Still from Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Episode 84

Man, it was so hard not getting spoiled for this episode! I had to avoid all the social media like it was the plague. But it was well worth it. The episode ties many things together (on and off the screen) and I can honestly say that I loved every part of it. But I do think that the writers didn’t have to do that to poor Destiny’s Bounty (again)! Or maybe it’s a running gag by now? In any case, I’m looking forward to the new version!

The episode has two subplots – the ninja trying to save Lloyd and Garmadon trying to establish himself as the emperor of Ninjago. While trying to save Lloyd the ninja find out that the only way to save Lloyd is to risk losing their powers. Naturally, they decide that sacrificing their power to save their friend is the right thing to do. Fortunately, they do not end up losing their power and go to fight Garmadon who’s summoned a Colossi (of which they should’ve made a set, a huge missed opportunity!) in the meantime. However, Nya stays behind in order to protect Lloyd.

Toward the end of the episode Cole, Jay, Kai and Zane, with Wu being the fifth wheel, use the Bounty to fight the Colossi, but it is still too powerful. It manages to grab the Bounty and seemingly crush it together with them. However, they’re not actually killed (but everybody thinks they are) because Mistaké gave them traveler’s tea, which transported them to the first realm – the realm of Dragon and Oni. So, what does that actually mean? It means that the original ninja team is back in action! The next season is shaping up to be epic indeed.

Also, at the very end there was this epic callback to the first episode. Lloyd was parachuting down to the canals, just like Mr. E did. The only difference was that Lloyd’s parachute had the Wu-Cru logo on it, instead of Sons of Garmadon. It brought a smile to my face, since I’m a huge sucker for duality!

The episode was awesome and kind of a perfect intro to the next season, don’t you agree?


You know, I get the feeling that the TV show team likes/feels obligated to throw in a lot of elements that Lego doesn’t come up with when designing their sets. In particular, it seems like they tend to come up with their own giant final threats to finish off the season with. Of the seasons/specials that have had such a threat, only three of them have appeared as sets: the Great Devourer, the Golden Master w/mech, and the Iron Doom. The pilot, the Tournament of Elements, Skybound, and Day of the Departed didn’t really have a big bad monster to end up, while the Overlord Dragon, the Preeminent, and the Colossi seem to be purely the invention of the show staff.

That could very well be the case! Still, I feel like they could/should revisit these (maybe once the show ends?) and turn them into sets. Preeminent would look especially badass if they made it look something like this:

It would be quite nice if they could revisit some of the nonphysical creatures/vehicles/characters once the show is no longer around. Been dying for an Overlord Dragon.

Me, personally, I can’t wait to see the Hanging Temple!

Okay, I was wrong about the Colossi.

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