The episode begins with Miss Freedom still in serious trouble. Angel’s deception was revealed at the end of the previous episode, Miss Freedom still has to deal with a drug-enhanced Sebastian Lunar, and James Roman makes his presence felt through his formidable telekinetic powers. Still, Miss Freedom is able to hold her own for a while until some old faces, and an incredibly attractive new one shows up.
As far as the superheroine genre goes, this first season was easily the most epic piece of storytelling I’ve ever witnessed in this genre. Right now, at strictly the storytelling level, Next Global Crisis is far above everyone else, including Zen Pictures (in my opinion). Events that happened all the way back in the premier episode influence events that take place in the finale. This isn’t going to be much of a review because I don’t want to spoil one second of this film. I can say that the fight between Miss Freedom and Sebastian is well-choreographed and particularly vicious. There are also some fetish elements that some of you may enjoy. In particular, there’s a backbreaker, mind control, an extended strangulation scene, and telekinetic control of a superheroine’s body.
I think it’s important to point out the work of the actress who plays Miss Freedom. She did a great job earlier in the season playing the vain, overconfident heroine. She basically came across as a diva, and I mean that as a compliment. In this episode, she does a full 180 as a character and stands her ground against overwhelming odds and makes the character of Miss Freedom one the audience is really going to root for.
By episode’s end, several questions are answered, and many new ones are raised. That’s exactly what I like to see in a great season finale. Usually, at the conclusion of these reviews I state whether I liked a film or not. I don’t often give advice as to whether you should buy something. With that said, you should buy Episode 9. It’s that good. Even if you have never watched a Next Global Crisis episode before, there are several flashbacks that paint a good picture of what has happened in the past. To the producers, writers, actors, actresses, and entire crew over at Next Global Crisis, bravo. Now let’s see you do it again with season two.