The short of it is I loved the episode. So so much. I had really really high expectations and it pretty much met them. There was just one lil thing I would have liked to see in it that we didn’t, but oh well~
This is a bit rambley but eh!
The one little thing would have just been SOME small mention of Betty. But it really did make sense that we didn’t have it, Simon after all was all about playing with Marceline, keeping her happy, and protecting her. If he hasn’t just given Betty up for dead he at least doesn’t want to burden Marceline. But damnit I still wanted something! XD
One thing I wonder, since it was all though child Marcy’s view pretty much, how much of it wasn’t ‘really’ how it went down. The biggest examples are the whole chicken soup and the swearing scenes. Obviously Simon was not really saying Mother over and over again ;) but the Chicken soup thing… there was no reason for it to be the CLambulance as a misdirection for the audience if we were not at least supposed to think Simon was actually looking for medicine, not soup.
The fucking Cheers theme. That was just great. I never expected to hear THAT one for sure. And lil Marcy’s confused face matches that of all the little kids who have no idea what the hell it was he was singing.
I’ve seen some people saying ‘oh no that is how he lost his glasses and he lost the backpack and’ neeeh. It was a nice symbolic shot, and almost fully transformed Simon sans glasses really drove home to the little ones that Yeees this IS the Ice King, but he just went and picked up his glasses afterwards and then they retrieved the pack. After all Hambo was in there!! and we know he was not lost.
WHO IS GUNTER?? All this time I think the fandom pretty much had assumed it was a name from Simon’s past… but maybe its something related to the origin of the crown instead??
Also HA HA Simon was a pretty silly person. I KNEW IT. Take that, other people with… mildly different headcanons I still like reading about. but still. I KNEW IT!! No man who wears a bowtie and makes sure to use a fucking remote on the camera he is using to document his sanity loss to a magical artifact isn’t a big silly nerd. I like to think he took multiple takes of his initial video to make sure he got it JUST RIGHT.
I am amused what with ALL of the fanwork that has been out there I have not seen a single thing that correctly called the ‘he takes off the crown and changes revert’ part of it. And I’ve pretty much scoured the net for stuff to look at so haha.
This might have been my favorite minor part:
Sorry Simon, you are too big of a dork to be allowed to look that cool and drive that awesome bike around the ruins of civilization.
That or ‘We’re both gross, Darling.’
So ya. Awesome episode, no disappointment, great send off for Sugar, but I’m sure the show will keep being awesome. I really really hope the story of poor Simon Petrikov and that of baby Marcy is revisited, but if its not, this was a fine episode to go out on.
I COULD WRITE SO MANY MORE WORDS BUT I”M ENDING IT NOW. MY ROOMMATE IS JUDGING ME.