(SPOILERS if you care)
This is gonna be quick, since there isn't actually a ton to say. Remember the announce of the LabRats/Mighty Med crossover show? Well, it made Mighty Med meet it's end, so of course Lab Rats had to end too, and last night saw the finale. Except this one is actually a finale and the cliffhanger it has actually leads up to the new show.
So I may as well talk about it, although there quite isn't as much to discuss as with other specials. It's fairly simple until the end when they gotta do all htis stuff to lead up to the next show. Basically, they resolve the cliffhanger from Bionic Action Hero as director lady brings Marcus back to life.
Yeah, they 100 percent confirm he died before. Yikes. Most of it has evil director lady trying to defeat them and i gotta say, she has to be the most evil villain on the show. Yes, Krane was a monster but he was mostly just that. She's a somewhat normal human who happens to try to kill all of the kids. She even wants them to die slowly and painfully, and she revels in it. This is still a disney sitcom, right?
Alkso, Marcus dies again. Yeah, I'm kind of glad they didn't redeem him but killing him again seems a bit strange, since they just did the same thinbg with Krane in the previous episode. Yeah, he returned only to die for real this time. There are now two deaths in a disney sitcom. What is this.
Anyway, like most specials it's pretty dramatic and really good, although i wouldn't call it one of my favorite. MY favorite moments from stuff like Bionic ACtion Hero and the previously mentioned Space Colony kind of beat this one, for the most part. I do like how it's simpler, even though it did remind me of how damn complicated this show is.
To prove, here's a recap: Started out with 4 bionic kids made by a kid, but then this kid shows up who is also bionic, and it turns out his creator is Doland's brother and douglas is the real creator of the main kids, and he wants to kill them. They pretty much kill Marcus but then their principal finds out their secret, causing them to run away AND Douglas, having been almost defeated for good, escapes and teams up with a stronger villain. Eventually Krane betrays him and Doug becomes a good guy. On top of all that, their secret is revealed to the whole world, AND Krane creates a bunch of bionic soldiers. they stop him but now the soliders are just normal good bionic kids, so they put them to good use by enrolling them in an bionic academy so they can home their skills, and they have nowhere else to go.
They move to this academy, After a brief rebellion from one former solider who still likes Krane, they invite in this director who turns out to be an evil lady who wants to create androids, and while they stop her, she lives and finds Marcus body. Then one former solider who was still evil joins them, and then she becomes blind in an accident. These events also help Leo become a true mentor. Then it turns out Douglas had another kid this whole time and he shows up to meet his long lost father, and he's also bionic. Then they kill Krane again, AND in the middle of all this, Leo loses his arm and leg and gets bionic ones.
....Yeah. This is insane, but i kind of love that that the tweet crowd have a few story driven action shows to get them ready for more serious ones down the road. I just love that XD is doing this stuff, although I'm mixed on Disney Channel trying to copy it, especially since now that KC has a story to the point where Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger. Yeah, not to mention the stuff on Best Friends Whenever.
Anyway, yeah there's not too much to say. In the end some emotional stuff happens as the gang must split up due to reasons that are a bit confusing to recap, and it's done fairly well. The excuse is actually okay, and it mostly feels like a true finale. Even them leaving is something i could see in a finale.
So overall, while this isn't the best lab rats special, but it's still a solid finale with nice drama stuff. It has a few more mean jokes than usual though. I'd talk about the show in general more, but the spin off means we'll see the characters again, so I'll wait for that to end before i cry a river.
I will say that it's a great that Lab Rats has become their big franchise, to the point where it's now the longest running XD show, that will be entering it's 5th season ,a first for XD. Of course the shows with spin offs will have more seasons, so hopefully it gets up to 6 seasons like Suite life and doesn't stop suddenly like That's So Raven. Hopefully Bunk'd will stop but that's wishful thinking.
I also think it's cool to have another crossover spin off, but this time from different creators, and hopefully this one won't suck. It premieres next month so hopefully it's good. That's all i got, see you for the next finale. Jesus, tons of finales lately...
(Oh, and Weird Al is Milo Murphy confirmed)