Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: 2 Scott 2 Pilgrim
December 6, 2023 6:11 AM - Season 1, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Unfinished business, mind-blowing revelations - and a mix of lovers, friends, and exes. What could go wrong?
posted by neilbert (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Will Forte continues the SP tradition of perfect casting. I can't think of a better choice for 37 year old divorced Scott living in Wallaces garage.
posted by WhackyparseThis at 3:48 AM on December 7, 2023 [2 favorites]

This episode was wild. Bringing Scott back and going full throttle on the plot could have undermined what was making this series special, but it was awesome.

Favourite things:

- Yah, Getting Will Forte was a coup
- I love that "future" Toronto (basically 2023 based on the time jump) is in some kind of post-apocalyptic state and no one comments on it or explains.
- The Japenese-language song that Scott sings with the Katayanage twins hit me in a really weird part of my brain. Turns out they were covering the intro Konya wa Hurricane (mildly NSFW) to the 80s anime Bubblegum Crisis. I age-inappropriately watched this when I was like 9 and was not expecting to have those memories reactivated. Devoting a non-trivial chunk of the episode to a cut that deep was certainly... unexpected.
posted by Alex404 at 5:38 AM on December 7, 2023 [4 favorites]

I looooved the way that the Katayanagi twins are dressed exactly like something out of Jet Set Radio Future

I also kind of adore the metatextual fuckery involved with the Sonic "one person playing two versions of the same guy" change in the first episode kind of sorta-but-maybe-not-really foreshadowing having another person playing another version of the same guy here

though also I remain incapable of hearing his voice as anything other than Abe Clonehigh
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:02 PM on December 7, 2023 [1 favorite]

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