Hey everyone! It’s a Ron heavy week, which is a lot of fun, but also kind of, meh. I like Ron heavy stories, but I feel like two in a row makes Kim feel like a side character and that’s a bummer.
Season 4: Episode 15 “The Mentor of Our Discontent”
Smarty Mart has installed stock robots, which Ron loves and Barkin hates. Ron’s abilities as a Smarty Mart employ insights Martin Smarty to put him in charge of his young son.
This does not go well, as the kid is very into a rebellious stage, constantly going against “the man,” as Ron has learned he is. But not in the good way.
Meanwhile, Drakken is feeling uninspired, but when Frugle Lucre shows up, asking to be mentored. Drakken is skeptical at first, and Shego is annoyed, but when Lucre’s plan to hack to stock bots seems viable everyone goes with it. Shego gets the codes to the bots by seducing Smarty, which she winds up being very cool with.
The plan is foiled by Young Smarty and some otters, and Smarty and the kid bond, and Ron is pronounced, “the man,” this time in the good way.
Season 4: Episode 16: “Oh no, Yono!”
Ron has been having trouble managing Hanna, although he doesn’t yet know she’s a mystical ninja baby, he has his suspicions that something is definitely up with his sister, who he adores, by the way.
In order to defeat the ultimate weapon, who he does not know is Hanna, Monkey Fist awakens Yono the destroyer, with a pledge to serve “the dark path.” Whatever that means.
Kim and Ron learn that Sensei arranged Hanna’s adoption and go to the Yamanuchi school to ask him about it, just in time for Monkey Fist’s attack, and while Yori and Kim manage to stall them, the final showdown comes down to Hanna and she does an awesome job.
“The Dark Path,” as it turns out means getting turned into stone and buried in the earth, which is…disturbing.
Boo-Yas And Nacos
- The biggest stand outs of “Mentor” are Barkin’s technophobia and Shego trying on a relationship with Martin Smarty. She decides she’s not cut out to be a step mom. Probably a good call.
- Gah! I just love all the Yamanuchi school stuff! All of it! But my favorite part of this episode is Yori and Kim working as a team. I love, love, love, that they’re not jealous of each other and just want to work.
- Hanna uses the basic lessons that Ron teaches her, ie dancing and turning book pages, and her super magic Ninja strength to defeat Yono and Monkey Fist.
- Ron’s parents are pretty unphased by Hanna’s ninja-ness. It’s great.
- At one point Ron is convinced that Hanna is part of a large government super baby conspiracies called, “Juggertot.” This is the cutest thing ever.