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X-Ternally Yours
Review By Stu, Media by Jim Harvey

Episode #19 - X-Ternally Yours
Original Airdate 4th December 1993

Gambit returns home to save his brother from a group of assassins

Written By: Julianne Klemm
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy
Animation Services By: AKOM

Review: There are a couple of strange things about this series, that I noticed even as a little kid watching them on a Saturday morning (then Friday afternoons, then Sunday mornings and weekdays during the summer, but all thatís irrelevant, unless youíre planning on forming a Stu appreciation group and want background on me). Some characters only got a mere Ďspotlightí episode or two, whilst others got them in truckloads. Gambit is one of the few how had very little screen time for a show that ran 76 episodes.

Now, Iíll admit to liking Gambit more than most do (I actually think his voice fits him pretty well too, despite it being it being constantly ridiculed by everyone else who owns a mouse and keyboard) and this episode is essentially the only story that delves into his background, which is good for 2 points. The first being that this episode isnít really all that entertaining and the second being that Gambit works a lot better as a man of mystery, with viewers only getting a glimpse of his past and basically guessing the rest of it (the scene with Gambit unable to cope being trapped in Beastís jail cell, for example)

X-Ternally yours isnít a bad episode per se, itís just not a very good one, as the new characters we meet simply arenít interesting in the slightest. Itís a story that needed to be told defiantly, as it does help develop Gambit a great deal because we see why he keeps his past a mystery.

Not a terrible episode, but not a great one for the rajiní Cajun.