Suki Deluxe is really hot. I imagine that is not breaking news to any of you. But while watching Episode 4 of the second season, the main thing running through my head was, “Wow! Suki Deluxe is really hot!”
Not my best written introduction for sure, but I think you get the point. You could easily say the same thing about Celestia, who is also incredibly attractive. The sheer hotness of the two lead actresses almost made me forget that (in my opinion) this is one of the best Next Global Crisis episodes ever produced.
The finale of season one and the premier of the current season each hold a warm place in my heart. They were number one and two on my favorite episodes list. However, I believe this episode belongs in that elite territory. I imagine a big highlight for many of you will be Suki’s new costume. It’s not that much different from when she premiered in the training room. There is a little less flair, and it features what some have called a “wet” look. The question is, does it work on her? The answer. Good God, yes.
We always go light on any plot spoilers for NGC episodes and we will do the same for this review. Just beware, minor spoilers are coming.
The episode opens up with a little flashback to the end of season one, when things weren’t going all that well for Suki Deluxe. She was kidnapped, mind controlled via a collar, and she unwillingly played a big part in the downfall of Ms. Freedom.
Suki is out for revenge, and her target is a surprisingly clean-cut Sebastian Lunar. We rarely ever discuss the male villains in these movies but I don’t think there is a better one in the genre than Sebastian. The actor that plays him is terrific, and he has never been more menacing.
Sebastian apparently isn‘t doing a good enough job of keeping a low profile as James Roman excoriates him over the phone. His public appearances help Suki and Celestia track him down, and Suki confronts him alone. This episode is kind of a slow build. It takes a few minutes to get to the fight scenes, but I don’t think of this as a negative. The dialogue is top notch, the acting is great, and the opening verbal exchange between Suki and Sebastian is just terrific. When the fight begins, Suki has the advantage; however, Sebastian pops one of those pills, and things quickly go downhill for our heroine. I think I need to stop here. It was just so well done, I don’t want to spoil anything. Rest assured that there is a ton of peril in this episode, highlighted by plenty of stomach punches, a choke out, and a great bearhug scene. Although they each have their moments, the heroines take a real beating in this episode.
My unsolicited advice, you should buy it. Why? Great acting, great directing, great writing, great choreography, great costumes, great production values, just all around greatness. Plus Suki and Celestia are really hot.