Episode Review

Cold Spells

Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 4:00 PM - 9:46 PM

Misc. Tidbits (4:01 PM - 4:02 PM)

The episode was written by Phil Harnage.

This episode originally aired on Friday, September 15, 1989.

As far as I know, I didn't see any episode when it originally aired.

Interesting Notes (8:22 PM - 9:20 PM)

It's Spring in this episode.

The jar where Ganon's minions regenerate is called the Evil Jar.

Zelda is skilled at throwing a boomerang.

Link does not exclaim "Excuuuse me, Princess!" in this episode.

Link does not demand a kiss from Zelda in this episode. He does, however, try to kiss her by force.

Great Lines (8:00 PM - 8:42 PM)

Zelda: "Well, it's the first day of spring. Do you know what that means, Link?"
Link: "Sure do. It means love is blooming."
Zelda: "Oh,...how sweet. And are you feeling strong and brave and noble?"
Link: "You bet!"
Zelda: "Good! Because it's time for spring cleaning!"

Link: "Humph, cleaning! Ha! If Zelda thinks she can order me to mop this floor, she's got another thing coming. I'll stand firm, I won't knuckle under, I'll look her right in the eye, and...I...heh, heh, heh, heh...I'll pretend to be sick..."

Zelda: "What a pile of garbage. A pig sty! Link's quarters are disgusting!"
Triforce of Wisdom: "Orderliness ways do not make one brave, and neatness does not a kingdom save."
Zelda: "But still, it offends my royal nose when I must smell these stinky clothes."

Zelda: "Tell Ganon next time I'll stick his head into the pile!"

Zelda: "Don't try that again, buster. And aren't you supposed to be cleaning the kitchen?"
Spryte: "Don't pick on Link. He's sick."
Zelda: "I'll say."
Spryte: "I mean he has a cold."
Link: "Aaaahhpewoooo!!!"
Spryte: "See? He's weak and delicate."
Zelda: "He seemed pretty energetic a minute ago."

Spryte: "Yaahh! Stop that! Help!"
Link: "My gosh!"
Zelda: "My room!"
Spryte: "My life! Do something!"

Link: "Oh, no, Ganon's got the Triforce."
Zelda: "Nice job, hero."
Link: "Hey, I was sick!"
Zelda: "You'll be sicker if we don't get that Triforce back. I personally guarantee it."

Link: "I know a shortcut."
Zelda: "This better be good. You remember what happened last time we tried one of your shortcuts."

Link: "Ladies first."
Zelda: "Now I know it's a trap."

Zelda: "Dum-de-dum...I suppose I'd better get you loose,...I guess."
Link: "Hurry up! I'm getting squashed!"

Ganon: "Strong enough to hold even the most impetuous hero. Too bad you won't be around long enough to appreciate its finer qualities."

Link: "Stay down. I'll handle this."
Zelda: "You got lucky."

Zelda: "C'mon, Link!"
Link: "Where have I heard that before?"

Dumb Lines (8:42 PM)


Rant (8:42 PM - 9:46 PM)

I love how Zelda bosses Link around in this episode, and he fully deserves it. For a guy that claims to not enjoy living in the castle, he sure spends a lot of time there, yet he doesn't want to work to clean it. Dick.

As for Zelda not doing any chores, she doesn't have to; she's the Princess.

It seems that Link is afraid of confronting Zelda about his chores. Wimp.

Spryte seems to have easily fallen for Link's sick trick. It must be because she's blinded by love.

I know some people don't like it, but I love Zelda's rhyming conversation with the Triforce of Wisdom regarding Link's clothes.

I love how Zelda took care of the moby. So creative. =)

Zelda saw through Link's sick trick as well, but she had to give up due to Spryte supporting him. I can't blame her. She put Spryte back to work as well.

In case you're not sure what Ganon supposedly did to the orange, I'd say nothing. He hit both both it and Spryte with the same blast of magic, which caused Spryte to be full of energy. Ganon knew Spryte would cause chaos in the castle with her hyper magic, which would be the diversion that he needed to steal the Triforce of Wisdom.

It seems odd that, after Link yelled "He's headed for an underworld entrance!", Zelda asked "Ganon's going down into the underworld?". Did she just feel like repeating him? To be fair, maybe she didn't hear him over the gallops of the horses. No, she didn't necessarily expect that Ganon would do this. He also could have already had the Triforce of Power with him and could have remained in the overworld to conquer Hyrule.

No, the shortcut conversation doesn't refer to any other episode.

Heh. Link's getting squashed, and Zelda takes her sweet time in freeing him. You go, girl!

The gohma is pretty dumb to not know how to reach into a jar. To be fair, it is an animal, and maybe it never did this before.

I love how Zelda puts Link and Spryte to work on cleaning her room.

Link does not exclaim "Excuuuse me, Princess!" in this episode. Thank you, Phil Harnage!

Link does not demand a kiss from Zelda in this episode. He does, however, try to kiss her by force. Dick.

Lesson: Link is a dick. Of course, you already know that.

"Cold Spells" is an enjoyable episode. It has another basic "steal the Triforce" plot. The banter between Link and Zelda is funny.

The fact that I found no bad lines should indicate how good this episode is.

Zelda again demonstrates her capabilities as a fighter. She hasn't used magic yet in this series, but we'll see that soon enough.

Overall, "Cold Spells" is a good episode. I look forward to reviewing the next one.

Usefulness ratings:

Link: 5 (saving Spryte from the feather duster, knowing the shortcut to the underworld, defeating a root, getting Ganon to defeat the gohma, saving Zelda from the falling ceiling)
Zelda: 8 (defeating the moby, defeating the bucket, defeating the washcloth, defeating 2 mops, defeating a root, hitting Ganon, getting Ganon to destroy the underworld)
Spryte: 2 (distracting the gohma, destroying the holding jar)

Wow, Zelda came out ahead in this episode! Spryte actually did some useful things, too.

The running total usefulness ratings for the series so far are:

Link: 18 (2 episodes)
Zelda: 13 (2 episodes)
Spryte: 2 (2 episodes)

I just want to point out that Zelda has now, in only 2 episodes, done more useful things than Lana did in the entire first season of Captain N. Think about that for a moment.

That's the end of my review of "Cold Spells". I'll review "The White Knight" next. See you all in my next review!

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