Here are the facts. This episode is great. The inclusion of two different endings is tremendous. Shadowstar is perfect. Delilah Crunch is perfect and Shadowstar’s butt is perfect. Sorry, I had to throw that one in after Shadowstar’s butt became a major talking point of a recent post.
Simply put, episode seven is the best Fail-Safe Sisters yet. There are two neat story moments that occur in this episode that affect both the fight and the entire Fail-Safe world so I’m going to avoid spoiling either of those and stick with the action.
After a nice warm up period where Shadowstar stretches and has a little fun with the camera, Delilah attacks. Shadowstar holds up quite well, however, and takes it to her much bigger opponent. Delilah gets winded rather quickly, and when fully in control, Shadowstar comes across as downright cocky.
Things do turn a little later, however, through one of story moments I mentioned above, allowing Delilah to dominate. Throughout the fight, Delilah hits Shadowstar with punches to the face and knees to the stomach. She chokes her against the wall, lifts her by the throat, lands a two handed blow to both her stomach and back, wrenches her ankle, rams her into the wall with her shoulder several times and depending on the version, carries an unconscious Shadowstar over her shoulder.
Let me reinforce the fact that there are two endings to this episode. One I think would be considered the canon version which is followed by an alternate ending. Shadowstar wins in one of them and loses in the other. This is something I think all producers should consider putting in their arsenal. I understand that it could be both expensive and time consuming, but I thought it made for a great payoff and there is something here for fans that want to see the heroine win and those who want to see her lose. I have to give a lot of credit to NGC for doing this. Let’s face it, this genre is all about fan service and although it’s probably good business to do it, I still consider it a first class move on his part and a nice bonus for all NGC fans.
In closing, I want to mention that Shadowstar is great in this film, but I thought Delilah was what really made this episode work as well as it did. She has a formidable air about her and generally towers over the rest of the girls that she fights. I look very much forward to seeing her again as she is quickly becoming one of my favorite NGC performers.