Beyond Good And Evil, Part Four
Review by Stu, Media by Jim Harvey

Episode #58 - Beyond Good And Evil, Part Four
Original Airdate – November 25th, 1995

As the true and terrifying nature of Apocalypse's final plan emerges, several in his band team up with the X-Men to stop him. With Bishop's help the psychics are freed and work together to destroy Apocalypse once and for all!

Credits
Written By: Dean Stefan
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy
Animation Services By: AKOM


Review: This is when the story hit the fan, in my opinion. This episode is easily the weakest of the entire story, mainly due to how quickly everything seems to move. I really don’t understand just how Apocalypse was defeated and struggle to grasp what he was actually planning on doing with the psychics. For a great villain like Apocalypse, his ending sure did suck. Luckily he was brought back later!

I did like a few bits and pieces from the episode, such as Magneto turning traitor on big A, and his and Mystique’s original attack, but again, why was Mystique there, and why did she turn on someone who’s “owned” her since the beginning of the show? In turn, I also liked Wolverine and Magneto’s exchanges (Look who I’m saving, you’d think I was Xavier!) but the episode’s promising points are covered in a sea of bad storytelling and general confusion.

It’s a shame; the previous 3 parts deserved a much stronger conclusion, as did the main villain. Thankfully, this didn’t take place too late in the series, and more great stories were told, because this simply doesn’t cut it. Beyond Good and Evil Part 4 is simply a disappointment.

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