Season 1 episode 6 of Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight marks the return of a couple of characters while addressing something very close and frustrating for Wandering Blade. Wait, is Colin about to switch sides and join Po and his friends?
Let’s find out!
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 6 recap – Kyle’s Return
Turns out Mr. Ping is going to be marooned along with pirate Queen Forouzan. She’s retiring, which means the Tianshang weapons are of no concern to her.
To be fair, she hasn’t been told the truth about the weapons, nor should she really at this point. As Mr. Ping tries to leave on his own, they are attacked by none other than Kyle.
The naked mole rat, who was once the new Arch Mage is back! Well…back is relative, as he’s completely covered in bandages and needs his followers to move him about.
They begin their pillaging of pirate Queen Forouzan’s ship, prompting Mr. Ping to flee with the trunk containing the Tianshang weapons. Believing Mr. Ping to be abandoning her, Forouzan follows him, ordering her sea monster to distract the island thieves.
As she and Mr. Ping try to escape, while arguing, they come to a dead end. But they are saved by a long rope, escaping Kyle and his followers.
They are brought on board another ship stuck in the treetops and mountain by none other than…Klaus.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 6 recap – Mommy issues
For Wandering Blade, she simply wants to focus on the task at hand, which is retrieve Alfie’s journal. She attempts to break into her childhood home, only to be caught by her mother.
Her friends break in as well, and together they enjoy afternoon tea. The reason why Wandering Blade didn’t want to go back home becomes evident, her mother is overbearing.
Everything Wandering Blade does is met with a rude comment from her mother. In response, Wandering Blade snaps back and loses her patience instantly.
Afternoon tea soon becomes a nightmare where Wandering Blade fails to properly pour her tea and enjoy it, due to her mother’s incessant cruelty. Fed up Wandering Blade decides to leave the room and get back to the task at hand.
She and Po search Alfie’s room full of trophies of his past achievements. Wandering Blade confides in Po, revealing how Alfie was perfect in comparison to her, as he was the knight and Blade was supposed to be the lady.
Po suggests allowing Blade’s mother to see and know how talented and amazing she is. He believes it just takes time.
Together they find the journal where Alfie seems to have drawn a seal which could lead to the secret entrance. As Wandering Blade considers staying with her mother for evening tea, Sir Drake, Colin and rest of the knights arrive.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 6 recap – Narrow escape
Wandering Blade and her friends fight Sir Drake and the knights with Alfie’s trophies and weapons, while Colin waits outside as ordered. Blade’s mother does witness her daughter’s fighting skills but is troubled to see how she and her friends are considered criminals by the queen.
Wandering Blade’s quick thinking saves the group. As they escape, she encounters Colin and reminds him how he’s better than the knights.
Colin allows them to escape, much to Sir Drake’s anger.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 6 review
At this point, it is only a matter of time before Colin joins Po and the others. He’s continually teased, unappreciated and downright dragged through the mud.
He’s witnessing Sir Drake breaking knight protocol repeatedly, so when will it be enough for him to stand up for himself and leave? While this episode was more entertaining than, even upsetting at times than the last, it felt a little unresolved in regard to Wandering Blade and her mother.
She did witness her daughter fight, showing that she has amazing skill, however I was anticipating the two of them having a brief heart-to-heart moment before the episode closed. The overbearing mother trope will definitely hit home for many who watch this episode.
I’ve often seen it as a form of comic relief, but here it is a serious matter. While Wandering Blade’s mother probably has good intentions, her means to show that are poor, to say the least.
Wandering Blade has every right to be frustrated and upset. The writers must have done their homework as Blade’s impatience and snappy responses to her mother’s comments is 100% accurate.
Blade has dealt with her mother’s judgmental behavior for years. Considering Alfie died when Wandering Blade was still a child, she had to face her mother’s cruelty alone.
No wonder she didn’t want to come back. I’m hoping the two of them will have a positive resolve before the end of the season.
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You can watch Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3 on Netflix.