Episode 21 from The Battle for Earth picks up right where Episode 20 left off—with the continuing adventures of Superianna and her efforts to thwart the evil Spawn. If you enjoyed the previous episode with Superianna, you’ll most likely enjoy this one as well.
As the episode begins, we’re introduced to some political dealings between Spawn and Lor’cal. Lor’cal, like most extremely powerful villains, wants to be called “master” and wants Spawn to join him on the dark side (or something like that). Spawn refuses and instead challenges Lor’cal to a dual. While awaiting Lor’cal’s answer, Spawn joins his captured superheroine in his dungeon/garage and offers her a deal—if she will help him defeat Lor’cal, Spawn will give up his life of crime (though judging from his evil smirk, we have reason to believe he won’t honor his end of the deal).
Lor’cal arrives and inhabits the body of Spawn’s henchman, Kaid. Lor’cal easily disables Spawn and then sets his sites on Superianna, starting a sequence of peril and beat-downs that occupies the remaining 15 or so minutes of the episode. Superianna puts of a good fight at times, but for the most part, she’s continuously beaten down and humiliated by Lor’cal.
Eventually, Kaid/Lor’cal is semi-defeated, but then Spawn decides to take matters into his own hands and beat the weakened and defenseless Superianna (what a jerk). Our superheroine is subjected to a variety of punches, kicks, moves, etc. The ending is surprisingly dark (if things are as they appear), and the episode ends with a dramatic line reading that can only be challenged by William Shatner’s “Khaaaaaan!”
So, fans who appreciated Episode 20 should find a lot to like here, particularly the extended beat-down of Superianna, while those who found the costume lacking or weren’t thrilled with the actress or character will probably not care for this episode either. Personally, I enjoyed it and think it’s worth checking out. What do you think?
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