Francisca, Tander, Zeke, and his new tenderpaw Lily are heading to Copperwood to investigate the Spear, following the cryptic information from Darkheather. But once they get there, they find the city under lock and key, placed under the protection of the Red Hook…
I genuinely wonder if the red hook are legitimate or not. On one hand, they are pirates operating unusually inland. On the other, Copperwood is one of the largest and oldest cities and it seems unlikely that a band such as theirs could take it over themselves. Maybe there’s something more going on.
Also I really love Lily and Zeke’s dynamic, and how increasingly clear it is that they did not plan out this mentorship. I feel Zeke is going to learn more from Lily than Lily is going to learn from Zeke.
This was a wonderful episode. Zeke and Tander Donkey Kong Country their way inside is just such a perfect phrase.
Lily asking Gwendolyn to make Zeke her mentor at the start of Thaw 01 led to me imagining her giving a powerpoint presentation, which led to me creating an actual slideshow presentation of what that would look like.
This is a real presentation I made in google slides, and can also be viewed here:
Red patrol has two leads to work with, but both of them quickly turn into dead ends. With nowhere else to look and no more clues to follow, Granny’s eyes settle on one last lead, the most suspicious mouse involved: Isolde.
Good lord Granny just turned into Drill Sargent Granny this episode. Fairly certain that if Granny ever interacted more with the mice at lockhaven, the tender paws would have boogeyman stories about her.
I mean she is a retired Guard Captain, the highest possible rank for an actively patrolling mouse.
Isolde was really incredible this episode. It was interesting seeing her get to the boiling point and explaining her reasoning for being in The Spear.
Love how Sable goes from upsetting minors to upsetting miners.
I’ll be here all week
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Zeke and Tander have successfully snuck into the pirate town, but there’s no way they’re going to get Francisca and Lily in without a big distraction. They settle on starting up a festival.
“Everyone is getting into the mine boat today”
Drew some fanart.
Red patrol’s host, Lucius, has gone missing. Granny, Isolde, and Sable follow his trail, worried (but also hopeful) that it will lead them to the kidnapping ring…
Sometimes I forget that Mouse Guard can be worryingly brutal. Then episodes like this happen and act as a timely reminder.
The Guard has slipped by Red Hook’s guards, but they need to remain hidden as they find wanted posters of Francisca and Tander. They’ll need to disguise themselves in order to meet other mice looking to overthrow the pirates for good. Luckily, Samson is here to save the day!
Sable is surprised to hear someone calling for her in the middle of the woods. She is even more surprised to find out who it is.
I genuinely didn’t expect there to be survivors of Darkheather. I figured they would all be dead by the Winter War.
Marx succeeded in his last skill test. This was the result.
I’m late to replying when it was relevant but in the episode where Zeke and Tander are trying to sneak in under the boat all I could think of is the dummy thicc meme.
“Gwendolyn this is Zeke, I’m trying to sneak around the mines but I’m dummy thicc and the clap of my ass cheeks keeps alerting the miners.”
Thaw 08 - Blue Patrol Clears Out Copperwood
With the help of the townsmice of Copperwood, Blue Patrol sets up a siege, executes an infiltration, and goes after the big mouse himself on his own turf - Red Hook.
Music performed by Thylacinus.
Today’s episode was edited by Riley.
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