As an alternative Lena takes it largely in stride. You can infer Lena’s gotten over all the things she was battling in ‘A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill’ however these feelings wanted to be addressed once more so as to make this plot work. Lena going from that worry over turning into like Magica to casually studying from her wanted extra space to breathe.
It additionally leans rather more on comedy than different Lena and Magica episodes. There have been comedy moments in these certain however they largely got here from different characters (allow us to always remember Huey’s legs.) Right here Magica is the butt of numerous jokes and I’m conflicted about it. On the constructive aspect I beloved the 80’s montage jam and Magica’s home is crammed with a ton of nice little particulars (the wall artwork was particularly nice.) We’ve seen Magica being performed for jokes in ‘GlomTales!’ however doing it with Lena round robbed the arc of a lot of its energy. You can say that is the last word method of taking Magica down a number of pegs however we wanted extra time for this to be earned.
There’s some nice set-up at first of the episode with Lena frightened about all the things triggering her magic and Scrooge off handedly mentioning “nothing good has ever come from magic.” I’m certain the workforce behind DuckTales didn’t wish to really feel like they have been repeating ‘Killmotor’ once more with Lena uncertain how you can cope with her previous however there’s nonetheless numerous untapped story potential within the after results of her abuse. I want the episode had delved into that as a substitute of working with Magica so shortly.
The inclusion of Gladstone was an comprehensible selection even when it had considerably underwhelming outcomes. I just like the character and his anguish at not having all the things goes his was enjoyable however he by no means fairly clicked with the remainder of the forged right here. His bits felt like they might have been excised from the plot and also you wouldn’t have misplaced a lot.
Nevertheless the episode does handle to get well by the tip as Lena begins to study her personal magical powers. Magica makes an attempt to get her to depend on anger however Webby exhibits her a unique path. Magic powered by friendship! It’s essentially the most Webby factor ever however after a lot construct up between her and Lena it feels completely earned. Lena’s solely in a position to entry her personal magical powers when she thinks about friendship and manages to tackle an all-new kind, one which doesn’t depend on Magica’s powers. She defeats the enemy and delivers this killer line to Magica,