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Mission: Incredible
Review And Media by Stu

Episode #21 - Mission: Incredible
Original Airdate February 9th, 1997

Betty, Bruce and She Hulk break into an underground SHIELD compound to defuse a gamma generator. But does one of them have other plans?

Credits
Written By: Meg McLaughlin
Directed By: Ron Myrick
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Sae Rom Productions
Guest Starring: Neal McDonough as Dr. Robert Bruce Banner, Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk, Genie Francis as Betty Ross, John Vernon as General 'Thunderbolt' Ross and Dawnn Lewis as The Hybrid.


Review: Whether or not the crew knew that this would be their final episode remains a mystery, but given the previous track record most of them held this season, I have to ask would it have made things any different? Itís true; a few loose ends from the first season are wrapped up. Typically, none of them have any feeling put into them, thereís no heart to the scenes, and after viewing them, I almost wished they hadnít bothered.

What really burns my ass about this episode is how some good ideas where in the episode, yet not a single one of them was worth a damn. A final confrontation between Banner and Ross and then having them bury the hatchet couldíve made for a respectable finale to what can only be described as piss poor season. Hell, even having a finale battle between Green and Grey Hulk wouldíve been much better. I canít help but feel for Green Hulk, after being so awesome last season, this season he didÖ nothing noteworthy. Poor olí Jade Jaws, he and Banner kept getting pushed to the back by Grey Hulk and She Hulk.

With that aside, allow me to talk about the episode that did take place. Basically, some thing takes over Betty, and she, Banner and She Hulk break into an underwater SHIELD building, with many incredibly bad homageís to Mission Impossible. Iím always up for a bit of Ethan Hunt, but Christ, this was just bad. I couldnít help but cringe when I was Banner being lowered on the wire. The rest of it tends to focus a little bit on Agent GabrielÖ so yeah, thanks for that.

Looking back, itís clear the season wasnít getting any better. In hindsight, Iím glad this show ended here. This, it can be said the show had more bad episodes than good ones. Whilst it hardly introduced a new generation of Hulk fans, when it was good, it was a great show. As for the second season, well, itís yet another example of a good cartoon corrupted by the network censors.

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