Partijama: Another crisis successfully navigated.
Lazlo: Navigation by fumbling and stumbling for the most part, as expected of that group.
Popo: How true. I love to see those guys fumble their way to adventure.
Lazlo: It seems that Gourry’s IQ is on a persistent downward spiral. If he keeps this up he’ll soon be on the level of a vegetable.
Popo: I like vegetables, especially when they have a little bit of cinnamon on top, and some honey, and some…
Lazlo: (Glaring at Popo) And from there, he’ll be an intellectual slip-and-slide away from the level of a bard.
Popo: And I’ll be the first to welcome him into the brotherhood. Gourry will make a fine bard indeed.
Lazlo: Considering what I’ve witnessed so far, of that I have no doubt.
Partijama: (Giggling) Nonetheless, he makes a very fine friend, and a faithful companion.
Lazlo: I’ll give him that much.
Popo: Oh yeah, that Gourry is a friend to the end he is, “a real trooper” to quote the Bombastykan bards.
Lazlo: I wish you’d quote them more often rather than using your own material.
Popo: Aha, so you crave more bardly entertainment do you?
Lazlo: (Spits out egg-nog) Wha…ee-gi-ga-gaack…I never said…
Popo: Just so happens I have a hefty helping right here. (Bard Pose, clearing throat, preparing to sing)
Lazlo: (Whips out blaster, teeth gritted) Popoooo…
Partijama: Did this season’s adventure seem a bit darker to you?
Popo: It sure did, that was some sorry stuff, especially towards the end there with the back-story about the ancient dragons and such.
Lazlo: Not to mention that debacle with the golden dragons.
Partijama: Oh, that was so horrible, both of them.
Popo: (sighs) Yeah, I could’ve done without seeing all that. I have to say I definitely wasn’t expecting it to go in that direction, especially since it started out with the usual shenanigans.
Partijama: It did begin on a light, and very lively, note with the appearance of Filia, the Golden Dragon, in human form.
Popo: Human except for her tail that kept sticking out from under her dress.
Lazlo: A matter that kept getting that oaf, Gourry, in trouble.
Popo: Oh man, that guy’s head is as hard as a rock; he takes blows from fists and any kind of weapon and just keeps on ticking.
Lazlo: Lina and the others need to refrain from pummelling his head from henceforth, it’s very clear that the state of his cerebral ticking is in serious decline.
Popo: Ohoho, that Gourry, what a nut.
Partijama: And so amidst a slew of quite catastrophic shenanigans – as only Lina Inverse can manage – we have the group being enlisted for a mission to prevent the coming of Dark Star, the Dark Lord that will consume the world.
Popo: That Dark Star was one creepy looking dude. I mean, these Dark Lords that keep threatening Lina’s world aren’t our regular Dark Lords, these guys are like mutated hybrid spider-squid-crab thingies…w-with just enough humanoid around the face region there to really creep you out, (shivers) yeesh.
Partijama: They certainly aren’t pleasing to the eye.
Lazlo: Yes, if one glance at one of those beings doesn’t instantly raise your suspicion level, then…well, you must be a very close relative of Gourry Gabriev.
Popo (snickering): Gourry even forgot his own name at one point.
Partijama: Amelia was utterly stunned at that; hehehe, that part was so funny, she was whipping him into shape, trying to make him into a proper “agent for justice.”
Popo: Ohohoho, I love the way she gets all hyper-excited when she’s in her justice mode.
Partijama: She is so dramatic.
Popo: So cinematic.
Lazlo: She’s a loon.
Lazlo: I found the revelation that Lina’s world had been contained within a barrier rather surprising. It hadn’t occurred to me that they weren’t free to roam wherever they wished.
Partijama: Nor I.
Popo: That was such a huge surprise; when they started talking about the barrier, and how it had been there for a thousand years, and then Prince Philionel was sending all those ships to explore the outside world, I was all (shocked face) “WHAAAAT??” (Grinning) That was awesome.
Partijama: The nature of the inhabitants of the outside world was equally surprising.
Popo: Oh man, they had all kinds of weird folk running around – lizard people, fox people, dragon people…nice.
Lazlo: Those lizard goons could’ve used a bit more sense, the way they kept serving themselves up to Lina’s fire-balls and such; though, I must admit, that was quite entertaining.
Popo: Teehehehee…it was.
Partijama: Sylphiel was absent from this adventure, but Xellos came along.
Popo: Xellos was not so pleasant for a lot of this, although he turned out alright in the end. But for a lot of it I was really taken aback by how sinister he seemed. I kept thinking – yikes, Xellos, if these are your true colours, they need to paint you blue and give you a flute or something.
Lazlo: Hmph, so you maintain you were thinking? (Popo snickering) And Zelgadis was there as well. When he first appeared in the first season, I certainly didn’t expect his presence all the way through, much less to becoming an integral part of Lina’s unit.
Partijama: Me too, but he’s proved to be such a wonderful ally.
Popo: (Amelia voice and flamboyant pose) An Ally of Justice!!
Partijama: Hehehehehe…she is so cute.
Lazlo: Hehehe, you really are an oaf, Popo.
Popo: An Oaf of Justice!!
Lazlo: Pfffft…of tremendous injustice from where I’m sitting.
Popo: So much injustice going around in this one, oh boy.
Partijama: I found myself squirming at times.
Popo: Your squirming was actually one of the high points for me, if you don’t mind me saying.
Partijama: Uh, you’re welcome…
Lazlo: What the Golden Dragons did to the Ancient Dragons was quite sinister.
Popo: That got some good squirms out of Partijama it did; couldn’t help feeling bad for Valgaav even if he was sort of the baddie.
Partijama: My heart went out to him, it really did.
Lazlo: And to the Golden Dragons as well. Although you could view their fate as poetic justice, it was still quite tragic.
Partijama: There was a bit of a bright spot in the end, but not enough to erase the bitterness of those happenings.
Popo: Put me off my ice-cream, that’s for sure. (Wolfs down a huge spoonful of ice-cream)
Lazlo: I can tell.
Popo: (Snickers) Well, it’d be a gross injustice to let it go to waste. (Leaps up, Amelia pose and voice) An ice-cream waste of injustice!
Lazlo: You buffoon.
Popo: A Buffoon of Justice!
Partijama: Hahahaha, ohhh, you’re so silly.
Popo: A Silly of JUSTICE!!
Popo: A Popo of JUS…(BLAMMM – electric blue explosion sends Popo spinning through the air) Yeeheeheeeee!! (SPLASH!)
Lazlo: (Amelia pose and voice) A Blast of JUSTICE!!
Popo: (Head rises from pool unsteadily, eyes spinning this way and that, raises index finger) A…a b-blast of d-distinct…injustiiiice…