Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 16 recap “A Teacup Filled With the Self”

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 /

While Po decides to help Klaus discover his powers, Wandering Blade comes to grips with Colin having a crush on her. Let’s dive into Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3 episode 16, to find out if Po will succeed and if Blade will reciprocate those feelings.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 16 recap – The void

The struggle for Klaus to discover his powers leads Po to take a more personal approach. Once again, we get to see Po put that title of Master to use as he will be teaching Klaus to enter the void of his own mind.

Truthfully, Master Po needs to appear more often. The process isn’t easy, but Klaus is able to enter the void.

But because he cannot keep a clear and quiet mind, he transports himself and Po into memories from his past, which all focus around his relationship with his sister Veruca. The two lived as orphans in London, meaning Veruca often robbed so they could eat.

Unfortunately for Veruca, she happens to rob one of the most dangerous men in the city and he kidnaps her in retribution. Klaus remembers finding her in a locked crate, but how he found her is a mystery.

Klaus chalks it up to just luck, but Po thinks something else is at play. As Klaus is rescuing Veruca, the man she robbed catches them.

For the first time, Veruca uses her powers to move a potted plant off a ledge and strikes the man. In an instant Klaus proclaims she’s a mage!

In the process he has completely missed the fact that he does have powers. It isn’t until Klaus revisits one last memory of when he rescued Veruca from her prison after years of searching, that all becomes clear.

Klaus has wind power, which made it hard for him to see as wind is invisible.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 16 recap – Colin has a crush on who?

While Po and Klaus work together, Wandering Blade, Akna, Rukmini and Colin search for food as the entire group is practically starving. While searching, Colin asks if Wandering Blade would like a certain food for him to look for.

Oblivious to his actions, she agrees, and Colin literally leaves with a pep in his step. Even though it is obvious to everyone that Colin has a crush on Blade, she isn’t aware.

When she thinks about all the things he has said and done for her thus far, she panics. The group doesn’t have long to dwell on this development, coming across Changpu searching for mushrooms along with her Chow Chow villagers.

As we recall, these characters almost ate Klaus and Veruca…so…you can bet I was juggling a couple of different emotions and reactions watching this scene unfold. Changpu, like before, starts the conversation sweetly enough by offering mushrooms to our heroes.

She explains how they lost their village and have been feasting on mushrooms. But once Colin arrives, the village of hungry Chow Chows immediately have a hunger for him.

Misinterpreting their reactions to Colin, Wandering Blade immediately gets annoyed and jealous. Even Colin doesn’t realize what is about to happen.

Once the teeth and claws come out, it becomes an all-out brawl with Blade defending Colin and claiming he belongs to her. The Chow Chows misinterpret it as Colin is her feast and apologize, allowing them to leave with mushrooms.

The entire counter has left Blade feeling more conflicted than ever. Its obvious that if Colin and Wandering Blade met under different circumstances, the prospects of a relationship wouldn’t be an issue.

However Blade is putting the mission first, which makes her feel guilty for not only disregarding Colin’s feelings but her own as well.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 16 recap – The ancient masters

With newfound confidence Klaus attempts to make contact with the ancient masters. As he concentrates, Po is visited by three of the ancient masters.

They begin speaking to him, however Po cannot hear what they are saying. They do reveal to him several images that Po is able to understand before they vanish.

Klaus doesn’t even realize what has happened, believing he failed to contact them. Po explains that the ancient masters told them to find the ancient lost city, which looks to be the rock monster Rukmini was trapped in for a majority of her life.

Trouble is Alfie is also aware of this plan. He, alongside his mother, manage to teleport to Po’s home and through some rummaging, Alfie’s mother finds a scroll revealing their plan.

She tries to lie to her son, however he sees right through it and becomes upset that she’d take Wandering Blade’s side. He teleports her back home for her betrayal and becomes concerned about the return of the ancient masters.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight season 3, episode 16 review

Can Colin get any better? His new, lighter and fun personality is such a joy to watch!

His little prance and excited jump, especially in slow motion, was the icing on the cake! As funny and dramatic as Colin and Wandering Blade’s potential relationship is becoming, it does touch upon a very real situation.

Boy likes girl but girl doesn’t know how to react, as girl has other things on her mind. Boy must convince girl to let those said things go, so that she can see that relationships are wonderful and nothing to run from.

In most cases, the couple does wind up together, but will Colin and Wandering Blade be so lucky? I’m expecting the two to have a very intense argument about all of this at some point.

There will be a breaking point with Blade having to choose what to do. Fingers crossed everything works out.

This episode continued to pull at the heartstrings by revealing moments from Klaus’ past…that included Veruca as a child. Every time Veruca is brought up, we almost forget she is dead.

The show picked the perfect time to not only plan her death, but make audiences feel pity and sad for the weasel siblings afterward. Keep in mind Veruca killed Alfie in front of Wandering Blade, who was a child and yet…look at where she started?

Much like other villains in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, they have a sad origin story that leads them down a darker path. Is it just the luck (or unlucky) of the draw or should we still distain them for all of their crimes?

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