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Episode 431 – Memories, Mutants, and Melodrama

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Episode 431 - Memories, Mutants, and Melodrama

Damsels, Deception, and Daring Deeds in Feudal Japan

This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl discuss Fallout Season 2 news (don’t worry the season 1 review is coming) and X-Men ’97 and Shogun episode reviews.

Episode Index

Intro: 0:07
Fallout Season 2: 8:20
X-Men ’97: 13:05
Shogun: 39:00

News Bite

‘Fallout’ Officially Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon

X-Men ’97 (Disney+)

Episode 5
Out of 5 The Name’s Gambits
Darryl: 5/5
Brian: 4.2/5

Title: “Remember It”
Directed by: Emi Yonemura
Written by: Beau DeMayo
Release Date: April 10, 2024
Unable to tell which memories belong to her and which belong to Madelyne, Jean reveals her emotional confusion to Wolverine and kisses him. He rejects her advances and tells her to talk with Cyclops, who she discovers has been communicating telepathically with Madelyne. Magneto, Rogue, and Gambit travel to Genosha, where the Genoshan council asks Magneto to lead the country; he agrees on the condition that Rogue leads with him. Rogue explains to Gambit that she had a secret relationship with Magneto when she was younger, as his abilities allow her to touch him without hurting him which she cannot do with Gambit. At a gala celebrating Genosha joining the UN, Rogue kisses Magneto and realizes that she made a mistake choosing him over Gambit. The time-traveling Cable arrives and Madelyne realizes that he is an adult Nathan. Cable is sent back to the future before he can warn everyone of what is coming: an upgraded Master Mold and an army of Sentinels attack Genosha and kill thousands of mutants. Gambit sacrifices himself to destroy the Master Mold, leaving Rogue heartbroken.

Episode 6
Out of 5 Me to My X-Mens
Darryl: 4/5
Brian: 3.85/5

Title: “Lifedeath – Part 2”
Directed by: Chase Conley
Written by: Charley Feldman
Release Date: April 17, 2024
During a war between the Shi’ar and Kree empires, Shi’ar empress Lilandra Neramani announces her engagement to a now-healed Xavier. Refusing to accept her sister marrying a Terran, Deathbird invokes the Rite of M’Dashaa and challenges Xavier to purge all of his memories of Earth to prove his loyalty to the Shi’ar. Xavier’s refusal to renounce his memories of the X-Men results in a battle between the Shi’ar Imperial Guard and Deathbird until Xavier pulls everyone into the astral plane to educate them on coexistence. When this lesson is interrupted by a psychic vision of Gambit’s death, Xavier decides to call off the engagement and return to Earth. At the ranch, Forge uses his mother’s spell book to expel the demon and then Storm helps him search for a rare cactus that can cure the poison. Storm finds the cactus in a cave, but is cornered by the Adversary once again. Overcoming her fears, Storm regains her powers and defeats the Adversary. Storm heals Forge, and then they learn about the attack on Genosha. Elsewhere, a terrified Trask is confronted by the person responsible for the attack: Mister Sinister.

Shogun (FX Networks)

Episode 8
Out of 5 New Banners to Sail Unders
Darryl: 4.35/5
Brian: 4.38/5

Title: “Chapter Eight: The Abyss of Life”
Directed by: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
Written by: Shannon Goss
Release Date: April 9, 2024
Toranaga and his army travel to Edo to prepare for Nagakado’s funeral and 49 days of mourning. Ishido proposes marriage to Ochiba to strengthen their alliance. Alvito suggests to Toranaga that he should ally with Ochiba and overthrow Ishido, but Toranaga tells the priest to inform Ishido that he will formally surrender. Buntaro and Mariko have a tea ceremony, where he proposes that they commit suicide to protest Toranaga’s surrender but Mariko refuses. Blackthorne visits his former shipmates, and Salamon confronts him about his piloting decisions that brought them to Japan. Blackthorne offers his services to Yabushige, who initially refuses. Daiyoin suffers a stroke; before she dies she begs Ochiba to end her hostilities and release the hostages. Toranaga’s vassals sign their names to a formal letter of surrender, but Hiromatsu commits seppuku in defiance. Toranaga reveals to Mariko that Hiromatsu committed suicide to make his enemies believe his defeat was real. Yabushige is thus convinced and accepts Blackthorne’s services. Toranaga asks Mariko to travel on his behalf to Osaka. The next morning, at the resting place of his son, Toranaga thanks his son and Hiromatsu and vows not to waste the time they bought.

Episode 9
Out of 5 Horrifyingly Exploding Doors
Darryl: 4.55/5
Brian: 4.61/5

Title: “Chapter Nine: Crimson Sky”
Directed by: Frederick E.O. Toye
Written by: Rachel Kondo & Caillin Puente
Release Date: April 16, 2024
Blackthorne, Mariko, and Yabushige arrive in Osaka to surrender to Ishido on Toranaga’s behalf. Mariko demands to leave the city with Toranaga’s family at his request, but during her attempt to leave, the guards overpower her, so she announces that she will take her own life at sunset. Ishido then agrees to spare Yabushige’s life for his betrayal in exchange for his servitude. Ochiba meets with Mariko in secret and recounts their childhood together in an attempt to make her surrender peacefully, but she refuses. Mariko soon prepares to commit seppuku, but Ishido stops her and grants her permission to leave. Later that night, Blackthorne and Mariko profess their love for each other. Having accepted Ishido’s offer, Yabushige allows an army of shinobi to infiltrate the castle, but Blackthorne prevents them from kidnapping Mariko. Amid the chaos, Blackthorne, Mariko, Yabushige, and Toranaga’s consorts lock themselves in a storehouse, but after the shinobi set up explosives to blow open the door, Mariko willingly stands in front of it to defy Ishido and is killed by the explosion, horrifying Blackthorne.

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