Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 8 recap “Black Steel of the Equinox”

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 3. Rita Ora as Wandering Blade in Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 3. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 3. Rita Ora as Wandering Blade in Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 3. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023 /

Veruca is related to the ancient masters?! In Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3 episode 8, Veruca learns about her heritage while Wandering Blade and her mother continue their squabble.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 8 recap – Veruca’s mission

As Veruca travels alone in England, practically starving to death, she recalls the moment she first saw a Tianshang weapon. As she and Klaus discuss their plan to put her on the throne of England, Alfie arrives.

Having overheard their plan, he intends to tell the queen and manages to escape the weasel siblings thanks to one of the storm wheels. Back to the present, Veruca finds the moss beaver of Festermouth (who I mistook for a mole), demanding to know where Po and Wandering Blade went.

The old beaver refuses to tell her and the two have a battle using their powers to control the ground around them. When the old beaver realizes the power Veruca holds, he reveals that she is a great ancestor of the ancient masters.

Veruca interprets this to mean that the Tianshang weapons are her birthright. Instead, it means that she is meant to destroy them, as the ancient masters wanted.

Angered, Veruca threatens the old beaver to tell her where he sent Po and Wandering Blade. His fate currently remains unknown.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 8 recap – Mother knows best

As predicted, Wandering Blade’s mother arrives because she wants to help. Wandering Blade is deeply annoyed by her mother’s presence, who essentially makes things worse when she jumps onto a floating rock that moves away from the group.

Terrified of falling endlessly to their deaths, the group must jump across the floating rocks to save Wandering Blade’s mother. Rukmini tries to help her but winds up stuck on the same moving rock.

Now the group is forced to move away from the direction of the lost city to rescue Wandering Blade’s mother. The quarrel between mother and daughter doesn’t seem to let up as Blade complains about her mother never listening to her.

While in the seemingly never-ending pursuit, Po realizes you can guide the moving rocks. Together, Po, Blade and Akna are able to catch up and save Wandering Blade’s mother and Rukmini.

However, they are stuck far, far away from the city. The two argue again, wherein Blade’s mother notices a reflection underneath them.

She takes a risk and lo and behold, you cannot fall to your death. You can simply move around the space.

Underneath where they are standing is the very location of where the Tianshang weapons were made.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 8 recap – Is Alfie still alive?

Perhaps the biggest revelation of all, at least so far this season, is that Alfie didn’t destroy one of the two storm wheels he had in his possession. He used it to make his sword.

This means Blade was carrying a Tianshang weapon all along and it is now in the hands of Sir Drake. The group also wonders if Alfie’s soul is trapped inside the sword as Veruca had killed him with it.

Wandering Blade’s mother becomes hopeful that Alfie could still be alive. However, as I expected, Blade’s mother causes more problems for the group because she told Sir Drake that she would bring her daughter back home.

Not having an actual clue about what’s happening, Blade’s mother essentially betrayed the group. Perfect.

She’s angered and upset that Blade won’t come home as she’s obviously been lonely since Alfie’s death. However, she doesn’t understand that the fate of the world matters more, as it should.

Perhaps if she wasn’t so judgmental of her daughter, maybe Wandering Blade wouldn’t avoid coming back home.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 8 review

The reveal was quite something. Although I am a little confused that if Alfie’s sword Wandering Blade had been using all this time is a Tianshang weapon, why hasn’t it shown greater power when used?

It doesn’t appear more powerful or durable than any other sword. Veruca’s reveal felt a little rushed and confusing as well.

Unless this is somehow meant to be foreshadowing, it didn’t really seem to make sense why this was a reveal if nothing is going to change. Will she actually be the one to destroy the Tianshang weapons?

I find it very hard to believe. And oh my, oh my, Wandering Blade’s mother is starting to annoy me greatly.

On the one hand, I do feel for her as she lost her only son who was a great knight. On the other hand, that doesn’t mean you expect your only surviving child to live a life they don’t want.

You’d think she’d at least try to be open to Wandering Blade’s dreams and goals. Instead, she dug her heels deeper into the mud and practically controlled her daughter’s life, with back handed compliments in tow, and yet she’s confused why Blade left.

Let’s be honest, if Blade decided to be a perfect lady instead of a knight, her mother would still be judgmental and critical of her every move. I’m sure the two will resolve this lifelong battle of miscommunication and misunderstanding, but let’s just hope Blade’s mother doesn’t cause even more damage before then.

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