After four Training Room episodes involving practice bouts and simulation scenarios, Next Global Crisis has returned with the next episode in its ongoing series, and Episode 6 is probably my favorite episode yet. It features a storyline that involves previous episodes and a really good fight sequence between fan favorite Suki DeLuxe and a new baddie called Leadfoot whose skeleton is made of lead. Episode 6 features the usual high production values and good performances, and I really enjoyed it.
The episode begins with a pretty lengthy sequence of exposition in which we learn the bad guys’ plan to infiltrate the training facility and install some sort of mind control collar onto the neck of Suki Deluxe (I’m simplifying things a bit for brevity… for the details, you’ll have to check out the episode :) ). The acting is really good in this opening sequence, and there’s some stylish lighting going on to set the mood.
Meanwhile, Suki is in the familiar training room practicing her moves. She’s expecting yet another training exercise, but she doesn’t know that the bad guys have broken in and plan to defeat her in combat to use her as a pawn in their game. She’s surprised to meet Leadfoot, who is clearly not another training opponent.
A fight ensues, and it’s a really good one. It’s a little more brutal than the Training Room fights, and a part of that probably has to do with the more serious tone of the story. Since we know this isn’t a simulation, there’s more at stake, and the fighting seems more intense. As usual, the acting and fight choreography is very good.
This fight sequence lasts several minutes. Both fighters get a chance to dominate, but Suki really takes a beating here. I won’t spoil how the episode ends, but those of you hoping the introduction of a “mind control” device wouldn’t be in vain should not be disappointed.
So I highly recommend this episode, especially for fans who enjoyed previous offerings from Next Global Crisis. Suki is an awesome heroine and the bad guy is pretty intimidating (though he’s also strangely likable). So check it out and leave comments below!