EPISODE REVIEW: Generator Rex: “Moonlighting” (Season 2, Episode 10)

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And here comes my second review of my first night. “Time to go to work!”

The Rundown:

A giant squid-like EVO shows up in Brooklyn, terrifying civilians. Rex and Providence are dispatched, and make quick work of the EVO. A crowd shows up, which Rex assumes are for him, but are actually for two bums who had managed to capture a small fish EVO. It turns out that the two bums are Rombauer and Lansky, former Providence grunts who quit early after being accepted. They then began their own EVO hunting service, accepting money to deal with the smaller EVO threats while Providence handled the bigger ones. After witnessing one of their commercials, Providence sends in Rex to deal with the bumbling hunters. However, Rex ends up a part of their team. A montage begins (set to terrible music) of Rex becoming more popular than his current partners, much to their ire.

A frog EVO begins to create havoc, encasing most of Brooklyn in purple crystal that comes from it’s saliva. Rex insists that they go after it, but due to Rombauer and Lansky’s jealously, they bail, leaving Rex to face the EVO his own. Due to the frog’s toxic spit, Rex is unable to touch him. Providence is unable to get to him due to all the purple crystal and mutated fungus that the creature is leaving behind. Before Rex is done in, Rombauer and Lansky show up to rescue him, apparently having a change of heart. Together, they defeat the EVO and send it to be locked-up tight. Rex offers a job for the EVO hunters, but they decline, preferring to stick with the small stuff.

The Verdict:

Generator Rex has been a show that has been keeping to the comfortable route for the past couple of episodes. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing, but for a show with so much potential, it’s upsetting to see so little depth provided for the characters. Tonight’s episode strayed from that route, but only by a little bit. Rombauer and Lansky definitely were the heart of the episode, providing most of the comic relief but also providing a bit of deepness the show has been missing for a long time. Which is impressive, considering that they’re small characters that we’re probably never going to see again. The action, though small, was well-animated as usual. The only downside was the god-awful rock music that the show insists on using, which really makes the montages an ear-sore.

There was a hilarious bit with R&L’s commercial, which was cheap and terrible in a humorous way.

WILL CONSERVATIVES LIKE THIS EPISODE?

It’s the story of two guys quitting their service in a “war” on evil in order to make some profit, which may upset some conservatives, but considering the hunters at least do the right thing in end sort’ve makes up for it. So I don’t think any one will hate it for that.

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