Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Dragons Review: "In Dragons We Trust"
Mildew is back, as determined to get rid of the dragons as always. First a dragon crashes through his roof. Then the dragons steal all of the viking's boots. Who knows what other havoc the dragons may cause at night? To keep the mishaps under control, Hiccup goes on night patrol to see what the dragons are up to. His findings? Dragons sleep, just like everyone else. Yet somehow damage continues to appear in the morning that appears to be the work of those pesky dragons, and the incidents continue to become more and more severe. Could there be some foul play afoot?
At first it seemed this episode would again build it's plot out of common television cliches. For a portion of the episode, it seemed like a reasonably traditional Scooby-Doo mystery. But Riders of Berk surprised me again by ending the episode on a rather captivating cliff-hanger and avoids the obvious ending I expected to see play out. Mildew remains a great new addition to the cast, and he's portrayed in a much more villainous light this time around. Plus Stoic got to display a bit more personality at last.
What at first appeared to be a rehash of the first episode turned out to be the start of what appears to be a multi-episode story arc. With the fate of the dragons left unknown, I look forward to the next chapter in the story. Bring on the next episode!